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Chatfield discusses adequate yearly progress

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Education

The Chatfield Public School Board met for its first meeting of 2012 on January 17. All board members were present for this meeting. The brief meeting's main focus was on analyzing curriculum within the district in order to achieve adequate yearly progress.

Superintendent Edward Harris discussed several topics with the board involving curriculum building especially in math and reading areas. The district's administration has been looking into possible major implementations such as the 100 Book Challenge to further education. This potential program will be reviewed further by Harris and other administrators such as the elementary and secondary principals. Harris also announced what teachers will be working on in their January 20 workshop. Teachers will be given a mental health presentation, learn more about the 100 Book Challenge, and finalize a curriculum and staff development leadership team which will work on teacher evaluations in 2014.

Another important item discussed by the board and administration was the use of Odysseyware in the second semester of the year. Odysseyware is a credit recovery and enrichment trial program that will allow students to make up classes that they need in order to graduate. Odysseyware is a convenience to students and allows them to take the additional classes within the high school.

The board also passed many consent items and motions. Some of the items included the hiring of Kayla Urban and Orchid Englund as elementary para-professionals. Also, the board approved an annual payment of $5,000.00 to the City of Chatfield and Chatfield Community Television for 2012. Finally, the board passed a motion to keep the same school board committee assignments as 2011.

Before adjourning the board announced important dates for the district. On February 10 there will be an early 1:00 p.m. dismissal for a staff workshop. There will be no classes on February 20 due to President's Day. The next regular school board meeting is set for February 21. Parent-teacher conferences are also approaching. On February 23 and February 27 the high school conferences will take place. On February 23 and February 28 the elementary conferences will take place.

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