Admin News

Minidoka County School District

Week of January 11-15

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Upcoming Dates

January 12- Admin Meeting 8:00 AM

January 15- District Technology Professional Development Day 8:00-3:30

January 18- Board Meeting

January 19- Calendar Committee Meeting 3:45

January 20-PPAT Meeting

January 21-New Teacher Mentor Meeting

January 26- Cabinet & Safety Meeting

January 26-New Admin Meeting 10:30

January 28- Minidoka Technology Audit

January 28- IBB Training 5:00 PM

Admin Meeting Agenda

Parent Teacher Conference Reminder

Remember Parent Input Surveys should be handed out during parent conferences.

Classroom Managment

The January 21 new teacher mentor meeting will be focused on classroom management. If you have any teachers in their second year, (or more) who would benefit from this, please extend the invitation to them. It will be January 21 3:45-5:00 @ DSC.


PD Plans due by January 15


Principals - Please review the attached document carefully as it outlines how your evaluations will be assessed by SDE. Please review your observation procedures and documentation to ensure we have all the requisite pieces. The only question I have is concerning our process is "Does each teacher have an IPLP turned in to you or in their file?" Thanks - Ken


Updated Admin Expectations

The two changes were 1) the elimination of the 60% reference in the D/F Reports paragraph, and 2) the third bullet on the second page changed to "Keep me informed of all out of school student suspensions.

Idaho Day-March 4, 2016

Parenting with Love and Logic will be offered again beginning February 2 at DSC. The six week course is held once a week from 6:30-8:00. Each school will be provided a flyers put up in the school and a 1/4 sheet flyer for each parent to be given at Parent / Teacher Conference

EOC Science INFO-2016

Sponsorship vs. Sanctioning


At the last IHSAA Board of Directors meeting there was discussion on the difference between sponsoring an activity and sanctioning an activity. The board directed me to send out some clarifying language for the two items. There have been some questions in the past on exactly what the role of the IHSAA is for baseball and state music events.

The IHSAA sanctions football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, golf, baseball, softball, dance, cheer, band, choir, orchestra, debate, speech, and drama. By sanctioning, we determine that to be the rules that each activity will follow as it pertains to academic eligibility, transfers, paperwork, etc. You will find those rules in the Rules and Regulations of the IHSAA Policy Manual.

We do not however, sponsor an official state baseball tournament or any state music event. Those events are run by individual schools, coaches, or groups such as the Idaho Music Educators Association as they see fit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the IHSAA office.
Ty Jones

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Passed by the House on December 2, 2015 (359-64)

Passed by the Senate on December 9, 2015 (85-12)

Signed into Law by the President on December 10, 2015

Idaho’s Flexibility Waiver (approved October 2012) is void August 1, 2016.

The accountability requirements under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) take full effect beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

The 2016-2017 school year will be a transitional year.

Below is a summary comparing major sections of NCLB and the new law, Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Tip for Healthy Living

Have a GREAT Week!