Trustees get AEIS status report, mull open-campus lunch policy

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By Richard Zowie —

The Fredericksburg Independent School District board of trustees held a regular meeting Monday, Dec. 9 at the central administration building and discussed the Fredericksburg Middle School, open campus, effluent water and the school’s academic performance report.

Today at 6:30 p.m., the trustees will hold a closed session to discuss superintendent applicants and then have an open meeting to select a finalist.

AEIS report discussed

The trustees also accepted unanimously the report on FISD by the Academic Excellence Indicator System, which stated that the school district in 2013 received the accountability rating: “Met Standard.”

Each school within the district also received the “Met Standard” rating.

“We anticipate the standard staying the same this year,” said Linda Hicks, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

In the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Phase 1 Level II, regarding the performance level that a student must attain to meet standards during the phase-in period of the STAAR, the district scored an 82 percent for all subjects. The regional average was 81, and the state average was 77.

In the Final Level II, regarding the performance level that a student must attain to meet standard after the phase-in period, FISD overall scored a 37 percent. The region average was 41 percent, and the state average was 35 percent.

According to Hicks, districts are not held accountable at Final Level II. The Texas Education Agency shares that information so districts can see where a district would be at that higher accountability standard.

In the Level III Advanced, regarding the performance level that a student must attain to receive the highest set standard, FISD scored a 14 percent. The region average was 17 percent, and the state average was 13 percent.

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