RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL. Jurg Jenzer , Principal October 2013 Status report in preparation for The fy15 budget. RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL. Sources of Information: RMS Three Year Plan (developed by the Leadership Team – in process), including budget priorities
Status report in preparation for
The fy15 budget
Sources of Information:
RMS Three Year Plan (developed by the Leadership Team – in process), including budget priorities
2012-13 Staff and Parent/Community Survey
On-going Facility, Community, Curriculum and Staffing Projects
RMS STAFFING STRENGTHS
Committed to serve the community and to educating its children
Committed to professional development and improving performance (best practices)
Committed to a professional and child-friendly culture
Committed to Professional Learning Communities
Committed to data-driven decision-making
TOP PRIORITY: adding a teacher to grade 3 in 14-15
(17 students added this year!)
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION STRENGTHS
Language Arts programs (LBD and Fundations) aligned with CCSS, includes intervention program (IBD)
New formative assessment system (SAU): CPAA and Skills Pointer; both aligned with CCSS and MAP
SAU commitment to acquiring new Mathematics program
More SMART Boards this year, two computer labs
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION NEEDS
Math program pilot period and new math program implementation period require longitudinal professional development to work. Both may result in lower achievement indicators.
Need support for RtI and PLC models Options: a)CBA allowing 45 mins. rather than 30 mins after-school time); b) delayed opening weekly; c) early release weekly
Implementation of Thinking Maps in collaboration with Franklin Pierce U. staff to support implementation of CCSS.
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION NEEDS
Continue the gradual acquisition of SMART Boards, 3-4/yr, in continuous replacement cycle.
Replace teacher desktop computers with laptops to compliment SMART Boards, 5-6/yr., in continuous replacement cycle.
Students grow and learn in a caring, safe, and supportive environment
Community Meetings give students a strong sense of membership in a community, a clear idea of what is being celebrated and encouraged (i.e., achievement and citizenship).
School community events (e.g. concerts, art shows, dance, various PTO events) serve a similar function.
Individuals and community agencies bring the staff gifts and words of support-effective and important
Passing a budget? How?
Strengthening the PTO, developing it as an organization by becoming more welcoming and inclusive, by reworking its by-laws and financial affairs, providing child-care during meetings.
Upgrading the school’s web site was listed by many as a priority.
Accessible grounds and building segments
Few bottlenecks, indoor traffic flows well
Generously large gym
Completion of sewer system upgrade
Completion of water quality upgrade
Completion of pathway construction (mods)
Front of school needs new design: roof structure over main doors, lettering or school sign, flagpole next to rock, etc)
Engineering study of air supply (quality, heating, and cooling)
Painting of hallways, classrooms, and bathrooms is considered a priority.
Some classroom furniture needs to be replaced.
Making the stage usable for school and community use (curtains, lighting, amplification, acoustics)?
Staff bathroom needed in ‘island area.’
TOP BUDGET PRIORITIES:
Additional teacher for grade 3 (14-15 school year)
Implementing Thinking Maps
Passing a budget in Rindge
Painting hallways, classrooms and bathrooms