Superintendent Report - Island Park Elementary PTA

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Superintendent Report - Island Park Elementary PTA
Superintendent Report
Island Park PTA Meeting
April 17, 2015
New
Elementary
No. 4
Impacts on All Three Elementary
Schools
Class Size Dependent on State and
MISD Funding
Staffing Process
New School Boundaries for 20162017
New
Boundaries:
Island Park
Elementary
Balance Enrollment
Follow Major Roads
 Students generally expected to go to neighborhood school
starting fall 2016
Intra-District
Student
Transfers
 New policy 3131 to address student transfer requests
 Requests for transfer will be considered during open enrollment
each April
 Transfers will depend on available space at requested school and
grade level
 Priority in April 2016 (transfers for 2016-17) will be given to fifthgrade students requesting a transfer back to their fourth-grade
school
Close the Gap
and
Bridge the
Future
“Bridge 2015”
 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.
World
Languages
 Adding an elementary world language program is subject to
finding adequate resources, including capable certified
instructors.
 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.
Recommended
Adoption:
 This represents a continuum of pedagogical consistency for
grades K-5.
Mondo Bookshop
Common Core
 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.
Questions?
 District website has updates on these topics and more.
Comments?
 Please explore Popular Links and Latest Headlines on the opening
page of our website, and other updates under Superintendent
Services.

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