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Stockdale flies solo for student bus transportation services




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The Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) is going solo this year in regards to student transportation services for the district. The trustees, during their Aug. 11 meeting, did not renew an interlocal agreement with Floresville ISD.

According to Stockdale Superintendent Paul Darilek, the Floresville and Karnes City ISDs will continue as a cooperative.

Although the transportation cooperative was not renewed, Darilek is excited to continue in a cooperative agreement with the Karnes City ISD in the Texas ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education) for the second year of a five-year program.

Darilek said the district’s $30,000 match was worth the $100,000 the district received for costs such as tutoring, transportation, and fun activities for students. Stockdale joined Karnes City to apply for the grant with school districts in Kenedy, Pawnee, Pettus, and Runge; 20 grants were awarded statewide, with 150 school districts involved.

According to the Texas ACE website, the program’s goal is to foster students’ academic success by improving attendance, behavior, and academics, which leads to grade-level promotion.

The after-school program is held during the school year and four days in June. Stockdale had 140 students from pre-K through fifth grade participating in 2013-14.

Also during the meeting, Stockdale ISD’s preliminary 2014 Accountability Ratings report was released. The district and all its campuses “met standard” in the Texas Education Agency’s performance report, Darilek said.
 

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