The top 10 students from each of the high schools will be recognized and a report on STAAR and end-of-course exam results presented to the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees at its 6 p.m. meeting today in the first-floor boardroom of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.
The top 10 students are from George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, Permian High School and Odessa High School and the board recognizes them every year.
On a separate item, Annette Macias, director of accountability, assessment and school improvement will present information on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STARR test, and end-of-course exams administered last month. The results were released last week.
In other business, the board will consider:
- A request to approve allowing the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to serve alcoholic beverages to major donors. The approval would allow UTPB to set up a VIP tent inside Ratliff Stadium where alcohol will be served to a limited number of major donors at UTPB home football games. UTPB officials said it will be licensed and regulated as legally required, and participants will be closely monitored, the board recaps from the May 8 meeting said.
- Consider approving a low attendance waiver for March 21, March 22 at Ector Middle School and March 2 at Crockett Middle School. All three days saw low attendance due to threats of violence at those schools, the board recap said.
The Texas Education Agency allows districts/campuses to submit waivers for low attendance when that attendance is at least 10 percentage points below the last year’s average daily attendance.
The waiver allows the low attendance days to be excluded from this year’s average daily attendance calculations.
- The board will consider a request for roof replacement and repairs to the Alternative Center, Lamar Early Education Center and the Print Shop due to damage from the 2016 hail storm.
The lowest bid for all three properties came from QA Roofing for $1,090,500. After this set of repairs, there are four more schools in need of repair from 2016. ECISD’s attention will then turn to damage from the 2017 hailstorm which will require about $16 million in deductibles, the recap said.
- Request for approval of a bid for School Nutrition Operations software.
- Will consider approving a memorandum of understanding with the Intercultural Development Research Association for the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program.
The CCVYP is a student-to-student tutoring program serving at-risk students. Odessa High School students in the program travel to San Jacinto and Sam Houston elementary schools to work with and mentor younger kids, the recap said.
This year, about 70 OHS students were part of the program and it received national attention last December when IDRA referred to Odessa High as its site of the year, the recap said.
- Consider approving board Vice President Doyle Woodall as a Texas Association of School Boards delegate for the coming year. Trustee Nelson Minyard would be the alternate.
- The board will consider a request from Permian High School’s boys’ gymnastics team to travel to Tempe, Ariz., for a national gymnastics competition. This is the same national meet at which Odessa High gymnasts are competing. All will be representing Team Texas, the recap said.