The Military Adolescent School-Based Health Initiative (MASBHI) is a joint effort of the Belton Independent School District (BISD), Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC), and the Division of Adolescent Medicine – Department of Pediatrics at CRDAMC designed to promote the physical, behavioral, and emotional well-being of military dependent adolescent students on their school campuses. The program is a response to recent national mandates, including the Army Family Covenant and the DOD Mental Health Task Force, calling for greater military and community collaboration on behalf of improving the quality of life for our nation’s warriors and their families.
The Belton ISD Board of Trustees called a bond election for May 6. Voters will consider issuing bonds to fund four projects, which include a new elementary school and a new high school. Belton ISD officials report that the district grew by 3,151 students over the past decade and that it is projected to add another 3,617 students in the next ten years. That will bring Belton ISD’s total enrollment to more than 14,400 students in the fall of 2025 including more than 4,400 high school students. As a result, elementary and middle schools are expected to be at or near their capacity in 2019 and high schools in 2021.
Superintendent Susan Kincannon announced that she will recommend Michael Morgan as the district’s next athletic director and Samuel Skidmore to be Belton High School’s next head football coach. Morgan is currently an assistant athletic director, and Skidmore is the Tiger’s offensive coordinator.