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North Providence School Department FY 2015 Budget Workshop. Presented by: Melinda A. Smith, M.Ed., Superintendent John McNamee, CPA, Director of Finance February 6, 2014. North Providence School Department Mission Statement.

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north providence school department fy 2015 budget workshop

North Providence School DepartmentFY 2015 Budget Workshop

Presented by:

Melinda A. Smith, M.Ed., Superintendent

John McNamee, CPA, Director of Finance

February 6, 2014

north providence school department mission statement
North Providence School Department Mission Statement
  • The Mission of the North Providence School District, as an urban ring community with a strong neighborhood identity which recognizes its individual and cultural diversity and its sensitivity to the needs of the community, is to educate its students in a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment for successful entry into industry, business, or higher education by providing them with 21st century skills in academics, communication, technology, and the humanities, holding them to high expectations, and recognizing the needs of individual students in order to ensure they become productive and contributing members of a global society.
annual district goals
Annual District Goals
  • Students will improve their ability to analyze text in all content areas
  • Students will improve in the area of mathematical practices to apply strategies learned to solve real world problems
additional school personnel
Additional School Personnel
  • 1.0 School Nurse Teacher

(Stephen Olney/Whelan)

  • .5 Resource Teacher (McGuire)
  • .5 Preschool Teacher (District)
  • .5 English Language Learner Teacher

Strategic Plan Goal: Instruction

All students will have equal access to rigorous, student centered, data driven instruction to meet their individual learning needs.

inquiry based science curriculum improvement resources
Inquiry Based Science Curriculum Improvement Resources
  • Science scores lag behind State averages:
  • Grade 4 State Average: 41
  • Grade 8 State Average: 30
  • Grade 11 State Average: 30

Strategic Plan Goal: Curriculum

All students Pk-12 will be provided a guaranteed and viable curriculum in all content areas aligned to state and national standards.

math curriculum improvement resources
Math Curriculum Improvement Resources
  • Math Manupilatives K-5 to support the mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards
  • Middle School math curriculum resources that include online resources and student materials

Strategic Plan Goal: Curriculum

All students Pk-12 will be provided a guaranteed and viable curriculum in all content areas aligned to state and national standards.

elementary curriculum improvement reading resources
Elementary Curriculum Improvement Reading Resources

Non-fiction text to be added to K-5 classrooms to support the Common Core State Standards

Middle School English Language Arts Program

Strategic Plan Goal: Curriculum

All students Pk-12 will be provided a guaranteed and viable curriculum in all content areas aligned to state and national standards.

new programs
New Programs
  • Middle School Bradley Program
  • Sailing Into Success Summer Program
  • Advanced Placement Courses
technology
Technology
  • Improve infrastructure
  • Additional devices (lap tops/carts)
  • Increase technology enabled classrooms: document cameras and interactive projectors
  • Install whiteboards
  • Software
  • Strategic Plan Goal: Technology

Students will improve in their knowledge and ability to utilize and apply technology in order to be successful and meet the diverse demands of the 21st Century.

Must meet PARCC requirements

north providence school dept
North Providence School Dept

Budget Highlights

  • Expenditures – General Fund

FY 2015$50,639,218

FY 2014 $47,662,422

Incr. $2,976,796 +6.25%