Roma ISD Distinction Designations

Roma ISD is excited to announce that its campuses earned 40 distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency for STAAR testing and academic performance during the 2015-2016 school year! Way to go Gladiator Nation!!

These results continue to solidify Roma ISD as one of the top academic performing school districts in the Valley and state.

Distinction designations are awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in academic areas in addition to those evaluated under state accountability.

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Roma ISD’s F.J. Scott Elementary Named High Performing, High Progress Reward School by TEA

   

Roma ISD is excited to announce that F.J. Scott Elementary has earned the recognition as a “High Performing, High Progress Reward School” from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). F.J. Scott Elementary is one of only 300 Texas Title 1 schools to earn the status for the 2015-2016 school year.

A Title I school is defined as a campus with a student population of at least 40 percent of students that live with families with low incomes. The identification of high performing and/or high progress reward ratings is based on state-wide reading and mathematics assessments under the STAAR assessments from the 2014-2015 school year and graduation rates.

“Once again, F.J. Scott Elementary continues to show that Roma ISD students rank at the top of the state when it comes to academic competitiveness and we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “The F.J. Scott team has consistently shown that they are prepared and ready for any challenge our state and nation sets up for academic preparedness standards and the administration and staff have done an excellent job of preparing our students to meet the changing test models set before them. I salute them for their hard work and I applaud our students for their dedication, for without our students absolutely none of these awards would be possible. Congratulations to the entire F.J. Scott Elementary family!”

A high performing reward school is identified as a Title I school with distinctions based on reading and math performance, as well as the highest graduation rates at the high school level. For 2015-2016, TEA has identified 160 Texas campuses as high performing.

A high progress reward school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps (based on state accountability system safeguards in the 2014-2015 school year). For 2015-2016, TEA has identified 140 Texas campuses as high progress.

 

Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman Named to TEA Rural School Support Task Force

Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman has been named to Texas Education Agency’s new Rural School Support Task Force, which was developed to help identify the priorities of Texas rural schools and make recommendations on how to best support these schools. The task force, which first met last week in Austin, will assess the current state of progress and opportunities for innovation in in several areas including teacher recruitment and retention; use of technology; family and community engagement; and resource allocation.  

“I am extremely honored to be selected for this task force, and to sit alongside esteemed colleagues from across the state and share ideas that we feel can bring about real change for Texas schools is something that I am very proud and humbled to be tasked with,” expressed Guzman. “I feel that Roma ISD has been setting the bar high for ourselves, challenging our students and community to do more with less and at every turn we have risen to the occasion. We can share our lessons, but also take ideas from others and come up with new strategies that can be implemented state-wide to benefit all rural school districts. I’m very excited about what will come from the work of this task force.”

Guzman was selected to participate on the task force based on Roma ISD's outstanding achievement in academics, financial management and willingness to innovate. He is joined by one superintendent from each of the 20 regions of the state, as well as statewide advocates of rural schools.

“Rural school districts across our state are committed to successful student outcomes, but face many educational challenges unique to their size and region,” said Commissioner Morath. “The Texas Rural Schools Task Force will provide an opportunity to identify common issues, exchange strategies for success and provide an avenue to share innovative practices that can strengthen educational opportunities for all students.” 

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Texas has more than 2,000 campuses classified as being in rural areas. Nationally, Texas has more schools in rural areas than any other state. More than 20 percent of campuses in Texas are in rural areas.

Texas Rural Schools Task Force members will meet four times in Austin over the next five months. In addition, the task force will host four regional forums in January 2017. Those forums are scheduled to take place in Abilene, Waco, Corpus Christi and Kilgore.

From its meetings and input from the regional forums, task force members will develop final recommendations to be shared with Commissioner Morath in March

Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman has been named to Texas Education Agency’s new Rural School Support Task Force, which was developed to help identify the priorities of Texas rural schools and make recommendations on how to best support these schools. The task force, which first met last week in Austin, will assess the current state of progress and opportunities for innovation in in several areas including teacher recruitment and retention; use of technology; family and community engagement; and resource allocation.  

“I am extremely honored to be selected for this task force, and to sit alongside esteemed colleagues from across the state and share ideas that we feel can bring about real change for Texas schools is something that I am very proud and humbled to be tasked with,” expressed Guzman. “I feel that Roma ISD has been setting the bar high for ourselves, challenging our students and community to do more with less and at every turn we have risen to the occasion. We can share our lessons, but also take ideas from others and come up with new strategies that can be implemented state-wide to benefit all rural school districts. I’m very excited about what will come from the work of this task force.”

Guzman was selected to participate on the task force based on Roma ISD's outstanding achievement in academics, financial management and willingness to innovate. He is joined by one superintendent from each of the 20 regions of the state, as well as statewide advocates of rural schools.

“Rural school districts across our state are committed to successful student outcomes, but face many educational challenges unique to their size and region,” said Commissioner Morath. “The Texas Rural Schools Task Force will provide an opportunity to identify common issues, exchange strategies for success and provide an avenue to share innovative practices that can strengthen educational opportunities for all students.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Texas has more than 2,000 campuses classified as being in rural areas. Nationally, Texas has more schools in rural areas than any other state. More than 20 percent of campuses in Texas are in rural areas.

Texas Rural Schools Task Force members will meet four times in Austin over the next five months. In addition, the task force will host four regional forums in January 2017. Those forums are scheduled to take place in Abilene, Waco, Corpus Christi and Kilgore.

From its meetings and input from the regional forums, task force members will develop final recommendations to be shared with Commissioner Morath in March.

 

 

Roma ISD’s Business & Finance Division Earns Award for Financial Reporting for Second Consecutive Year

Once again the Roma ISD Business and Finance Division led by Business Manager Alfonso Perez has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The team earned the certificate for the second year in a row for its comprehensive financial report. According to the GFOA, this is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by Roma ISD and its management.

“I salute Mr. Perez for the work of him and his team to earn this award. He has set a great expectation for Roma ISD and we hope to continue seeing this result for many years to come,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “We thank him and all the folks that work in the Business Division for their hard work to keep our finances in top shape.”

“We thank you Mr. Guzman and the entire school board and administration for your support,” said Alfonso Perez. “It is an honor to get this award, but it does not just belong to my team, but to all of Roma ISD. Thank you again for always being so supportive of all we do for Roma ISD.”

For more information on the award program visit http://www.gfoa.org/coa.

Welcome to Roma ISD

Located on the Texas-Mexico border in the heart of Starr County, Roma ISD is a leading provider of Pre-Kinder to 12th Grade education for more than 6,000 students.  With its headquarters in Roma, Texas, Roma ISD is comprised of 10 campuses including six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one alternative learning center.  Students are provided a full range of services, educational options and extracurricular activities to meet their diverse needs.

 

 

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Nondiscrimination Statement: It is the policy of Roma I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

 
 Es norma de Roma I.S.D. el no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según la enmienda.