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School Trustlands 17-18 Final Plan

We want to have all of our students reading on grade level. To ensure this we need to provide support and practice opportunities for those students who are struggling. We would like to see this goal accomplished by the end of the school year.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will use a number of measurements to determine if we are making progress.
1. Teacher weekly and bi-weekly reading level checks.
2. Dibels 3 times a year.
3. Progress Monitoring
4. AmeriCorps reading checks
5.  End-of-level

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

This goal was reached when you look at our dibels scores at the end of the year.  We had 95% of our Kindergarteners reading at grade level.  We had 83% of our first graders on benchmark.  77% of our second graders and 80% of our 3rd graders reach benchmark.  Each of these scores were high when compared to the rest of the district.  Our end of level testing in the 3rd grade was almost the highest in the whole district.  The funds spent were of great benefit to students.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1. Funds will be used to hire an AmeriCorp person.
2. Train them in STAR Reading
3. Train in use of specific reading strategies
4. Recruit and train volunteers
5. Implement our before school tutoring.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We hired a person to orchestrate the program and she was vital in retaining and training our student volunteers as well as our adult volunteers.  She coordinated with teachers and students and adult schedules to ensure that students would have tutors at the most effective times.  We had our person trained by our staff developer as well as trainings provided by the AmeriCorp Program.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $4,600 $4,600  
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

This is the cost of hiring an Americorp person for the year.

$4,600 $4,600

as described


Goal #2

Goal

We have determined as a school we would like to visit every family before the school year begins. This will give us an insight into the backgrounds of each of our children in hopes of serving each more fully.

Academic Areas

  • Reading

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will measure our success by the number of visits we make.  We will also measure success by the information we are able to glean from these visits.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

We visited every house in our boundary area.  This was done in an attempt to welcome and build relationships with our students.  We had many positive comments and I think it made the first day of school much easier for students.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1. Pick a date for our visits before teacher contract begins.
2.  Make maps for the teachers to follow.
3.  Make sure that each teacher has another individual to go with.
4.  We have allowed 3 hours to accomplish seeing every student in the school.
5.  The funds will be used to pay teachers summer hours for visiting homes.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We picked our date and met at the school.  Teachers were divided up as to go with another person.  They were asked to make a quick visit and to simply say hello, and deliver a welcome back letter with vital information.

Behavioral Component

Category Description Final Explanation
Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component

We have determined as a school we would like to visit every family before the school year begins. This will give us an insight into the backgrounds of each of our children in hopes of serving each more fully.

 

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $1,700 $1,700  
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

The fund will be used to pay teachers for their time and reimburse gas.

$1,700 $1,700

as described


Goal #3

Goal

We want to provide students opportunities to participate in STEM by way of LEGO League. We also will provide a STEAM Club which will allow many students to participate in hands on learning activities. This will allow us to pay stipends for teachers to do these activities and provide Fine Art opportunities and stipends for teachers.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Fine Arts

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

Numbers of students who sign-up.
Feedback form students and parents on each of these worthy programs.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

In both of these programs we had over 100 students participate in STEAM Club and Lego League.  The feedback we got from parents and students was one of enthusiasm.  The students loved the opportunities these two clubs provided.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1.  Develop our Lego League squads.
2.  Purchase needed materials for Lego League.
3.  Provide stipends for teachers in choir, Lego League and Steam Club.
4.  Steam Club for kids.
5.  Develop a list of supplies.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We developed our squads and ordered the materials needed for Lego League.  The club met regularly.  Lego League met thru January.  Steam Club sent emails and letters home inviting kids to participate in the many different activities   Steam club met in the Spring until almost the end of the year.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $3,300 $2,800  
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Stipends for teachers

$2,800 $2,800

as described

General Supplies (610)

Materials for Lego League and for STEAM Club.

$500 $0

as described


Goal #4

Goal

We would like to make sure that students in the primary grades don’t have a summer slide. We are concerned about students moving backwards over the summer. Our goal would be to make sure students stay the same reading level or improve.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

1.  Running Records over the summer.
2.  Reading levels when students come back in August.
3. The baseline data will be their reading level at the end of the school year.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

We did have students for the month of June 2018.  These students were worked with by two different teachers.  The students who participated still suffered a slight set back in their reading over the summer.  However we believe that the setback was less then could have been potentially.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1.  Find teachers to work with students in the month of July 2017 and June 2018.
2.  Identify and invite students to come three days a week all summer long.
3.  Students will come for one hour a day, and work in small groups with a certified teacher and 3 volunteers.
4.  Measure students progress weekly.
5.  Funds will be used to pay teachers for their summer work with students.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We had volunteers and teachers that worked with a select group of students that we had hoped would stop the regression caused by lack of reading during the summer.  We still saw a slight decrease in our overall numbers as measure when they returned to school in August.
We actually used different funds to pay for this program.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $1,260 $1  
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Pay teachers for their time over the summer instructing our students.

$1,260 $1

used different account


Goal #5

Goal

We have started to upgrade our technology throughout the building. We would like to continue to replace and upgrade our technology.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

The purchase of new equipment and use of new equipment will be our measure.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

We purchased some new equipment, but we were unable to purchase further equipment.  We will be using the overage this year to purchase those products.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1.  Do a needs analysis of needs with our community council and teachers. 
2.  This will determine the needs and areas that must be address first.
3.  Order equipment to help our school and students.
4.  Types of equipment that may be ordered are Ipads, projectors, classroom sound systems, and Chromebooks.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We have determined our needs we just need to order the equipment.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $8,500 $2,466  
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

We will use this money to purchase sound systems, replace projectors, and replace older computers on wheels in the classrooms.

$8,500 $2,466

as described


Goal #6

Goal

To provide extra support for students who struggle in reading.

Academic Areas

  • Reading

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will use a number of measurements to determine if we are making progress.
1. Teacher weekly and bi weekly reading level checks.
2. Dibels 3 times a year.
3. Progress Monitoring
4. End of year reading score.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

This aide was able to work with students in small croups.  She was able to use the materials provided by teachers to work with students on targeted interventions.  Our K,1,3,4th grade improved greatly because of the extra intervention we put into reading.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1.  Hire an aide that will work with our reading interventionist.
2.  Train aide on strategies to use with students who are struggling.
3.  Select students to participate with the reading aide.
4.  Ongoing training and support to aide.
5.  Progress monitoring student and sharing of data.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

The same person we hired to do science we used in this position on the days she wasn't teaching science.  She was able to work with our RTI groups on different days.  It was a big help in reducing our group size.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $4,300 $2,531  
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

We would like to hire an aide to work with our Reading Interventionist to work with students in a variety of grade levels. To ensure that all students are reading on grade level.

$4,300 $2,531

as described


Goal #7

Goal

Our School Community Council decided they would like to focus on Science. Our goal is to provide science opportunity and enrichment to all our students.

Academic Areas

  • Science

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

Sage testing for the 4th and 5th graders
increase in their benchmark testing as well
teacher feedback

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

When we look at the SAGE scores from our 4th and 5th graders.  Our 4th graders went up 8%, while our 5th graders took a slight dip.  5th grade is up 13% over the last two years.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

1.  Develop curriculum for each grade.
2.  Hire person to teach the science to help supplement teachers in classroom.
3.  Collaborate with each team to ensure that all are on the same page to ensure lesson match.
4.  Benchmark testing will ensure that we are paced correctly.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

This was probably the most taxing of the job was to organize the curriculum and to organize lessons with teachers.  I believe that we were able to do a great job organizing for the first year.  We were able to benchmark the 4th and 5th grade students while providing hands-on opportunities for our students.

Expenditures

Category Description Estimated Cost Actual Cost Actual Use
  Total: $11,000 $11,000  
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

This person will be hired to work 27.5 hours. We will develop curriculum lesson plans and schedule.

$11,000 $11,000

as described


Actual Carry-overEdit

In the Financial Proposal and Report, there is a carry-over of $13,184 to the 2018-2019 school year. This is 39% of the distribution received in 2017-2018 of $33,908. Please describe the reason for a carry-over of more than 10% of the distribution.

We had planned to purchase projectors at the end of the school year. We were ready to purchase and we had circumstances that were beyond our control that forced us to wait until this year. We have ordered the new equipment this year.

Increased Distribution (and Unplanned Expenditures)Edit

The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. This is the description.

We would like to put the increase into technology.

Description of how any additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution were actually spent.

Chromebooks and sound systems