Presentation on theme: "WELCOME COMMUNITY and SCHOOLS COMING TOGETHER...be a part of the experience October 27, 2011 Please kindly silence cell phones & pagers."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME COMMUNITY and SCHOOLS COMING TOGETHER...be a part of the experience October 27, 2011 Please kindly silence cell phones & pagers
Introductions / Purpose / Format Large Group Board of Education Administration Purpose Format
PURPOSE To engage the public in a two-way conversation with the School District. To provide a vehicle for community members to learn more about their schools. To work together for an even better school district and partnership.
Session Format 40 minutes sessions. Light snacks in the cafeteria during breaks. Handout will be provided at all sessions. Please feel free to ask for a handout of a session you did not attend. All presentations will be located on the District’s webpage in the near future. At 8:10 pm, please report back to the large cafeteria for a brief summary of the evening and “clicker” exercise.
Schedule 5:30 – 6:00Check In – Cafeteria 6:00 – 6:15Large Group - Cafeteria 6:20 – 7:00Break Out Session I 7:00 – 7:15Break 7:15 – 7:55Break Out Session II 7:55 – 8:10Break 8:10 Report Back to Cafeteria for Large Group - Closing Remarks & Summary
Break-Out Session Choices Even numbered rooms are located in the north hallway; Odd numbered rooms located in the south hallway. Break Out Sessions (choose only one topic per session). 1.Parental Involvement (room 124) 2.Kindergarten Counts (room 138/140) 3.The Middle School Concept (room 123/125) 4. My Student is in High School – now what? (room 143 - Library) 5.Technology – efficient methods to be in the know (room 130) 6.School Finance 101 & School Governance (Large Cafeteria)
Info-mercial of Evening Among other informational items, after tonight you will have learned that…… The Board of Education makes a collaborative effort to develop yearly goals that target The Learning Environment; Evaluation & Accountability; Funding & Finance; Technology; Internal Communication/Employee Relations; and External Communication/Public Relations; and Overall, 78.7% of Sandwich students met or exceeded state standards in reading, math & science compared to the State’s average of 76.5%; and Sandwich Elementary, Intermediate, & Middle School ISAT scores continue to increase higher than state averages; and Sandwich High School ACT scores continue to increase higher than state averages; and The State of Illinois is paid in full for last school year; however currently owes District #430 $666,665 for this school year (76.79% Education Fund - 23.21% Transportation Fund); and Sandwich School District has the lowest tax rate in DeKalb County; and Sandwich spends $2,142 less in operating cost per pupil than the state average – Sandwich $9,395 State $11,537.
Community and Schools Coming Together… Thank you for being a part of the experience……Enjoy the evening!