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Paterson Public Schools “State of the District” 2005-2006. A presentation to the Collaborative Community Groups Dr. Michael E. Glascoe State District Superintendent March 12, 2007. Agenda. A snapshot of Paterson Public Schools Our academic priorities Student assessment & achievement

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paterson public schools state of the district 2005 2006

Paterson Public Schools“State of the District”2005-2006

A presentation to the Collaborative Community Groups

Dr. Michael E. Glascoe

State District Superintendent

March 12, 2007

agenda
Agenda
  • A snapshot of Paterson Public Schools
  • Our academic priorities
    • Student assessment & achievement
    • District initiatives
    • Increasing accountability
  • Goals going forward
district snapshot
District Snapshot
  • We are the third largest, most diverse district in New Jersey with:
    • 30,000 students, preschool to grade 12
    • 7,000 employees
    • 52 schools and 39 add’l preschool centers
    • 37 languages spoken in our schools
      • 10,000 students (39 percent) speak a primary language other than English
slide4

27,000

26,447

26,500

26,256

26,193

26,000

25,443

25,500

25,207

Number of Students

25,000

24,628

24,563

24,500

24,000

23,500

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

School Year

District Profile: K-12 Enrollment

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Top Languages Spoken As Primary,

Besides English

Arabic

Bengali

Turkish

Spanish

Turkish, 1.2%

Bengali, 4.6%

Arabic, 4.2%

Spanish, 88.7%

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Student Assessments

  • Annual assessments occur in every grade & school
  • Test scores help identify student progress, student needs; program successes and program needs
  • New Data Quality Initiative will work to improve use of data at every level, my office to the classroom
    • Our administrators have recently traveled to districts in New Haven, Baltimore to access success and procedures
ten schools narrowly missed ayp by 1 or 2 points
Ten schools narrowly missedAYP -- by 1 or 2 points
  • School 3
  • School 6
  • School 9
  • School 12
  • School 14
  • School 15 (Middle Grades Only)
  • School 18 (Middle Grades Only)
  • School 20 (Middle Grades Only)
  • School 25 (Middle Grades Only, Met AYP in Elementary)
  • School 27 (Middle Grades Only, Met AYP in Elementary)
five schools met ayp in all areas
Five Schools met AYP in all areas
  • School 1
  • School 29
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Norman S. Weir
  • Rosa Parks High School
seven schools are on hold good news these schools made ayp for one year
Seven schools are on hold – good news(These schools made AYP for one year)
  • School 6
  • School 7
  • School 11
  • School 16
  • School 19
  • School 25
  • Alexander Hamilton Academy
curriculum instruction
Curriculum & Instruction

A new, cohesive

Curriculum & Instruction department was established last year.

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Curriculum & Instruction Provides:

  • Staff development based on State Standards and

“best practices”

  • Assistance to support instruction
  • Direct support to High Priority Schools
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Curriculum & Instruction Provides:

  • Differentiated instruction for unique needs, including English language learners and special education students
  • Curriculum development in 15 focus areas, from mathematics to health
new initiatives in curriculum instruction
New Initiatives in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Greater Presence in Schools
    • Visitation Logs
  • Uninterrupted learning blocks
  • Direct support to priority schools
  • Extensive staff development, training
secondary education initiatives
Secondary Education Initiatives
  • Small Learning Communities
    • Within comprehensive high schools and also off-site, such as Garrett Morgan
  • Academic Rigor
    • Additional AP and Honors classes
  • Personalization of academic experience
community engagement
Community Engagement
  • Focus on school-community partnerships
    • 3 Advisory Groups – collaborating monthly
    • Regular parent-staff meetings
    • Six Zone meetings attended by 800 people
  • Community participation
    • District decisions such as principal selections and uniforms
improved communications
Improved Communications
  • District Newsletter
    • Translated into Spanish
  • District HiLites
    • Weekly, via email
  • New Website
  • Improved programming – Channel 76
  • Connect-Ed Messages- over 600 last yr.
community engagement looking ahead
Community EngagementLooking Ahead
  • Pro-active registration for students
  • Fall & Spring forums at every school
  • Informal meetings with Superintendent
    • Student, staff, teacher discussions
    • Accessibility and response
  • “Town Meetings” on hot topics: uniforms, GPA requirements for athletes, etc.
facilities
Facilities
  • Issues of age and overcrowding impact every aspect of Paterson student achievement.
    • Poorly equipped classrooms - inadequate, antiquated facilities
    • Heating, plumbing issues
    • Crowded rooms affecting learning and instruction at the secondary level
facilities25
Facilities
  • In Paterson, Children Attend:
    • 7 Schools Over 100 Years Old
    • 24 Schools Over 75 Years Old
    • 34 Schools Over 50 Years Old
  • To properly educate our students, we need 1,700 new or refurbished classrooms
current construction projects
Current Construction Projects
  • International High School, by 12/08
  • Marshall-Hazel School & Bridge
  • School 24 renovation
  • School 25 renovation
  • New Roberto Clemente K-Center
high priority scc approved projects 1 of 2
High priority, SCC-approved projects 1 of 2
  • PS 25 Addition and Modernization, (Included in the original 59 schools).
  • Marshall Hazel Street Elementary School, (included in the original 59 schools).
  • New Roberto Clemente Kindergarten Center, (included in the original 59 schools).
  • Boris Kroll new third High School, land acquisition required. (Overcrowding, ESHS Health and Safety dependency).
  • A&P, District office administrative center. (New ECC and SPED).
  • Savio Hall, renovations at Don Bosco. (Overcrowding, swing space 300 students).
  • PS 20 new school on existing property. (ECC, overcrowding, swing space).
  • PS 16, in concept design, site identified, land acquisition required. (ECC, overcrowding).
high priority scc approved projects
High priority, SCC-approved projects
  • PS 3, in concept design, site identified, land acquisition required. (ECC, overcrowding).
  • ESHS, Academies, (modernizing and new HVAC plant, Overcrowding, Health and Safety, dependant on new and swing space).
  • HARP, site identified, land acquisition required, (Overcrowding, Swing, HS cohort Retention)
  • PS 19 conversion to ECC. (a new PS19 is required for the existing population).
  • PS 5, construction documents completed, (Reconfigure for ECC and Kindergartens, swing space required).
  • PS 6A, campus concept, new elementary and middle school, land acquisition required.
  • Hinchliffe Stadium, Sports Business Academy, (Overcrowding and required playgrounds for downtown schools).
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Business Operations

2005-2006

  • Primary Functions in this area are:
    • Accounting – managing $509 million budget
    • Payroll – 14,000 paychecks monthly
    • Facilities maintenance
    • Construction management
business operations
Business Operations
  • New operating procedures have led to $20.6 million savings within:
    • Labor Relations
    • Human Resources
    • Legal Services
    • Risk Management
    • AND other sources, such as recouping funds from outstanding lawsuits
business operations looking ahead
Business Operations:looking ahead
  • Working to direct all available funds to learning and instruction by:
      • Improving processes
      • Upgrading audits
      • Emphasizing fiscal accountability

“Children First”

human resources
Human Resources
  • Increasing accountability for all 7,000 employees through:
    • Clear, standard operating procedures
    • Modernized attendance “ID” system
    • New policies in risk management
      • 50 percent decrease in claims
      • 66 percent decrease in absences due to injury
our goals 2006 2007
Our Goals 2006-2007
  • Improved academic performance
  • Increased parent, community involvement
  • Standard Operating Procedures in place and fully utilized
  • Strategic Plan approved and implemented
  • Additional cost-savings, allowing us to direct every available dollar to student achievement
  • A new culture of accountability
thank you

Thank you

“State of the District”

Dr. Michael E. Glascoe

State District Superintendent