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Board to hear results of teacher survey

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Over the past few months, parents of Decatur ISD students have provided their opinions on the district’s curriculum. Thursday, the school board will learn how teachers feel about it.

The board is expected to hear the results of an anonymous survey taken by teachers earlier this month. The survey included a chance for teachers to provide input on curriculum-related matters, including the use of CSCOPE. Teachers were also asked about the climate on their campus.

Several parents expressed concern over CSCOPE at January’s school board meeting. In February, State Sen. Dan Patrick, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) announced several changes to CSCOPE after hearing concerns from people around the state.

The Decatur School District also formed a committee made up of parents, teachers administrators and a school board member that has met to discuss curriculum concerns. This committee came up with the survey.

The board will also consider waiving the requirement that the End of Course Exam count 15 percent of a student’s final grade in that course, and they are expected to approve the 2013-2014 school calendar and the 2013-2014 district technology plan.

Thursday’s meeting begins with a closed session at 6 p.m. followed by the open meeting at the DISD Administration Building, 501 E. Collins.

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