Marble Falls ISD to hold ‘district report card’ hearing, discuss campus security

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District will address campus security Feb. 18 during its regular board meeting.

Assistant Superintendent Allen Roberts said three campuses have set-ups in which people entering the schools do not necessarily have to go through the main office.

“We’re continually looking at and evaluating school security, and one of the things that has been brought to our attention is how people access our campuses,” he said. “Currently, Spicewood Elementary, Highland Lakes Elementary and the (Marble Falls) high school have entrances in such a way that visitors aren’t funneled through the front offices.”

Roberts will make a presentation to the school board regarding plans to alleviate that issue.

Under the concepts he will propose, the three campuses would get additional “store-front” doors added in such a way that visitors can only access those facilities by going through the main offices.

“We’re looking out for everybody’s safety and to make sure we know who’s on campus,” Roberts said.

In other business, Assistant Superintendent Janice Mauldin will conduct a public hearing on the 2011-2012 Academic Excellence Indicator System.

This is considered the district’s “report card.” The AEIS “grades” MFISD on several criteria including test scores, graduation rates and daily attendance.

The Texas Education Agency requires districts to hold a public hearing on the AEIS report.

The current AEIS report doesn’t include the results of the 2011-2012 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams administered to third-graders through freshmen. Later in the meeting, Director of Elementary Academic Programs Lee Courville will give a presentation on campus STAAR data.

The meeting is 6 p.m. in the MFISD Central Office Community Room, 1800 Colt Circle.

daniel@thepicayune.com