7Paula English, Assistant to Chief Governmental Relations Officer Election DayFebruary 21January 28February 27February 27Board AcademyApplication & CTAFiling PeriodDrawing for Ballot PositionMay 9Paula English, Assistant to Chief Governmental Relations Officer612 East Bethany DriveAllen, Texas(office)(fax)
8Trustee ProfileLegal – BBA(Legal) Board Members Eligibility/QualificationsPersonalCommunicatorCommunity InvolvementTeam Member
9Election: Local Filing Authority As the local filing authority, the District is responsible for:Providing various forms listed and the accompanying instructions from the Ethics Commission’s website at http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/COH_local_guide.htmCopying Forms and making them available to filers at no charge.Accepting documents that candidates, officeholders, and political committees file under Title 15 with a date-stamp on the filing and retaining postmarks and receipt marks on envelopes.Notification of Drawing for Position on the Ballot
10Election: Local Filing Authority As the local filing authority, the District is responsible for:Determination of legal sufficiency of applications(ex.) If a candidate has an address outsideof the district’s boundaries, has a noticeof felony conviction, or other, the Districtmust declare the candidate “ineligible”. BBA(LEGAL)
11Election: Local Filing Authority As the local filing authority, the District is responsible for:Accepting financial reports during and after an electionper the Texas Ethics CommissionSupplying information to the media upon requestMaintaining all election files on a permanent basis
12POLITICAL ADVERTISING: What You Need to KnowTexas Ethics CommissionThe Texas Election Law requires certain disclosures and notices on political advertising. The law also prohibits certain types of misrepresentation in political advertising and campaign communications. This brochure explains what you need to know to insure that your political advertising and campaign communications comply with the law.If you are not sure what the law requires, do the cautious thing. Use the political advertising disclosure statement whenever you think it might be necessary, and do not use any possibly misleading information in political advertising or a campaign communication. If you are using political advertising or campaign communications from a prior campaign, you should check to see if the law has changed since that campaign.NOTE!Texas Ethics CommissionP.O. Box 12070Austin, Texas(512)FAX (512)TDD (800)Revised July 19, 2011
13Important Online Resources for Candidates: Allen ISD WebsiteAISD Trustee Election – May 9, 2015Candidates: Applications ProcessCandidates: Forms, Instructions & PublicationsCandidates: Notice of Deadline to File Applicationsfor Place on the Ballot
14Important Online Resources for Candidates: Allen ISD Website AISD Board of Trustees: General Election Information(duties, terms, qualifications, etc.)AISD Board of Trustees: Board Policy Manual(policies and operating procedures)AISD Board of Trustees: Disclosure Requirements(conflict of interest)AISD Board Academy(web page)
15Important Online Resources for Candidates: External WebsitesCollin County Elections DepartmentTexas Association of School Board Members (TASB) Resources for Board CandidatesTexas Ethics Commission (TEC)Local Filers and Filing AuthorityTexas Secretary of StateElection Information
16Introduction to Allen ISD Presented by:Tim Carroll
18Allen Independent School District HISTORY PRESENTATIONPresented by Allen ISD Public Information Office
19Allen Independent School District HISTORYAllen Independent School DistrictAllen School District is established in 1883Citizens vote to change from common school district to an Independent School District in 1910Two story brick school house is built in 1910The new Allen ISD had 5 teachers and 200 students
20Allen Independent School District HISTORYAllen Independent School DistrictStatewide consolidation of small school districts takes place. The Bethany Schools are divided between Allen & Plano and the Bush Schools are divided between Frisco & AllenDue to segregation laws, African American students must attend separate schools. The Negro Methodist Church in Allen is purchased to open the Allen Colored School.
21Allen Independent School District HISTORYAllen Independent School DistrictEnrollments drop to 158 students and Allen ISD is faced with closure by the State.Board and community members rally to improve schools and recruit teachers preventing consolidation with McKinney ISD.
22Allen Independent School District HISTORYAllen Independent School DistrictAllen High School opens in 1959 at corner of Jupiter & Main StreetsEnrollments begin to rise in early 1960’sAllen Schools are among the first in Collin County to integrate in thus bringing all Allen students into the same schools
23Allen Independent School District HISTORYAllen Independent School DistrictGrowth was slow but steady through 1980’s but rose quickly in late 1990’s.School of the 21st Century – Allen HS task force in 1996 – opened campus inAveraged one school per year through 2000’s
24Allen Independent School District HISTORYAllen Independent School DistrictWhen Were Our Schools Built?Allen SchoolhouseAllen SchoolAllen High SchoolElementary AdditionRountree ElemenBoyd ElementaryReed ElementaryFord Middle SchoolStory Elementary – 1987Vaughan Elementary – 1989Curtis Middle School – 1994Green Elementary – 1995Anderson ElementaryNorton ElementaryAllen High SchoolLowery Freshman CtrBolin ElementaryKerr Elementary – 2000Marion Elementary – 2003Ereckson Middle School – 2004Boon Elementary – 2005Chandler Elementary – 2006Evans Elementary – 2008Olson Elementary – 2009Cheatham Elementary – 2010Lindsey Elementary – 2013
25Allen Independent School District ALLEN ISD FACTSAllen Independent School DistrictDistrict covers 29 square miles including most of Allen plus some of Lucas, Fairview, Parker & McKinneyHighly recognized for student academic and athletic performance & fiscal managementAnticipate reaching “build out of about 23,000 students in 2020In addition to classroom responsibilities, district serves 15,655 lunches per day and runs 82 daily bus routes carrying 4,518 students
26Allen Independent School District STUDENT FACTSAllen Independent School DistrictAllen ISD serves 20,522 students56% Anglo12.7% Hispanic15.4% Asian10.7% African American4.6% Multi-Racial.6% Other (Native Amer., Pacific Islander)
27Allen Independent School District STUDENT FACTSAllen Independent School DistrictAllen High School serves 4,557 students (10-12) + 1,566 students at Lowery Freshman Center makes the school Texas’ largest 9-12 school1,487 enrolled in one or more advanced placement courses332 enrolled in dual college credit courses64% graduate on recommended plan29% graduate on distinguished planAllen HS graduation rate is 98.5%2,269 participate in extracurricular activities
28Allen Independent School District EMPLOYEE FACTSAllen Independent School DistrictAllen ISD employs 2,230 peopleTeaching Staff 1,215Support StaffProfessional- Admin 241Teaching Experience0-5 years 33%6 –10 years 24%11 years %
29ALLEN ISD The Allen Way Extensive curriculum opportunities Allen Independent School DistrictThe Allen WayExtensive curriculum opportunitiesExcellent relationship between city and schools and economic developmentHigh community satisfaction based on participation and surveysStrong community confidence in leadership as exhibited by successful bond and TRE electionsHigh teacher retention / low teacher turnoverAccess to outstanding facilities and technology
31General Fund Budget for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year % of Total Expenditures Allen ISD “At A Glance”General Fund Budget for Fiscal YearAdopted Expenditures Budget$158.7 MillionAdopted Operational Cost Per Student$7,645% of Total ExpendituresInstruction64.2%Instructional Support9.1%School Administration5.8%General Administration2.9%Facilities & Maintenance12.4%Other5.6%Payroll80.0%Non-Payroll20.0%
32Debt Service for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Allen ISD “At A Glance”Debt Service for Fiscal YearPrincipal$18.3 MillionInterest$22.5 MillionTotal Debt Service$40.8 MillionTotal Outstanding Debt$490 Million$300 MillionTotal$790 MillionOverall Net Debt Burden – Rating Agencies6.9%
33Allen ISD “At A Glance” Tax Rates Bond Authorizations M&O $1.1600 Debt Service$.4800Total$1.6400Bond Authorizations2002$55.5 Million2003$71.5 Million2008$219.0 Million2009$119.4 Million
34State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) Presented by:Beth Nicholas
36% Students Passing STAAR (2014) Allen High School Academic Allen ISD “At A Glance”Student Profile White56%Asian15%Hispanic13%African American11%Mixed Race4%Other1%% Students Passing STAAR (2014) Math94%Reading93%Writing90%Social Studies95%ScienceStaffing & Benefits Total Staff2,262Teachers1,277Teacher Staffing Ratio15.9Beginning Bachelors$47,500Beginning Masters$48,600Monthly Health Contributions$310Allen High School AcademicACT (2013)24.4SAT Composite (2013)1,618
37Allen ISD “At A Glance” Demographics District Area - 29 Sq. Miles Enrollment as of 1/29/ ,5861 High School Annual Growth Rate (14/15) %1 9th Grade Center Attendance Rate (13/14) %3 Middle Schools17 Elementary Schools1 Alternative Education Center
38Performance Levels for STAAR Satisfactory Academic Performance (Level II) on STAAR assessments will be considered passing.UNSATISFACTORYLEVEL ISATISFACTORYLEVEL IIADVANCEDLEVEL IIIPerformance in this category indicates that students are inadequately prepared for the next grade or course.Performance in this category indicates that students are sufficiently prepared for the next grade or courses.Performance in this category indicates that students are well prepared for the next grade or course.
39Impact of STAAR Phase-In Standards Level II PhaseTesting Year123FinalWe were in Phase-in 1 for the school year. Next year, we will likely move to Phase-in 2, meaning that the score required to meet passing will increase.
41Red Line - State Results 76%74%77%17%18%20%15%We are in the third year of a new testing system, so overall our scores remained relatively stable with minor fluctuations (up or down) by 1-2%. This is a statewide and regional trend. We did have some significant gains in a few areas and on several campuses in Met Satisfactory and Advanced performance scores.Red Line - State Results
42Red Line - State Results 75%82%19%23%Celebration:7th +1% Met Standard & +6% Advanced8th +2% Met StandardRed Line - State Results
43Red Line - State Results 70%79%16%20%22%17%Celebration:4th Math +7% Advanced6th Math +4% AdvancedRed Line - State Results
44Red Line - State Results 67%79%11%8%Celebration:7th Math +5% Advanced8th Math +3% Met Standard & +4% Advanced (Math 8 students only)Red Line - State Results
45Red Line - State Results 73%71%11%20%Celebration:8th Science +8% AdvancedRed Line - State Results
46Red Line - State Results 62%14%Celebration:8th SS +3% Met Standard & +5% AdvancedRed Line - State Results
47Red Line - State Results 71%70%7%6%Celebration:4th Writing +3% Met Standard7th Writing +4% AdvancedRed Line - State Results
49Red Line - State Results 62%66%6%This is the first administration that combined both Reading and Writing tests into one day with a 5 hour time limit and a new test design. This significantly helped our students and overall, although it’s not an apples to apples comparison we saw over a 10% gain in students that met standard on the first administration.Red Line - State Results
50Red Line - State Results 81%91%92%18%12%16%Celebrations:Algebra +5% advancedBiology +1% MetU.S. History – first year of test no comparison dataRed Line - State Results
51Updates forSTAAR Modified will no longer be offered for Special Education studentsAccommodations will be available in an online format for students that qualifyNew Math TEKS in grades 3-8Raw scores only in MayNo SSI requirements for re-testing in 5th & 8th grade mathPassing standards will be set in summer of 2015Seniors 2015 will be the first graduating class with STAAR/EOC requirementsAs of June 2014, we currently have 80 seniors that have one or more EOC tests to complete in order to graduate in 2015.138 Juniors still need one or more EOC tests to graduate.146 Sophomores still need one or more EOC tests to graduate.
54Board Responsibilities & Roles Policy & GovernanceHire and Evaluate SuperintendentAdopt PolicyApprove and Adopt Annual BudgetSet Tax RateCommunity Leaders & Advocates for SchoolsStrategic PlanCompelling MessageLegislative AdvocacyBoard of DirectorsAttendance at School EventsPreparation for Board MeetingsLeadership Development
55Framework for School Board Development Vision Where Eagles SOARThe board ensures creation of a shared vision that promotes enhanced student achievement.StructureThe board provides guidance and direction for accomplishing the vision.AccountabilityThe board measures and communicates how well the vision is being accomplished.AdvocacyThe board promotes the vision.UnityThe board works with the superintendent to lead the district toward the vision.
56Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas
57Who Created It and Why?35 Texas Superintendents worked together to create the visionNorth Texas Consortium:Nine districts joined together to promote the Vision:This represents over 1.5 million students in TexasAllenRichardsonConcerned over current politicians and business leaders creating our systems instead of EducatorsCoppellNorthwestHighland ParkLewisvilleWorked nearly 2 years on vision – wanted document to spur ideas, creativity and serve as a catalyst to affect changes in our systemFriscoPlanoMcKinney
58Guiding Principles and Premises Article 1: The New Digital Learning Environment (21st century learner)Article 2: The New Learning Standards (Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum)Article 3: Assessments for Learning (Common Formative Assessments)Article 4: Accountability for Learning (Accountability Systems)Article 5: Organizational Transformation (Change Catalyst and Process)Article 6: Balanced and Reinvigorated State/Local Partnership(Public awareness, involvement and change in systems)
60Allen ISD: Where Eagles SOAR VisionAllen ISD: Where Eagles SOAR
61Beliefs We believe every child deserves the highest quality education We hold ourselves accountable to every child who walks through our doorWe believe the development of citizenship in all students is essential to a complete educationWe are responsible for building upon the sense of community we have inheritedWe believe the development of leadership is critical to success
62Mission Statement“Allen ISD cultivates innovation in education that empowersevery learner to realize his or her full potential”
63Strategic Planning“Strategic planning is the means by which an organization continually recreates itself toward extraordinary purposes."William J. Cook , Jr., Ph.D
64Strategic PlanningThis is a process in which the Board places in the hands of the local community decisions regarding the initiatives for providing services for students.Districts that do not have strategic planning have to operate from a strict adherence to accountability mandate and are limited to reactive rather than proactive management of growth and change.
65Strategic PlanningThe Allen ISD Strategic Plan for 2013 & Beyond was developed beginning in January, 2012 with a 30 member steering committee representing parents, businesses, staff and the Board of Trustees.The committee’s final meeting to approve Action Plans and Specific Results of approximately 100 school personnel, students, community and business representatives was held January 11, 2013.The completed Strategic Plan was presented to our Board of Trustees at the February 25, 2013 Board Meeting as part of the Strategic Plan Process.
66Strategic Planning Academically Prepared for Future Pursuits Four strategic objectives were created by the committee under the following categories:Academically Prepared for Future Pursuits2 Strategies, 4 Focus Areas, 7 Action PlansEffective Problem-Solvers2 Strategies, 2 Action PlansEffective Communicators2 Strategies, 3 Action PlansResponsible and Engaged Citizens
67Strategic PlanningBuilt on our Graduate Profile, the Strategic Plan is now in its second year of implementation. Results of the first year were reviewed in an annual Strategic Planning Retreat in Spring of Progress this year will be reviewed in May. Several of the Project Kids considerations are based on Strategic Plan objectives. Project Kids will present their recommendations to the Board on April 27th, either completing or making progress toward completion of those Action Plans.Year Three Action Plans will also be reviewed to determine implementation schedules and predictions for completion at that annual retreat.
68Allen ISD Graduate Profile Allen High School Graduates will be:Academically Prepared for Future PursuitsStudents will possess necessary skills to seek educational and career options as they continually pursue and integrate knowledge.Effective Problem-SolversStudents will master the skills needed to design innovative solutions within independent and team settings.Effective CommunicatorsStudents will be able to listen critically and speak articulately, will be able to resolve conflicts effectively and appropriately, will be able to understand and appreciate diverse individuals and cultures, will be able to exercise leadership qualities, and will be able to communicate using advancing technology.Responsible and Engaged CitizensStudents will demonstrate ethical and moral decision-making in the context of their local, national and world community. They will also possess an awareness of community resources and understand the value of service to others.
69Strategic Plan Character Building Online Classes Professional DevelopmentAlternative EducationTechnology One-Stop ShopStrategicPlanCareerCertificationsCulture ofSharing1 to 1DevicesGlobal CommunicationEarly ChildhoodCenterService Leadership
71Project Kids 2015Project Kids is a citizen advisory committee formed to study facility needs and make recommendations on short-range and long-range capital project issues. Project Kids was utilized in 2202, 2003, and 2008, and similar committees were formed prior to the 1995 and 1998 bond elections.80 Community members, business representatives, parents, AISD staff including teachers and administrators serving on the Project Kids committee have been meeting since December 9thAn external facilitator guides the planning process and the group work that will lead to a final recommendation to the Board of Trustees to call a Bond Election in November of 2015.
72Project Kids 2015That bond proposal will address the need for increasing facility and program capacity through construction, renovation, rebuilding, and re- purposing existing facilities. Also included will be upgrading technology, safety and security, transportation, and other improvements to meet anticipated increase in student population.Committee Meeting task cycles, questions from committee members, copies of presentations and other resources are posted on the Project Kids website:
74Board PolicySchools operate under legal policy based on actions taken by the Texas State Legislature which are then mandated by the Texas Administration Code, Texas Education Code, Texas Education Agency and State Board of Education.Texas LegislatureTexas Education CodeTexas Education AgencyTexas State Board of Education
75Board PolicyDistricts subscribe to a policy service provided by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) who issue those legal policies for all districts as they are revised based on legislative action or other changes in code.
76Board PolicyEach district develops their own local policy based on those legal policies in which they are able to “localize” each of those legal policies. Local policies can be more detailed, include more restrictions and reserves, but cannot be written to contradict, not fully enforce or not align with the legal policy.
77Board PolicyLegal and Local policy are posted on the Allen ISD Board website. A topic index is provided for ease in locating policies that govern particular areas or subjects and provide a comprehensive cross-reference of all policies in all areas.
78Board Policy Policies are divided into sections: A: Basic District FoundationsB: Local GovernanceC: Business and Support ServicesD: PersonnelE: InstructionF: StudentsG: Community and Governmental Relations
792014-15 Board Planning Calendar Board CalendarThis venue offers an on-line reference for Board and community members so planning for Board members is transparent.Issues are defined and scheduled, usually with two months’ notice to allow time for review before a decision is made.Edits are made as there are changes to the calendar, including additional workshops that may be necessary for budget discussions, legislative updates or other timely issues requiring board discussion.Board Planning Calendar
81Training Requirements Board members are required to have three different kinds of continuing education:Tier One: OrientationsAll newly elected or appointed board members must within 60 days receive a local orientation to their district. (Provided by local officials, preferably the Board President and Superintendent)Orientation to Texas Education Code(Provided by the Regional Education Service Center)- Experienced board members receive an update to theTexas Education Code after each legislative session
82Training Requirements Tier Two: TeamworkEach year all members of the board and the superintendent must participate, as a group, in a team- building session to enhance the team’s effectiveness.At the end of the session, the board must review the framework for school board development, a list of major board activities, and identify which of those activities board members would benefit from having additional training.
83Training Requirements Tier Three: Discretionary Continuing EducationFirst year board members must receive 10 hours of additional education related to the activities identified in the framework as being areas of need.Experienced board members must receive at least five hours of additional continuing education each year related to the areas of need.(Up to five hours of the tier three training may be completed via on-line training courses.)
84Continuing Education Credit Training RequirementsTrainingContinuing Education CreditOverview of Continuing Education Requirements for School Board MembersFAQ: Board Member Continuing Education RequirementsSchool Board Member Training – SBOE RulesSchool Board Member Training – Framework for School Board Development
85TASB Resources for Board Candidates Preparing to Serve: A Webinar for School Board Candidates This workshop will help individuals interested in running for their local school board understand what is involved in being elected to and serving on the local school board. Board responsibilities, constructive campaigns, and other information and resources will be covered. Best of all, it's free, and you can view it from the comfort of home. A Guide for School Board Candidates Updated annually, this publication summarizes the duties of a school board member, procedures for seeking an elected board position, and services offered by TASB in support of effective school governance. Order it from the TASB Store . Your district's superintendent's office may have copies available for candidates as well. Check with them during election filing periods. Serving on a Board: An Insiders Guide to Board Service for School Board CandidatesA recorded video Webcast designed especially for people considering a run for the school board, provides perspectives from experienced board members on what it is like to be on a board.View this program now.
86TASB: Local ResourcesIf you have questions about how schools are operated in your district, your local superintendent or experienced trustees, especially your board president, are important sources of information.Another important source is your district's policy manual, a key tool in understanding the requirements imposed by law upon the school district, as well as the paths the board of trustees has chosen within the discretion permitted the board by state and federal law and regulation. Questions about school district policies should be directed to the superintendent, who is usually responsible for maintaining the official board policy manual for the school district.Many local school districts and regional education service centers also offer candidate workshops that give you an opportunity to ask questions of local school trustees and superintendents about school board service as well. Check with the superintendent's office in your local district to find out if one is available in your area.
87TASB: State ResourcesFor information and publications with details about campaign laws and regulations, including campaign finance and advertising, see TASB’s useful links to several state agencies that can assist you.For additional information about school board service, contact Leadership Team Services at , extension 6161.
88Board OperationsPresented by:Louise Master,Board President
90AISD Board Operating Procedures These procedures serve the purpose of highlighting frequently addressed issues regarding the Board.In any case where these procedures are found to be in conflict with the AISD Policy Manual, the Policy Manual controls.AISD Board Operating Procedures
91Board Operating Procedures I. Developing Meeting Agenda (BE Local)II. Consent AgendaIII. Executive (Closed) Session (BEC Legal)IV. Community, Citizens Addressing the BoardV. Board Responses to Citizens Addressing the Board (BE Legal, BED Local)VI.Voting (BE Local)
92Board Operating Procedures IX. Citizen Request or Complaint to Individual Board MemberX. Employee Request or Complaint to Individual Board MemberBoard Member Visit to School CampusBoard and Superintendent CommunicationsBoard Members’ Standard of Behavior and Code of ConductBoard Review and Evaluation of the Superintendent
93Board Operating Procedures Review or Evaluation of the BoardCriteria or Process for Selecting Board OfficersMedia InquiriesResponse to CommunicationViolation of Board Operating Procedures
94“Team of Eight”The AISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent form the “Team of Eight.” Board meetings are held monthly at Allen City Hall. The meetings usually begin at 7:00 p.m. and are usually held on the fourth Monday of the month. Call to check meeting dates. Patrons who would like to contact the Board are invited to “Ask the Team of Eight” by ing their questions to
96“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . from the National School Boards Association (NSBA)The most difficult lesson wasLearning to acknowledge publicly that you have no power and authority as an individual board member; that only the board as a whole can make policies and decisions for the school district.
97“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . Determining what your function is on the board and how to accomplish it effectively.
98“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . That no matter what you think you know about board service when you first come on board, you still have a lot to learn.
99“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . Recognizing the difference between setting policy (the board’s job) and administering the schools (the superintendent’s job).
100“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . Knowing that you must represent all the students. Your decisions must be made in the interest of the total school system and not made solely for special groups or interests.
101“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . Learning how to respond to complaints and concerns of citizens, school administrators and other staff.
102“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . That change comes slowly.
103“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . That you can’t solve everyone’s problems by yourself.
104“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . That you must think deeply and sometimes accept a reality that is contrary to your own beliefs.
105“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . That effective board service means being able to hold the minority viewpoint when voting on a given issue; then openly supporting in your community the majority vote of the board.
106“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . Discovering how the schools are funded.
107“Hardest Lessons” The most difficult lesson was . . . . That the primary focus of all board decisions must be student achievement.
108“Questions & Answers”Current School Board Members
109Allen Independent School District P O Box 13Allen, Texas