August 16, 2018

Dublin ISD Discusses Guardian Plan, STAAR Test

Ethan Price is recognized as the state powerlifting champion.

Ashley Inge

TheFlashToday.com

DUBLIN (June 19, 2018)- On Monday night, the Dublin ISD School Board kicked off its monthly meeting by honoring Ethan Price as State Powerlifting Champion. The board had planned to recognize five band students who had qualified for state as well but was unable to contact all of them. The board decided to push the recognition back into the July meeting.

The results from the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) and EOC (End of Course) tests came in. Dublin ISD’s test scores were above the state’s averages from plus one to plus 20 in all tests. The number of students who received the Master’s level has increased as well.

“It’s not just the minimal test which is the STAAR test, but it’s also the extension of getting these kids beyond that and you couple that with the success students had with their extracurriculars; UIL, FFA, band, athletics; you can definitely see a tremendous trend by our kids,” Dublin ISD superintendent Rodney Schneider said. “Good enough is not good enough for Dublin ISD students. We want great. We demand excellence from our kids and we demand excellence from ourselves as teachers and I think it shows.”

The Guardian Program is still in progress and still in the training stage. One class recently finished three days of intense weapons training. Another group will be going through the same type of training next week and that will conclude this phase of the training. During the next phase of the training, individuals will be doing the second round of weapons qualification and then they will be doing more specific on-site training in early August.

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“These teachers are going through the same training as law enforcement. It’s physically exhausting and I’m very proud of them,” Schneider added.

The board does not currently have the 2018-2019 budget but will have more information soon. Also, the 2018-2019 cafeteria meal prices will stay the same.

The board approved the ESC Region 11 Contract for the 2018-2019 school year.

The board also agreed to amend the 2017-2018 budget and add money to the security fund for the Guardian training for supplies and expenses. Schneider also wanted to add a statement for the teachers who went through the 3-day training in the Guardian Program.

The next school board meeting will be on Mon. July 16, followed by a special called meeting on Mon. July 30.

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