AUSTIN (KXAN) - Students at Eastside Memorial High School will be able to return to their campus next year after commissioners approved an academic plan for the school.
The announcement was made at the school's graduation ceremony on Wednesday.
"It's a good idea," parent Alicia Francis said. "You'll have more people graduating, giving to society. I'm very optimistic."
Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams approved the plan that will keep the school open.
"Working closely with staff at the Texas Education Agency, Austin ISD has developed an academic plan for Eastside Memorial High School that contains many strong components critical to student success," Williams said in a release. "However, this plan will only be effective if AISD maintains its commitment to the students, educators and community members who want to see Eastside Memorial High School succeed."
Under the five-year plan submitted by AISD, resources of Talent Development Secondary, a school reform organization based at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, will be implemented on the Eastside campus.
The plan includes elementary and middle schools that feed into Eastside, which was a specific requirement of the commissioner.
"TEA staff will continue working with AISD to put in place a foundation for student success at Eastside," Williams added.
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