VISD board meeting

Victoria school board members discuss HB 3 goals during a special meeting on Tuesday.

The Victoria school board approved its state-mandated district goals for the coming five years on Tuesday.

Board members approved 6-1 their HB 3 goals, which includes increasing third grade reading and math STARR scores by 10% and increasing college, career or military readiness requirements from 51.9% to 75% by August 2024.

“I think this is a great challenge for the district and I think we are up to the task,” Superintendent Quintin Shepherd said.

Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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