Yorktown exceeds state accountability standards

Sonny Long

Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.

Yorktown Superintendent Alan Umholtz has only been on the job a few weeks, but he is pleased with what he sees in the Texas Education Agency accountability ratings for his district.

Yorktown met state standards districtwide and on all campuses.

"It makes me feel good," he said. "It's always good to meet standards."

"It also tells us we need to continue to move forward and excel," said Umholtz.

The district exceeded state standards by double digits in three of four index categories and was six points higher than the standard in closing performance gaps.

"We need to define our areas of need, where we need to improve," said the superintendent.

To that end, Umholtz has scheduled training prior to the start of school that will bring in specialists in classroom management, study skills and other areas.

"We need to find out where we need to work," said Umholtz.



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