Texas TEA Commissioner Approves Closing of Snyder Junior High
Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath has decided the fate of the struggling Snyder Junior High School.
According to Snyder Daily News, Morath has approved parent petitions to close the school but has rejected Snyder ISD’s proposed plan to re-open the school as the Inquiry Based Learning Academy.
Morath says the plan’s curriculum is too similar to the one already in place at Snyder Junior High. But Snyder ISD superintendent Dr. Eddie Bland says the TEA did not provide objective criteria on how different the new curriculum needs to be.
The district has until January 30th to submit a revised curriculum plan or the district can sign an agreement with a charter school to take over operations.