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Stockdale News: Junior high students achieve top scores
As public school students across the state receive their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) scores, Stockdale Junior High School students are ranked “top of the chart” in reading and math. Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent Paul Darilek reported this during the June 9 board of trustees meeting.
Of the 22 indicators or standardized assessments used by the state, the Stockdale ISD had 18 listed at or above the state level. The four that fell below the state levels were third-grade reading, third-grade math, eighth-grade social studies, and high school English II, Darilek said after the meeting.
In other matters, the board transferred money in the district’s Interest & Sinking Fund balance to make the 2010 bond debt payment. Darilek said the transfer is due to the 9-percent cut in federal assistance school districts received, due to the 2013 U.S. Budget Sequestration.
The board also:
•Approved the renewal of its property-casualty insurance with the Texas Association of Public Schools (TAPS) for one year.
•Renewed its worker compensation insurance with TAPS for five years.
•Transferred money in the cafeteria fund to be in compliance with the American Council on Exercise program. This program is designed to provide students with healthy meals, including more fruit.
•Extended a consulting agreement with Sodexo -- for cafeteria meals -- for 2014-15.
•Hired two elementary school teachers and an additional Spanish teacher.
Darilek said a public hearing is set for Monday, June 30, to discuss the district budget and proposed tax rate.
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