Laurel School District State of the District Report 11 20-13

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  • Laurel School District State of the District Report 11 20-13

    1. 1. Laurel School District State of the District Board of Education Meeting Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:00 p.m. Laurel HS, Media Center John D. Ewald Superintendent of
    2. 2. Items Review the Past  Discuss the Present  Plan the Future 
    3. 3. Review the Past         Embezzlement of District Funds District on the Brink of Bankruptcy & Consolidation State Financial Recovery Team Controlling Expenditures Acting Superintendent in Place for Several Months Waiting to Break Ground & Start Construction Projects Students & Families Choosing to Leave the District Lack of Trust throughout the District Accountability & Oversight & Support Needed
    4. 4. Review the Past             Students Exceeded DE Benchmarks on State Assessments Laurel HS Received Academic Achievement Award Fantastic Students Committed to Each Other Committed and Dedicated Staff Appreciative, Proud and Strong Community Ability of District Office Staff to Multi Task Caring and Committed Staff Focused on Students Great Sense of Community throughout the District Collaborative Planning throughout the District Anticipation for the Arrival of a New Superintendent Our Students Want to Attend College Successfully Made it through Significant Challenges
    5. 5. Discuss the Present Student Achievement  Board of Education  Vision, Mission, Core Values, Goals & Milestones  Reorientation of District Office  Town Hall Meetings  Community Forums  Laurel MS Laurel HS Construction  Laurel Elementary School Construction 
    6. 6. Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System - R 900 800 700 600 500 LSDS State 400 300 200 100 0 3rd Grade 5th Grade 8th Grade 10th Grade
    7. 7. Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System - M 900 800 700 600 500 LSDS State 400 300 200 100 0 3rd Grade 5th Grade 8th Grade 10th Grade
    8. 8. Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System S 450 400 350 300 250 LSDS State 200 150 100 50 0 3rd Grade 5th Grade 8th Grade 10th Grade
    9. 9. Grants         Academic Achievement Grant 21st Century Community Grant Nemours Wellness Grant DE DoE Innovation Grant DE DoE Academic Acceleration Grant* Longwood Foundation Grant* Rodel Foundation Grant* USDA Farm to School Grant* *Pending
    10. 10. Board of Education Board of Education Retreats  Achieving a Peak Performing Governance Team  Standard Operating Procedures & Communication Protocol  A Commitment to the Work and the Process  Board of Education Work Calendar  Planning the Board’s Work for the Year  Board of Education Work Sessions  Accomplishing the Work for Our Students, Staff, Parents & Community 
    11. 11. Superintendent of Schools          Listen & Learn Events for Staff & Parents Staff 1:1 Meetings Board of Education Member 1:1 Meetings Community Leader 1:1 Meetings Town Hall Meetings for Students, Staff & Parents Community Forums Community Organizations' Presentations School, District & Community Events Weekly School & Classroom Visits
    12. 12. District Strategic Plan        Building our Future Together! The Laurel School District and You! College & Career Readiness Starts Here! Vision Mission Core Values Goals Milestones
    13. 13. Engaging Our Community           Weekly School & Classroom Visits Weekly Connect Ed Phone, Email & Text Messages Weekly Superintendent’s Weekly Emails Student Town Hall Meetings Staff Town Hall Meetings Community Town Hall Meetings Community Forums Superintendent’s Sunday Church Tour Superintendent’s Advisory Committee Student Retention & Attraction Committee
    14. 14. Community Construction Site Tours  RSVP Required Due to Limited Space        Lori.Lewis@laurel.k12.de.us 302-875-6100 Multiple Tours Being Scheduled Limited to 6 – 8 People Friday, November 22, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
    15. 15. Building Relationships      Community Presentations  Chamber of Commerce  Lions Club  Odd Fellows Club  Lioness Club  Century Club  Laurel Alumni Association Operations Team Meetings Superintendent’s Executive Staff Student Shadow Days Monthly Board of Education Member 1:1 Meetings Superintendent – Association President 1:1 Meetings
    16. 16. Reorientation of District Office
    17. 17. Teaching & Learning      District Wide Kick Off Celebrating Staff and Building Relationships Supporting the Instructional Core Committed to Each Student by Face and by Name to Graduation Collaborative Professional Development to Support Staff Implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Learning Focused Curriculum Supporting Staff Professional Growth through Regular Feedback and Support
    18. 18. Instructional Core
    19. 19. Laurel MS Laurel HS        Demonstrating Fiscal Responsibility, Stewardship and Accountability Regularly Informing Community of Project Status Construction is Under Budget Construction is on Schedule Facility is Scheduled to Open Fall 2014 Facility Tours for District Staff, Community Leaders, Board Members and Students Preparing to Discuss Closure and Demolition of Existing Laurel High School
    20. 20. Laurel Elementary School Construction Project  Community Forums  Wednesday,  Dunbar ES, 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday,  North October 30, 2013 November 5, 2013 Laurel ES, 7:00 p.m.  Thursday,  Laurel IMS, 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday,  Laurel November 14, 2013 November 19, 2013 HS, 7:00 p.m.  Monday,  District November 25, 2013 Office, 7:00 p.m.
    21. 21. Discuss the Present District Student Enrollment Grade Bands Students Fall 2013 PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade Dunbar ES (25:1 – 30:2) 454 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade North Laurel ES 580 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade Laurel IMS (20:1 – 31:2) 610 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade Laurel HS (19:1 – 32:1) 491
    22. 22. Discuss the Present Pre-K through 5th Grade Enrollment Grade Students Fall 2013 Pre-Kindergarten 26 Kindergarten 217 1st Grade 211 2nd Grade 200 3rd Grade 179 4th Grade 201 5th Grade 163 Total 1,197
    23. 23. Plan the Future     Option 1 Stay within Budget Do not go to Referendum for Facilities Build 1200 Student School on North Laurel ES Site
    24. 24. Plan the Future      Option 2 Stay within Budget Do not go to Referendum for Facilities Build one 700 Student School on North Laurel ES Site Build one 700 Student School on Laurel IMS Site
    25. 25. Plan the Future      Option 3 Stay within Budget Do not go to Referendum for Facilities Build one 1400 Student School on Laurel IMS Site Move District Office to North Laurel ES
    26. 26. State of the District Moving Forward  Compliance to Capacity  Relationships to Culture  Engagement to Achievement  Be There to Get There
    27. 27. Building our Future Together! The Laurel School District and
    28. 28. The Laurel School District and You! Building our Future Together!

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