CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 40

Ruby Price, Superintendent

rprice@creswell.k12.or.us

 

District Office                                                                                  

998 West A Street                                                                                                           Creswell, OR 97426                                                         

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SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – March 2010

Submitted by Ruby Price, Superintendent, Creswell School District

 

 

Restoration of the 2009-2010 school year:

 

I am pleased to report that the 12 day committee met, upon recommendation of the finance committee and school board, on March 3, 2010.  Based on current information after the passage of Measures 66 and 67, the district will be receiving additional state school fund revenue which triggers the addition of days to the school calendar per the Memorandum of Understanding with Creswell’s educational associations.  The findings are that five days can be added back to the 2009-2010 school year.  Adjustments to the school calendar are June 1 and 11 to become student contact days, June 14 a staff development day and June 15 the final grading day for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

Planning for 2010-2011:

 

We are stewards of the public trust as well as the public dollars that fund the Creswell School District.  Our finance committee has worked tirelessly this year, meeting at either 6:00 or 6:30 AM almost every Wednesday of the 2009-2010 school year to fulfill the Creswell School Board Charge to the Finance Committee as stated below:

 

 

Goal 5:   To realign the district budget to support district goals, keeping student

                 achievement as top priority

 

Make student learning the priority of our schools:

 

·          Align all practices and procedures to promote student learning.

 

·         Maximize and direct resources to support teaching and learning, in classrooms and extensions thereof.

 

·         Develop an inclusive process that involves Creswell schools and greater community in the conversation to realign the district budget to support district goals, keeping student achievement as top priority.

                                   

The Finance Committee is made up of representatives from every corner of the Creswell School District to include teachers (licensed staff), classified staff, community members, parents, board members, administrators, and representatives from every district department of operations; this team has been ably led by Dr. Lonn Robertson, Chair.  Dr. Robertson directed a very thorough examination of the efficacy (in light of implications for teaching and learning) and efficiency of every program in the district.   

 

The finance committee supports the superintendent and district administration, who have identified literally thousands of dollars which can be recaptured through efficiencies that either have been instituted this year or are projected for implementation in the 2010-2011 school year.  In addition to the efficiencies determined, the team closely examined school/department reports to gain a better grasp of the current needs across the district which could negatively impact student learning and not allow the district’s most important resource, our highly skilled personnel, to work and operate at full capacity. 

 

The result of this year’s long process, to no longer just continue to do ‘business as usual’, has exceeded expectations.  Not only will the Creswell School District be able to better meet identified needs and provide better service to students and parents, we will be able to do so with no additional cost to the district. 

 

Dr. Lonn Robertson and Superintendent Price will review key elements of this work with the Creswell Board of Directors at the March 10, 2010 board meeting. 

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:  The K-12 Student Success Science Team is in the final stages of completing a thorough review of new Oregon state science standards, district scope/sequence of science curriculum, identification of learner outcomes, and development of both formative and summative assessment tools and data.

 

Representatives from CES, CMS, and CHS as well as Lane ESD have been engaged in this year-long process.  Outcomes of the Science Success Team include:

 

  1. Recommendation re: improvements for scope/sequence, learner outcomes, and/or assessment items.
  2. Review and recommendation of curriculum materials for possible purchase according to the availability of funds to meet district needs.
  3. Creation of staff development plans to implement Science curriculum materials to include:  drafting workshop agenda, locating presenters, arranging time and place, and communicating workshop information to staff.

 

The Superintendent as Director of Curriculum has provided leadership, support and direction to the team with the purpose of developing and implementing high-quality, research-based science curriculum and instruction that is aligned to grades K-12.

 

Agenda item summary:

 

Agenda item 12.       Student Transfer Request

 

Agenda item 13.       Recommend approval of licensed staff renewals as presented to the Board by the superintendent.

 

Agenda item 14.       Recommend action as determined by Board Chair.

 

Agenda item 15.       Recommend approval of personnel report; all background information in packet available for board review.

 

Agenda item 16.       Recommend approval to post policies as recommended/reviewed by policy committee.

 

Agenda item 17.       Recommend approval to adopt policies as presented; policies have been thoroughly vetted by the Creswell community; ready for adoption.

 

Agenda item 18.       Recommend approval of action to restore five days to 2009-2010 school year/calendar as per Memorandum of Understanding dated May 12, 2009.

 

 

 

BOARD AGENDA FACT SHEET

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #40

RESOLUTION 0910-16

 

MEETING DATE:            March 10, 2010

DATE PREPARED:                   March 4, 2010     

AGENDA ITEM:              #17

AGENDA TITLE:                 12 day cut MOU update

 

 

ITEM REQUESTED BY:   Ruby Price, Superintendent

 

INFORMATION:

 

The 12 day committee met upon recommendation of the finance committee and school board. 

 

Based on the current information after the passage of Measures 66 and 67 the district will be receiving additional state school fund revenue which triggers the addition of days to the school calendar per the Memorandum of Understanding with the bargaining groups.

 

The findings are that 5 days can be added to the school year.  Adjustments to the school calendar are June 1 and 11 become student contact days, June 14 a staff development day and June 15 the final grading day for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve the adjustments to the 2009-2010 school calendar.

 

 

 

 

APPROVED BY THE BOARD ON ­­­­­­­______________________________________

 

CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

By:_________________________________    ________________________________

            Board Chair                                                  Superintendent