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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A New Education reform costs Schertz Schools November By SARAH DUKE Staff wrltar SCHERTZ Recent education reform cost the SchertzClbolo Universal City Independent School District threequarters of a million dollars and caused a 31 percent tax rate increase in according to the districts annual performance report announced Salaries In the district Increased by more than A half million dollars due to the new state minimum pay plan for said Hal business The school board approved a draft of the annual performance report at a regualr meeting A chapter of the report was dedicated to explaining the Impact of reform particularly House Bill 72 and House Bill The report stated that the Increase in expenditures and drop in revenues resulting from a loss of equalization aid placed a huge burden on the tax payers of the 198485 was a devastating Baldwin While financially the district was hurt in administrators said the students and teachers per formances were Students in the school district have consistently scored higher than the state average in comprehensive tests of basic skills during Nancy curriculum plann ing and development at tributed the students performance to excellent I am in the middle of evaluating teachers on campuses now and it has become very evident to me in wat ching these people that they are ex emplary said Gary administrative Hagan said in the performance report that the heaviest cost of the reform education was the decline In teacher morale as a result of teacher Teachers will have to take the Texas Examination of Current Ad ministrators and Teachers In the spr No one is thrilled about having to be tested on literacy when it is ob vious that they are Hagan This has had the greatest Impact on But I must commend the teachers for meeting the challenges of the education Hagans report stated that some of the districts teachers are angry at the testing and are looking for op portunities to leave education for other The report said that four teachers have taken early retirement and others are expected to leave during the 198586 school The district had 93 teachers eligi ble for career ladder salary in creases in Because of inadequate funding the report said the district used higher standards for career ladder place ment and only 68 of the 93 received career ladder Hagans report said the lack of career ladder funding could cause several teachers to seek employment in other districts that could afford to place all eligible teachers on the career In other areas of the district boasts a verhigh attendance ratio of 96 percent and a low dropout rate of less than three percent at Samuel Clemens High Superintendent Byron Steele told the board that dropout rates tend to fluctuate with the When employment opportunities are he the dropout rate is This year was an extremely good year for us but I do not think it was typical and 1 do not expect next year to be the Steele m iV mf arc anil must be For more information ask the IRS for free Publication Reporting Income from Go Krogering ADVUmiD mm POLICY ll to lor In In Ihlt II do run ou o Til tf of a when or a which Mill you lo mt at within 10 Only coupon ilm Developing Savings Offer good Guaranteed Qu Quality Developing Price Service Subject to applicable ft local taxes Coupon must accompany order KROGER Whipping cream Kroger Cream 8 KROGER FROZEN Whipped Topping Cool Whip 8 KROGER FROZEN Pie Shells Imperial Margarine Pumpkin 26 10 Kroger Egg Nog Libbys CUT GREEN BEANS CANS PERK OR AUTO DRIP Kroger Coffee 1 CAN Maxwell Home Coffee I REGULAR OR UNSALTED Land O Lakes Butter 1 Multl Grain Bread 24 01 MINUTE MAID 100 PURE FROZEN Orange Juice White Wings Awake Orange For Kodak Film 13524 VR1OO Polaroid 60O SPEED FILM RED HEARTY Oil CHAHIS CdllO HOSE OR CHAiLIS California Budweicer or Bud Light Premium wines cellars wine REGULAR OR LIGH1 schlltz Paan
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