2012-13 Final Report

2012-2013 Final Report

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Financial Proposal and Report - This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2012 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2012-2013.

Available FundsPlanned Expenditures
(entered by the school)
Actual Expenditures
(entered by the District
Business Administrator)
Carry-Over from 2011 - 2012$9,789$6,869
Distribution for 2012 - 2013$34,590$38,964
Total Available for Expenditure in 2012 - 2013$44,379$45,833
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $23,000 $36,065
Professional and Technical Services (300) $2,000 $370
Repairs and Maintenance (400) $0 $0
Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500) $0 $0
Travel (580) $0 $640
General Supplies (610) $0 $0
Textbooks (641) $8,500 $2,164
Library Books (644) $0 $0
Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660) $0 $0
Software (670) $0 $0
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730) $10,000 $5,114
Total Expenditures$43,500$44,353
Remaining Funds (Carry-Over to 2013 - 2014)$879$1,480

ITEM A - Report on Goals

Goal #1

  • GOAL 1:  Increase the number of classes and support interventions. 

Identified academic area(s).

Mathematics Reading Science Writing Social Studies
 

This was the action plan.

We will fund two sections of math and one of science to meet the needs of our enrollment. We continue to address these two core areas as they need improvement. One of these sections is an intervention attempt—a Math Lab—designed to give struggling students additional help. Math and science CRT scores need to improve and we felt that offering extra sections would reduce the class size and improve one-on-one instruction—which should improve CRT results in both of those areas. We cost of supporting two sections is about $18,000. In addition, we will continue to support the stipend for the hourly aide who assists us in our tier-2 intervention program, Target Time, which is designed to address at-risk students who need additional attention, time, or resources to improve academic achievement. The cost of this aide is estimated annually at $1500. If the state continues to fund the ACT-pilot program, we want to continue giving all of our sophomores the PLAN test as we feel the information we gain helps our SEOP process as it give career and aptitude information for each student. The cost is $1500. We are beginning a new “Latinos in Action” program in our cone site. I have an ESL aide who is a native Chilean and is college educated. She would be an incredible role model as an aide in that program. We’d like to provide a stipend of $500for that role.

Departments will use U-Tips as our tool to measure academic progress. In their weekly PLC meetings, teachers will analyze data and adjust teaching practices to meet the areas which need improvement. In addition, they will use our intervention program to address the needs of students who are underachieving.

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

We offered 2 full sections of Math and 1 full section of Science. We also offered a stipend to our Latinos in Action Para-professional to assist the regular education teacher with the class. 

The PLAN test was administered to Sophomores and the valuable information will be used by the students and counselors during SEOP conferences. 

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

For our primary focus, we will track our academic growth in math and science through our common assessments and benchmark testing in each department as we progress monthly.  We plan on continuing to monitor our language arts (reading/writing) and social studies progress as we have done in the past.

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

Below are the Math and Science CRT scores from 2010 to 2013. In most areas we improved. With the new Math Core being implemented the testing should be more consistent this year. 

Subject    2012 CRT         2013 CRT

Alg 1        30%                  53%    -Alg 2 and Geometry dropped somewhat from the new Common core but same test

Biology     73%                  80%

Chemistry 59%                  87%

Physics     40%                  68%

Our overall pass rate:

               55%                 64%

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount
Category
Description

21500

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

  • GOAL 1: Increase
    classes and support
    interventions.
     As
    mentioned previously, these
    sections will increase our overall
    capacity to serve our student enrollment
    needs in our core classes--specifically
    math and science CRT scores need to
    improve and we felt that offering extra
    sections would reduce the class size and
    improve one-on-one
    instruction—which should improve
    CRT results in both of those
    areas.

1500

Textbooks (641)

If the state continues to fund the
ACT-pilot program,

we want to continue giving all
of our sophomores the PLAN test as we
feel the information we gain helps our
SEOP process as it give career and
aptitude information for each student.
The cost is $1500.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above. Please list the amount, category and description for each expenditure category.

$36,065.00    Teacher salaries (this was higher than anticipated)

$    826.62     Stipend for L.I.A. para-professional

$  2,240.00      PLAN test

Goal #2

  • GOAL 2:  Continue to fund stipend for the testing director.  In an effort to improve academic achievement, we employ a testing director who oversees all testing and compliance training.  He oversees CRT testing, CTE Skills testing, the PLAN test (all sophomores), and the ACT-pilot program (all juniors).

Identified academic area(s).

Mathematics Reading Science Social Studies
 

This was the action plan.

Our testing director will work with the administration, counseling, and our deparment chairs to organize testing windows and procedures.  He will also work with department to share results and analyze findings/trends to identify areas of concern and address weaknesses.

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

We decided no to offer a stipend to a Testing Director. Instead we used an Administrative Intern to administer the Testing Program. 

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

We will use the PLAN, ACT, AP testing, and CRT testing results to measure our progress. 

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

How to enter a chart

We used our improved CRT results to measure the academic improvement in our school.  See Goal #1 for Math and Science scores. 

Subject    2012      2013

LA 10          91%      94%

LA 11          86%      95%

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount
Category
Description

1500

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

We will provide an hourly rate for
our director for time used beyond their
contract time to organize and implement
all testing. The estimated cost of
stipend is $1500.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above. Please list the amount, category and description for each expenditure category.

$0.  We did not spend the money this year. The savings helped offset the higher cost for teacher salaries. 

Goal #3

  • GOAL 3: Update and acquire additional textbooks. 

Identified academic area(s).

Mathematics Reading Science Social Studies
 

This was the action plan.

We would like to allocate $7000 to purchase additional textbooks in our core classes (math, science, English, and social science). In recent years, our district froze the funds for textbooks. That decision has made it difficult to acquire additional books in our core subjects and to replace our aging supply.

Department chairs will meet with administration and report on textbook supply/demand at the beginning and the end of each school year.

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

We purchased more textbooks for the math department. We had budgeted $7,000 but did not use it all. The savings helped offset the higher cost for teacher salaries. 

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

In reviewing our enrollments in our core classes, we will compare our exisiting inventory and determine our needs to purchase additional textbooks in our core classes.  We will work with department chairs to organize a prioritized list to replace aging textbooks in our core classes.

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

We increased our textbook supply to provide every student access to a textbook. In Algebra 1 our CRT scores increased. We feel part of the improvement was from the resources of the textbooks. 

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount
Category
Description

7000

Textbooks (641)

  • GOAL 3:
    Textbooks.  We
    would like to allocate
    $7000 to purchase
    additional textbooks in our core classes
    (math, science, English, and social
    science). 

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above. Please list the amount, category and description for each expenditure category.

$2164    Math textbooks - extra textbooks were purchased for the math department.

Goal #4

  • GOAL 4:  Increase/update Technology needs. 

Identified academic area(s).

Technology
 

This was the action plan.

We continue to allocate funds to purchase computers, monitors, keyboards, and printers to replace those computers in the school that teachers use daily at their desks. Our technology specialist has designed a rotation basis for this need and purchases eight (8) computers each year to replace teacher computers. By following this plan, we are able to rotate and update all teacher computers in the span of five years. The cost of purchasing eight computers, monitors, etc., is about $8000. We also want to provide $2000to purchase some advanced classroom technology which include Student Response Systems, Document Cameras, Audio Systems (microphone/speakers) for instruction, or other classroom technology similar to SMARTboard, Mimio, etc.

If the state legislature adopts the ACT-pilot program and funds it entirely, we will like to see the $1500 previously requested moved to our technology fund. If that expected legislation is adopted and includes the PLAN costs, we will like to move that $1500 to technology as well to assist in purchasing classroom improvements. Any additional funds that remain would be used toward classroom technology purchases.

Administration will meet with technology specialist on a quarterly basis to monitor our progress with instructional technology and increasing needs.

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

We purchased computers, printers, projector and SMART boards for various classrooms. 

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

Working closely with our technology specialist and following our designed rotation of aging technology, the administration will inquire and petition each department as to their instructional needs as it pertains to technology.  Each department will report to the technology specialist and he will meet with administration to determine and prioritize needs.  As mentioned, it is our goal to replace all teacher computers in a span of five years.

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

Given the reporting of each department's technology needs we updated technology for teachers and their classrooms. We are reaching our goal of not having computer's more than 5 years. The teachers and students are now more productive because of more modern and faster technology.

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount
Category
Description

10000

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

  • GOAL 4: 
    Technology.
      Purchase will
    include computers, monitors, keyboards,
    and printers to replace those computers
    in the school that teachers use daily at
    their desks as well as increase computer
    needs in expanding labs.  We
    will provide funds to purchase some
    advanced classroom technology which
    include Student Response Systems,
    Document Cameras, Audio Systems
    (microphone/speakers) for instruction,
    or other classroom technology similar to
    SMARTboard, Mimio,
    etc.

If the state
legislature adopts the ACT-pilot program
and funds it entirely, we will like to
see the $1500 previously requested moved
to our technology fund.   If
that expected legislation is adopted and
includes the PLAN costs, we will like to
move that $1500 to technology as well to
assist in purchasing classroom
improvements. Any additional funds that
remain would be used toward classroom
technology purchases.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above. Please list the amount, category and description for each expenditure category.

$5,114.21    Combination of computers, projectors printers and SMART boards for classrooms. 

Goal #5

  • GOAL 5:  Support Professional Development.  We will continue to provide funds to pay for the cost of substitutes for teachers who seek professional development by attending local conferences, workshops, and trainings.  We also provide limited funds to include travel, conference fees, and hotels. 

Identified academic area(s).

Mathematics Reading Science Writing Social Studies
 

This was the action plan.

Each month, opportunities will be given to each department to present content knowledge and best practices learned from conferences, workshops, trainings, etc., at our faculty meetings.  Each department will work with our professional staff developer in this endeavor. 

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

Teachers and administrators attended workshops and conferences throughout the school year to improve teacher and leader effectiveness. 

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

The administration and the department chairs will work closely together to determine what professional development opportunites exist and assure a rotation so that members of each department will have an opportunity to receive additional training.  Those who do attend trainings will be expected to report to their departments and, possibly, the entire faculty so that all may benefit from that training.

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

Our area of greatest need was math so it was determined that we would allocate professional development monies for the Math department. They received training in implementing the Common Core. Because the Math department was given time and training to the math CRT test scores improved specifically in Algebra 1. 

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount
Category
Description

2000

Professional and Technical Services (300)

We expect to use about
$2000 toward
professional development for our
faculty.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above. Please list the amount, category and description for each expenditure category.

$370   - Professional (registration, etc)

$640      - Travel expenses

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

If our actual July distribution is more than the estimate, we ask that the additional funds be used in our technology account to purchase additional computers and other technology needs in our classrooms.  We are about to move into a new building while the rest of our campus is being remodeled and built.  We anticipate needs as the construction project is completed.

The distribution was about 14% more that the estimate in the school plan. Please explain how the additional money was spent, if it was spent for items other than expenditures described in the approved goals above. If all expenditures were spent for items in the goals, please enter "Not applicable."

We had $1400 to carry over to 2013/2014 school year. This will be used toward more technology, specifically Chrome Books. 

ITEM D - The school plan was advertised to the community in the following way(s):


•  School website

ITEM E - Please select from the pull down menus the names of policymakers the council has communicated with about the School LAND Trust Program. To choose more than one name on a list, use CTRL while selecting. To unhighlight a selected name, choose another name or use CTRL and select it.

State Leaders 
State Attorney General: John Swallow 


State Senators 


State Representatives 


State School Board 

U.S. Senators 


U.S. Representatives 


District School Board 
Cal Durfey 

ITEM F - The State Board Rule requires reporting of the dates when local boards approved the other plans school community councils are responsible for. Please enter the most recent approval date for each plan listed. These approval dates are for plans being implemented in the 2013-2014 school year and require a 2013 approval date.

2013 - 2014 School Plans
 
School Improvement Plan 
(required for all schools)
11/13/2013
Professional Development Plan 
(required for all schools)
10/08/2013
Reading Achievement Plan 
(required for all schools with K-3 grades)
11/15/2013
Note for Charter Schools: Charter Schools are only required to have a Reading Achievement Plan, if they receive funding for the program. The other plans are not required.

ITEM G - A summary of this Final Report must be provided to parents and posted on the school website by November 15th of the 2013. When was this task completed?

Not required for Charter Schools.

11/15/2013