7Adequate Yearly Progress has 3 components. 95% of students participating in a state test.% of students meeting or exceeding Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO)Attendance
8Adequate Yearly Progress-1 All students and each subgroup with 40 or 10% of students in AYP grade levels must have at least 95% of its students take an annual test.
9Adequate Yearly Progress-1 Last year, Centerville counted:All studentsBlackWhiteSWDEconomically disadvantagedHispanicELL, for the 1st time
10Adequate Yearly Progress-2 All students and each subgroup must meet Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) targets.Elementary students enrolled in school last year from October 6, 2009 through May 7, 2010 were considered FAY (Full Academic Year) and will be counted in our AMO.By the year 2014, 100% of all students must meet or exceed grade level objectives on the CRCT in order for the school to make AYP.
13Adequate Yearly Progress-3 Attendance is our second indicator. Less than 15% of our population as a whole can miss 15 or more days of school.
14Adequate Yearly Progress- ESOL The first year ESOL student may be deferred from taking Reading, English, Language Arts and Social Studies.The first year ESOL students must take Math and Science.First year ESOL students will be counted in the AYP calculation for participation but not for AMOs.
15Adequate Yearly Progress- Students with Disabilities Students with disabilities who receive special education services at any time during the year are included in the SWD group for AYP.
16Adequate Yearly Progress- Economically Disadvantaged Students who are eligible for Free and Reduced priced meals are counted as Economically Disadvantaged.
20Buttons - Sayings You can’t scare me, I’m a teacher! Always be nice to the lunch lady.I’m the Bubba!Math is for girlsI make little kids cryI can burp my ABC’sNo flipping WAYPrincipal by day – Deadly Ninja by Night
21Title IXPoint of Contact in the Building is me, Kim McDermon, if you have anything you want to discuss, please see me.Inappropriate relationships with a student or co workerMandated to Report misconductView of Power Point provided by the Gwinnett County Human Resource Department
22Code of Ethics Posted in Centerville Handbook Highlights Standard 1: Legal Compliance - An educator shall abide by federal, state, and local laws and statutes.Standard 2: Conduct with Students - An educator shall always maintain a professional relationship with all students, both in and outside the classroom.
23Code of EthicsStandard 3: Alcohol or Drugs - An educator should refrain from the use of alcohol or illegal or unauthorized drugs during the course of professional practice.Standard 4: Honesty - An educator shall exemplify honesty and integrity in the course of professional practice.
24Code of EthicsStandard 5: Public Funds and Property - An educator entrusted with public funds and property shall honor that trust with a high level of honesty, accuracy, and responsibility.Standard 6: Remunerative Conduct - An educator shall maintain integrity with students, colleagues, parents, patrons, or businesses when accepting gifts, gratuities, favors, and additional compensation.
25Code of EthicsStandard 7: Confidential Information - An educator shall comply with state and federal laws and state school board policies relating to the confidentiality of student and personnel records, standardized test material and other information.Standard 8:Abandonment of Contract
26Code of EthicsStandard 9: Failure to Make a Required Report - An educator should file reports of a breach of one or more of the standards in the Code of Ethics for Educators, child abuse (O.C.G.A. §19-7-5), or any other required report.Standard 10: Professional Conduct - An educator shall demonstrate conduct that follows generally recognized professional standards and preserves the dignity and integrity of the teaching profession.
27Code of EthicsStandard 11: Testing - An educator shall administer state-mandated assessments fairly and ethically.Unethical conduct includes but is not limited to:1. committing any act that breaches Test Security; and2. compromising the integrity of the assessment.There is much more that you need to read located in the Handbook on Lotus.
28CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT Employee will hold the Confidential Information received from GCPS in strict confidence and shall exercise a reasonable degree of care to prevent disclosure to others. Employee will not disclose or divulge either directly or indirectly the Confidential Information to others unless first authorized to do so by GCPS.
29CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT Employee will not reproduce the Confidential Information nor use this information for any purpose other than the performance of his/her duties for GCPS. GCPS reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment for violations of this agreement.
30CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT This document can also be found in the Centerville Handbook.
32New From DOE Rule 160-5-1-.35 Seclusion rooms not permitted (already in place in GCPS)Specifically constructed or designated room or spaceisolated from common areasStudent prevented from leaving
33Permitted Exceptions Room is unlocked Staff member is present Staff member is trained in de-escalation techniques or restraint
34Permitted Exceptions In-school suspension or Detention Student requested break-in a different location in the room or-separate room
35Physical Restraint Permitted in emergency situations Immediate danger to self or othersDe-escalation techniques and/or verbal directives ineffectiveTerminate when the student is no longer an immediate danger orStudent is observed to be in severe distress
36Prone Restraint Prohibited Intentionally placed face down on floor or another surfacePressure applied to student’s body to keep him prone
37Mechanical Restraint prohibited [DOES NOT APPLY TO PT/SAFETY EQUIPMENT]definedattached to or adjacent to student’s bodyintended to restrict normal movementnot easily removed by student
38Rule ConstructionDoes not prohibit a school from taking appropriate action to diffuse a student fight or altercationDoes not impose ministerial dutyDoes not interfere with duties of law enforcementDoes not interfere with duties of emergency medical personnel
39Parent notification For restraint: in writing within one school day For removal by emergency medical or police personnel: notify parents immediately
40Documentation By staff using, supervising or observing the restraint Each time restraint is used
41Training Full continuum of positive behavioral intervention strategies Prevention and de-escalation techniquesPhysical restraintMaintain records of the training
42State Immunity Ministerial Duty Discretionary duty Simple, absolute, and definite actRequires the execution of a specific dutyPersonal liabilityDiscretionary dutyCalls for exercise of personal deliberation and judgment
43McDowell v. Smith Georgia Supreme Court, June 29, 2009 School receptionist was sued after releasing a student without complying with the school check out policy.Supreme Court recognized that local school policies may create ministerial duties.Question is whether policy imposes “hard and fast” rules that do not allow for the exercise of discretion.No longer a blanket exception for “managing and supervising students”
44Dollar v. Grammens Georgia Supreme Court, July 5, 2010 State Law and Local Board Policy required eye protection during instruction involving “explosive materials.”Student sued teacher after being injured during presentation involving two litter bottle filled with air and water that was used to demonstrate a rocket.Facts:Teacher did not view experiment as involving explosives.NASA prepared instructions warned of risk of explosionMechanical engineer testified that experiment was not an explosion, but a “controlled venting of pressure.”DECISION: Teacher entitled to official immunity as policy required the exercise of deliberation and judgment to determine whether explosive material was being used.
46Handbook Quick Review Located on Lotus Notes If you don’t have it Steve.Staff Arrival 7:30 – Dismissal 3:15Student Arrival 7:50 – Dismissal 2:45Communicate with Parents through Newsletters, notes, Phone callsFaculty and Staff Dress, Business Casual Daily, Jeans and Spirit Wear on Friday, Spirit Wear must be a collared shirt with Centerville ES on it, no Tennis Shoes (Please read this section carefully)
47Handbook Quick Review Copies per teacher is 7,000 for the year Please wear name badge it is part of our safety planLesson Plans need to be out and available for reviewStudent Lunch is $1.75 and Adult Lunch is now $3.00Please plan for sitting with your class in the cafeteria the first two weeks of schoolTeacher Lunchroom/Refrigerator
48Handbook Quick ReviewNo Cell phone use during instructional time, if you have an emergency situation please alert the office so they can contact you if a call comes in, your phone should be on silent, not vibrate (your students should not recognize ring tones)SubstitutesBrief LeaveMoment of Silence has been updated
49Handbook Quick ReviewIt is ultimately your responsibility to read the Handbook. If you have questions please check with myself, Joan or Sharissa
50Emergency FolderYou have new inserts for your Red Folder in your mailboxAdd a class list to the front pocket, please keep this list currentPractice Fire Drill on Friday around 11:30. Please exit the building and proceed to the location you would normally take your class.
51Quality Plus Teaching Strategies Ideas for implementing more completely the QPTSGive to Grade Level Manager to bring to Leadership