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SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – October 2009
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: The K-12 Student Success Science Team is in place for the 2009-10 school year with representatives from CES, CMS, and CHS as well as Lane ESD. The Superintendent as Director of Curriculum will provide leadership 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.
The K-12 Student Success Science Team:
Success Team Goals:
First Meeting Date/Location: October 15 12:00-3:00 PM, Board Room. Agenda will focus on updates of science curriculum scope/sequence, learner outcomes, and assessment tools. Will investigate Internet resources. Develop Next Steps.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Improving student learning and achievement is
directly linked to effective instruction and teaching practices. We are working very closely with the Oregon
DATA Project, which is a state-wide professional development initiative
designed to provide school administrators and teachers at the district,
building and classroom levels with the skills and knowledge necessary for
effectively using data for decision making.
Included in the Board packet this month are the results of the DATA
Project pre-assessments, the statements from the pre-assessments to which the
participants responded, and notes from the data portion of the administrative
team meeting in August. For the
All five administrators participated in the DATA Project Strand 1 and Strand 2 pre-assessments in August. ESD School Improvement team members, Sandie and Sam, shared the results with the administrative team at the August meeting. Meeting notes are attached.
All 76 teachers took the DATA Project Strand 3 pre-assessments in September. Sam and Sandie returned to visit with the administrative team to compare and contrast the administrative findings with the teachers findings both between groups (administrators vs. teachers) and between schools (elementary vs. middle vs. high school).
The administrative team used the data to assist with a S.W.O.T. analysis in preparation for development of a plan for implementing data driven decision making and data teams district wide.
This information will be used to begin drafting a proposal to share with the administrative team on October 30th to address:
GRANT WRITING: The
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: I am proud to be able to say that, even though every Creswell School District staff member has taken a voluntary, district-wide 12-day pay cut this year that saved programs from being eliminated or gutted under the current budget crunch, United Way loaned executive Bob Kaminski has been a welcome presenter at staff meetings across the district. The Creswell School District has joined with every other school district represented in the Lane Educational Service District to be part of the United Way campaign to provide support to families and children in need in our communities during the month of October.
The H1N1 virus (formally Swine Flu) has officially been declared a Pandemic Illness and the hospitals in our community have seen an increase in cases in the past few months. In response to requests by Creswell parents, Creswell Public Schools have volunteered all three schools to serve as immunization clinics/sites for distribution of H1 N1 vaccine. Final selection of sites to be determined by the Lane Health Department; information will be made available to schools, parents, and students as soon as possible. Parent permission will be required for all students to receive immunizations.
Agenda item summary:
Agenda item 12. Recommend review of board policy for filling vacant board positions due to resignation of board member mid-term. Determine timeline/process that will be used for filling board vacancy.
Agenda item 13. The
Agenda item 15. Recommended that the board support the corporate sponsorship protocol.
Agenda item 16. Recommend approval of list of alternative schools.
Agenda item 17. Recommend approval of Transportation Supplemental Plan Adjustment
Agenda item 19. Recommend that the Board continue with the process and approve this resolution. If the interest rate is something other than 0% then the board can make a decision at that point to terminate.
Agenda item 20. Recommend Adoption of 2010-2011 Budget Calendar by School Board