State Board of Education seeks public input
about assessments and accountability

AUSTIN - The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing
a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about
the state’s current assessment and accountability programs
and gather suggestions for future program development.
The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30.

From October 2015 to March 2016, SBOE members held nine
Community Conversations meetings around the state, meeting
with more than 500 citizens to gather comments about the
state’s student assessment and accountability systems. The
online survey addresses the issues raised during the community
meetings and allows for additional input from educators, parents,
business people and students.

"Our constituents often talk to board members about testing and
school ratings issues," said SBOE Chair Donna Bahorich. "I felt it
was also important for board members to have in-depth discussions
to learn what educators, parents, business people and others want
from these two high profile programs. I believe our findings will be
useful in shaping the next generation systems."

The information gathered from the survey and the Community
Conversations will be compiled into a report and presented to
the SBOE for its consideration at its July 19-22 meeting. Once
adopted, the report will be provided to legislative leaders and the
Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.

The 15-member commission, created by the Texas Legislature, is to
make recommendations for statutory changes to the state’s
assessment and accountability systems. The commission report is to be submitted to the governor and legislature by Sept. 1.

The survey is available in English
at
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2762440/State-Assessments-and-Accountability-Survey
and in Spanish at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2851839/Encuesta-de-evaluaciones-y- responsabilidad-educativa-del-estado.

Bahorich encourages Texans to share the link to the surveys
to encourage widespread participation.

Comments gathered at each of the Community Conversations
are available at 
http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Leadership/State
_Board_of_Education/SBOE_Meetings/Community_Conversations
_about_Assessment_and_Accountability/
.

For more information
about the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability, please 
visit http://tea.texas.gov/2804Commission.aspx

Public Notice

Special Education records which have been collected by the Trinity Independent School District related to the identification, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education services in the district, must be maintained under state and federal law for a period of seven (7) years after the cessation of Special Education services.  Special Education services cease when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, no longer meets age eligibility requirements, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of TISD's intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who were no longer receiving Special Education services in the district as of the end of the 2008-2009 school year.  These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law in July.

After seven (7) years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.  Records may be requested at the following address:

Trinity ISD Department of Special Education

PO Box 752

Trinity, TX 75862

Or you may call David Keithley, Director of Special Education, for information at:

(936) 594-3569 extension 1053

Requests for records must be received by Thursday, July 28th, 2016.

Congratulations Class of 2016
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LES PTO- will meet every 1st Tuesday of the month at 8:30 A.M.

LES PTO General Body Meeting January 12, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

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