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PARKLANE AND SUTHERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS EXPLORATION OF A CONVERSION TO K-6 SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING October 15, 2013 1.

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1 PARKLANE AND SUTHERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS EXPLORATION OF A CONVERSION TO K-6 SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING October 15,

2 PARKLANE AND SUTHERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Only separate primary and intermediate schools in LUSD Heritage and Needham Elementary Schools converted to K-6 schools 2 years ago Significant increase in student achievement Families together at one school for Grades K-6 Consistency of expectations and procedures for students Establishment of long-term relationships 2

3 SINGLE ATTENDANCE AREA MODEL Families in the current Parklane/Sutherland Attendance Area would submit a preference form for attendance at one of the schools beginning in the school year. Each school will present a unique vision for their learning community. 3

4 PARENT FORUMS Parent forums were held on September 18 and 19, Eighteen (18) parents attended the forum held at Parklane and six (6) parents attended the forum held at Sutherland. Parents had questions about start and dismissal times, curriculum, and when they would be notified of the decision. All in attendance were supportive of the conversion moving forward. 4

5 Parklane Elementary School Vision and Goals STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Focus Organizational, study, and leadership skills will be emphasized to promote success. Build a foundation for success in middle, high school and college. Utilize technology assisted curriculum 5

6 Sutherland Elementary School Vision and Goals Focus on AVID to develop strong organizational skills creating a community of learners. Technology will be used as a vital tool in teaching and learning. Develop students’ full potential, develop an enquiring mind and a desire for knowledge, and strive for success in school beyond high school. 6

7 START-UP FUNDS Because both schools wish to pursue an emphasis supported by technology, it is recommended a start-up allocation be approved in the amount of $25,000 for each school. In addition, the sites will be exploring Dart Foundation and Got Kids grants. 7

8 QUESTIONS 8


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