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Preston School Board Meeting March 19, 2014 Superintendent Report. Mission : To provide all students with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for life-long success in a changing world.
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 – 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 - $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)
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!
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)
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.
Differential Pay (Pay for Performance) – 2013-14
Professional Development – 2014 Summer
Leadership Incentives – 2014-15
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
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)
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 616 –
“…unusual and unique circumstances…process outlined in PHS Course Handbook…
‘’’…application by spring of Junior year (Policy 616).
“…only Seniors can apply for a reduced schedule (1 – 4 periods during second semester of Senior year (Policy 616). “
FCHS – 21st Century Community Schools
Pioneer, Oakwood, PJHS – School Improvement Grant
Pioneer, PJHS – CLC Grant
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
PJHS incentive , BPA
Other Fund Raisers
Administrators directed to send fund raising requests to Board.
SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT LAW
♦ PRIVACY – DISCLOSURE AND DUTY TO REPORT
♦ ETHICS AND FAIR DEALING
♦ SEARCH AND SEIZURE
♦ BOARD BIAS AND CURRENT DECISIONS
♦ CURRENT ISSUES WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM IDAHO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVE
♦ FINANCE – NEW ISSUES
♦ INSURANCE – THE RISK OF EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
April 28th & 29th in Boise
A. Employees U, V, W, X, Y, Z