Snook ISD One Step Closer To Being Annexed By Another District

SNOOK- News 3 has learned Snook ISD is one step closer to being dissolved and annexed by a neighboring school district.

In a memo obtained by KBTX, the Texas Education Agency informed the Snook Independent School District of its decision to revoke the Snook's accreditation as a public school district effective July 1, 2016.

Snook ISD was put on probation during the 2014-2015 school year because the district had received an academic accountability rating of "Academically Unacceptable" for 2011, and an academic accountability rating of "Improvement Required" for 2013 and 2014.

A monitor from TEA was assigned to Snook ISD and the district has taken steps to try to improve test scores, including the hiring of new Superintendent Brenda Krchnak.

"I am very proud of the progress we are making at Snook ISD. Although we acknowledge that the District has struggled in the past, we are working diligently to ensure that Snook ISD is a vital part of our community for many years to come," said Superintendent Brenda Krchnak.

Representatives from Snook ISD went before the Texas State Commissioner of Education last week to ask for a second chance.

The school district presented data and records to prove its attempts to turn things around, but Commissioner Michael Williams has yet to reverse the decision.

He could still do it within the next few weeks and if he doesn't change his mind, Snook ISD will have the opportunity to file a petition for review with the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

If the administrative law judge upholds Commissioner Williams' decision, Snook will no longer be an independent school district at the end of the school year.