Snyder Junior High Could Be Closed Down Due to Bad Performance
Snyder ISD is currently in talks with the Texas Education Commissioner regarding the condition of Snyder Junior High. Earlier this year, Snyder Junior High was given a poor rating by the Texas Education Agency. The campus received an F letter grade while Snyder High School received a C.
In a statement posted to Facebook on Thursday (Nov. 7), Snyder ISD acknowledged that they have received 313 petitions from student parents in favor of closing the school down. They also received 486 petitions in favor of re-opening the school with a grade realignment.
Snyder ISD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Bland, along with other representatives of the school, met with Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Thursday in Austin to discuss the school’s bad performance. He says the TEA could elect to hire a Board of Managers and a Conservator to oversee Snyder Junior High.
Dr. Bland says he will deliver all the relevant petitions to the TEA and Commissioner Mike Morath by December 1, 2019, at which point Snyder ISD will develop and submit a plan for the school's future, which could include the school's closing and reopening.