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preston school board meeting march 19 2014 superintendent report

Preston School Board MeetingMarch 19, 2014Superintendent Report

Mission : To provide all students with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for life-long success in a changing world.

Vision: Preston School District believes that in partnership with parents and the community our schools will provide appropriate opportunities for all learners to reach their academic and social potential in a safe and supportive environment.

4 day week vs 5 day week
4 Day Week vs. 5 Day Week


4 Day Week – Originally offered as a temporary measure.

4 Day Week – Some patrons perceive it as watering down education.

4 Day Week – Budget driven decision vs. student driven decision.


Other group of patrons like 4 day week.

Test Scores have remained flat.

Allows district not to run supplemental levy

Unknown Budget: JFAC has approved budget, but it is not official yet. Insurance increase not announced, but likely 12-13%. Operational costs increasing (utilities, transportation, food services, etc.). Staffing concerns with IEP Student Aides.

bpa nationals competition
BPA Nationals Competition

BPA - $1200/student. Fundraisers to help offset costs.

The following students are qualified for Nationals:

Megan Steadman  (Event 1:  3D computer modeling -and- Event 2: Computer Animation Team)

Ryan Barton  (Event 1: PC Servicing & Troubleshooting -and- Event 2: Computer Animation Team)

Lexus Rawlings (Accounting)

Bailee Wiley (Integrated Office)

KarleighStricko (XHTML & CSS)

good news if you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together
Good NewsIf you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

Thank you to the donor paid for overdue lunch accounts for elementary students.

Thank you to the donor paid for band uniforms.

Elementary Reading scores increasing.

Cheerleaders 1st at Districts, State competition this weekend.

State Wrestlers – Keaton Keller & Tayson Read both took 3rd at State!

department report lep limited english proficient program
Department Report -LEP (Limited English Proficient) Program

Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), Progress/ Growth, Attainment of Proficiency.

50 students being tested on Idaho English Language Assessment (IELA). Silvia Woodward administering these tests.

May 2nd – Parent night for Spanish speaking families at Oakwood Elementary.

ELL Staff: Patsy Shipley (Pioneer), DeAnn Wilson (Oakwood), Jodi Millburn (PJHS), KaywinCottle (PHS), Silvia Woodward (Family-District Liaison)

sbac parent night
SBAC Parent Night

April 9th, High School Library, 7:00 – 9:00

Explain how district will use SBAC and Common Core.

Parents can take portion of SBAC in computer lab.

teacher incentives
Teacher Incentives

Differential Pay (Pay for Performance) – 2013-14

Professional Development – 2014 Summer

Leadership Incentives – 2014-15

staffing trends
Staffing Trends

2013-14 2014-15

  • High School 777 807
  • Jr. High 606 577
  • Oakwood 553 584
  • Pioneer 568 Registration ongoing
  • Hiring Freeze
sei tec charter school update
SEI Tec Charter School Update

Charter School Board: (New Additions – Doug West & Terry Larsen)

Programs (Health Occupations, Electronics, Business Applications)

Field Trips: Electronicsstudents went to the college of Technology at ISU/Electronics program, EMTs went to the EMS convention in SLC, Health OCC/EMR students from all three schools went to ISU and BYU-Idaho to see several programs, the cadaver lab, and paramedic lab, ISU tour.

Jr. High Career Exploration Course

phs dual credit update
PHS Dual Credit Update

11 classes offered by PHS staff as adjunct professors

7 AP classes offered

43 dual credit classes offered

13 classes offered on IEN

31 Classes offered through Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) in our computer labs.

ACT Prep Class (20+ Students, $25 student)

phs dual credit update1
PHS Dual Credit Update

Lynda Hamblin - Concurrent English 12 A & B

PandiElison - Concurrent US History A & B & Concurrent American Government A & B

Cheryl Burgess - Concurrent Economics

Robert Franckowiak - Concurrent Calculus A & B and Concurrent Statistics A & B

Brandon Lyon - College Algebra/Trigonometry

policy review early graduation
Policy Review – Early Graduation

Policy 616 –

“…unusual and unique circumstances…process outlined in PHS Course Handbook…


‘’’…application by spring of Junior year (Policy 616).

Shortened Day

“…only Seniors can apply for a reduced schedule (1 – 4 periods during second semester of Senior year (Policy 616). “

grant application updates
Grant Application Updates

FCHS – 21st Century Community Schools

Pioneer, Oakwood, PJHS – School Improvement Grant

Pioneer, PJHS – CLC Grant

facility improvements
Facility Improvements

Facility Needs

Grounds Maintenance Building $250,000

High School Security Cameras 25,000

Jr. High Entrance Drive Thru 100,000

Loading Zone Oakwood/Pioneer 130,000

East Addition to new Gym 250,000

Home Ec./FCCLA Rooms/Cabinets 125,000

Football Field Improvements 250,000

Pioneer Playground 110,000

Cafeteria/Gym Pioneer 450,000

Remodel Oakwood Pod 200,000

Phone System Upgrade 25,000

JrHigh Air Conditioning 120,000

Upgrade High School Classrooms 750,000

***TOTAL 2,785,000

fund raiser approval procedure
Fund Raiser Approval Procedure

PJHS incentive , BPA

Other Fund Raisers

Administrators directed to send fund raising requests to Board.

education law institute for trustees
Education Law Institute for Trustees










April 28th & 29th in Boise

executive session
Executive Session

A. Employees U, V, W, X, Y, Z