LONE OAK ISD at a GLANCE
News and Events
THE RACE IS ON!
Increase in Security Measures
STOPit! Anonymous Reporting and Incident Management
STOPit serves as another program to protect our students, faculty and staff. All students and members of the faculty and staff will be trained accordingly before the program is launched.
Student Resource Officer, Savanah Hurst joined by DPS Troopers
School Districts across Hunt County have teamed with the Department of Public Safety to add an additional security presence on campuses across the county. As part of the agreement, school districts agree to offer office space for Troopers to perform administrative duties. Lone Oak ISD houses three officers: Jim Fortenberry, William Cook and Bubba Goodwin. While Hunt county is the first to institute this program, the goal is for the initiative to grow throughout the state.
- Review all information available
- Prioritize Projects
- Make recommendations back to the board that are educationally sound and fiscally achievable.
The next Facilities Steering Committee meeting will be held on November 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
This meeting will include:
- Facilities Tour
- Election of Officers
The administration team and the Board of Trustees appreciate all the members for taking the time to serve on this important committee.
The Importance of School Attendance
Student attendance is important to both students and the school district. Current school funding is based on Weighted Average Daily Attendance (WADA). The higher a district's WADA, the higher the district's revenue. Additional revenue means the campuses can offer more services and programs for its students. Just a few percentage points can equal thousands of dollars. One day might not seem like a big deal, but when you multiply by how many students are in a school times how many days they miss in a year, it adds up fast. For example, if every student at the Middle School missed just 10 days in a school year, we would lose about $85,500. That’s closely equivalent to 2 teacher salaries. Think of all of the resources, projects, materials, and activities that your child is missing out on because of the loss of funding due to absences. The only way we do not lose funding for absences is if a student has a medical appointment, turns the note in, and comes to school for any part of that day.
10 Facts About School Attendance
- Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.
- Over 7 million (1-7) U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year.
- Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent.
- Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back.
- By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
- Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days, negatively affects a student's academic performance. That's just two days a month and that's known as chronic absence.
- Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are four times more likely to be chronically absent than others often for reasons beyond their control, such as unstable housing, unreliable transportation and lack of access to health care.
- When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
- Attendance improves when schools engage students and parents in positive ways and when schools provide mentors for chronically absent students.
- Both unexcused and excused absences are detrimental to students academically.
Let's work together to insure our children are attending school to the greatest extent possible. This will increase academic achievement and future success.