Public comment wanted on school improvement plans

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by TINA SHIVELY / KVUE News and photojournalist SCOTT GUEST

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Posted on October 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 11:17 AM

AUSTIN -- The public will soon have the chance to weigh in on plans to improve nearly a dozen under-performing Austin schools.

The Austin Indepentent School District is holding a public hearing on the plans at their scheduled board meeting Monday night.

News about the schools first became public in August when the Texas Education Agency revealed 11 AISD schools are missing the mark.

Lanier, Travis, LBJ, and Eastside Memorial high schools need improvement in areas like literacy, attendance and graduation rates, according to new state guidelines.

The list also includes one elementary school, Rodriguez Elementary, and four middle schools. The TEA says those schools need to improve literacy in math, vocabulary and reading, and in the ways they teach a diverse student body.

Each school has a different plan on how to tackle those problems. If you'd like to hear about them and give your opinion, the meeting begins at 7 p.m. at AISD keaquarters at 1111 West 6th Street.

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