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NCSD Board of Trustees Meeting Report
April 13, 2015
Board Academic Steering Committee Report
During the work session Trustee Elizabeth Horsch provided an update of the Board Academic Steering Committee work. The committee is currently reviewing information provided by Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Kelly Hornby, in relation to K-2 Assessment policies in the District. The full Board Academic Steering Committee report can be found here.
High School Expectation Committee Update
Trustee Dana Howie provided an update to the Board of Trustees on the recent High School Expectation Committee meeting. The committee is comprised of parents, teachers and administrators. The top three priority items, as voted on during the initial committee meeting, are as follows: Attendance, Expectations of Students and Staff, Accountability and Conduct for Students and Staff. During the most recent committee meeting the members reviewed data collected regarding Attendance. The full committee report can be found here.
Standards- Based Education Update
During the work session a contingent of C&I staff and instructional facilitators presented information on standards-based education. Walt Wilcox, NCSD’s Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction led the presentation and began by defining what standards-based education is. Simply, it is the process of aligning the teaching, learning and assessment systems to focus on our state and localized content standards. Also provided to the Trustees was a document explaining Standards-Based Instructional Alignment; an on-going process addressing all nine content areas that aligns curriculum (what is taught), instruction (how it is taught) and assessment (what is measured) throughout the district. Updates regarding the progress and work of the Curriculum Coordinating Council were also provided. A full Curriculum and Instruction Committee report can be found by visiting www.natronaschoolsblog.org
The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2015 at Central Services (970 N. Glenn Rd.) at 7:30 p.m.