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Chapter 2
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DELIVERY

This chapter reviews the educational service delivery of the Rosebud-Lott Independent School District (RLISD) in the following sections:

A. Instructional Program Delivery
B. Student Performance
C. Special Programs
D. Safety and Security
E. Co-curricular and Extracurricular Programs

School districts must provide high quality educational services in the most effective and efficient manner. This requires that districts have adequate processes in place to identify student educational needs, provide programs to meet those needs and measure student performance as a result of these programs. These functions represent the most vital mission for every school district. Effective delivery of educational services requires a school district to make optimum use of its human and financial resources. School districts also must adopt relevant, up-to-date board policies that direct the management of the instructional process. Effective districts ensure allocation of adequate resources to support the design and ongoing maintenance of appropriate curricular programs. Districts must also use results of state assessment tests to evaluate and monitor educational programs.

BACKGROUND

RLISD, located in Falls County, serves 953 students in 2002-03 in five schools as well as in a special education cooperative and an alternative education and a disciplinary alternative education program. Regional Education Service Center XII (Region 12) located in Waco, Texas serves RLISD. Region 12 spans 12 counties in Central Texas, which include 78 school districts.

For comparison purposes, RLISD selected Corrigan-Camden, Franklin, Mart and Rogers Independent School Districts as its peer districts.

Exhibit 2-1 shows RLISD's schools, the grades the schools serve and their enrollment for 2002-03.

Exhibit 2-1
RLISD Schools and Enrollment
2002-03

School Grades Students Percent
of Total
Rosebud-Lott High School Grades 9-12 330 34.6%
Rosebud-Lott Junior High Grades 7-8 160 16.8%
Rosebud Intermediate Grades 4-6 113 11.9%
Lott Elementary Grades K-6 156 16.4%
Rosebud Primary Grades PreK-3 189 19.8%
Rosebud-Lott Learning Center   5 0.5%
Total   953 100.0%
Source: Texas Education Agency, Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) 2002-03

RLISD budgeted instructional expenditures of $3,628 for each student in 2001-02. Exhibit 2-2 shows that RLISD's expenditures per student were higher than the state average and third in its peer group. RLISD spent a larger portion of its instructional expenditures on career and technology education (CATE) than the state average and its peer districts. Additionally, the district ranked second highest among its peers in the percent of instructional expenditures devoted to regular education and budgeted more than the state average for compensatory education. RLISD, however, spent less than the state average for its special education, Gifted and Talented (G/T) and Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. RLISD's percent of instructional expenditures for career and technology education and compensatory education were higher than the state average.

Exhibit 2-2
Budgeted Instructional Expenditures
RLISD, Peer Districts, Region 12 and State
2002-03

District Total Instructional
Budgeted
Expenditures
Instructional
Expenditures Per Student*
Bilingual/ESL
Programs
CATE Comp
Education
G/T
Programs
Regular
Educational
Programs
Special
Education
Programs
Corrigan-Camden $4,542,778 $3,978 3.9 4.6 16.9 3.3 53.7 17.4
Franklin $4,334,129 $4,586 0.1 3.8 7.5 1.8 77.3 9.5
RLISD $2,654,018 $3,914 0.0 7.2 6.6 2.8 68.1 15.3
Mart $2,819,476 $3,267 0.0 6.7 0.4 1.0 79.2 12.7
Rogers $3,591,222 $3,768 1.6 7.0 8.5 0.5 70.9 11.5
Region 12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
State N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Source: TEA, PEIMS 2002-03.
*Includes instruction and instructional leadership expenditures.

Exhibit 2-3 shows the ethnicity of the students in RLISD. students are 58.3 percent Anglo, 21.7 percent are Hispanic, 19.4 percent are African American and 0.5 percent are Native American.

Exhibit 2-3
RLISD Student Population Demographics
2002-03

    Racial/Ethnic Percentage Percent
Economically
Disadvantaged
District Student
Enrollment
Percent
African
American
Percent
Hispanic
Percent
Anglo
Percent
Other
Corrigan-Camden 1,142 25.2% 31.1% 43.2% 0.5% 66.6%
Franklin 945 9.0% 8.5% 82.2% 0.3% 38.2%
Mart 678 24.8% 5.6% 69.6% 0.0% 51.6%
RLISD 953 19.4% 21.7% 58.3% 0.5% 49.0%
Rogers 863 2.9% 17.6% 79.3% 0.2% 39.6%
Region 12 139,468 23.2% 22.0% 52.6% 2.2% 49.9%
State 4,239,911 14.3% 42.7% 39.8% 3.2% 51.9%
Source: TEA, PEIMS, 2002-03

Exhibit 2-4 shows the district's property value per student and the percent of students passing the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) in 2001-02 for RLISD, its peer districts, Region 12 and the state.

Exhibit 2-4
Percent of All Students Passing All TAAS Tests
RLISD, Peer Districts, Region 12 and State
2001-02

District Name Percent
of Students
Passing TAAS
Rank by
Performance
Rogers 96.8% 1
Franklin 90.8% 2
RLISD 88.0% 3
Corrigan-Camden 81.9% 4
Mart 80.7% 5
Region 12 85.2% N/A
State 85.3% N/A
Source: TEA, AEIS, 2001-02.

In its peer group, RLISD has the second lowest property value per student. But the district ranks third in its peer group in student TAAS test scores. Franklin-the only district in the peer group with a property value per student higher than the state average-ranks second in performance. RLISD outperformed both Region 12 and state averages on overall TAAS passing rates.

Exhibit 2-5 indicates that RLISD has a better attendance rate than Region 12 and the state as well as a lower dropout rate. Both attendance and dropout rates are recorded for the year prior to the reporting year due to the availability of the finalized data.

Exhibit 2-5
Attendance Rate and Dropout Rate
RLISD, Peer Districts, Region 12 and State
2000-01

District Attendance
Rate
Dropout
Rate
RLISD 96.0% 0.4%
Corrigan-Camden 95.9% 0.4%
Franklin 95.8% 0.9%
Mart 97.4% 0.0%
Rogers 96.6% 0.2%
Region 12 95.8% 1.1%
State 95.5% 1.0%
Source: TEA, AEIS, 2000-01.