The Groom Innovation Committee proposed the following Innovation Plan (see attachment) on February 8, 2017. The District Site-Based Committee unanimously approved the Plan on February 22, 2017. The School Board intends to vote on the Plan at its Regular April Meeting. It is posted here for public inspection and comment. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Jay Lamb, Superintendent at 806-248-7557 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Report Cards for Groom ISD (Campus and District) have been added to the district web page. Go to Required Postings - 2016-2017 - Accountability in the header bar above.
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School Notifications & Communications
Groom ISD communicates key district information, like school delays and cancellations, with parents, students, staff, and other district stakeholders utilizing a phone notification system, instant text messaging, and our local television stations - KVII Channel 7, KAMR Channel 4, Fox 14, and KFDA Channel 10. Weekly events are communicated solely through instant messaging. If you are interested in connecting with the district through the instant messaging system, please see the attached announcement to sign up.
New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate the Harm of School Absences
A student who misses just two days of school each month — 18 days total in the year — is considered to be chronically absent. However, many parents don’t realize that, even when excused or understandable, absences add up and can greatly impact a child’s education. In the United States, more than 6 million children are chronically absent from school each year.
New research released today by the Ad Council found that an overwhelming majority (86%) of parents understand their child’s school attendance plays a big role in helping them graduate from high school. However, nearly half (49%) of parents believe that it is okay for their children to miss three or more days of school per month – and that they won’t fall behind academically if they do. In reality, missing just two days of school per month makes children more likely to fall behind and less likely to graduate.