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1 Board Presentation October 29, 2012 Tuscaloosa County Schools

2 1. The Schedule2. The Process3. The Rationale4. The Next Steps

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4 Proposed High School Schedule  8 credits each year  Each period = 45 to 48 minutes in length  Total of 360 to 384 minutes per day Semester 1Semester 2 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 Period 8

5 First Bell7:40 a.m. Tardy Bell7:45 a.m. Period 17:45 – 8:25 a.m. Period 28:29 – 9:14 a.m. Break9:14 – 9:22 a.m. Period 39:26 – 10:11 a.m. Period 410:15 – 11:00 a.m. Period 511:04 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Lunch A 11:00 – 11:22 a.m. Lunch B 11:22 a.m. – 11:44 p.m. Lunch C 11:44 a.m. – 12:06 p.m. Lunch D 12:02 – 12:28 p.m. Period 612:29 – 1:14 p.m. Period 71:19 – 2:04 p.m. Period 82:08 – 2:53 p.m.

6 First Bell7:50 a.m. Tardy Bell7:55 a.m. Period 17:55 – 8:43 a.m. Period 28:47 – 9:35 a.m. Period 39:39 – 10:27 a.m. Period 410:31 – 11:19 a.m. Period 511:23 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Lunch A 11:23 – 11:47 a.m. Lunch B 11:47 a.m. – 12:11 p.m. Lunch C 12:11 – 12:35 p.m. Period 612:39 – 1:27 p.m. Period 71:31 – 2:19 p.m. Period 82:23 – 3:11 p.m.

7 First Bell7:45 a.m. Tardy Bell7:50 a.m. Period 17:50 – 8:35 a.m. Period 28:40 – 9:25 a.m. Period 39:30 – 10:15 a.m. Period 410:20 – 11:05 a.m. Period 511:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch A 11:10 – 11:32 a.m. Lunch B 11:34 a.m. – 11:56p.m. Lunch C 11:56 a.m. – 12:18 p.m. Lunch D 12:18 – 12:40 p.m. Period 612:45 – 1:30 p.m. Period 71:35 – 2:20 p.m. Period 82:25 – 3:10 p.m.

8 Freshman YearSophomore YearJunior YearSenior Year English 9English 10English 11English 12 World HistoryUS History to 1877 US History since 1877 Gov/Econ Algebra 1AAlgebra 1BGeometryAlgebra II BiologyPhysical ScienceHuman AnatomyChemistry LIFE/PEHealthVisual Arts 2Psychology BTAVisual Arts 1French IFrench II Freshman Seminar Multi-Media Design Elec Wiring I Elec Wiring II Elec Wiring III Elec Wiring IV Math SeminarMythology

9 Freshman YearSophomore YearJunior YearSenior Year Pre-AP English 9Pre-AP English 10 AP English 11AP English 12 Pre-AP World History Pre-AP US History AP US HistoryAP Gov/Econ Pre-AP Alg I Pre-AP Geo Pre-AP Alg IIPre-AP Pre-CalAP Calculus Pre-AP Chemistry AP Biology AP Chemistry Pre-AP BIologyHealthHealth Science for Juniors Health Science for Seniors LIFE/PEHealth Science BTASpanish 1Spanish 2Spanish 3 Concert Band Symphonic Band

10 Semester 1Semester 2 English 9 Algebra 1A Biology World History Spanish 1 LIFE/PE Freshman SeminarBTA JV FootballJV Baseball

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12  Series of meetings from March 2010 to October 2012 reviewed research and discussed scheduling options for high schools.  Discussions included instructional concerns, elective offerings, the diversity of school demographics, and options for serving student needs.  January High School Curriculum Committee and Block Scheduling Committee recommended modification of 4x4 block for to allow flexibility to modify master schedules to meet the specific instructional needs of schools and students and to promote innovative practices.

13  HS schedule modifications:  HCHS and TCHS split blocks to offer AP courses throughout the academic year  NSHS, SVHS, and HHS modified schedules to accommodate/provide opportunities for enrichment and remediation; added bonus period  HS schedule modifications:  BWHS created Ninth Grade Academy with two- semester courses  All high schools offering two-semester math courses for freshmen, some with English also  HHS offering two-semester core courses

14  March 2012: BOE directive to move completely from 4x4 Block  New bell schedule committee met summer/fall 2012 to prepare recommendation  Researched a variety of schedules from across the U.S.  Consulted with other systems that had changed schedules  Brainstormed benefits, challenges, and next steps  Came to a consensus on recommendation

15  March 2010 – Block Schedule Committee  Nov. 29, 2010 – HS Curriculum and Block Scheduling Committee  Dec. 8, 2010 – Block Scheduling Committee  December 13, 2010 – HS Curriculum Committee  January 5, 2011 – HS Curriculum Committee  January 31, BOE Meeting  February 14, 2011 – BOE Meeting  October 27, 2011 – HS Curriculum Committee  November 2, HS and MS Curriculum Committee  November 15, 2011 – HS Curriculum Committee  March 5, 2012 – BOE Meeting – Directive from BOE to Change Bell Schedules  June 13, 2012 – HS Curriculum Committee  July 26, 2012 – Bell Schedule Committee  August 2, 2012 – Bell Schedule Committee  Sept. 6, 2012 – HS Principals’ Meeting  Sept. 24, 2012 – Bell Schedule Committee  Oct. 3, 2012 – Bell Schedule Committee  Oct. 17, 2012 – HS Principal’s Meeting  Oct. 29, 2012 – BOE Meeting

16  October 29, 2012 – BOE Action  November 2012 – Implementation Planning  December 2012 – Action Plan Created for Implementation  January 2013 – Begin Professional Development for Faculty and Staff  February 2013 – Orientation for Students; Registration for  March/April 2013 – Master Schedule Development  June 2013 – Complete Initial Professional Development for Faculty and Staff  June/July 2013 – Summer School for TCSS Students Who will Need Courses Unavailable with New Schedule  July/August 2013 – Schedule Pick Up for HS  August 2013 – New Schedule Begins  October 2013 – Evaluation of Implementation; discussion of needs for

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18  Flexibility of two-semester courses for core, one semester courses for electives, and hybrid periods for labs, TCT, and other extended courses  Time for job-embedded collaboration  No major changes needed in credit requirements for graduation  Recommendations from National Science and Math Foundation and Alabama Commission on Higher Learning

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20  New pacing guides for all courses  New IEP goals and development  Alteration of delivery of special education services  Alteration of science lab lesson design  Modification of AMSTI/SIM lessons  Addition of Credit Acceleration  Addition of Summer School  Delivery of ACCESS courses to other schools  Differentiation of needs for various courses  Increased flexibility of delivery of credit recovery

21  Credits for courses (half and full)  Number of credits and types for promotion  Math sequencing  Removal of mid-year graduation option

22  Time management and planning for teachers moving to shorter period of delivery  Training in Differentiated Instruction  Training to help students adapt from 4 to 8 periods per day  Training on Common Core Curriculum and its implementation within the 8-period day  Training on formative assessment piece (Global Scholar)  Training on new state assessments in regards to preparing for 8-period day  Training on Increased Use of Technology in the Classroom  Training on use of Intranet Toolbox

23 Estimated Expenditure Textbooks (based on estimated cost of $70/book) $208,420 – additional textbooks for teachers to have class sets Supplies (copier leases, printing overages, paper, instructional materials) $112,780 Professional Development (training to prepare teachers and students for different schedule) $115,500 – substitute pay at $70 for minimum of 6 days training for 275 faculty members Technology (Odysseyware)$70,000 – additional licenses for online program (additional technological needs not included) Facilities (modifications of cafeteria, computer labs, etc.) $25,000 - modifications to HCHS cafeteria; $106,815 - summer school utilities for 5-week program at three buildings Personnel (summer school instructors, 1 foreign language unit for ) $70,000 - FL unit to deal with additional doubled courses for juniors and seniors (HCHS and BWHS shared); $36,000 - summer school personnel ($3,000/teacher, 4 teachers/site); (additional SPE teachers not included) Estimated Minimum Total Expenditure$744,515

24  Reduction of credit recovery opportunities during school year  Loss of December graduation option  Coordination of MS and HS lunch schedules at SVMS/SVHS  Extension of the school day but decreased instructional hours for some high schools (384 to 360 minutes)  Purchase of more textbooks for class sets  Increased use of technology for delivery of instruction  Making sure rising juniors and seniors have opportunities to earn needed credits and take desired courses during transition

25  Providing for increased use of paper and copiers as a result of reduction of textbooks  Funding summer school program  Reduction of service hours for SPE students (not enough inclusion SPE teachers to meet student needs with more classes per day)  Development of credit advancement program and policy  Planning and implementing new schedule concurrent with implementation of College and Career Readiness, Quality Core (end of course tests), new accountability requirements, Global Scholar (formative assessment)

26 Freshman YearSophomore YearJunior YearSenior Year English 9 (fail)English 9English 11English 12 World HistoryUS History to 1877 (fail) US History to 1877 US History since 1877 Algebra 1A (fail)Algebra 1AAlgebra 1B (fail)Algebra 1B BiologyPhysical ScienceHuman AnatomyMarine Biology LIFE/PEHealthVisual Arts 2Visual Arts 3 Reading Seminar Visual Arts 1French IFrench II Freshman Seminar English 10Auto Service Tech I Auto Service Tech II Gov/Econ Math SeminarBTAGeometry (also needs Alg II but hasn’t finished Alg yet)

27  Creating Action Plan for Implementation  Changing spring schedules of current juniors, when possible, to ensure availability of courses needed for graduation  Determining how to flex course schedules for rising juniors and seniors, when necessary, to allow completion of graduation requirements  Scheduling of PD for teachers throughout the spring, beginning in January  Scheduling Summer School for students for TCSS students who will need courses unavailable with new schedule

28  Laura McBride – Principal, BWHS  John Hooper – Fine Arts/Athletics, BWHS  Leah Armstrong – English, HCHS  LaTonya Jemison – Counselor, HCHS  LaDonna Beck – Career Tech, HHS  Isreal Eady – Social Studies, HHS  Milton Powell – Band, NSHS  Emily Woodroof – Counselor, NSHS  Deborah Cameron – Math, SVHS  Diana Yessick – Science, SVHS  Tracy Clark – Science/Athletic Director, TCHS  Cynthia Simpson – Assistant Principal, TCHS  Mark Nelson – Chair of Board Curriculum Committee  Dan Butler – Superintendent  Walter Davie – Deputy Superintendent  Amanda Cassity – Director of Secondary Instruction  Ruth Graves – Director of Special Education

29  Dennis Alvarez, SVHS  Reba Caldwell, TCHS  Neal Guy, HHS  Allison Mays, HCHS  David Patrick, NSHS  Gwen Harper, Coordinator of Accountability  Cheryl Wallace, Coordinator of Assessment  Diane Jones, BWHS  Steven Yager, SVHS  Julia Fox, TCHS  Lindsey Thompson, TCHS


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