Emily Fincher FRIT 7132Spring 2011
   *   447 students Kindergarten – Third Grade   *   45 Certified Staff Members   *   22 Classified Staff Members   * ...
Media Center is accessible  from both hallways.                Emily Fincher Facilities Plan   3/26/2011   3
First ImpressionMain door is recessed. Standard school colors are used throughout not giving a                           w...
Buy SmartDraw!- purchased copies print this                                    document without a watermark .             ...
Office and Circulation Desk                 are centrally located                 Office has three large                 w...
∙ In center of Media Center.∙ Students must interrupt story time  to get to non-fiction books.                      Emily ...
Tables and chairs are all   Drop-down screen can be       same size.           viewed from seating areas.                 ...
Total of 5 computers available    in media center.    Spread out in groups of 2 and    3.    Computers located in back of ...
Lack of space. Security camera accessinstalled here. Also contains laminator,                                             ...
Copier takes up large space.     Teachers have access from outside door. MSAdministration uses for “dumping    has no cont...
School news broadcast                                 daily.                                 Contains color printer.Broadc...
Taken over by LLI Reading        Also accessible from outside door leaving no                                    supervisi...
   Media center messy.          Story time boring.   No new Teacher               Nothing to look at in    Resources a...
   Media Center is “uninviting”.   Due to county policies, the school must maintain a consistent    color throughout. Ho...
   Décor is “uninviting”; walls are “yucky”.   The castle on the wall was painted by a former teacher when    the media ...
   Décor is uninviting.         Line short shelves with books and coordinating             characters available at www.ko...
   Story time is boring.        Story time rug                 Puppet Theatre    www.mylearningtree.com          www.myle...
   No new teacher resources available and    stored in unorganized manner.                          Wooden magazine oak  ...
   Unfortunately the problem with the media center being closed    frequently is an administrative decision. Until the   ...
   Wall decorations would be placed around media center,    books and characters from Kohls on short shelves.            ...
   Teacher/Staff orientation on material    checkout and return.   Student volunteers to help with reshelving of    mate...
Accessibility:   1. Provision shall be made to assure accessibility of the    media center for all ages, including indivi...
Organization and StaffingThe district that I am employed with has no specific policy on organization and staffing in theme...
Instructional Media and Equipment   Instructional Media in this document is defined as the forms and    channels used in ...
Funding   Available funds from local, state and federal agencies    shall be allocated so as to:   1. Assure compliance ...
Circulation   The district does not currently have a policy    on circulation. Each school is responsible for    their ow...
Reconsideration of Materials   Occasional objections to a selection will be made by the public, despite the care taken to...
Reconsideration of Materials cont’d   E. Within one month (30 days) of receipt of the written complaint, the school    me...
Reconsideration of Materials cont’d   4. Discuss and deliberate the issues; vote on the proposed solution;   5. Prepare ...
Copyright Law   The Board of Education will adhere to the    Copyright Act of 1976, Public Law 94-553, that    defines th...
Internet Safety/Acceptable Use   Access to the Internet is provided for educational purposes and research consistent with...
Student Records   The district does not have a current policy on    student records, however, the FERPA laws    PPRA requ...
Disposing of Gifts/Instructional Resources    Since one purpose of the school media center is    to maintain a meaningful...
Use of School Facilities   The district currently has no written policy    concerning use of school facilities, however, ...
Media Center Handbook   The district has no handbook that pertains to    media centers. Handbooks are left up to    princ...
Selection and Care of Media Center Materials   The district currently has no set policy on the care of media center mater...
   Policies listed in this presentation were last    reviewed and revised in 2009 leaving little    room for the advance ...
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  1. 1. Emily Fincher FRIT 7132Spring 2011
  2. 2.  * 447 students Kindergarten – Third Grade * 45 Certified Staff Members * 22 Classified Staff Members * 2 Administrators * One full time Media Specialist * One full time Media Clerk Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 2
  3. 3. Media Center is accessible from both hallways. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 3
  4. 4. First ImpressionMain door is recessed. Standard school colors are used throughout not giving a welcoming appearance. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 4
  5. 5. Buy SmartDraw!- purchased copies print this document without a watermark . Visit www.smartdraw.com or call 1-800-768-3729. Existing Floor PlanCurrent Layout of LLP Media Center Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 5
  6. 6. Office and Circulation Desk are centrally located Office has three large windows allowing media specialist clear view of media center. Media Clerk has complete View of media center.Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 6
  7. 7. ∙ In center of Media Center.∙ Students must interrupt story time to get to non-fiction books. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 7
  8. 8. Tables and chairs are all Drop-down screen can be same size. viewed from seating areas. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 8
  9. 9. Total of 5 computers available in media center. Spread out in groups of 2 and 3. Computers located in back of Media Center block access to chapter books. Scanner available with front computers.Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 9
  10. 10. Lack of space. Security camera accessinstalled here. Also contains laminator, Converted to OT/PT MS refrigerator and microwave. room three days/week. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 10
  11. 11. Copier takes up large space. Teachers have access from outside door. MSAdministration uses for “dumping has no control over what teachers and staff grounds”. take. Room always in disarray. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 11
  12. 12. School news broadcast daily. Contains color printer.Broadcasting equipment located inside. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 12
  13. 13. Taken over by LLI Reading Also accessible from outside door leaving no supervision of what teachers’ take. PeriodicalsProgram. Used for testing several and Teacher Resources are taken and not times a week. returned. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 13
  14. 14.  Media center messy.  Story time boring. No new Teacher  Nothing to look at in Resources available the media center. and stored in Walls are “yucky”. disorganized manner.  Always closed. Décor uninviting. Media center frequently unavailable. Staff pulled for other duties too often. Staff Students Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 14
  15. 15.  Media Center is “uninviting”. Due to county policies, the school must maintain a consistent color throughout. However, the policy does not state that teachers or staff may not decorate doors and walls. Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board set www.theschoolbox.com $6.99 per set Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 15
  16. 16.  Décor is “uninviting”; walls are “yucky”. The castle on the wall was painted by a former teacher when the media center was first built. Upon approval by school board, commission the teacher to paint more scenes or Decorate with large cutouts from www.theschoolbox.com or www.mylearningtree.com $3.49 each $13.99 each Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 16
  17. 17.  Décor is uninviting. Line short shelves with books and coordinating characters available at www.kohls.com Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 17
  18. 18.  Story time is boring. Story time rug Puppet Theatre www.mylearningtree.com www.mylearningtree.com $484.95 $269.00 Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 18
  19. 19.  No new teacher resources available and stored in unorganized manner. Wooden magazine oak spinner. www.demco.com $409.99 Move teacher resources from conference room to workroom. Both online and mail subscriptions to www.themailbox.com and www.worksheetmagazine.com Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 19
  20. 20.  Unfortunately the problem with the media center being closed frequently is an administrative decision. Until the administration realizes that the media center staff is not available to be pulled for extra duty, there is not a solution to that problem. The media center is closed for lunch, during media clerk’s lunch duty time and during morning duty and afternoon duty. Also, if one of them is absent, the media center is closed because of the fixed scheduling that is currently being implemented in the media center. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 20
  21. 21.  Wall decorations would be placed around media center, books and characters from Kohls on short shelves. Buy SmartDraw!- purchased copies print this document without a watermark . Visit www.smartdraw.com or call 1-800-768-3729. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 21 21
  22. 22.  Teacher/Staff orientation on material checkout and return. Student volunteers to help with reshelving of materials. Teacher or parent volunteers to help with upkeep of media center. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 22
  23. 23. Accessibility: 1. Provision shall be made to assure accessibility of the media center for all ages, including individual students and groups simultaneously throughout the instructional day during each day of the school year. 2. Provision shall be made for access to media resources to support instruction in any Georgia Board of Education approved course when offered outside regular instructional time. 3. Provision shall be made through the media specialist(s) to facilitate the use of information sources outside the school which are available through cooperating agencies. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 23
  24. 24. Organization and StaffingThe district that I am employed with has no specific policy on organization and staffing in themedia center.Currently LLP has one certified media specialist and one media clerk.The school also does not have a media committee, although the district does have a policy: The Tift County Board of Education realizes the importance of collaborative decision-making relating to media services. Therefore, all administrators are to implement a unified media program based on the role definitions found in ROLES in MEDIA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY (SDOE). The Superintendent shall be delegated the responsibility for establishing Media Committees at the system and local schools. In addition, the Superintendent shall appoint a system media contact to serve as liaison with local, state, and regional agencies; between systems; and, from system to schools, and among schools. The System Media Committee shall be appointed annually by the Superintendent and serves in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent and to the school media committees. The System Media Committee shall include as a minimum the assistant superintendent of instruction, system media contact person, a curriculum director, a principal/or instructional assistant principal from each school level, one parent (guardian) representative from each school level, and at least one student from each school level. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 24
  25. 25. Instructional Media and Equipment Instructional Media in this document is defined as the forms and channels used in the communication and reception of information for instructional purposes. Some examples are textbooks, library books, paperback books, filmstrips, recordings (disc and cassette), video and audio tapes, newspapers, magazines, transparencies, models, sculpture, art prints, regalia, computer software, instructional television programs, other electronic formats and other materials that are used to deliver instruction. Instructional Equipment is defined as that machinery used in the instructional program to access or display information. These items retain original shape and appearance with use, are non- expandable, perform a mechanical or technical function and normally have a life expectancy beyond two years. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 25
  26. 26. Funding Available funds from local, state and federal agencies shall be allocated so as to: 1. Assure compliance with Standards for Public Schools of Georgia and the accreditation principles for the various accrediting commissions in which the system holds membership; 2. Follow approved recommendations of system curriculum committees; and 3. Meet other system/school instructional goals. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 26
  27. 27. Circulation The district does not currently have a policy on circulation. Each school is responsible for their own rules regarding circulation. Currently LLP allows students to check out one book at a time for a two week period. Students are not charged for overdue books, but students are charged for lost/damaged books. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 27
  28. 28. Reconsideration of Materials Occasional objections to a selection will be made by the public, despite the care taken to select valuable media material for student and teacher use and the qualifications of persons who select the materials. If a complaint is made, procedures for handling said complaint areas follows: A. Complainant must live in the school district where requesting removal of any materials from a school. Complainant shall be referred to the school principal who shall attempt to resolve the situation in accord with system policy and procedures. B. If the complainant is not satisfied, he/she shall be informed of the reconsideration procedure and requested to submit the complaint in writing on the approved form. C. An individual student may be excused from using specific materials once the parent/guardian has filed a written complaint or request. In order to allow for review when a complaint has been filed, materials may be removed from the collection pending committee action. D. The principal shall inform the Superintendent, assistant superintendent for instruction, and the system media contact of the system media committee of the ensuing review process. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 28
  29. 29. Reconsideration of Materials cont’d E. Within one month (30 days) of receipt of the written complaint, the school media committee shall: 1. Examine the material in its entirety and convene to consider the written complaint. (The principal may add other persons to the committee for this process as deemed necessary.); 2. Evaluate the media with consideration for the relevance of the material to instructional objectives; the intended use of the material; age and maturity level of students; professional reviews; literary merit; and any other criteria which impinge upon the material in question; 3. Invite the complainant and a representative of an opposing view to address the committee for a specified period of time (20 minutes per view and one presenter per view); Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 29
  30. 30. Reconsideration of Materials cont’d 4. Discuss and deliberate the issues; vote on the proposed solution; 5. Prepare a written decision (listing the committee members and signed by the principal) which is discussed with and submitted (within 30 days) to the complainant by the principal; 6. File a copy of the complaint and the decision with the principal, the system media contact person (who will work with system media committee), the assistant superintendent for instruction, and the Superintendent. F. If the decision of the school media committee is not acceptable to the complainant, the complainant may appeal to the system media committee through the system media contact person within ten (10) school days after receiving the written decision of the school media committee. The system media committee will, within one month (30 days) of receipt of a formal complaint, follow the same procedure as that of the school media committee. G. Further appeal may be made to the Tift County Board of Education which shall follow its regular process for hearing such appeals. The Board is the final local authority in all appeals. H. The complainant may appeal to the State Board of Education for review in accordance with State Board of Education Procedure and Rule 160-4-4-.01 (IFBD). Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 30
  31. 31. Copyright Law The Board of Education will adhere to the Copyright Act of 1976, Public Law 94-553, that defines the regulations that governs the policy of copyright materials. It will be the duty of the school principals and media chairpersons to keep the respective staffs informed of such regulations. The system media contact person will disseminate such information from the central office. A copy of the law and related interpretive documents will be kept on file in the central office. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 31
  32. 32. Internet Safety/Acceptable Use Access to the Internet is provided for educational purposes and research consistent with the Tift County Board of Educations educational mission and goals. Use of the school systems computers and access to the Internet are for use related to class work including unique resources not available in the local setting. The computing resources of the Tift County Board of Education shall be fully accessible for instructional use only during normal school hours. Educational Purpose: The Tift County Board of Education is committed to providing all students and employees with appropriate access to computer technology and believes that the use of the Internet in Instructional programs is an educational tool, which facilitates communication, innovation, resource sharing and access to information. The Board provides employees and students with access to computing resources and the Internet for limited educational purposes. The term "educational purpose" includes classroom activities, career development, research, and collaborative work. All users (staff members as well as students and their parents/guardians) shall be required to sign the appropriate Computer/Internet Access Agreement form allowing access to the Internet. By signing these agreements, all users shall affirm that they have read and understand the administrative procedures on Acceptable Use of Computer/Internet Resources and understand the consequences for the violation of said administrative procedures. Failure to comply with these administrative procedures shall be deemed grounds for revocation of privileges, potential disciplinary and/or appropriate legal action. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 32
  33. 33. Student Records The district does not have a current policy on student records, however, the FERPA laws PPRA requirements should be followed regarding student privacy. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 33
  34. 34. Disposing of Gifts/Instructional Resources Since one purpose of the school media center is to maintain a meaningful up-to-date collection that will be used, individual items should be disposed of when they have outlived their usefulness. Material should be discarded when it cannot be mended or rebound; its content it out of date; paper or film becomes brittle or discolored; or when the population of the school changes significantly. Such discarding shall be in accord with state and local policy, state and federal law, and any restrictions related to the source of the funds. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 34
  35. 35. Use of School Facilities The district currently has no written policy concerning use of school facilities, however, standard procedure for requesting the use is to notify the principal and the Board of Education in writing. The request them goes before the board for approval. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 35
  36. 36. Media Center Handbook The district has no handbook that pertains to media centers. Handbooks are left up to principals and Media Specialists. Currently, there are two sentences in the LLP handbook that pertain to the media center. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 36
  37. 37. Selection and Care of Media Center Materials The district currently has no set policy on the care of media center materials. The primary basis for purchase shall be the present or projected contribution to curricular needs. Attention shall be given to the quality of the media, clarity of presentation, integrity of treatment, instructional design,and appropriateness for the instructional and maturity levels of students to be served. Other factors to beconsidered are: -requirements of the copyright law; -formats to vary content presentation; -instructional and ability levels; -balanced treatment of issues which are addressed in the instructional program; -representation of various ethnic, cultural, and religious groups (with priority given to those present in the school); -replacement of damaged/lost materials which continue to have instructional value; -updating obsolete media; -cost in relation to learning benefits, the number of potential users, and a comparison of comparable material; -established selection criteria for particular formats; -materials available from some other sources. Critical review from reputable, professional publications and/or personal examination of materials by teachers, media specialist(s), or media committee shall be the basis of selection. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 37
  38. 38.  Policies listed in this presentation were last reviewed and revised in 2009 leaving little room for the advance in technology or situations that may arise in the 21st century media center. Policies were first implemented in 1976. Emily Fincher Facilities Plan 3/26/2011 38
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