Snook ISD Put on Probation By TEA Because of Test Scores

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SNOOK - Snook ISD is being warned by the Texas Education Agency to improve tests scores or risk losing accreditation.

The district is now on Accredited-Probation Status

The superintendent says changes are under way.

Snook ISD is on notice to turn test scores around.

The District was put on probation by the TEA for accountability ratings from 2011, 2013 and 2014.

"I want to assure our parents that the school board has taken significant action to be proactive," said Snook Superintendent Brenda Krchnak.

She is part of some leadership changes. She's in her first year as head of the district after Larry Williams retired.

"We've done fairly well on our end of course exams at the secondary level but grades 3 through 8 we really need to focus on improving those scores across the board in all areas. Our struggles have been in Index 3 which is working with economically disadvantaged students," she explained.

The superintendent is asking for a formal review by the Texas Education Agency and for more time to to implement changes.

Officials with TEA tell us it's too soon to say what will happen to the district next, but they say the district was just barely short of standards.

We weren't able to get any parents to speak with us on camera.

However, some told us they are seeing positive changes.

"Parents need to be aware and there should be some level of concern, but I don't think we're in a situation where we need to panic. We're doing great work here, we have quality educators that are working very hard every day to move the district forward and I’m excited about the potential and I’m excited to be a part of the team of Snook ISD," said Krchnak.

If the district doesn't improve, it could have their accreditation revoked by the state and the district dissolved.

Snook ISD has just over 500 students and about 50 instructors.

They are one of seven Texas school districts to be put on probation by TEA.

The district has continued to receive superior achievement ratings by the state for school finance.