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Shelby County School Board: Goals workshop to shape 2013-14

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By Todd Martin

After reviewing the 2012-13 board goals and progress toward reaching them during its meeting March 14, the Shelby County Board of Education will look past the present and toward the future at Thursday’s meeting at the district’s offices in Shelbyville.

This week the board will hold a workshop at 1155 Main Street to discuss the options and plans for the 2013-14 board goals.

The board, which sets goals annually for the district, centers its goals on the district’s 5 Main Things – Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning Communities, Intervention and Enrichment.

Some notable goals for the 2012-13 school year are:

  • Developing and implementing new curriculum to meet the new Common Core Standards.
  • Enriching and growing Thinking Strategy teams [for educators] at each school.
  • Implementing common assessments through collaborative scoring.
  • Reducing the number of students scoring below grade level in reading and math in the spring of 2012 by 10 percent by the spring of 2013.
  • Have each student scoring on or above grade level in reading and math improve by at least one year grade level in reading and math.

Revised job description

The board will review the proposed changes and additions to new and revised job descriptions after tabling the revisions for Computer Technician I and II at the previous meeting.

Also at the meeting, the board will:

  • Hear updates on the Northside Early Childhood Center and new Southside Elementary School projects.
  • Recognize Boy Scout Troop 270.
  • Hear a presentation from and recognize the district’s legislative interns.
  • Consider approval of payment of claims and authorize the board chair Doug Butler and the Superintendent to sign necessary documentation.
  • Consider approval of budget amendments.
  • Consider approval of bond depository, effective May 1.
  • Consider approval of the amended 2012-13 school calendar.
  • Consider approval of the affirmative action report.
  • Consider approval of a memorandum of agreement with the University of Louisville.
  • Consider approval of intent to apply for a Reading Recovery Grant.
  • Consider approval of waiving board policy to allow the Collins High School softball team to practice on May 26.
  • Consider approval of educational/professional leave request for 2013-14.