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Superintendents’ WebcastJuly 25, 20132:30 to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)(E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senate Bill 97: Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age“Blitz to 96” Worked!111 adoptees to date
Moving Forward (non-grant) task within ASSIST, districts will run a new diagnostic for assurances on this policy. In addition, a copy of the policy, board meeting minutes, and the certifications document (with signatures) must be uploaded into ASSIST. (A how-to guide is available in the resources section of the Raising the Compulsory Attendance web page. • NOTIFICATION TO KDE Districts must submit an e-mail stating completion of the process via e-mail to KDE atSB97@education.ky.gov. • PASSAGE For any districts that have not adopted a district-wide policy to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 to date, the local board must do so with implementation beginning no later than the 2017-18 school year. However, note that unless the adopted policy specifically states it is not going into effect until 2017-18 or another intervening year, the policy will go into effect in 2015-16 for that district. • VERIFICATION Districts must verify the passage of the policy. Using the KDE Compulsory Attendance (SB97)
After Adoption, What? • Look at the internal pipeline to identify where students get off track and build a plan to intervene. • Use the ILP and ILP-A and interventions to address the learning issues. • Work with the community to think innovatively about alternatives. • Follow the guidelines for 704 KAR 19:002, Alternative education programs. • Watch for BEST PRACTICES at: http://education.ky.gov/school/eap/Pages/default.aspx
Contact Information • Alternatives email@example.com • Implementation of 704 KAR 19:002, Alternative education programs Toyah.firstname.lastname@example.org • ILP-Addendum Sherri.email@example.com
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Timeline for 2013 ReportingAlldates are tentative. • Individual student data released first in PearsonAccess • August 2 - K-PREP individual test scores (Novice, Apprentice, Proficient and Distinguished (NAPD)) (all subjects grades 3-8, writing at grades 10-11) • August 16 - Individual student reports with student growth percentile Note: EOC individual scores (i.e., scale scores) already reported. KDE will provide NAPD cuts for the multiple-choice scale.
Timeline for 2013 ReportingAlldates are tentative. • Schools and districts will have the opportunity to review student data for accountability and demographics before public reporting. • August 14-27 - Data review and cleanup in SDRR • September 12 - DAC training and Quality Control day for system issues • Week of September 23-27 - Public release of accountability reports via the School Report Card
New for Year 2 • Annual Measurable Objective goal • (1.0 improvement in Overall Score for below Proficient; .5 improvement for Proficient and above) • New labels available with two years of data • Progressing and High Progress • Graduation rate changes • Cohort using 2013 graduates from the Graduation Rate component (20%) of Next-Generation Learners • AFGR for 2012 graduates used for graduation rate goals • SRC provides more detail • Trend and disaggregated data
Program Review (PR) Data Release • Scheduled Tentative Release date: October 2013 • Provided through Open House on KDE website • Based on Program Review scores that schools and districts entered in the ASSIST system • Generated using the Program Review scoring guides/rubrics
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PGES Pilot: Web Collector • The window to enter data into the web collector for the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) pilot has closed to allow changes to enrollment of school personnel into Infinite Campus. • It will reopen from August 1st - 16th to allow districts to verify and update the pilot participant list. • This is a critical step in the pilot process as it will ensure all the appropriate data and feedback are collected from the field. • For questions or more information related to: • the technology aspect of the web collector, contact theKETS Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) • the content to input into the web collector, contactDavid Simpson (David.Simpson@education.ky.gov) or Kevin Stull (Kevin.Stull@education.ky.gov)
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Superintendent Evaluation Review and discuss with board in open meeting(s), and document in board minutes: • District delivery targets – • Student proficiency • College/career readiness • Graduation rates • Closing the achievement gaps • Whether processes are in place to implement PGES for all certified staff in 2014-15
Superintendent Evaluation Review and discuss with board in open meeting(s), and documenting in board minutes: • Resource/support systems -- effectiveness and efficiency of district operations • balanced operating budget • district resources leveraged to: • attain the best use • improve learning • compliance with legal policy standards • district budget and resources communicated to board
Superintendent Evaluation Review and discuss with board in open meeting(s), and documenting in board minutes: • Facilities and Resources • District performance on TELL survey in these areas
Superintendent Evaluation Timetable • Now-December 20, 2013: Board and superintendent discuss three components in open meeting • No later than December 20, 2013: Complete Superintendent Evaluation Diagnostic in ASSIST; upload board minutes documenting discussion of three components • Spring/Summer 2014: During summative evaluation in open meeting, discuss progress and performance on three components; complete Superintendent Evaluation Diagnostic in ASSIST; upload documentation
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Regulations Affecting Districts This Year Regulations recently effective: • 702 KAR 3:130, Internal accounting – effective 5-31-13 • 701 KAR 5:140, Districts of Innovation – effective 5-3-13 • 704 KAR 3:095, The Use of Response-to-Intervention in Kindergarten through Grade 3 – effective 5-3-13 • 701 KAR 5:110, Use of local monies to reduce unmet technology need – effective 3-8-13 • 704 KAR 19:002, Alternative education programs – effective 3-8-13 • 704 KAR 7:160, Use of physical restraint and seclusion in public schools – effective 2-1-13 Regulations LIKELY to become effective in first semester of 2013-14: • 702 KAR 4:160, Capital Construction Process • 702 KAR 7:065, Designation of agent to manage middle and high school interscholastic athletics • 704 KAR 3:303, Required core academic standards
702 KAR 3:130, Internal accounting – effective 5-31-13 • Emphasizes separation of duties in handling activity funds to reduce misappropriation and embezzlement risk • Updates forms for activity fund handling • Provides guidance on allowable and disallowed expenditures from activity funds • Provides guidance and requirements for boosters and district employee involvement in boosters • Clarifies the IRS requirement that activity funds have to benefit the entire group, not just the students who participate in fundraising
701 KAR 5:140, Districts of Innovation – effective 5-3-13 • Applications from districts, not schools; waivers for schools included in application (those schools that have chosen to be included and any Priority Schools the district wants included) • DOI status for 5 years with option to request renewal • What cannot be waived (e.g., student assessment, compulsory attendance, health, safety, civil rights requirements) clarified in statutes • KBE authority only to waive KBE statutes and regulations • KDE staff working with EPSB on requests for flexibility in teacher certification • 4 Districts of Innovation from first round of applications • KDE staff working with the 4 districts on implementation and seeking feedback from all applying districts to improve the process • KDE staff working to provide districts information on flexibility they already have under Kentucky law
704 KAR 3:095, The Use of Response-to-Intervention in Kindergarten through Grade 3 – effective 5-3-13 • District reporting to be done in ASSIST through the K-3 Program Review • Resources: http://education.ky.gov/educational/int/Pages/ksiHB69Resources.aspx • Questions to April Pieper at: email@example.com
701 KAR 5:110, Use of local monies to reduce unmet technology need – effective 3-8-13 • KETS Master Plan to be updated every 5 years • KETS Master Plan to cover “all aspects of education technology” • 2013-18 KETS Master Plan now in regulation • Recent issue arisen regarding related regulation, 702 KAR 3:300, and its 3-year term limit on technology leases • 3-year term limit for technology leases to be addressed by amending 702 KAR 3:300 • In the interim, request waiver from KBE under KRS 156.160(2) to enter technology leases for terms longer than 3 years
704 KAR 19:002, Alternative education programs – effective 3-8-13 • Each local board to adopt and annually review policy and procedures related to alternative programs • Curriculum to be aligned with the state standards • Minimum graduation requirements to be met for students within an alternative setting • Process to be in place for regular progress monitoring of students • Students to have access to extracurricular activities by policy • Questions: Sheri Clusky at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Edgett at Thomas.email@example.com • Resources: http://education.ky.gov/school/eap/Pages/default.aspx
704 KAR 7:160, Use of physical restraint and seclusion in public schools – effective 2-1-13 • Requires all school personnel to be trained annually to use an array of positive behavioral supports and interventions to increase appropriate student behaviors, decrease inappropriate or dangerous student behavior and respond to dangerous behavior • Issued recent clarification regarding the “all school personnel” training requirement indicating anyone performing a function that would typically be performed by school employees is included in “school personnel” and must receive the required training. This means personnel working in the school setting on a regular basis. • Regulation questions: Gretta.Hylton@education.ky.gov • Technical questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (800)-432-0951
Regulations Likely to Become Effective in First Semester 2013-14 • 702 KAR 4:160, Capital Construction Process • Updates AIA forms and Kentucky specific AIA forms in new regulation • Retains the 2007 regulation’s minimum 30-year requirement for a major renovation • Includes the 2010-2011 Facilities Work Group’s (superintendents, district facility directors, and architects) recommendation to increase the gross square footage percentages from 110% to 115% for elementary schools and 115% to 120% for middle and high schools to provide districts flexibility in their school construction planning • Does not include construction delivery methods in the regulation, such as the construction manager at risk and the construction manager as constructor; can be requested and approved by the regular KBE waiver process under KRS 156.160(2) • Will provide general guidance and information on alternative delivery methods to all school districts • Will provide individual guidance and support to those districts seeking to use alternative delivery methods
702 KAR 7:065, Designation of agent to manage middle and high school interscholastic athletics • Adds the following for middle school interscholastic athletics effective 2014-2015: • Creates a permanent middle school athletics advisory committee • Places coaching qualifications (21 years of age, criminal background check, high school graduate) in regulation congruent with KRS 161.185, particularly for non-faculty (paraprofessional) coaches • Requires a standard medical examination for a middle school athlete • Applies high school sports medicine policy requirements to middle school (heat index and heat illness, wrestling weight management, and concussion and other head injury policies) • Requires financial documentation from organizations conducting school-based events at the middle school level • Requires KHSAA to provide information about Title IX resources and seminars to middle schools • Requires schools not to play retained student when playing interscholastic (school vs. school) competition • Facilitates middle schools’ monitoring compliance with the sports safety requirements of KRS 160.445
702 KAR 7:065, Designation of agent to manage middle and high school interscholastic athletics (cont’d) • Adds the following for middle school interscholastic athletics effective 2014-2015 (cont’d) • Requires schools/districts/conferences or associations to develop rules and limitations for student participation (age limit, students below 6th grade, practice time limits not to exceed the high school limits, scrimmage and game limits not to exceed the high school limits) • Applies Open Meetings requirements to middle school athletics • Allows common middle schools to only play interscholastically against schools that adhere to the same restrictions • What the regulation does NOT do: • Does NOT envision the conducting of statewide championships by any regulatory entity • Does NOT require that any middle school eligibility rule “look like” high school rules • Does NOT require that all competitors on a team be from same school; those decisions to be made locally • Does NOT require that school teams ONLY play school teams and in school events; those decisions to be made locally
704 KAR 3:303, Required core academic standards (science) • Leadership Networks for science standards begin September 2013 • First assessment of science standards: 2014-15 school year • Questions to: email@example.com • Resources: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/sci/Pages/Next-Generation-Science-Standards.aspx
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