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October 11, 2013

Southeast Fountain teachers focus on learning

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Southeast Fountain school board members learned Thursday what teachers are doing on Wednesday mornings before students arrive.

Pat Culp, high school principal, said during the summer, the high school administration, elementary school administration, Chris Webb, and Renee Howell came together and created a plan for this year’s Professional Learning Communities.

At the high school, the second Wednesday of every month is devoted to departmental meetings so teachers can review learning standards and how their classes are all tied to each other. Another Wednesday every month is for grade level team meetings. The rest of the Wednesdays of the month can be used for teacher interest groups, safety training, parent teacher conference preparation or any additional teacher enrichment.

Phil Cunningham, assistant principal at the elementary, said that first nine weeks at the elementary have been focused on Five Star, a web based data warehouse that analyzes test data from ISTEP and Acuity scores. Diana Spence, elementary principal, said teachers also have been taking advantage of Wednesday PLC time to better acquaint themselves with new technology before implementing it in the classroom.

In other business, school board members:

+ Approved the adoption of the 2014 Budget; the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Capital Projects Plan; and the 2014 Bus Replacement Plan.

+ Approved the softball renovation project quotes including: the quote of $15,990.00 from G&F Construction of Bellmore for two dugouts, the quote of $20,000 from G&F Construction for the press box, the quote of $45,318.89 from J&D Turf of Indianapolis for field work, the quote of $24,293.00 from Superior Fence for the backstop and fencing, the quote of $14,600.00 from Daryl Bell of Veedersburg for ground work. The renovation project should be completed in time for the spring season.

+ Approved increasing the daily rate for substitute teaching pay from $60 per day to $65 per day beginning Jan. 1. Superintendent Doug Allison said that the increase will keep Southeast Fountain competitive with other area schools substitute pay rates.

+ Learned from. Spence that with ISTEP results “we are making gains in-house, but we are still not where we need to be.” English/Language Arts scores are holding steady and Math scores are improving with the help of the ALEKS computer program. The RTI remediation program is being adjusted as the testing analysis indicates it is needed. “Teachers are working hard everyday” said Spence.

School board members will meet next Nov. 14.

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