• and sugar, VISD hasnt a grip either, its just that the laws of the land dont allow a public system to close, just milk us citizens for more taxes to make up for the losses. Long after I am gone, the citizens of Victoria will figure out what all of these fancy new campuses and facilities will cost them

    August 18, 2011 at 7:47 a.m.
  • If you didnt have a student at Outreach, you need to not be talking assumptions. Test scores at this school were higher than any in VISD and more offerings for learning were offered. Children who didnt do well in the larger settings at VISD excelled at Outreach. My Godchildren who failed at O'Conner Elementary were Honor Students @ Outreach. Why? Individual attention and dedicated teachers. Teachers who were willing to teach for a month without pay because they were dedicated to the children. You wont find that in VISD. My granddaughter excelled there in the Pre-K program. She can write even her complicates last name after one year in their classrooms as well as many other words.
    We have charter schools for one reason. Our Public School systems have failed our children. This closure has nothing to do with children, but with MONEY, POLITICS and dismissed employee's who worked very diligently to start the fire burning long after resolutions had been made for the problems of the past. I will only hope that a new company does take the school and offer to those students in need what they deserve.

    August 18, 2011 at 7:45 a.m.
  • Can this school move forward without Mrs. Phillips? The magnitude of the situation seems too much for her. Maybe TEA could look into bringing in someone experienced in starting a charter school or bringing one back from the brink? Sounds like a lack of leadership.

    July 19, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.
  • Why are the parents still sending their kids to this place. It's not an education setting.

    July 19, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Are these people tone deaf?

    The time for budgeting and cuts was years ago, when they apparently couldn't get a grip on their finances.

    Too little, too late.

    July 19, 2011 at 8:27 a.m.