CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40
BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET




MEETING DATE:  12-08-04 DATE PREPARED: 12-01-04

AGENDA ITEM: # 13 AGENDA TITLE: Policy postings

ITEM PREPARED BY: Stuber ITEM REQUESTED BY: Policy Committee

SUMMARY: The Board Agenda lists several policies proposed by the Policy
Committee.  As indicated, some are new policy proposals and some are
revisions of current policy.

SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVICE: Post policies for 30 days.  30 days will allow for
public input and further review by district staff.  A hard copy will be
available at the district office and they will also be posted on the
district web site.  The proposals either update current policy or are newly
proposed to standardize current practice.  All language came from the OSBA
Policy Service.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED: No.  Copies were forwarded via email to
board members and the media.  

ESTIMATED COST/FUND: n/a

 

 

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40
BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET




MEETING DATE: 12-08-04 DATE PREPARED: 12-01-04

AGENDA ITEM: # 14 AGENDA TITLE: Business appointments

ITEM PREPARED BY: Stuber ITEM REQUESTED BY: Stuber

SUMMARY: The Board passed by resolution a list of business appointments at
the August meeting.  Since then, Jennifer Heiss has replaced Patrick Bentley
as Business Manager.

SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVICE: By resolution, the board should approve Jennifer
Heiss as the appropriate designee. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ATTACHED: Board resolution.


ESTIMATED COST/FUND: n/a

 

 

Curriculum Update



We will improve student achievement on District Assessments.

In order to meet the goal established by the Creswell School
District of achieving student improvement as measured on assessments, the
components of this goal were identified for tracking on a month-by-month
basis.  They are comprised of:

1.  Content Committee activities:


Met with HS Social Studies subcommittee Nov 8.  We are nearly
complete with getting learner outcomes and assessments aligned.
Met with EL Social Studies subcommittee on Nov 22.  The three
members have split up the grades and are working towards verifying the
learner outcomes for each grade level.  In addition, assessment material is
being collected in areas deficient.  We will meet again when this is
compiled.
The MS Social Studies subcommittee meeting conflicted with
negotiations scheduled later.  We are meeting soon.

2.  Staff training or inservice:


Met with the MS staff on Nov 5 and EL staff on Nov 3.  Will meet
with HS staff today (Dec 8) and MS again on Dec 3.  I have been asking the
principals to make a physical check with each teacher to assure themselves
that there is a grid in place for recording assessments.  We have discussed
this at staff meetings so we are getting on track in areas deficient.
I will meet with selected HS staff this month for areas not
completed, notably Spanish, PE, and shop.  We will start from scratch and
build up the data as normal in all other content areas.
I will meet with the MS science group at their request this month or
next.

3.  Developing a District Gradebook:


The grade book idea is branching out from software other than
Pentamation.  Originally we thought Pent would work best, but this is not
the case at this time and in the interest of speeding up collections and
eliminating data entry error we will work within the system teachers know
best.

4.  Recognizing staff and students:


We had a nice presentation by HS students in the LCC program as well
as EL students who demonstrated palm pilots in November.

5.  Other:

 
I am currently reviewing some sample policy revisions to ensure they
mesh with the curriculum plans.