15% Rule and Basketball Tournament

Yesterday, Governor Rick Perry released a statement asking Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams, to defer implementation of the rule that provided that the end of course STAAR tests count 15% of a students final grade in a class. The letter asked the commissioner to defer enforcement of the rule until the 2013-2014 school year.The governor also commended Senator Dan Patrick for filing a bill that would give school districts permanent flexibility in how the rule is utilized in individual districts.I applaud the governor’s initiative in this matter and fully support Senator Patrick’s bid to make this a local decision.

The 1st Annual E. L, Kirk Memorial Basketball Tournament got underway yesterday. Both the Eustace varsity boys and varsity girls teams posted wins. The Eustace JV girls team will play Trinidad’s varsity girls at 9:15 this morning. The Eustace varsity girls will play Crossroads at 4:45 this afternoon. The varsity boys will follow at 6:00 PM against Fruitvale.  I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a full day of Bulldog Basketball!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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