CALLISBURG — The Callisburg Independent School District board reviewed the Accountability Targeted Improvement Plan for the middle school campus, according to the Nov. 18 unofficial minutes.

Callisburg Middle School students did not meet the progress required in the Texas Education Agency Index 2 accountability system. The campus had an overall passing rate of 81 percent on all STARR tests compared to other school districts with an overall passing rate of 61 percent; however Callisburg Middle School is considered “Improvement Required” and other districts are not. A student who passes the test in year one and year two, but does not score higher than the previous year’s score is counted as a failure according to the TEA Index 2. While a student who scores 30 percent on the test in year one and scores 40 percent the following year is considered passing in index 2.

Callisburg Middle School will be required by TEA to develop an improvement plan.

Len Williams was employed as a professional consultant to assist the campus in meeting the TEA requirements.

 Board members approved a three year contract with the firm of Claycomb & Associates for facilities assessment, and planning and small projects. Superintendent Steve Clugston was authorized to negotiate a contract and present the proposed contract to board members later.

Students of the Month for November include Madilyn Tompkins, Alan Flores, Sara Rojas and Kelsey Williams.

The district Christmas Party will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the High School Cafeteria.

There was no damage at the Ag Barn due to a fire caused by a heat lamp that fell in the shavings.

During the December board meeting the number of hours that each board member has completed for the year will be announced. The schedule for the Team Building Training for board members will be announced in January.

Elementary teachers provided feedback and Clugston and Metzler will meet with Middle School and High School teachers for feedback about needs, and ideas later.

Monthly campus principal reports were provided.

Maintenance director Gene May reported that after the cleanup from the fire at the AG Barn the animals will be returned. The gym floors are scheduled to be refinished during the Christmas break. Televisions were installed at the High School. The district bought furniture from Region IX for both campuses. A bus driver resigned due to health reasons and the district seeks a replacement.

Clugston informed the board that the district’s ADA is at 1094, which is a little under what was budgeted. Clugston reviewed the revenues, expenditures, and the paid bills for November.

Board president Sharron Acker requested action items A and B moved to consent agenda items and board members approved the request. Consent items were approved.

Board members present include Sharron Acker, Dusty Weaver, Kristi Hamilton, Jay Houk, Jack Oppel, Randy Andrews, and Dennis Harmon.

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