One Team ~ One Heartbeat
As we complete our midyear evaluations, I wanted to share some highlights from the work led by our Executive Cabinet Leaders.
• Transportation & Technology Departments relocated to new offices at Old Gray Elementary Campus.
• School GLISI teams have ignited a sense of urgency for school improvement. In response, all schools are using data analysis tools including MAP and Illuminate to adjust instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students.
• The Growing Readers Program has been successful in giving the tools to teachers to help readers succeed through the selection of Just Right Books.
• A 30% decrease in discipline events district wide (excluding all events related to attendance). This comparative data is from first semester 16-17 and first semester 17-18. The biggest decrease is seen in all four of our Elementary Schools who have been implanting the PBIS framework the longest.
• A Board approved College & Career Academy that we know will impact our students, community, and region in a positive and meaningful way.
• Our Data Specialists have a better understanding of FTE/Student Records process and are recovering more FTE due to correct coding of gifted segments, MOWR segments, EIP segments and general student scheduling.
• Securing a service agreement between the Family Counseling Center and the Jones County Board of Education. This partnership will not only remove barriers for learning, but it will also meet students' individual needs and Jones County Pre-K Schools' goal to expand outreach to parents.
• All schools are implementing a quality teacher induction program.
• Title I Parent Advisory Council has met and enjoyed learning about SLDS, CCRPI, and Infinite Campus.