BRENHAM SCHOOL BOARD TO GET UPDATE ON NEW SCHOOLS AND GET STAAR RESULTS

The Brenham school board should get a much clearer idea on how well students in the district did on the State of Texas Assessment of Readiness test in the recently finished school year when they meet tonight ( Monday)  at Brenham High School.

Bonnie Brinkmeyer, the Brenham School District’s Coordinator for Curriculum and Accountability has been reviewing the district’s scores since the preliminary statewide results were released at the end of May, and she is expected to review those results during Monday’s school board meeting.

Texas Education Agency officials described the results  as relatively stable, compared with recent years.

State Education Commissioner Michael Williams said however, the reading scores were troubling and said further test data shows that students need help in spite of recent and ongoing criticism of the exams.

The statewide scores showed that seventh graders scored four points lower than they did last year.

There were some improvements statewide in math.  These exams were given in the fall.

Work on the renovation of the Brenham Middle School and the construction of the new Alton Elementary School is well on the way to final completion.  The board will get one more update on those projects during today’s  (Monday’s) meeting.

The board is expected to approve the purchase of playground equipment for the new Alton Elementary School.

The nutrition standards for all foods sold on the district’s campuses will set at today’s ( Monday’s) meeting as well.

The Board will go into executive session to consider employment and evaluation duties, discipline of a public officer or employee.  They will also take up some personnel matters.

The Brenham ISD School Board meets (Monday) this  evening at six at the Brenham High School Lecture Room.