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JURG JENZER, PRINCIPAL OCTOBER 2013 STATUS REPORT IN PREPARATION FOR THE FY15 BUDGET RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL.

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1 JURG JENZER, PRINCIPAL OCTOBER 2013 STATUS REPORT IN PREPARATION FOR THE FY15 BUDGET RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL

2 Sources of Information: RMS Three Year Plan (developed by the Leadership Team – in process), including budget priorities Staff and Parent/Community Survey On-going Facility, Community, Curriculum and Staffing Projects

3 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL Staff Certified Staff Support Staff Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Technology Community Student Events Parent Participation Facilities System Projects Classroom and Hallways

4 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL Certified Staff Classroom (19) Specialists (23.5) Admin (1) Support Staff Maintenance (4) Office (2) Instructional Assoc. (19) Substitutes

5 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL RMS STAFFING STRENGTHS Committed to serve the community and to educating its children Committed to professional development and improving performance (best practices) Committed to a professional and child-friendly culture Committed to Professional Learning Communities Committed to data-driven decision-making

6 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL STAFFING NEEDS TOP PRIORITY: adding a teacher to grade 3 in (17 students added this year!)

7 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION STRENGTHS Language Arts programs (LBD and Fundations) aligned with CCSS, includes intervention program (IBD) New formative assessment system (SAU): CPAA and Skills Pointer; both aligned with CCSS and MAP SAU commitment to acquiring new Mathematics program More SMART Boards this year, two computer labs

8 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION NEEDS Math program pilot period and new math program implementation period require longitudinal professional development to work. Both may result in lower achievement indicators. Need support for RtI and PLC models Options: a)CBA allowing 45 mins. rather than 30 mins after-school time); b) delayed opening weekly; c) early release weekly Implementation of Thinking Maps in collaboration with Franklin Pierce U. staff to support implementation of CCSS.

9 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION NEEDS Continue the gradual acquisition of SMART Boards, 3-4/yr, in continuous replacement cycle. Replace teacher desktop computers with laptops to compliment SMART Boards, 5-6/yr., in continuous replacement cycle.

10 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY STRENGTHS Students grow and learn in a caring, safe, and supportive environment Community Meetings give students a strong sense of membership in a community, a clear idea of what is being celebrated and encouraged (i.e., achievement and citizenship). School community events (e.g. concerts, art shows, dance, various PTO events) serve a similar function. Individuals and community agencies bring the staff gifts and words of support-effective and important

11 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY NEEDS Passing a budget? How? Strengthening the PTO, developing it as an organization by becoming more welcoming and inclusive, by reworking its by-laws and financial affairs, providing child-care during meetings. Upgrading the school’s web site was listed by many as a priority.

12 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL FACILITY STRENGTHS Accessible grounds and building segments Security Excellent playground Few bottlenecks, indoor traffic flows well Generously large gym

13 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL FACILITY NEEDS Completion of sewer system upgrade Completion of water quality upgrade Completion of pathway construction (mods) Front of school needs new design: roof structure over main doors, lettering or school sign, flagpole next to rock, etc) Engineering study of air supply (quality, heating, and cooling)

14 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL FACILITY NEEDS Painting of hallways, classrooms, and bathrooms is considered a priority. Some classroom furniture needs to be replaced. Making the stage usable for school and community use (curtains, lighting, amplification, acoustics)? Staff bathroom needed in ‘island area.’

15 RINDGE MEMORIAL SCHOOL TOP BUDGET PRIORITIES: Additional teacher for grade 3 (14-15 school year) Implementing Thinking Maps Passing a budget in Rindge Painting hallways, classrooms and bathrooms

16 WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION.


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