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BISD board receives accountability report, announces Students of the Month

BISD board receives accountability report, announces Students of the Month
September 19
08:24 2019

The Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees met last week for Interim Superintendent Earl Jarrett’s first local meeting.

Molly Johnson, Chief Learning Officer for BISD, presented the board with a report on the district’s 2019 Accountability Ratings from the Texas Education Agency. Although the district received a School Overview grade of a “B,” the individual schools scored lower, with the high school receiving a “C,” the junior high and South Elementary receiving a “D,” and North and East Elementary schools receiving an “F.” More details about the ratings are available online at

Johnson explained the rating system and the various domains on which the schools are graded. She said that North and East had already started working on a targeted improvement plan, which will be presented to the TEA later this month and to the BISD board at the October meeting. Additionally, East and North Elementary schools will host a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, concerning the A-F Accountability Rating, which includes the Targeted Improvement Plan that will be used to increase student achievement. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the East Elementary cafeteria, 1310 E. Elm St., and will also include discussion about the Title 1 Parent/Teacher compacts.

“I think we need to continue to celebrate our overall district success,” Johnson said about the district’s response to the ratings. “But, we need to analyze each domain at each campus, and all the campuses, except for the high school, will begin their Effective Schools Framework. This is a continuous improvement plan that will be completed throughout the year.”

Next month, the board will meet on Oct. 21. The regular meeting date is a holiday, Columbus Day. Additionally, the board members will attend a training session on Oct. 16.

During the Sept. 9 meeting, the principals from the elementary schools and junior high recognized the following Students of the Month:

First-grader Violet Fitch receives her Student of the Month certificate from East Elementary Principal Barbara Collinsworth, left, and teacher Katy Butler. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

LaKyla Bartley receives her Student of the Month certificate from North Elementary Principal Prairie Freeman. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Rylee Woodrum receives her Student of the Month certificate from South Elementary Principal Kenna Rainey. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Matthew Couger receives his Student of the Month certificate from Breckenridge Junior High School Principal Mary Perkins. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge Independent School District Interim Superintendent Earl Jarrett, center, discusses agenda items with Board of Trustees President Graham Reaugh, left, Secretary Paige Townson, right, and the other board members. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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