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Trust Lands Report

TRUST LANDS PROGRESS REPORT AND PLAN FOR 2014-2015

Financial Proposal and Report – This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2013 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2013-2014.

Available Funds

Planned Expenditures
(entered by the school)

Actual Expenditures
(entered by the District
Business Administrator)

Carry-Over from 2012 – 2013

$0

$568

Distribution for 2013 – 2014

$28,311

$36,890

Total Available for Expenditure in 2013 – 2014

$28,311

$37,458

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

$18,311

$20,234

Professional and Technical Services (300)

$0

$0

Repairs and Maintenance (400)

$0

$0

Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)

$0

$0

Travel (580)

$0

$0

General Supplies (610)

$0

$0

Textbooks (641)

$4,000

$4,996

Library Books (644)

$0

$0

Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660)

$0

$0

Software (670)

$0

$0

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

$6,000

$15,176

Total Expenditures

$28,311

$40,406

Remaining Funds (Carry-Over to 2014 – 2015)

$0

($2,948)

ITEM A – Report on Goals

Goal #1

Our school goals are based on our CRT Smart goals that are set. We believe that 90% of our students will be proficient in language arts, mathematics, and science in the spring of 2014 based on the CRT scores.

Identified academic area(s).

Reading

This was the action plan.

Our two highly qualified aides will assess students using the LLI assessment to place the students into small LLI groups which will be Tier 2 instruction. The instruction will go until January then the students are retested and regrouped with some students being dismissed and other students being added.

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

Our two highly qualified paraprofessionals assessed students and used the LLI program for the lowest students. The students were retested in January and another group of students that were low in language arts were in the program.

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

We will use our unit assessments from Treasures to measure the progress our students are making towards the goal of 90% on the CRT.

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

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Since we had the SAGE as our measure it was difficult to see the growth. However, using our Language Arts benchmark unit tests all grade levels increased by at least 10% better on the final benchmark versus the beginning. Also, using DIBELS we had 74% or higher pass the assessment in grades 1st-5th. That isn't as good as our goal was to be (90% on the CRT) but we have made growth on the DIBELS and unit assessments every year.

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

Amount

Category

Description

18311

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Two highly qualified paraprofessionals to work with the Kindergarten and first grade students using the LLI small group intervention program. There are approximately 12 groups with 3 students in each group. They will have a total of 48 students that they will work with in one day.

We will also use substitutes for study groups (professional development) each month. Our focus this year will be on math discourse.

Any remaining money in salaries will be used to have substitutes to help assist with assessments at the beginning and end of the year to free up instructional time for the teachers.

4000

Textbooks (641)

We will use the money to purchase the Fontes and Pinel assessments books that go with the Leveled Literacy Intervention program we use. We will also purchase an additional third grade kit.

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.

This goal came out of the salaries and employee benefits.

Goal #2

Have all of our teachers be proficient using technology in the classroom and having students more engaged with the technology.

Identified academic area(s).

Technology

This was the action plan.

Our teachers will be provided with one iPad at the beginning of the year. This iPad can be used by the students but the teachers are to use it for themselves also. The teachers will attend a monthly iPad application training by our staff developer and district technology person. During the year the teachers will be required to teach three mini-lessons using the apps to increase engagement and classroom management. They will have a non-evaluative observation during the three mini-lessons by our staff developer.

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

We purchased the iPads in August and the teachers were trained by our district technology expert on iPads. The teachers learned a lot and used the iPads for instructional strategies and behavior management. The staff developer kept data on three observations done throughout the year and most noticeable was a Kindergarten teacher using a program for her management. She had convinced the team to use the program and it was successful.

The goal was met because the teachers used their iPads and still do. They are utilized in their day-to-day lessons at school in various ways.

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

We will monitor the proficiency of the teachers by having our staff developer watch mini-lessons the teachers will each have. The teaches will have a total of three mini-lessons for the year.

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

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The three observations indicated that all but two teachers were using the iPads for instructional use. The teachers were agreeable to the dates of the observations and data shows that the staff developer was impressed at the new applications the teachers were using in the classroom.

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

Amount

Category

Description

6000

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

All of the teachers will be given an iPad. With the monthly training we will be providing at the school, the teachers will learn how to use apps and programs to help with applying STEM activities, engaging activities with lessons, and academic fluency skills.

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.

The iPads were taken out of the Equipment budget (Computer hardware, instruments, furniture) (730) Account 6000.

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

If there are more funds, the Council would plan on using the extra funds to purchase more of the iPads for the teachers.

 

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 an excess of money so we purchased more iPads. 

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


•  School newsletter

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 Senators 

State Representatives 

State School Board 

U.S. Senators 

U.S. Representatives 

District School Board 

ITEM G – A summary of this Final Report must be provided to parents and posted on the school website by October 20th of the 2014. When was this task completed?

Not required for Charter Schools.

10/20/2014

 

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