California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) English-Language ArtsMathematics California Cumulative Passing Rates for E/LA and Math are 88% Includes Community (Alt. Ed) and Continuation Schools Estimated Imperial County Cumulative Passing Rates for the Class of 2006
Facilities Completed two cycles of visits to Decile 1-3 schools for compliance with the Williams Lawsuit Settlement Requirements. County schools are in good condition.
Schools Under Construction and Planning Stages: Central Union High School District – 1 Planning McCabe – 2 Planning, 1 Building El Centro Elementary – 2 Planning Brawley Union High School – 1 Planning Brawley Elementary – 1 Planning Seeley Elementary – 1 Planning Heber – 1 Building Calexico – 1 High School Planning, 2 Elementary Planning, 1 Middle Planning Holtville – 1 Elementary Planning Imperial – 1 Middle School Building, 1 Elementary Planning
Fiscal Challenges Related to Facilities Funding Gap Typical Elementary School (600 students) – the funding gap is approximately $6000/student Example: Cost to build elementary school = $13,800,000 ($23,000/student) State contribution = $10,200,000 Funding gap = State Allocation Board Rate Increase Last years increase was 11% This years increase was 4.6 % The actual average inflation cost of construction for each of the last three years is 15%-20% 5-6 years 7-8 million to 13-15 million for an elementary school 30 million to 70 million for a high school Prevailing Wage Prevailing wage causes the cost of school construction to be increased by 25%.
Fiscal Equalization 15 of our 16 districts eligible for equalization Magnolia only district not eligible Virtually all of Imperial County ADA in eligible districts
Professional Development AB 466 Math and Reading/Language Arts for Teachers AB 75 Curriculum, Technology and Leadership for Administrators BTSA/Induction for Teachers with Preliminary Certification Partnership for Student Success for School Leadership Teams
Support for English Language Learners (ELL) 2006 ELL emphasis for our Partnerships 6 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools in Partnerships for Student Success, a school coaching initiative Focused Approach and Secondary Academic Language Training through our California Reading and Literature Project Certification preparation through Bilingual Teacher Training Program
Migrant Education, Region VI 13 Imperial Valley Districts Brawley Elementary School DistrictBrawley Union School District Calexico Unified School DistrictCalipatria Unified School District Central Union High School DistrictEl Centro Elementary School District Heber Elementary School DistrictHoltville Unified School District Imperial Unified School DistrictMeadows Union School District Seeley Union School DistrictWestmorland Union School District San Pasqual Valley Elementary School District Migrant Children:9,999 Migrant Families:3,500 Services Provided: Medical, dental, optical, educational support, drop-out prevention, and outdoor educational experience
Regional Occupational Program 45 business and industry driven courses WASC accredited 200 business partners 5000 youth and 1500 adults served during past 3 years Yearly business input for curriculum
Regional Occupational Program Provides career preparation in workforce development Responds to community needs and labor market demands Employees - industry trained instructors
ROP Challenges ADA Cap NCLB Compliance for teachers Limitations serving youth under 16 Difficulty in securing UC a-g course approval Encroachment of student time for CAHSEE
Current Preschool Information Child Development Centers – 80 serving 3,214 children Family Child Care Homes – 304 serving 3,078 children Total number of Licensed Child Care slots 6,292 ICOE Programs: 16 Centers / 5 Even Start Sites serving 500 children Alternative Payment Program for child care for 1,772 children each month $375,000 per month to child care providers
Resource Development 27 competitive state, federal, and foundation grants supporting all aspects of education Academic Social/Emotional School Readiness School Safety College Preparedness
I.C. Dept. of Social Services I.C. Public Health Dept. I.V. Regional Occupational Program Local Coordinating Committee Rep. I.C. Sheriffs Office I.C. Probation I.C. Judges I.C. Behavioral Health Dept. I.C. District Attorney I.C.O.E. Rep. 17 School Districts Police Chiefs Asso. Rep. San Diego State University, IV Campus Imperial Valley Community College Employment Development Department I.C. Exec. Office Interagency Steering Committee Imperial County Office of Education ISC Coordinator Interagency Steering Committee (ISC) MEMBERSHIP I.C. Office of Employment Training
8 Student Well-Being and Family Resource Centers Meeting health, mental health, social service and academic support needs of students Providing case management, prevention and intervention activities, probation referrals, home visits, family assessments and outside referrals
P-16 Council Purpose: To formalize leadership for a collaborative and comprehensive regional approach to promote a college- going culture to increase eligibility, admittance, and attendance at post- secondary institutions for Imperial County students.
P-16 Council Representatives Brawley Union High School District Brawley Elementary School District CA Commission for Children First Cal–SOAP Central Union High School District Heber School District Holtville Unified School District Imperial Irrigation District Imperial County Office of Education I.C. Partnership of High Education Imperial Valley College Imperial Valley Press IVROP Rabobank SDSU/Imperial Valley Campus Tyler Insurance The Gas Company/Sempra Utilities University of California
Number of Imperial County Students Enrolled in CSU/UC by Year
Mexican and California Education Partnership Purpose: Grant 9-12th grade immigrant students credit for equivalent course content enabling them to focus on English language acquisition. Imperial County Curriculum Team aligned Mexican curriculum to California content standards. Imperial County schools will give students high school credit for courses completed in Mexican high schools. Imperial County Office of Education will pilot this initiative in the fall of 2006 with participating school districts in their region and evaluate its impact in schools. Partners include UCCP, local school districts, Colegio de Bachilleres, and Mexicos Department of Education.
Online Charter School Partnership with the University of California Builds upon our joint work to provide greater opportunity for students
Imperial Valley Technology Authority (IVTA) Connected Sites (cumulative) IVTA Membership: 26 agencies – 98 sites 63 % Completed ICOE Pilot Project: 2 sitesBorderlink: 7 sitesBorderlink: 4 sitesBorderlink: 2 sites Connected Work in Progress Pending
State program to provide: Network Connectivity Internet Services Teaching and Learning Application Coordination Statewide Videoconferencing Coordination and Support
K-12 HSN Services K-12 HSN provides direct service to: 74% (7,039) of California schools 89% (887) of districts 100% (58) of county offices of education 4,792,263 students Legislative and finance support is needed to ensure service continues
Current and Future Challenges and Opportunities Funding for K-12 High Speed Network Preschool for All After School Education and Safety Program (Prop 49) Facilities for ICOE Programs
Excellence is a journey, not a place to be. Author Unknown