SISD approve report, set May election dates

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees conducted a public hearing on the Texas Academic Performance Report, or TAPR, Thursday evening (Jan. 14) during its regular monthly meeting.

Board president Carlos Bentancourt opened up the hearing at 7:20 p.m. for public forum. Superintendent Jim Andrus presented the report, which is required to be presented to the public and showed how items were looked at on many levels such as socioeconomic, race, special education, and bilingual.

He added they do not have full information from last year due to school ending early last year due to COVID. That said, due to Texas Education Agency rules, they presented the prior year’s report to stay in compliance.

Andrus said SISD has adopted a pre and post test scenario for the students, where the students take a test before and after the grading period to see how they have learned data. “Growth is what we  focus on… growth is happening every day,” he said, adding it has helped students and faculty learn where they are struggling. They hope to see better results in the next year review.

There were no questions or public comment, and Bentancourt closed the hearing at 7:23 p.m.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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