SUPERINTENDENTíS REPORT DECEMBER 2006
1. Language Arts scheduled review.† Our first team meeting was held November 7th:† we also met on the 15th and December 5th.† Next meeting is February 15.† We have had constructive sessions and currently are updating the scope and sequence.
2. Curriculum.† Continuous improvement.† The Writing Success Team debriefed at the LA meeting on the 7th as several of those team members are on both LA and Writing committees.† The Writing Team recommendations will be acted upon by the LA committee. The Math Success Team will debrief in January.
3. Facilities.† Middle School bond.† Too much information to recap here.† Look for the many updates on the district web site.
4. Facilities.† Long range maintenance.† No update this month, see Business Managerís report for other maintenance information.
5. Student Services.† HS mission and graduation policy.† This group has been meeting and posting information/minutes on the web site.
6. Student Services.† HS drop out rates.† See above.† Mr. Ophus also prepared a report this month on drop outs.
7. Hiring Policy.† Mr. Kounovsky convened the Policy Committee November 1st.† We will post minutes as they arrive.
8. K-12 extracurricular policies and practices review.† No update this month.
9. Labor Management Committee.† LMC met November 15th will meet next in January.† The Minutes are posted on the web site.
10. Negotiations.† Notice of intent to bargain has been received from LUBC.† NC will have a brief work session with the full board January 10th at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular board meeting.
a. I attended workshops on school-wide reading interventions, school designs to encourage walking/biking to school, improving my communication style, and working with ďunteachableĒ students from one of our keynote speakers LouAnne Johnson.†
I would like the minutes to reflect a
pair of $500 donations; one from Mike Arnold and one from Music Counts! Fund of
c. The initial, formal step, of the 2007-2008 budget adoption has taken place.† Mrs. Heiss has forwarded estimated revenue figures and cost projections to the department heads.
d. Safety update.† I am told by Mr. Shrives that the
e. Good news.† Paula Willis, who conducts talented and gifted workshops for parents and teachers has been working with a number of Creswell residents.† She called this week to let me know of the positive feedback about our programs she had received from parents.† She was impressed with our MS staff (some of whom have also attended the workshops) and their interest and capacity for working with children of poverty. She said that most of her workshops expose her to parents and others with lots of complaints about services, or lack there-of, and felt it worthwhile to note that Creswell Schools were the exception.†