In a press release issued by Blanco ISD on May 26, 2014, school officials issued a formal statement regarding an alleged End of Course exam testing violation.
According to the press release, “The allegation [reported on Wednesday, May 21] was that students were provided with some answers to the US History End of Course test before the test’s May 9 administration.”
The next day, Blanco ISD received notification from TEA officials that they suspected that a testing violation did indeed occur. They also told Blanco ISD that all its students’ US History End of Course scores would be invalidated.
“We are cooperating fully with TEA in regards to this allegation,” said Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford, who referred to the investigation as “on-going.” “We would like to commend the many students who have been forthcoming with information regarding this allegation. At the same time, we are sorry that these same students are having their EOC test scores invalidated. This situation was not of their fault.”
According to the press release, make-up opportunities for BHS students will be in July and December.
“We will turn over to TEA all the information we find in regards to this allegation,” said Ford. “TEA will then determine what further action to take on this matter.”
Blanco ISD held a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:00 PM. After an executive session the Board approved the acceptance of the resignation of US History Teacher and Head Basketball Coach Jeff Akin.