Curious about what's happening at Bastrop ISD? The following improvements and initiatives are underway:

1. Bastrop ISD works to reduce dropout rate

Each school year, a number of students in Bastrop ISD fail to return to school. These students are recorded as no-show or potential dropout students. In the 2023-24 school year, 16 students were registered as no shows and 21 students were deemed potential dropouts out of the total 6,137 students enrolled in the district. These numbers are an improvement from the 41 no-shows and 40 potential dropouts recorded the previous year.

2. 'On the pathway from good things to great': Bastrop ISD provides 2023 curriculum report

Matt Warford, Bastrop ISD's associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction, shared BISD’s 2023 accountability update at the Sept. 19 school board meeting. According to Warford, following the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness redesign, test scores did not significantly change despite the more challenging test design. To address previous test taking challenges, the district is focusing on digital literacy and learning in the classroom.

3. Celebrity chef brings global flavors to Bastrop ISD through culinary partnership

Bastrop ISD is partnering with TAHER Inc.’s chef-driven food program to provide students with quality, culturally diverse food. According to the Sept. 19 school board meeting nutrition report, an average 3,200 more meals are being served to BISD students per day in 2023 than in 2022.