Notice for STAAR Retest
HB 657, which was passed into law on May 29, 2017, requires the school district to notify you of the following:
For students in grades 5 and 8, who do not perform satisfactorily on the first administration of the STAAR reading and/or math assessment, the ARD committee must meet before the second administration.
At that time, the committee shall determine:
The committee may promote the student to the next grade level if the committee concludes that the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable annual goals contained in the student’s individualized education program. A school district that promotes a student under this option is not required to provide additional opportunity for the student to perform satisfactorily on the assessment instrument.
If you have any questions, please contact your campus principal or the Special Services department at 903-665-2461, extension 6.
DISTRICT-WIDE FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS
The Jefferson Independent School District is proud to announce a district-wide change in policy of serving meals to children under the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Jefferson I.S.D. is now eligible to operate the Community Eligbility Provision (CEP), which provides free breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminates the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. The approach reduces burdens for families and school administrators and helps ensure that student receive meals.