STAAR test will not part of final grade
by Christina Rowland
Mar 10, 2013 | 2031 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Three Rivers Board of Trustees adopted a resolution during their Feb. 25 meeting to waive the 15 percent rule.

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced in November that the requirement for the STAAR testing to be 15 percent of a students final grade not go into effect for another year.

Each district then had to adopt a resolution locally to also waive the rule.

“These state test have no business being part of the final grade,” Superintendent Kenneth Rohrbach told the board.

The board agreed and unanimously passed the resolution.

In other items Rohrbach informed the board of a change to one of the bus routes.

“We received word that TxDot declared Sulfur Creek Bridge unsafe,” Rohrbach said.

The bus that previously traveled across that bridge has been rerouted and only seven-tenths of mile has been added to the route. The new route will ensure the safety of the children and the bus driver because they are no longer crossing the bride.

The board also extended administrator two-year contracts to several employees including Thomasine Rushing, Charles Odom, Hortensia Brooks, Haley Kopplin, Jessica Ruiz, Jodie Palmer and Randy Palmer.

The teachers will be offered their contract extensions at the March school board meeting.

The board also accepted three letters of resignation.

The board set their March meeting date for March 25 at 6 p.m.

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