VISD board to look at improvement plans for unacceptable campuses

Oct. 18, 2011 at 5:18 a.m.

The Victoria school district board of trustees will explore at its regular board meeting Thursday campus improvement plans created after Victoria East and West high schools were rated academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency this past school year.

The plans were built based on profiles of each of more than 300 students whose performances fell below state standards. Campus teams looked at attendance, discipline and what items students missed on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, said Diane Boyett, district communications specialist.

The TEA requires districts with unacceptable ratings create the improvement plans and review them in a public hearing.

Also on Thursday's agenda is a resolution that would establish redistricting criteria for board member districts based on the latest census numbers.

If the population of the most populous district exceeds by more than 10 percent the population of the least populous district, the board will re-divide the districts, according to the agenda packet.

The criteria being presented to the board for approval includes attempting to avoid splitting neighborhoods between districts and ensuring minority voting strength is not diminished by a new plan.

The board also will look over goals set by each VISD campus based on their academic achievement, survey information and federal guidelines.



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