In 2018 the Texas Education Agency will assign every school district in Texas a letter grade of A, B, C, D or F based primarily on the students’ performance on the state’s STAAR test. Some legislators argue that the letter grade system will simplify accountability for parents when it comes to how well their schools are doing. I disagree due to the complex methodology behind that sweeping letter grade.


The primary flaw with the letter grade system is its emphasis on STAAR. Last school year, we spent 9 months with a diverse committee of students, parents, staff and community members to determine what matters most when it comes to school. Hundreds of survey responses and multiple community forums were held to make sure that we begin to measure what matters most. STAAR performance fell at the bottom of the list among all stakeholders. I truly believe that this flawed A-F system will give these tests even more weight and eventually bring more stress to children.


This is why we are proud to release our first ever Community Scorecard in Royse City ISD. This publication is a true report on the indicators that matter in Royse City ISD. 


To our stakeholders, I want you to know that we are accountable to you. We will meet the accountability standards set forth by our legislation, but we will not give them more merit than they are worth. We cannot judge a child based on one test taken in the Spring. Their talents and their growth are worth so much more. As a parent and superintendent of Royse City ISD I am proud of our teachers and the difference they make for kids every day.  We hope you enjoy the Community Scorecard and we look forward to an amazing 2018-19 school year. Go Bulldogs!




Charisma Anthony, Student
Andrew Giles, Student
Darren Ingram, Student
Madisen Lee, Student
Luke Obergfell, Student
Hunter Rayson, Student

Noemi Rivera, Student
Destiny Vogel, Student


Casey Allison, Parent
LeeAnn Anderson, Parent
Glenn Austin, Parent
Wendy Baridon, Parent
Chris Billotte, Parent
Rick Bradford, Parent
Lance Brawner, Parent
Donna Brown, Parent
Ashlee Burke,  Parent & Foundation Board Member
Victor Cadungog, Parent
Christina Carrion, Parent & RCISD Board Member
Laura Carter, Parent
Whitnie Chasteen, Parent
Stephanie Coleman, Parent
Lisa Cook, Parent & Employee
Lori Dreiling, Employee
Michelle Dusek, Parent & Employee
Candance English, Parent
Jeff Ewing, Parent
Josh Glosson, Parent
Erica Green, Parent
Danielle Harper, Parent
Melissa Herold, Parent
Shyan Houk, Parent
JJ Hughes, Parent & Substitute
Angela Jones, Parent
Season Kelsey, Parent
Robert Kruger, Parent
Mitch Leathers, Parent
Jillian Lowery, Parent & Employee
Brandi Luna, Parent & Foundation Board Member
Crystal Morse, Parent
Paula Morris, Parent 
Jamin Parke, Parent
Cathleen Petroff, Parent & Employee
Elizabeth Phounsavath, Parent
Jenee Pruitt, Parent & Employee
Russell Ratterre, Parent
Robert Reynolds, Parent
Carlos Rivers, Parent
Kristina Rodriguez, Parent
Bryan Rogers, Parent

Amber Romney, Parent
Gerald Rosebure, Community Member
Kelly Showman, Parent
Heather Summers, Parent
Kendra Walker, Parent & Foundation Board Member
Todd Wharton, Parent
Savoy Wilkerson, Parent
Brian Zator, Parent & RCISD Board Member



Community Accountability Committee Nomination Period Opens August 31 – Sept. 14 Completed
1st Committee Meeting October 12 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ernest Epps Administration Building
1st Educational Summit for Whole Community October 26 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Miss May Vernon Elementary Cafe’
100 Miss May Drive in Fate, Texas

2nd Educational Summit for Whole Communtiy November 2 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Royse City High School Cafe’
700 S. FM 2642 in Royse City, Texas
2nd Committee Meeting November 6 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ernest Epps Administration Building
Launch of Community-Wide Survey December 4  www.rcisd.org
3rd Committee Meeting February 15 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ernest Epps Administration Building
Development of Royse City ISD Learner Profile Summer 2018  
Release the Community Scorecard August 2018