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Superintendent’s Report – February 10, 2010
The Creswell school community continues to move forward this year in so many positive ways. In evidence throughout the district, you will see dedicated staff and volunteers keeping student learning as a top priority, maximizing and directing resources to support teaching and learning, in classrooms and extensions thereof (athletic events, extra-curricular activities). I would like to highlight some community efforts which are greatly contributing to the creation of educational environments where students can thrive, learn, and grow, free of distractions.
addition to the work with District Attorney Gardner,
The Creswell School Board is taking the lead in this effort by reviewing new policy JFCF at the February board meeting, with the goal being to create schools free of hazing, harassment, intimidation, menacing, bullying, and cyberbullying. Watch for the policy to be posted on the district website for parent and patron review; we welcome any and all comments, concerns, or ideas.
Increasing school district engagement with the Creswell Community:
I am pleased to be able to report on a couple of the latest partnerships between our schools and agencies that provide support for Creswell families.
times get hard, Creswell residents often travel to the Community Sharing
partnership between the Community Sharing Program, the City of
Lastly, on April 22, 2010, people from all around
the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Out of a recent conversation with
The collaboration between
Agenda item summary:
Agenda item 12. Recommend Board approval of Lane ESD Local Service Plan 2010-11; The Board received a comprehensive review of the proposal by Lane ESD Superintendent Egan at the January board meeting.
Agenda item 13. Recommend Board approval of OSEA MOA – Committee Compensation. Provides vehicle for reimbursement to classified employees for serving on Board approved committees for the District outside of regular working hours; similar to licensed reimbursement authorized under CEA Agreement, Article 13.
Agenda item 14. Recommend approval of personnel report.
Agenda item 15. Recommend adoption of policies IKF and IKF-AR Diplomas which incorporate new language recommended by Oregon School Boards Association for graduation requirements.
Agenda item 16. Recommend posting of policies as per agenda. At the December 9, 2009 Board meeting, the Board had adopted Policy JFCF/GBNA and JFCF/GBNA-AR. OSBA has recommended that this policy be separated into two distinct policies, one for staff, and one for students as identified for Board review. Policies addressing Hazing/Harassment/Intimidation/Menacing/Bullying/Cyberbullying, to be reviewed by parents, patrons, students, set forth clear definitions, explicit expectations, and consistent consequences.
Agenda item 17. Recommend approval of district independent textbook adoption. The current ELL high school curriculum has proven to be inadequate for the English Language Learner students. The need for an independent textbook adoption process results from the fact that Hampton-Brown Publishers (now National Geographic) did not submit the EDGE curriculum on time to be on the list of acceptable curriculum. At this time, high school students and teachers have been using a limited curriculum which does not adequately meet the needs of our ELL students. It is my recommendation that Creswell Public Schools adopt EDGE, a progressive new curriculum that could also be used as well in the middle school and elementary school programs.
Agenda item 18. Recommend action on CHS Handbook Language Revision – Drugs. New language is very clear and consistent with Board Policy JFCI, Substance/Drug Abuse; consequences are consistent with clearly defined expectations.