The Bastrop ISD board of trustees will consider the approval of the 2023-24 District Improvement and Campus Improvement Plan during a meeting Sept. 19. Aligned performance objectives include an increase of students at Meets Grade Level on STAAR math from 29% to 44% and STAAR reading from 37% to 47% as outlined in the plan. The plan is based on the needs assessment and is approved annually.

An amendment to the District of Innovation Plan will also be considered at the meeting. According to the board’s Sept. 14 agenda review meeting, the amendment would add an educational component when offending students are sent to in-school suspension to educate students on the harmful effects of smoking and vaping.

"Vaping is an issue that we're all very concerned about across the state, across the country. ... We already know that every time you send a child to the [disciplinary alternative education program], the instructional time that they lose is incredible," Superintendent Barry Edwards said at the Sept. 14 meeting. "At the end of the day, our job is to get these kids to please understand what you are doingunderstand the ramifications of nicotine [and] THC."

Also on the agenda
  • A memorandum between Bastrop and Acutronic to advise industry-based education programs and provide mentorship options for students post graduation for no cost
  • Family Crisis Center to provide training curriculum for school counselors working with students suffering from crises
  • Campus needs assessment delays
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Cedar St.