Superintendent's Corner 😎 🏫 😎
Avoca District 37
In this issue ...
- The Importance of Principals
- Illinois School Report Cards
- October 25 Teacher Institute Day
- Strategic Plan Spotlight - Evaluation of Services
- Board Meeting - Review/Preview
The Importance of Principals
Illinois School Report Card Update
October 25 Staff Institute Day
Social Emotional Learning
Strategic Plan Initiatives
- English Language Arts Curriculum
- Social Studies Curriculum
- Science Curriculum
- Continuum of Services Evaluation
Enhancement of Teacher Websites
If you are ever curious about our collaboration as a staff, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am always happy to share the good news of the staff's work together.
Strategic Spotlight - Continuum of Services Evaluation
In a nutshell, we will be looking at the processes, systems, and practices (in place or not) for stakeholders to collaboratively evaluate student behavioral and learning needs, then identify and implement the right instructional and behavioral supports, and finally monitor the success of those supports.
To conduct a comprehensive, research supported evaluation, we are partnering with the North Shore Special Education District (NSSED), an expert organization that has worked with districts before to conduct this kind of work.
Our timeline will run from October 25 through early December and will include parent and staff feedback in the form of surveys, with limited face-to-face interviews conducted by NSSED. Additionally, we examine extensive available data both for District 37 and comparable districts. Finally, we will be implementing research-based self-evaluation tools. The process will conclude in late January and early February when we share the conclusions and recommendations for improvement. All of the above will be shared with all of our stakeholders.
Kristen Moore, Director of Pupil Services, will be leading the process, and we look forward to sharing our findings with the whole community.
Board Meeting Review / Preview
Board Meeting Review/Preview (most items for 10.24 are linked to more details)
- Continuum of Services Evaluation Report
- New Trier Middle Schools Survey Report
- Illinois School Report Card Summary Report
- IASB Resolutions - Action
- Tax Levy Hearing Date - Action
- Continuum of Services - Ideal State - Presentation
- Tentative Tax Levy - Action
- Board Legacy and Agreements - Action
- Preschool Tuition
- Transportation Fees Review