School board preview: Welcome Back Kotter, Continuing to blind you with reading, math AND science, Dallemand review
Before every school board meeting, I'll provide a brief look at what is coming up. (On substantial stories, we'll obviously still have preview articles in the paper.) Look for full stories in Wednesday's paper and www.postbulletin.com (links will be here, too).
Here's a link to BoardDocs, where you can print tonight's agenda and view relevant documents. I would post a link myself, but in case things get updated, I want readers to have the most current link.
Tonight, there are at least three particular issues that I'll be looking at:
• Human resources staffing update (item 6.01)
The school district will look to bring back many of the teachers laid off (unrequested leave of absence) earlier this year. Of the 78 jobs eliminated, it seems the district will be able to bring back 62 teachers. However, I am waiting to confirm those figures. Stay tuned.
• MCA-II science test results, MCA-II additional data and intervention results (6.05, 6.06)
From the "Reports will continue until reader commenting improves" file, I'll be looking at more MCA-II test data. The district will present science test results (covered here), and also results of students who received targeted programming (five-year plan interventions like Voyager Math and Read 180). Links to these presentations are also available on the BoardDocs Web site. (E-mail for questions.)
• Summary of 4 p.m. closed session (8.01)
Board members will meet this afternoon to discuss a review of Superintendent Romain Dallemand. It's a closed matter because personnel issues are being discussed, but the board will provide a brief summary during the meeting. We will obviously be following up about this, too.
What will be discussed (from the district):
Participants in the review include the School Board, Cabinet, and representatives from the following groups and organizations: Parents, Principals, Teachers, Other Staff, and Community members. All reviews will remain confidential.
The Superintendent’s annual review consists of a rating scale based on the seven categories of the Baldrige Criteria: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Student and Stakeholder Focus, Information and Analysis, Human Resource Focus, Management of Educational and Support Processes, and Organization Results. The questions in this review are based on expectations outlined in the Rochester Public Schools Superintendent application.