Board Briefs
News from the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees

Summary of Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

During its regular monthly meeting, the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to defer the so-called 15 Percent Rule for End of Course (EOC) tests so that the state-required high school assessments will not affect a student’s final course grade.

Trustees also honored the district’s Publications and Multimedia Services Manager as March’s Employee of the Month and a highly committed Hunters Creek Elementary parent as the district Volunteer of the Month. 

Special Presentations

Honored as the March Employee of the Month is Publications & Multimedia Services Manager Paul Bryant. A 30-year employee, Paul began his career in the district Print Shop, now closed. Today, Paul serves as a model in the Communications Department for Service First leadership, treating all assignments as important, taking on many new assignments, and meeting fast-moving deadlines. States one nominator: “His personal attention to each and every request he receives from campuses and departments around the district, and his endless patience in the face of new editing or production decisions, new rewrites and short deadlines is never seemingly exhausted.”

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March’s Volunteer of the Month is Laurie Wendler with Hunters Creek Elementary School. In addition to serving as Hunters Creek Auction Chair and managing the school Family Fair, Laurie schedules front office volunteers. She also chairs the PTA Nominating Committee. Some of her positions require a two-year commitment. “Laurie’s smiling face and positive attitude are one of the many reasons that Hunters Creek is a wonderful place to volunteer,” her nomination states.

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Resolution on 15 Percent Rule
Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a resolution to defer the 15 Percent Rule for End of Course (EOC) assessments to count as a high school student’s final course grade. By law, students must now pass these tests to graduate, but the Commissioner of Education has deferred the course grade requirement for a second year, giving local school districts the option to defer the rule for the 2013-2014 school year.

The 83rd Texas Legislature, now meeting in Austin, is considering legislation that could impact or change the district requirement to count EOC assessments as 15 percent of a student’s final grade in future years.

In other action...
  • Approved routine Consent Agenda items
  • Discussed proposed bills in the Texas Legislature and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
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