Schools Complete Improvement Planning Reviews
Doing more to engage the community and targeting individual students for intervention were two subjects considered for improvement at Monday's school board meeting.
Begun last week, members of the board heard school officials relate their plans to close educational gaps and increase opportunities "for all students" through the School Improvement and Planning process. Seventeen schools made their presentations Monday.
School Superintendent Aaron Spence and Deputy Superintendent Marc Bergin facilitated the presentations.
Principal Jenny Purvis of Vass-Lakeview Elementary School told the board that she was "excited" by the progress her school had made.
"We achieved an overall 73.5 percent reading proficiency level for 2011-2012, and our goal is to achieve 80 percent or higher," Purvis said.
Data cards will be used to track each student's progress through the year.
"In our office we have cards for all 620 of our students. They are color coded, so we can easily tell how a student is progressing and whether or not they're improving or are in need of intervention."
In a previous interview Bergin said that the schools were asked to "align their school improvement efforts with the mission, vision and goals of the district's strategic plan."
"Each school's plan includes two or three goals that directly align with at least two of the four pathways in the district's plan," he said.
The four pathways are Culture, Leadership, Community and Learning.
Read more in Wednesday's edition of the Pilot.
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