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1 Using Technology to Support School Reform and Improvement in the DeKalb School System Presented by Edward L. Bouie, Jr., Ed.D. Senior Executive Director for Management of Information Systems Presented by Edward L. Bouie, Jr., Ed.D. Senior Executive Director for Management of Information Systems

2 Individuals FOCUS Conditions Development PURPOSE Remediation 1. Community Development 3. Community Problem- Solving 2. Personal Growth and Development 4. Personal Problem- Solving Arenas Of Human Service Activity William J. Lofquist, The Meaning of Prevention, 1983

3 Transition Action Plan Improve Student Achievement Provide Positive Learning Environments Ensure Fiscal Stability Close Gaps in Performance

4 Principal as instructional leader Principal as instructional leader Curriculum Curriculum 4 X 4 HS. Requirements Equal Access to AP Courses Increase Graduation Requirements HS Algebra for 8 th Grade Students Pre-Algebra for 7 th Grade Students LiteracyScience Principal as instructional leader Principal as instructional leader Curriculum Curriculum 4 X 4 HS. Requirements Equal Access to AP Courses Increase Graduation Requirements HS Algebra for 8 th Grade Students Pre-Algebra for 7 th Grade Students LiteracyScience Parent Involvement Student Support Discipline Management Technology Staffing Organizational Design Attendance Dropout Rate Governance Accountability Parent Involvement Student Support Discipline Management Technology Staffing Organizational Design Attendance Dropout Rate Governance Accountability Transition Action Plan: Improve Student Achievement

5 Establish minimum course offerings and curriculum exposure for students across the district at all levels Establish minimum course offerings and curriculum exposure for students across the district at all levels 4 X 4 High School Curriculum 4 X 4 High School Curriculum Alternating Block Scheduling for High Schools Alternating Block Scheduling for High Schools Review Theme/Magnet School Programs Review Theme/Magnet School Programs Establish minimum course offerings and curriculum exposure for students across the district at all levels Establish minimum course offerings and curriculum exposure for students across the district at all levels 4 X 4 High School Curriculum 4 X 4 High School Curriculum Alternating Block Scheduling for High Schools Alternating Block Scheduling for High Schools Review Theme/Magnet School Programs Review Theme/Magnet School Programs Equity in resources and technical assistance based on student need and circum stances Effectiveness and equitable distribution of programs Increase the percentage of students exposed to gifted programs and advanced level coursework Equity in resources and technical assistance based on student need and circum stances Effectiveness and equitable distribution of programs Increase the percentage of students exposed to gifted programs and advanced level coursework Transition Action Plan: Close Gaps in Performance

6 Clean and attractive schools Clean and attractive schools Well-behaved students Well-behaved students Strengthen student support Strengthen student support Dress for Success Dress for Success New school construction New school construction Clean and attractive schools Clean and attractive schools Well-behaved students Well-behaved students Strengthen student support Strengthen student support Dress for Success Dress for Success New school construction New school construction Comprehensive plan for capital improvement Involve all stakeholders with school site planning, cleaning, and landscaping Comprehensive plan for capital improvement Involve all stakeholders with school site planning, cleaning, and landscaping Transition Action Plan: Provide Positive Learning Environments

7 Align budget expenditures with district goals/priorities Align budget expenditures with district goals/priorities Establish procedures for routine analysis of resources and ensure connection to goals/priorities Establish procedures for routine analysis of resources and ensure connection to goals/priorities Provide needed resources to support district programs and initiatives Provide needed resources to support district programs and initiatives Align budget expenditures with district goals/priorities Align budget expenditures with district goals/priorities Establish procedures for routine analysis of resources and ensure connection to goals/priorities Establish procedures for routine analysis of resources and ensure connection to goals/priorities Provide needed resources to support district programs and initiatives Provide needed resources to support district programs and initiatives Salary compensation study to eliminate inequities/inconsistencies and address appropriate placement of personnel on the salary schedule Strengthen the school districts fiscal stability Increase working reserve Salary compensation study to eliminate inequities/inconsistencies and address appropriate placement of personnel on the salary schedule Strengthen the school districts fiscal stability Increase working reserve Transition Action Plan: Ensure Fiscal Stability

8 Transition Action Plan Improve Student Achievement Provide Positive Learning Environments Ensure Fiscal Stability Close Gaps in Performance

9 How does technology support the implementation of this plan?

10 Wide Area Network (WAN) Wide Area Network (WAN) Up-to-date student workstations Up-to-date student workstations On-line curriculum guides On-line curriculum guides On-line grade and attendance reporting On-line grade and attendance reporting Staff development Staff development Wide Area Network (WAN) Wide Area Network (WAN) Up-to-date student workstations Up-to-date student workstations On-line curriculum guides On-line curriculum guides On-line grade and attendance reporting On-line grade and attendance reporting Staff development Staff development Wireless access Telecommunications Virtual courses Curriculum integration Instructional support Wireless access Telecommunications Virtual courses Curriculum integration Instructional support Transition Action Plan: Improve Student Achievement

11 Transition Action Plan: Close Gaps in Performance Data analysis Data analysis School profiles School profiles Student profiles Student profiles Student Information Systems Student Information Systems Equity Management Equity Management Accountability Management Accountability Management Family Technology Resource Centers Family Technology Resource Centers

12 Transition Action Plan: Provide Positive Learning Environments District Technology Support Center District Technology Support Center On-line work order management On-line work order management Energy management Energy management Security Security On-line applicant management system On-line applicant management system

13 Transition Action Plan: Ensure Fiscal Stability Total Educational Resource Management System (T.E.R.M.S)

14 T.E.R.M.S. consists of the following components: Financial Information Human Resource Management Facility Management BudgetingBudgeting General LedgerGeneral Ledger Accounts PayableAccounts Payable PurchasingPurchasing Bid ManagementBid Management Applicant TrackingApplicant Tracking PersonnelPersonnel Benefits AdministrationBenefits Administration PayrollPayroll Staff DevelopmentStaff Development Fixed AssetsFixed Assets WarehousingWarehousing

15 GSBA eBoard: A Web-Based Governance System: Putting the pieces together.

16 Board of EducationSuperintendent Focus Sequence End Result Means 2 Questions to be Addressed 1 What? Why? How much? How well? How? When? Where? By whom? Tools Mission Goals Policies Linkages Assurances Standards Strategies Procedures Regulations Assignments Documentation Methods Vote Recommend Trust

17 eAgenda – Paperless Board Packets eReports – Document Management System ePolicy – Board Policy Manual eLegislation – Education Legislation System eTraining – On-line Board Development System eGoals – Goals Tracking System

18 More Information Available on the DeKalb School System Web Site:


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