Our Original Team Dr. Kevin Siers, Superintendent Joetta Basile, Special Education Director Sherry Baker, Student Assistant Team Specialist/Dropout Prevention Contact Lisa Mustain, Principal, James Monroe High School Susan Weikle, Assistant Principal, James Monroe High School Pat Boone, Math Teacher Doris Franklin, Special Education Teacher Jeff Goff, AP English Teacher Alicia Mann, Special Education Teacher Hazel Toler, Fourth Grade Teacher
Starting Points (before and after the project) The high school and county administration began initiating ways to address both the graduation and the dropout rates prior to receipt of the NDPC SD grant. Year Graduation Rate Dropout Rate 06-07 85.0% 26 07-08 85.9% 19 08-09 81.38% 43 09-10 83.69% 20 10-11 76.03% * 4 Year Adjusted Cohort Rate 27 11-12 75.5% 2 12-13 Presently 0
Dropout Factors Attendance and Truancy Prevention Behavior Course Performance- Academic Content and Instruction Student Engagement Parent Engagement School Climate While all six factors were focused upon within Monroe County, the ABCs (Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance) of dropout prevention as well as student engagement were specifically targeted for ALL students.
Interventions Revised Dropout Prevention Policy County-wide dropout procedure for regular education and students with disabilities Mentoring Program Finish Line Clubs GED Options Program Alternative School/Credit Recovery Community Forums Family Nights
Initial Plan Focus: Students with disabilities Money: Finish Line Clubs T-shirts Field Trips Professional Development Traveling Expenses
Plan Revisions After professional development through NDPC SD, revisions were made to include all students, not just those with specific disabilities.
County Developed Resources/Tools Complete revision of Dropout Prevention/Withdrawal Policy At-risk Indicators Additional Grants: Education Alliance- Three part-time members Innovation Zone Grant - $227,500.00 to focus on dropout prevention
WVDE: Early Warning System Tool Invaluable Tool Focus: ABCs of Dropout Prevention Only as accurate as information submitted
Use of Funds 2011 Professional Development/Travel 2012 Professional Development/Travel/Finish Line Clubs/T-shirts/Field Trips 2013 Professional Development/Travel/ Finish Line Clubs/ Field Trips
Contact Information Sherry Baker, Monroe County Schools firstname.lastname@example.org 304-772-3094