Board to consider district objectives

Among the items the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will consider at its 6 p.m. board meeting today in the first floor board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave., are the district’s continuous improvement plan goals and performance objectives and board operating procedures.

The objectives involve increasing the passing percentage on state assessments, increasing the high school graduation rate and increasing the percentage of kindergarten through second grade students reading at grade level.

Some of the goals include:

  • There will be six-year improvement required campuses by the end of school year 2017-2018. The district has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability standards.
  • Three campuses, Ector Middle School and Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year of improvement required under state accountability standards. If the campuses don’t come off IR, the campuses will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.
  • Increasing the percentage of students who meet standard in writing, reading and mathematics on the current state assessment program.
  • The high school graduation rate will increase from 86 percent to 88 percent by the end of the 2017-18 school year.
  • The percentage of students in grades kindergarten through second who are reading at or above level as measured by iStation/Espanol will increase to 68 percent by the end of the 2017-18 school year.
  • The district will ensure a safe and supportive learning environment and actively engage parents and the community in student learning.
  • Trustees also will consider approval of a monthly monitoring calendar for these goals.
  • The board will discuss its self-evaluation and board operating procedures.
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