Paris ISD Excels in Accountability Ratings
Paris ISD released the TEA Accountability Ratings to the Board of Trustees last night at a regularly scheduled meeting. The new TEA ratings only have two categories: Met Standard or Improvement Required.
The PISD District overall and each individual campus received “Met Standard.” All campuses that are included in the ratings (does not include DAEP, Givens or Head Start) earned at least one designation of distinction. Paris Junior High was awarded five stars of distinction and Paris High School earned four stars of distinction.
Overall, Paris ISD had thirteen distinctions. Compared to other school districts in the UIL district, only Pittsburg ISD had more with fourteen distinctions. North Lamar ISD earned eight distinctions, Princeton ISD five, Liberty-Eylau ISD two , and Quinlan ISD only one.
Last night the Paris ISD Board of Trustees also voted for universal free breakfast at all campuses and voted to enroll in community eligibility free lunch program at two campuses: Givens and Head Start.
In his superintendent’s report, Paul Jones reported that remodeling on the new DAEP building is almost complete. DAEP was previously located in the old Travis Jr. High facility which will now house the new Travis High School of Choice. Mr. Jones stated that 28 applications for the new high school have been received and 22 students, including two transfers from NLHS, have been accepted. Applications will continue to be accepted even after the start of the school year.