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Preston School Board Meeting March 19, 2014 Superintendent Report Mission : To provide all students with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed.

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1 Preston School Board Meeting March 19, 2014 Superintendent Report Mission : To provide all students with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for life-long success in a changing world. Vision: Preston School District believes that in partnership with parents and the community our schools will provide appropriate opportunities for all learners to reach their academic and social potential in a safe and supportive environment.

2 Cons 4 Day Week – Originally offered as a temporary measure. 4 Day Week – Some patrons perceive it as watering down education. 4 Day Week – Budget driven decision vs. student driven decision. Pros Other group of patrons like 4 day week. Test Scores have remained flat. Allows district not to run supplemental levy Unknown Budget: JFAC has approved budget, but it is not official yet. Insurance increase not announced, but likely %. Operational costs increasing (utilities, transportation, food services, etc.). Staffing concerns with IEP Student Aides. 4 Day Week vs. 5 Day Week

3 BPA - $1200/student. Fundraisers to help offset costs. The following students are qualified for Nationals: Megan Steadman (Event 1: 3D computer modeling - and- Event 2: Computer Animation Team) Ryan Barton (Event 1: PC Servicing & Troubleshooting -and- Event 2: Computer Animation Team) Lexus Rawlings (Accounting) Bailee Wiley (Integrated Office) Karleigh Stricko (XHTML & CSS) BPA Nationals Competition

4 Thank you to the donor paid for overdue lunch accounts for elementary students. Thank you to the donor paid for band uniforms. Elementary Reading scores increasing. Cheerleaders 1 st at Districts, State competition this weekend. State Wrestlers – Keaton Keller & Tayson Read both took 3 rd at State! Good News If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

5 Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), Progress/ Growth, Attainment of Proficiency. 50 students being tested on Idaho English Language Assessment (IELA). Silvia Woodward administering these tests. May 2 nd – Parent night for Spanish speaking families at Oakwood Elementary. ELL Staff: Patsy Shipley (Pioneer), DeAnn Wilson (Oakwood), Jodi Millburn (PJHS), Kaywin Cottle (PHS), Silvia Woodward (Family- District Liaison) Department Report - LEP (Limited English Proficient) Program

6 April 9 th, High School Library, 7:00 – 9:00 Explain how district will use SBAC and Common Core. Parents can take portion of SBAC in computer lab. SBAC Parent Night

7 Differential Pay (Pay for Performance) – Professional Development – 2014 Summer Leadership Incentives – Teacher Incentives

8 High School Jr. High Oakwood Pioneer 568Registration ongoing Hiring Freeze Staffing Trends

9 Charter School Board: (New Additions – Doug West & Terry Larsen) Programs (Health Occupations, Electronics, Business Applications) Field Trips: Electronics students went to the college of Technology at ISU/Electronics program, EMTs went to the EMS convention in SLC, Health OCC/EMR students from all three schools went to ISU and BYU-Idaho to see several programs, the cadaver lab, and paramedic lab, ISU tour. Jr. High Career Exploration Course SEI Tec Charter School Update

10 11 classes offered by PHS staff as adjunct professors 7 AP classes offered 43 dual credit classes offered 13 classes offered on IEN 31 Classes offered through Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) in our computer labs. ACT Prep Class (20+ Students, $25 student) PHS Dual Credit Update

11 Lynda Hamblin - Concurrent English 12 A & B Pandi Elison - Concurrent US History A & B & Concurrent American Government A & B Cheryl Burgess - Concurrent Economics Robert Franckowiak - Concurrent Calculus A & B and Concurrent Statistics A & B Brandon Lyon - College Algebra/Trigonometry PHS Dual Credit Update

12 Policy 616 – …unusual and unique circumstances…process outlined in PHS Course Handbook… Handbook …application by spring of Junior year (Policy 616). Shortened Day …only Seniors can apply for a reduced schedule (1 – 4 periods during second semester of Senior year (Policy 616). Policy Review – Early Graduation

13 FCHS – 21 st Century Community Schools Pioneer, Oakwood, PJHS – School Improvement Grant Pioneer, PJHS – CLC Grant Grant Application Updates

14 Facility Needs Grounds Maintenance Building $250,000 High School Security Cameras 25,000 Jr. High Entrance Drive Thru 100,000 Loading Zone Oakwood/Pioneer 130,000 East Addition to new Gym 250,000 Home Ec./FCCLA Rooms/Cabinets 125,000 Football Field Improvements 250,000 Pioneer Playground 110,000 Cafeteria/Gym Pioneer 450,000 Remodel Oakwood Pod 200,000 Phone System Upgrade 25,000 Jr High Air Conditioning 120,000 Upgrade High School Classrooms 750,000 ***TOTAL 2,785,000 Facility Improvements

15 Facility Needs BrianChadFredJodyJoy Grounds Maintenance Building 190, High School Security Cameras 25, Jr High Entrance Drive Thru 100, Loading Zone Oakwood/Pioneer 130, East Addition to new Gym 250, Home Ec Rooms/Cabinets 125, Football Field Improvements 250, Pioneer Playground 110, Cafeteria/Gym Pioneer 450, Remodel Oakwood Pod 200, Phone System Upgrade 25, Jr High Air Conditioning 120, Upgrade High School Classrooms750, Computer Lab/Two Classrooms 7 ***TOTAL 2,725,000 Board Rankings

16 Maintenance Shed

17 PJHS Access to Hwy 91

18 PJHS incentive, BPA Other Fund Raisers Administrators directed to send fund raising requests to Board. Fund Raiser Approval Procedure

19 SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT LAW NEGOTIATIONS PRIVACY – DISCLOSURE AND DUTY TO REPORT ETHICS AND FAIR DEALING SEARCH AND SEIZURE BOARD BIAS AND CURRENT DECISIONS CURRENT ISSUES WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM IDAHO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVE FINANCE – NEW ISSUES INSURANCE – THE RISK OF EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES April 28 th & 29 th in Boise Education Law Institute for Trustees

20 A. Employees U, V, W, X, Y, Z Executive Session


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