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Goliad ISD rocks in new school year
by Coy Slavik
Sep 02, 2012 | 1109 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Goliad High School student Allyson Mendoza sings Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” with the band Hall Pass during Monday’s first day of school assembly.
Goliad High School student Allyson Mendoza sings Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” with the band Hall Pass during Monday’s first day of school assembly.
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GOLIAD – A new school year began Monday for Goliad ISD with new incentives for students to improve their grades and attendance.

Goliad ISD has adopted a “flex days” program which will allow students who have met academic and attendance standards in the fall semester to lengthen their Christmas break an additional three days.

“If they meet the criteria, they can flex the three days after Christmas,” Goliad ISD Superintendent Christy Paulsgrove said. “They don’t have to come on Jan. 2, 3 or 4. The ones that do have to come will go through some small-group instruction and some catch-up work. If they didn’t make it, it’s either because they missed too much school or didn’t score high enough on their tests.

“This is the first time we’ve done this. We think this will give kids a little boost before they take the spring tests.”

Paulsgrove, who is beginning her third year as superintendent and 36th overall in Goliad ISD, said there will be 15 new staff members this school year and that the school district had to recently add another kindergarten teacher due an increase in enrollment.

“Our kindergarten enrollment is at 104,” Paulsgrove said. “Last year’s kindergarten class was 77. We’re seeing a significant increase at that level.”

Another change this school year is the time classes will start at the high school level.

“The kids will be getting at the high school at 7:30 and class will start at 7:35,” Paulsgrove said. “The first 30 minutes or so will be time for tutorials, club meetings, and different things.”

The dress code for the 2012-13 school year underwent one major alteration.

“The big change with the dress code is we’re going to allow stu-dents to not have to tuck in their shirts,” Paulsgrove said.
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