At Monday’s board meeting, the board was presented with a summary about the summer 2016 programming. This year’s program included five weeks of instruction. Students met at three elementary schools and one junior high for four days each week.
The new leadership and supervision structure, the new schedule, the addition of SEL classes, the ability to be more innovative in the classroom, and the selection of courses were all well received by this year’s summer staff. Earlier recruiting, more high interest courses for junior high students, and an earlier timeline for planning and registering were listed as opportunities for improvement.
Feedback from 2016’s summer programming successes and suggested areas of focus will be used to plan for 2017’s structure and program. To see the presentation with the summary and recommendations, click here.
Board Cluster Visits
During the meeting, the CCSD59 Board of Education members discussed visiting one cluster of CCSD59 schools each trimester. Depending on his or her availability, each board member would be invited to visit the junior high and two or three elementary schools in that cluster. The hope would be for the board member’s visit to coincide with local members of congress or other key community leaders when visiting the schools.
The visits will provide board members an opportunity to meet staff, tour the buildings and classrooms, and, when possible, see the students interact with important community members.
D214 Redefining Ready! Campaign
The board was presented with an update on Redefining Ready!, a national campaign launched by the AASA (The School Superintendents Association) to introduce new research-based metrics for student assessment of readiness for college, career, and life. One goal of the program is to portray a more comprehensive picture of student potential which allows for more individualized assessment of each student’s readiness. It also hopes to help students become more career ready via various benchmarks and to expand indicators of how students succeed beyond high school. For more information, see Ready’s website.
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