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All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. - Aristotle
State of the Schools January 23, 2013 Quincy School District #17 State of the Schools January 23, 2013 Cal Lee, EdD
Mission Statement In a safe and secure environment, each student in the Quincy Public School District will develop into a lifelong learner with the skills and knowledge necessary for the next steps in life.
The purpose of schools To prepare our students to take those next steps in life. To give them the tools to compete on the global economic playing field by broadening the curriculum to create communicative, imaginative, tech-savvy, multilingual, and adaptable students who are ready to take on jobs that may or may not already exist.
Some Numbers: 40 th Enrollment: 6522 (868 Districts) $74,586,831 All Funds Expenditures $47,644,805 Education Expenditures $5,812Instructional Expenditure / Pupil (2010-11) (@$1,000 below State average of $6,824) $9,670 Operating Expenditure/Pupil (2010-11) (@$2,000 below State average of $11,664) 1,100 Full and Part Time Employees 2 nd Largest employer in the county
Quincy School District 172 Historical enrollment
Profile of QHS graduates (Source: Classes of 2011 & 2012) 29%Enrolled in a 4 yr. college or university 48%Enrolled at 2 year colleges 5%Enlisted in the military 3%In some form of formalized training 15%Entered the work force or unknown
When the watering hole dries up… … the animals begin to look at each other differently.
Teacher / Administrator Salaries (Source: 2012 School Report Card)
Greatest Asset: Staff & Administrators School, classroom, administrator visits 3 Wishes: Respect Support Provide direction
Upcoming Challenges Providing a comprehensive education for all students: Character, Arts, Vocational and Technical Increasing poverty and diversity. Decreasing funding and staffing. Implementation of the Common Core standards. 92.5% Benchmark for the District and All subgroups to make AYP in 2013.
Challenges….. New, yet to be determined, cut scores for the ISAT based on higher performance levels to better align with the Common Core standards. New assessment system (PARCC) to be implemented, online only, in 2014 - 2015 Waiver for NCLB? New Board and Central Office
What are we doing about it? Identifying areas in need of improvement by reviewing data from standardized tests, local assessments and building data. Identifying and developing interventions for students who are not meeting standards. Aligning staff development, activities, and resources to identified goals. Implementing new technologies including district-wide wireless capability to provide greater access to resources and instructional opportunities.
Make every decision in the context of how it will affect students and achievement.
Develop, implement and complete a Strategic Plan Recommendations
Student Achievement Curriculum Infrastructure: 7 year adoption cycle Horizontal and vertical articulation Explore possibility of restructuring schools
Facilities & Technology Implement and support the wireless infrastructure Develop a long range facilities plan Improve the surroundings of each building relative to safety, aesthetics, playgrounds and transportation
Parent and Community Involvement Involve parents and community in the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan Encourage parents/community to be involved in the schools and suggest ways for them to do so. Be Transparent Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
Continuous Improvement Be Data Driven: assess everything we do, support those strategies that are meeting student needs and eliminate or change those that dont. Encourage / expect staff to grow professionally and provide opportunities for them to do so.
Sustainability Leadership from and professional development for the board Pursue equitable and alternative funding resources Consider the R word as a last resort
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela