WFISD board set to approve changes to progress reports policy

The Wichita Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Monday to discuss and approve a few items on their agenda.

The board is expected to approve a change in their progress report policy.

Currently, elementary school teachers issue student progress reports during the third and sixth week of the nine week grading period but under the proposed change, progress reports would only be issued during the fourth week of each grading period.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tim Powers says reducing reports to once a grade period benefits the teachers.

"The teachers are not spending quite as much time having to create the progress reports and they can spend more time literally in the classroom with the students and on instruction as opposed to getting these reports ready to go out.

In addition, the board will submit a maximum class size exemption state request to the Texas Education Agency.

State law requires a 22 student to one teacher ratio for all classrooms K - 4.

Powers says if schools want to increase the number of students in a classroom, a waiver must be submitted.

If approved, the change would affect 52 students.

Powers says the goal is to accomodate students and families.

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