Meeting Highlights - September 2017
Enrollment & Staffing Update
Class sizes vary throughout the district and a few are higher than optimal. Resources from the Local Option Levy significantly improve many class sizes.
As of September 19, there have been 566 hires or promotions, including 300 full-time and part-time licensed, 247 full-time and part-time classified and 19 full-time administrators.
Approval of Strategic Plan Measures & Reporting Schedules
- BEA concerns over requirements to provide feedback to parents and students, and a positive response to Early Release/Teacher Collaboration time
- A push to make school parking lots "idle-free zones" for both buses and cars
- OSEA communication among members and engaging members in training during Early Release/Teacher Collaboration
Terra Linda Elementary School
Batsell says she is excited about the growth of students, especially in English Language Arts and subgroups. She says growth in Mathematics remains a challenge. She is looking forward to the new Math curriculum adoption. Batsell says teachers will spend a lot of collaboration time focusing on that subject area.
Another area of concern is the number of students missing more than 10 school days a year. Batsell says the school is using a variety of strategies from the Culture of Care pilot program to work to improve attendance rates.
Mountain View Middle School
Pedersen also shared his work with his Hispanic parent community engagement team "Padres Unidos." He started the group after observing low engagement from Spanish-speaking families. He invited four parents to form an advisory group. The group has grown to eight leadership parents and another 66 who are interested in being involved. Pedersen said Hispanic parent engagement is up substantially.
Pedersen also focused on Mountain View's close relationship with Aloha High School. He said the partnership has really improved continuity between the band programs at the two schools. He also shared that teachers from both schools have worked together to provide a better transition for incoming freshmen at Aloha.
Online Enrollment Verification
The IT Department was recognized for implementation of online enrollment verification.
Opening Three New Schools
The Facilities Development, Bond Development and Maintenance teams were recognized for successfully opening three new schools this September.
Individual School Board Member Comments
- Board Member Donna Tyner and Board Chair Anne Bryan met with Kristine Baggett, Executive Director, Beaverton Education Foundation, to discuss their support of the Foundation. Donna also toured the Career and Technical Education improvements at Aloha High School with one of the primary writers of Measure 98. She also attended the Hazeldale Elementary School Groundbreaking.
- Board Vice Chair Becky Tymchuk attended the Mountainside High School 5k and Grand Opening. She said it was heartening to see how the community has embraced the new high school.
- Board Member Tom Colett met with three principals in his zone. He also attended the Raleigh Hills K-8 carnival. Tom and LeeAnn are having a back-to-school coffee at Ava Roasteria on Saturday, October 28 from 9 - 11 a.m. Tom also voiced his support for the Board's Resolution in Support of Immigrant Students and Families.
Directors: Anne Bryan (Chair), Becky Tymchuk (Vice Chair), Tom Colett,
Susan Greenberg, LeeAnn Larsen, Eric Simpson, Donna Tyner
Beaverton School District
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