By JACOB LOPEZ
The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will hold a regularly-scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
One of the items to be discussed is the request for approval of the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS) plan for Frank Roberts Elementary.
This comes after the school received a rating of “Improvement Required” in its State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results.
SBCISD Superintendent Antonio G. Limón said, “Frank Roberts was the campus that did not meet standard. Therefore, certain things have to be done – certain plans have to be developed…”
The plan, according to Limón, has already been presented to the curriculum committee and must now go to the board for approval.
Board member Yliana González, who had expressed concern for the district’s performance back in September, said that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires the development of an intervention plan to ensure that student needs are being adequately addressed so that they may make satisfactory progress.
The board must review the plan, according to González.
Also, González requested an item to be placed on the agenda of the upcoming board meeting concerning Brownsville-based RedFish Recycling.
“They bring in an initiative that will work closely with the district in our attempts to go green,” González said.
The schools would collect recyclable items and RedFish would handle the sorting process.
It’s already in effect at Gonzalez’s campus (Villareal Elementary in Los Fresnos), and something she’d like to take to the district for San Benito schools.
“That’s something that I went ahead and proposed to Mr. (Arnold) Padilla (board president) … Hector (Leal, board vice president) was in agreement,” said González of the program, which is still a pilot program at her campus.