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by scott.placek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Action
Topic: 2020-21 Anti-STAAR Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: 2020-21 Anti-STAAR Resolution

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by scott.placek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Action
Topic: 2020-21 Anti-STAAR Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

2020-21 Anti-STAAR Resolution

Recently, the Nederland ISD Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling on the TEA to suspend accountability for the upcoming school year as a result of the gaps in learning from the COVID pandemic and the need to focus on remediating those issues over the next year, The resolution was fairly weak...
by scott.placek
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: 504 Issues
Topic: No 504 meeting this school year
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: No 504 meeting this school year

We haven’t had a 504 meeting this year for my son who’s going into 6th next year. What can I do, with all that’s going on, to make sure everything is in place for him to be successful in 6th grade. Are they still required to have the meeting? Can it be done virtually? I would request a virtual meet...
by scott.placek
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Local Board Issues
Topic: Killeen ISD Opening for classes March 23rd
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Killeen ISD Opening for classes March 23rd

Our school district announced today that they will start classes back up on Monday, They also said that they will not pursue truancy if we decide to keep our children home (and follow CDC guidelines). My question is: If I keep my son home from school for the next 8 weeks, like the CDC suggests, is ...
by scott.placek
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: All About STAAR
Topic: Correcting Updated EOC "Requirements"
Replies: 5
Views: 2280

Re: Correcting Updated EOC "Requirements"

Sorry it took me so long to reply back. Didn't have the notifications for my post turned on! What email address do you want me to forward the email to? I tried admin@txedrights.net and it bounced. I know you've posted it 1,000 times in the fb group but the only one I could find was research@txedrig...
by scott.placek
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: All About STAAR
Topic: TEC Chapter 39
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: TEC Chapter 39

On the FB page, someone posted a picture of a school's response to opting out. In the letter, the superintendent referenced Chapter 39 and that it uses "assessments" and "tests" interchangeably. I quickly skimmed the chapter and didn't see anything like what that super is saying. Has anyone else go...
by scott.placek
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: TxLege
Topic: TEC/TAC
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Re: TEC/TAC

What is the difference between the Texas Education Code and the Texas Administrative Code? The Education Code contains the statutes passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor. It can only be amended by other legislature, which means it can only be changed once every two years whe...
by scott.placek
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: All About STAAR
Topic: Correcting Updated EOC "Requirements"
Replies: 5
Views: 2280

Re: Correcting Updated EOC "Requirements"

I do not know what is wrong with these sons of bitches! Please forward me either the email or a scan of what you received to txedrights@gmail.com I don't give a damn about S for Score - they've been faking data for years on the STAAR. What I care about is the absolute lie that taking these EOCs is r...
by scott.placek
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: ARDs and IEPs
Topic: IEP to 504 and STAAR
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Re: IEP to 504 and STAAR

I would be careful here. In high school, having an IEP lets the school graduate the student without passing STAAR EOCs. With a 504, that is not possible. I see no reason to make the change.