Members of the new state- appointed board of managers for Marlin Independent School District said they’re ready to be the driving force that helps the district get back in line with state standards after it failed academic accountability ratings in the past five years.
The state has taken over operations at Marlin Independent School District, naming a five-member board of managers to replace the elected board of trustees.
In the midst of the Texas Education Agency’s takeover of struggling Marlin ISD, the district’s board of trustees Monday decided not to renew Superintendent Michael Seabolt’s contract for another year.
Marlin ISD has appealed the 2016 state academic accountability ratings it failed, saying this year’s state tests didn’t meet legal requirements; the district made significant progress despite its failure; and a former Texas Education Agency monitor misled district officials about state accou…
The Texas education commissioner will replace the Marlin Independent School District board of trustees with a state-appointed board of managers and promote the district’s Texas Education Agency monitor to a conservator who will advise trustees, according to a letter from Education Commission…
In an effort to stave off closure by the state, Marlin Independent School District officials say they will file an appeal against the district’s standardized testing accountability ratings and join a Travis County lawsuit looking to declare that the 2016 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness for third through eighth grade did not comply with time completion standards.
Marlin Independent School District faces possible closure — though district officials hope to avoid that fate — after it received an unsatisfactory rating for the fifth consecutive year on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Michael Seabolt estimates there is a 75 percent chance his district will remain open. School officials have reviewed results of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, but statewide academic accountability standards that could determine the district’s fate have not yet been set.
Some property owners in Marlin said they are open to seeing a tax rate increase, as long as the school district doesn’t squander the money in its effort to keep the district open.
Marlin school officials are trying to lure teachers to the district next school year by increasing salaries for the second time this year, bringing them higher than other districts in the area.
The Marlin Independent School District will be closed by the state if it does not meet state accountability standards for this school year.
The Texas Education Agency offered the Marlin Independent School District an abatement agreement to keep its three campuses open through the 2016-17 school year if the administration agrees to meet certain undisclosed requirements.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams visited Marlin Primary Academy and Marlin High School on Thursday, in a continuation of an informal review last week in Austin. District officials are trying to show they are taking adequate steps to improve the district’s failing academic performance.
AUSTIN — Marlin Independent School District administrators and representatives were hopeful Thursday after stating their case to the top state education official to keep the district open.
Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Michael Seabolt said during Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting that he thinks Commissioner Michael Williams will decide before the end of 2015 whether the district should stay open.
Marlin Independent School District officials will plead their case to the state on Thursday in an effort to prevent the district’s closure after failing four consecutive years of state accountability standards.
State representatives will be present when Marlin Independent School District officials make their case to the Texas Education Agency to keep the district open after failing four consecutive years of state accountability standards.
Marlin Independent School District officials will be given the opportunity on Oct. 22 to convince state officials to reinstate its accreditation and stop the closure of the district after failing four consecutive years of state accountability ratings.
The finger-pointing continues in Marlin as the community and district officials grapple with how to convince state officials to allow Marlin Independent School District to stay open after failing four consecutive years of state accountability ratings.
Marlin residents used the Save Our Schools community meeting Wednesday night to voice complaints about the newly hired superintendent, local media and state testing requirements in a session designed to build support for the local school district.
In the predawn hours in downtown Marlin, dozens of children board buses with blinking yellow lights that shuttle the highest-performing students and state money away from the failing Marlin Independent School District.
State officials say the district must demonstrate marked academic improvement to to remain open beyond the July deadline.