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Hamilton County Schools Administrative Workshop July 27, 2009 Jim Scales, Ph.D. Superintendent. Budgetary Challenges. Budget was painful this year I appreciate your diligence in helping the district weather this storm We may be leaner but we must also be meaner

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Hamilton County Schools

Administrative Workshop

July 27, 2009

Jim Scales, Ph.D.

Superintendent

budgetary challenges
Budgetary Challenges
  • Budget was painful this year
  • I appreciate your diligence in helping the district weather this storm
    • We may be leaner but we must also be meaner
    • We must protect the integrity of our instructional programs
    • We must not let politics determine our students’ futures
    • We must protect our students and their learning
celebrating success
Celebrating Success
  • This district has made incredible strides
    • More students graduating/going to college
    • Fewer drop-outs
    • Great writing scores
  • That is due to your efforts and leadership
  • Thank YOU for all you have done for our students
  • But now is not the time to become complacent
new challenges
New Challenges:
  • Academic Achievement
    • More schools not making AYP
    • Preliminary scores are cause for concern
    • System made AYP
  • We must remain focused to help our students succeed
cultural imperatives
Cultural Imperatives
  • Children come first
  • All employees are accountable for student achievement that exceeds state standards
  • All employees will demonstrate professionalism and integrity
  • Student success is our only option
  • Potential is discovered and nurtured
cultural imperatives cont d
Cultural Imperatives (cont’d)
  • Academic rigor is the norm
  • Communication is clear, open and timely
  • Students, parents, families and the community are essential partners
  • Diversity is valued as demonstrated by culturally competent practices
  • Facilities are safe, clean, secure and inviting
vision
Vision
  • I believe that all students can succeed
  • I do not believe that proficient is sufficient
  • My goal for this district is for our students to score advanced
  • My expectation is that all students will graduate
  • I believe in ACT and college readiness skills
  • I want to close the achievement gap not only between ethnic groups but also for our low income students
instruction
Instruction
  • We have no room for stagnant instruction
  • We must help our teachers to provide quality instruction everyday
  • I believe that Central Office is the support system for instruction
reorganization
Reorganization
  • The budget is forcing us to rework how we do business
  • I know we have reorganized 3 times since I have been here
  • But I must reorganize to create a system that best supports you with limited resources
operations reorganization
Operations Reorganization
  • 1 Asst. Superintendent of Operations = James Colbert (will also cover high schools)
  • 1 Middle School Director = Robert Sharpe
  • 2 ES Directors = Carol Langston and Gail Morgan
  • Susan Swanson = support Benwood Schools
administrative support
Administrative Support
  • Basically the same except Gary Waters now reports directly to me
  • Rick Smith = Deputy of Administrative Services
    • Child care
    • Student nutrition
    • Student services
    • Athletics
    • Graduation
    • Discipline
    • Transportation
    • Zoning
collaborative model of support
Collaborative Model of Support
  • I believe that Central Office exists to support the schools
  • I have directed that Operations and Curriculum folks work together to drive instruction/curriculum into the classroom
  • They will be a team focused on supporting the schools
  • Principals will report to Operations
hcde on the move
HCDE On the Move
  • My vision is that Hamilton County continue to be a leader in education in this state in the next decade
  • I believe we must do what is right for kids, not what is popular
    • If you do the right thing, I will support you
  • I believe that principals are the key to our students’ success
there is no i in team
There is no “I” in Team
  • I have laid out my vision and goals for this district for next year
  • But I cannot do it alone
  • We must all work together
  • I need everyone in this room to get on the bus with me
support for the system
Support for the System
  • Our issues are those dealing with adults, not children
  • I believe when we remain focused on kids, we always do the right thing
  • The challenge is to keep that focus laser sharp and not get distracted