Tyler ISD Recommits to Students

Last month, a school board town meeting resulted in a call for change from within. Thursday night, the Tyler ISD board met again.

On the agenda is developing a new long term goal for the district. The district will be looking at "performance indicators" for its students. Superintendent Dr. David Simmons says the refocusing of the district is necessary.

"When you look at different performance indicators with student assessment," Simmons says, "That holds all of us accountable. The superintendent is certainly ultimately accountable to the board. Our campus administrators and certainly the classroom teachers. It's part of a systematic approach."

The district plans to monitor test scores and graduation rates as performance indicators for students. It will also track students for two to four years after they leave TISD.

Reid Kerr, reporting.