Presentation on theme: "Paterson Public Schools “State of the District”"— Presentation transcript:
1Paterson Public Schools “State of the District” 2005-2006 A presentation to the Collaborative Community GroupsDr. Michael E. GlascoeState District SuperintendentMarch 12, 2007
2Agenda A snapshot of Paterson Public Schools Our academic priorities Student assessment & achievementDistrict initiativesIncreasing accountabilityGoals going forward
3District SnapshotWe are the third largest, most diverse district in New Jersey with:30,000 students, preschool to grade 127,000 employees52 schools and 39 add’l preschool centers37 languages spoken in our schools10,000 students (39 percent) speak a primary language other than English
4District Profile: K-12 Enrollment 24,56324,62825,44326,19326,44726,25625,20723,50024,00024,50025,00025,50026,00026,50027,0002000200120022003200420052006School YearNumber of Students
5Top Languages Spoken As Primary, Besides EnglishArabic, 4.2%Bengali, 4.6%Turkish, 1.2%Spanish, 88.7%ArabicBengaliTurkishSpanish
6Student Assessments Annual assessments occur in every grade & school Test scores help identify student progress, student needs; program successes and program needsNew Data Quality Initiative will work to improve use of data at every level, my office to the classroomOur administrators have recently traveled to districts in New Haven, Baltimore to access success and procedures
11Ten schools narrowly missed AYP -- by 1 or 2 points School 15 (Middle Grades Only)School 18 (Middle Grades Only)School 20 (Middle Grades Only)School 25 (Middle Grades Only, Met AYP in Elementary)School 27 (Middle Grades Only, Met AYP in Elementary)
12Five Schools met AYP in all areas Roberto ClementeNorman S. WeirRosa Parks High School
13Seven schools are on hold – good news (These schools made AYP for one year) Alexander Hamilton Academy
14Curriculum & Instruction A new, cohesiveCurriculum & Instruction department was established last year.
15Curriculum & Instruction Provides: Staff development based on State Standards and“best practices”Assistance to support instructionDirect support to High Priority Schools
16Curriculum & Instruction Provides: Differentiated instruction for unique needs, including English language learners and special education studentsCurriculum development in 15 focus areas, from mathematics to health
17New Initiatives in Curriculum & Instruction Greater Presence in SchoolsVisitation LogsUninterrupted learning blocksDirect support to priority schoolsExtensive staff development, training
19Secondary Education Initiatives Small Learning CommunitiesWithin comprehensive high schools and also off-site, such as Garrett MorganAcademic RigorAdditional AP and Honors classesPersonalization of academic experience
21Community Engagement Focus on school-community partnerships 3 Advisory Groups – collaborating monthlyRegular parent-staff meetingsSix Zone meetings attended by 800 peopleCommunity participationDistrict decisions such as principal selections and uniforms
22Improved Communications District NewsletterTranslated into SpanishDistrict HiLitesWeekly, viaNew WebsiteImproved programming – Channel 76Connect-Ed Messages- over 600 last yr.
23Community Engagement Looking Ahead Pro-active registration for studentsFall & Spring forums at every schoolInformal meetings with SuperintendentStudent, staff, teacher discussionsAccessibility and response“Town Meetings” on hot topics: uniforms, GPA requirements for athletes, etc.
24FacilitiesIssues of age and overcrowding impact every aspect of Paterson student achievement.Poorly equipped classrooms - inadequate, antiquated facilitiesHeating, plumbing issuesCrowded rooms affecting learning and instruction at the secondary level
25Facilities In Paterson, Children Attend: 7 Schools Over 100 Years Old24 Schools Over 75 Years Old34 Schools Over 50 Years OldTo properly educate our students, we need 1,700 new or refurbished classrooms
26Current Construction Projects International High School, by 12/08Marshall-Hazel School & BridgeSchool 24 renovationSchool 25 renovationNew Roberto Clemente K-Center
27High priority, SCC-approved projects 1 of 2 PS 25 Addition and Modernization, (Included in the original 59 schools).Marshall Hazel Street Elementary School, (included in the original 59 schools).New Roberto Clemente Kindergarten Center, (included in the original 59 schools).Boris Kroll new third High School, land acquisition required. (Overcrowding, ESHS Health and Safety dependency).A&P, District office administrative center. (New ECC and SPED).Savio Hall, renovations at Don Bosco. (Overcrowding, swing space 300 students).PS 20 new school on existing property. (ECC, overcrowding, swing space).PS 16, in concept design, site identified, land acquisition required. (ECC, overcrowding).
28High priority, SCC-approved projects PS 3, in concept design, site identified, land acquisition required. (ECC, overcrowding).ESHS, Academies, (modernizing and new HVAC plant, Overcrowding, Health and Safety, dependant on new and swing space).HARP, site identified, land acquisition required, (Overcrowding, Swing, HS cohort Retention)PS 19 conversion to ECC. (a new PS19 is required for the existing population).PS 5, construction documents completed, (Reconfigure for ECC and Kindergartens, swing space required).PS 6A, campus concept, new elementary and middle school, land acquisition required.Hinchliffe Stadium, Sports Business Academy, (Overcrowding and required playgrounds for downtown schools).
29Business Operations 2005-2006 Primary Functions in this area are: Accounting – managing $509 million budgetPayroll – 14,000 paychecks monthlyFacilities maintenanceConstruction management
30New operating procedures have led to $20.6 million savings within: Business OperationsNew operating procedures have led to $20.6 million savings within:Labor RelationsHuman ResourcesLegal ServicesRisk ManagementAND other sources, such as recouping funds from outstanding lawsuits
31Business Operations: looking ahead Working to direct all available funds to learning and instruction by:Improving processesUpgrading auditsEmphasizing fiscal accountability“Children First”
32Human ResourcesIncreasing accountability for all 7,000 employees through:Clear, standard operating proceduresModernized attendance “ID” systemNew policies in risk management50 percent decrease in claims66 percent decrease in absences due to injury
33Violence and Vandalism Five Year Comparison WeaponsTOTAL293605540817828332391628232276793418131942319136
34Our Goals 2006-2007 Improved academic performance Increased parent, community involvementStandard Operating Procedures in place and fully utilizedStrategic Plan approved and implementedAdditional cost-savings, allowing us to direct every available dollar to student achievementA new culture of accountability
35Thank you “State of the District” Dr. Michael E. Glascoe State District Superintendent