Round Rock ISD has made recent steps to construct new facilities and comply with new safety requirements, as well as provide an update on upcoming accountability ratings.

Round Rock ISD officials expect to maintain accountability grade pending system updates

Round Rock ISD officials expect to maintain the district's B letter grade in the Texas Education Agency's annual accountability rating system, amid both a refresh of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness and how accountability ratings are calculated.

In a nutshell

Adjustments to criteria, including new cutoff points for Student Achievement scores, have made it more difficult to achieve higher ratings across metrics, RRISD Chief of Schools and Innovation Natalie Nichols said during a Sept. 14 meeting.

Design, construction of Round Rock ISD's Early College High School approved

Round Rock ISD’s Early College High School is one step closer to realization on the Austin Community College’s Round Rock campus.

What’s happening

District officials Sept. 21 approved agreements with ACC, including a ground lease for 2.2 acres on campus, and the use of 2018 bond funds for the design and construction of a campus to house the high school that is currently located in multiple portable classrooms on the property. This will be the first phase of the campus.

Round Rock ISD seeks good cause exemption to HB 3

Round Rock ISD will use alternative means to meet new safety requirements as it works to staff each of its 55 campuses with armed officers amid a staffing shortage.

What's happening

RRISD Police Department Chief Dennis Weiner and district Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez provided updates to the board of trustees Sept. 21 on their plans to address new safety requirements under House Bill 3. The law went into effect Sept. 1 and mandates that all Texas public and charter schools either staff individual campuses with armed security officers or seek alternative means of satisfying the requirement.