San Augustine Principal's Job Hangs in the Balance

Warren Norvell, Principal, Lincoln Intermediate School, San Augustine (KTRE Photo / Josh Ault)
Warren Norvell, Principal, Lincoln Intermediate School, San Augustine (KTRE Photo / Josh Ault)
Lincoln Intermediate School, San Augustine Independent School District (KTRE Photo / Josh Ault)
Lincoln Intermediate School, San Augustine Independent School District (KTRE Photo / Josh Ault)

by Josh Ault

The San Augustine Independent School District held a special board meeting Wednesday night. One of the issues on the agenda was the employment of Principal Warren Norvell.

Warren Norvell is sitting behind a desk where he has worked for over 30 years.  He is the principal at Lincoln Intermediate School in San Augustine.

I've got a lot of longevity here in San Augustine, and it's been a wonderful, wonderful place."

This year's Texas Education CIT findings report came out, and Lincoln Intermediate did not score well.

"This whole thing kinda got started because we had two areas that were low performing on the TAKS test.  Our fifth grade science test scores were pretty low last year."

The school also did not fare well in Hispanic reading, but Norvell feels the school will improve by the next school year.

"Texas education has changed a lot in the last few years and the TAKS test is very important."

The test scores have not only reflected on the students' progress, but could affect Norvell's employment.  The school board has called a special meeting to discuss if Norvell will remain in his position or if changes should be made.

"i would like to end my career just pleasantly, happy, and I'm happy, and this hasn't created a big stressful situation for me."

KTRE tried to contact officials with the San Augustine ISD, as well as some school board members, but no official statement was released. Whatever the board's decision is, Norvell says he hopes he has done a lot to help people grow up to be productive citizens.