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Humble ISD board members approve to sell land to TxDOT

October 10, 2018

The Humble ISD Board of Trustees has approved a plan to sell less nearly an acre of land to the Texas Department of Transportation to help with a FM 1960 expansion project.

Position 5 Board Member Martina Dixon said during Tuesday night’s meeting that the 0.0884 acres of land the district will sell to TxDOT for $36,950 is near Oak Forest Elementary School.

“They are widening FM 1960 at that corner so they want to add a turning lane,” Dixon said.

The board also approved an academic improvement plan targeted for North Belt Elementary School.

North Belt received an overall rating of 59 giving them an “Improvement Required” rating for the 2018-19 school year.

When a campus is given such a rating, the school must develop and submit an improvement plan to the board of trustees for approval.

Areas addressed in the improvement plan are on the reading and math STAAR tests.

According to the improvement plan only 59 percent of students from 3rd to 5th grades approached grade level, 22 percent met grade level standards and 9 percent mastered the grade level.

North Belt’s annual goal is to increase approached grade levels by 10 percent, their met grade levels by 7 percent and mastering grade levels by 5 percent.

The district will spend $40,000 from their general funds to help North Belt achieve their goal.

The board also approved $4,950,000 of expenditures from the Capital Projects Funds for baseball and softball field renovations at Turner Stadium.

kaila.contreras@chron.com

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