Superintendent Report - Island Park Elementary PTA
Island Park PTA Meeting
April 17, 2015
Impacts on All Three Elementary
Class Size Dependent on State and
New School Boundaries for 20162017
Follow Major Roads
Students generally expected to go to neighborhood school
starting fall 2016
New policy 3131 to address student transfer requests
Requests for transfer will be considered during open enrollment
Transfers will depend on available space at requested school and
Priority in April 2016 (transfers for 2016-17) will be given to fifthgrade students requesting a transfer back to their fourth-grade
Close the Gap
MISD sits in midrange of OSPI funding:
Seattle SD: $11,085
Bellevue SD: $9,428
Mercer Island SD: $9,218
Contributions make a difference:
Seattle SD: $586 per student
Bellevue SD: $1,165 per student
Mercer Island SD: $1,233 per student
The district is studying the feasibility of introducing a targeted
world language program to our elementary schools for fall 2016.
Nationally about 25% of elementary schools have some form of
world language instruction. Research shows that early childhood
is an optimal time to learn a second language.
Adding an elementary world language program is subject to
finding adequate resources, including capable certified
Early May, district teachers and administrators will join me in
examining and exploring the elementary world language
program at the Annie Wright Academy in Tacoma. They have
added a targeted world language in their elementary program in a
manner similar to what we are exploring.
You can read more about our progress on the district’s website.
Fred Rundle and the Elementary Team recommended Mondo
Bookshop Common Core for grades 3-5.
This represents a continuum of pedagogical consistency for
Special Education (Tier III) uses whatever materials are needed
such as: multisensory like Orton Gillingham and Slingerland;
Readwell; Read Naturally and others.
Wired for Reading will be used for Tiers I and II.
1.0 FTE K-2 Literacy Coach and an additional 1.0 FTE Grades 3-5
Literacy Coach are planned.
District website has updates on these topics and more.
Please explore Popular Links and Latest Headlines on the opening
page of our website, and other updates under Superintendent