Prosper Waco officials explain role in oversight of 5 schools facing closure

As deadlines approach and Prosper Waco officials provide more details about a new partnership with Waco ISD intended to save five schools from closure, the Texas Education Agency is continuing to develop rules that would govern the deal.

The nonprofit intends to step in to coordinate services for students, while leaving most of the management to Waco ISD, executive director Matthew Polk said. While the potential scope of the nonprofit’s role is still being defined by the state, the arrangement would involve an increased focus on the needs, both in and out of the classroom, of students at Alta Vista Elementary School, Brook Avenue Elementary School, J.H. Hines Elementary School, G.W. Carver Middle School and Indian Spring Middle School.

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