Superintendent Certified Focus Group Thursday, August 30, 2012
AGENDA • Welcome & Purpose of Superintendent Focus Groups (Certified, Classified, Parents, Community/Business, Senior Citizens, Middle School Students, High School Students – Supt. Dot Perkins • Our Missions, Vision, and Belief Statements • Our District’s Commitment to College & Career Readiness – What is it? • What are the EXPLORE & ACT Benchmarks and why are these important? • What are End of Course Assessments? • Surprise & Delight • Concerns, Suggestions, Tips • Adjourn – We will meet again in January and then again in April before testing
Welcome & Purpose • We have 7 Superintendent Focus Groups: MS Students, HS Students, Certified, Classified, Parents, Business & Community, Senior Citizens • You have been chosen to represent the school from which you teach. • You have immediate access to me. I expect you to share with me things you believe I need to know in order to make our school district the best place possible for our students.
MISSION STATEMENT Maximizing Student Learning & Achievement
Our District’s Commitment to College & Career Readiness The undersigned, on behalf of the Gallatin County Public Schools, pledge to increase the rate of college and career readiness of the graduates in our school district from 21% in 2010 to 61% in 2015. To meet this goal, 71 students in the 2010-11 eighth grade class (this year’s freshmen) will need to be college and career ready, 54 more students than were college and career ready in the graduating class of 2010. Sonya Giles, Board Chairperson Dot Perkins, Superintendent
End of Course Assessments • English II • Algebra II • U.S. History • Biology May count up to 20% of a student’s final grade for this class.
Partners – Your help Question – What do you believe Gallatin County Schools need to do to better prepare students to be responsible, effective, productive citizens for our community? Please take a moment to write a suggestion on your card and leave it for us to use in making our school district the best it can be.
Gallatin County Schools 1,678 Students P-12 Four Schools and Alternative School Gallatin County Lower Elementary, EHS-2 Gallatin County Upper Elementary, 3-5 Gallatin County Middle School, 6-8 Gallatin County High School, 9-12 Alternative School, 12 Slots, Grades 6-12
Gallatin County Schools 70% Free & Reduced Lunch Property Tax Rate 2011 = 66.6 (Compensating Tax for 2011 = 66.6) Equalized Original SFCC Nickel – 1990 Growth Nickel – 2000 Equalized Recallable Nickel – 2005 Equalized Facility Funding Nickel - 2008
NICKELS *FSPK (Facilities Support Program of KY) – 1990 Local - $268,541 State - $254,219 *Original Growth Nickel – 2000 Local - $ 268,541 State - $0 *Equalized Growth Nickel Local - $0 State - $0 *Recallable Nickel – 2005 Local - $268,541 State - $258,253 *Equalized Facility Funding Nickel – 2008 Local - $0 State - $255,398 Gallatin County is one of only three school districts that has three of our nickels equalized by the state.
KPR Academic Index Data *Transition Index
PER PUPIL FUNDING SEEK and Transportation funding has basically been flat or reduced over the past five years, putting an ever larger burden on the local community to fund the increasing costs mandated by the state.
ADJOURN • We will meet again in January and for our third and final time in April. • I need your help to make our school district the best place possible for our students.