The Alice ISD school board discussed and approved agenda items concerning three elementary campuses.
At the Alice Independent School District's school board meeting on Monday night improvement plans for three elementary campuses were discussed.
During the public portion of the meeting, the Salazar Elementary third year improvement required goals and procedures were reevaluated. Reconstitution plan goals include analyze student assessment data after each assessment to identify areas of low performance and causal factors among others.
The board had approved the the reconstitution plan back in May. There are four annual goals for improvement plans such as By the end of the 2015-2016 school year, 60 percent of students in grades kindergarten through fourth will be reading at or above grade level.
“Keep in mind Salazar is not the only campus running on a reconstitution plan,” said. Asst. Superintendent Velma Garcia-Solis. “Even the fact that they have met the standards, Noonan, Salazar and Schallert, they still had to open this school year following the reconstitution plan that was approved in May.”
For Noonan and Schallert Elementary the board approved the report from the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS). The board was shown quarterly goals and intervention statements from the two campuses.
The two principals, Melissa Barrington and Dr. Stephanie Ashworth confirmed they have all the necessary training and programs needed to get students at each campus to reach their goals.
Also on the agenda for Monday nights meeting, was the approval to purchase two Longhorn buses for the district.
According to Maintenance Director Willie Ruiz, for the last two years the district has bought two buses every year and this year's purchase was already included in the budget.
The budget for the buses is set at $185,000, Ruiz told the board.
“We have one bus that is 20 years old and fixing to break down, he said.
The buses are equipped with three cameras each and the district will add two additional cameras.
Information items on the agenda were the math STARR testing, tax collection and board projects progress report.