This page contains a variety of public notices required by state and federal legislation
2013 State Accountability Reports: Click here for the 2013 state accountability report for the Rapoport Academy district. Click here for the accounability reports for each of our four campuses.
*Click here for the 2012-2013 Annual Academic Performance Report that was presented at the 1/30/2014 Rapoport Academy board meeting.
2011-2012 NCLB School Report Cards: Each year we receive a report card for our performance under the standards of the federal NCLB program. Click below for report cards for each campus and the district as a whole:
District Budget: Click here to view the school's budget. The superintendent's salary for the 2013-2014 year is $76,000.
School Report Cards (TEC 39.252):
Public schools are evaluated annually through Texas Education Agency's Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), formerly called the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS). You can access the TAPR or AEIS school report card for each Rapoport Academy campus by clicking on its name:
2012-2013: East Elementary
; North Elementary
. Also see the 2012-2013 Annual Academic Performance Report above.
2011-2012: State accountability ratings were not issued for this year. See NCLB report card above for information on our performance.
. For a more detailed AEIS report for the entire district, click here
For instructions on accessing these reports directly from TEA's website, click here
Highly Qualified Teachers (No Child Left Behind Act):
The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation requires that schools report the percentage of teachers who are considered Highly Qualified as defined by NCLB, as well as the percentage of classes taught by Highly Qualified teachers. Click here for a report of the percentage of Highly Qualified teachers on each campus.
Student Privacy Rights (34 CFR Part 99):
Students and their families should be aware that they are afforded certain rights regarding the privacy of their educational records and their ability to opt of of certain information-gathering activities. The rights are guaranteed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the related Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). You can access statements of these rights by clicking the following items: Rights under FERPA
; Rights under PPRA
; Directory Info
; PPRA Consent
PSAT (HB 1844): The PSAT will be administered on 10/16/2013. Testing will begin at 8:15am—students should be present and seated prior to that time. Contact Shannon Howard at (254) 754-2288 for more information.
Immunizations (HB 1059):
State law requires that public school students receive a variety of immunizations. For a list of required immunizations (in English and Spanish) and information on exceptions to those requirements, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services
website. Immunization shots are dispensed at a number of health clinics in Waco, including the Family Health Center (609 Elm Ave.) and through the McLennan Country Public Health District
College Credit (SB 282):
Meyer High School students can earn college credit beginning in 9th grade in several ways: 1) Concurrent enrollment at TSTC
(courses offered on TSTC campus and on Meyer campus by TSTC instructors or via distance learning); 2) Dual-credit courses offered through TSTC (taught by qualified Meyer High staff); 3) Advanced Placement courses taught by Meyer High staff. For more information on these opportunities for college credit, contact our College Coordinator,
, at 754-2288.
Employment Opportunities (SB 387): Open positions for which a license or certificate is required will be posted to the website for at least 10 days before the vacancy is filled. Click 'Employment' on the top navigation bar to see a list of vacant positions.
Student Health and Physical Education (SB 42):
- Full-time physical education staff at Rapoport Elementary School and Quinn Middle School ensure that students at those campuses engage in at least 30 minutes a day or 135 minutes a week of physical activity;
- Rapoport Academy's School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) held an annual meeting during the 2011-2012 school year;
- The district does not allow campuses to maintain vending machines on campus. Student handbooks outline our policy prohibiting access to vending machines at the YMCA during school hours. All campuses participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and follow all relevant food service guidelines;
- Possession or use of tobacco products on any campus and at any school-sponsored event is expressly prohibited. District administration enforces this policy.
- Parents have the right to request their child's physical fitness assessment at the end of the school year.
Board Meeting Agendas (SB 1133): Meetings of Rapoport Academy's Board of Directors are open to the public. Regular meetings (unless rescheduled by the board) are scheudled for the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:00pm in the Dunnam Creative Arts Center. Agendas (including meeting time, date, and place) are posted on the page entitled Meeting Agendas.
Copyright Infringement (37 CFR 201.38): Notifications of claimed infringement should be delivered to
, Business Manager (254-754-8000).
Conflict of Interest (LGC 176):
There are currently no conflicts of interest involving board members or school officials to report. For a list of board members, see the page entitled Board of Directors or contact
Non-Discrimination in Career and Technical (CTE) Programs:
Rapoport Academy Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including CTE programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For questions or concerns regarding discrimination in any program or activity offered at Rapoport Academy, please contact the superintendent, Dr. Matthew Polk, at (254) 754-8000 or 1020 Elm Ave., Building 100 Waco, TX 76704.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funds: Rapoport Academy received over $57,000 in State Fiscal Stabilization Funds as part of the ARRA of 2009. See below for information about how these funds are being used:
Short Project Title: Modernization Renovation and Repair of Facility
Description of Project: Renovation of Grant Hall on Quinn Campus to provide dining hall and fine arts space for Rapoport Academy middle school and high school students.
Estimated Total Cost of Project: $1,112,475
Amount of ARRA Funds to be Used: $57,000
To view and download the signed certification form bearing this information, click here.