Trust Fund Expendatures

2011 - 2012 Final Report

1. School's identified most critical academic need(s) addressed in the plan.
Please check only the primary area(s). Improvement in some academic areas may improve all other academic areas, but if the goal is to improve reading (or technology), please check only that area. 

Academic areas as identified in the plan

Reading
Writing

Academic areas as implemented in the plan

Mathematics
Reading
Writing



2. Financial proposal and report - This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the Spring of 2011 and from the District Business Administrator's date entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures from the 2011 - 2012 school year. 

Available Funds Planned Expenditures
(entered by the school)
Actual Expenditures
(entered by the District Business Administrator)
Carry-over from 2010 - 2011 $0 $5,497
Distribution for 2011 - 2012 $29,498 $35,436
Total Available for expenditure in 2011 - 2012 $29,498 $40,933
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $21,000 $33,139
Professional Development and Technical Services (300) $6,000 $225
Repairs and Maintenance (400) $0 $0
Other Purchased Services (Admission / Printing) (500) $0 $2,373
Travel (580) $0 $0
General Supplies (610) $0 $0
Textbooks (641) $0 $0
Library Books / Periodicals / Audiovisual (644, 650, 660) $0 $0
Software / Technology related Hardware / Other Equipment (670, 730) $2,498 $0
Total Expenditures $29,498 $35,737
Remaining Funds (Carry-over to 2012 - 2013) $0 $5,196


2. a Please describe all expenditures in Other Purchased Services (Admission / Printing) and Travel and how they supported the plan. 

These costs were from registration for classes and conferences for the teachers.  They may have been placed in the wrong category as we had $6,000 planned expenditures in Professional development and technical services (300) and we spend $225.00.

 We had $0 planned for Other and spent $2337.  I believe this amount should have been entered in Professional Development & Technical Service category.  



2. b Please describe each expenditure in General Supplies and how it supported the plan



2. c Please explain the reason for the carry over to 2012 - 2013.

We had some of our aides quit at the end of school and could not replace them.  Those funds were for their salaries.



3. This is what the School Community Council or Trust Lands Committee planned to do and how they planned for the money to be spent 

Provide ongoing opportunities for literacy assistants and classroom teachers to collaborate.  PLC’s two times per month for teachers to write common assessments, common lesson, analyze data and establish RTI for struggling students.

Conduct weekly progress monitoring for students who are below benchmark.

We will hire instructional assistants to work in the computer lab to assist teachers with integrating technology into reading and writing instruction.  We will hire interventionists to support struggling students and implement RTI strategies in reading. 

The balance of the money will be used to further support school implementation of literacy including authors, reading instruction and writing instruction.



3. a What did the school do and how was the money spent to improve student academic performance? (Be specific) 

We hired aides to work with the students who were struggling below level, but not enough to qualify for special services. The aides were trained in RTI.  

Teachers were trained in RTI to work with students in a differentiated classroom.  

We held PLC's two times per month for teachers to write common assessments, common lessons, analyze data and establish RTI for struggling students.

We conducted weekly progress monitoring for students who are below benchmark.

We paid for teachers to attend University classes, endorsement classes and professional development.



4. The following are the committee's specific goals for student improvement entered in the plan

Our goal is for every student to progress by the following growth rates in reading, which indicates a year's growth as measured by the CBM Assessment.

1st grade 1.80

2nd grade 1.66

3rd grade  1.18

4th grade 1.01

5th grade .58

6th grade .66



4. a Please explain how the goals described above were achieved or not achieved and why.

Our goals were achieved in K-2 grades through implementation of RTI which was monitored by our achievement coach and our Building Leadership Team.  Instructional assistants worked in the classrooms with small groups of students who were below grade level to assist them in attaining grade level reading skills.  

The balanced literacy library and take home library were maintained and managed by the RTI aides to assist students in receiving grade level appropriate materials.  

Grades 4-6 reached their goals through assistance from volunteers, the achievement coach and a part time teacher assigned to RTI in 4-6 grades.  



5. The following is how the committee planned to measure/assess academic improvement

We will assess all students using the CBM at the beginning of the school year to identify the reading level of all students in the school.  We will then identify students who would benefit from further assistance.  We will use our data to identify student needs.  We will identify and use RTI interventions.  End of year CBM assessments will be compared with the teacher’s initial CBM assessments, which will show one year’s growth for every student.

Teachers will continue to administer on going reading assessments regularly throughout the school year with identified students.  Their progress will be documented and records kept throughout the year.  Results will be shred with parents.  The progress of all students will be documented monthly and recorded.  Using PLC (Professional Learning Communities), teachers will prepare common lesson and common assessments to teach the students in their grade.  They will take the data and analyze it to determine which areas are in need of re teaching and review.  A curriculum map developed at the beginning of the year will determine the lessons developed in the PLC meetings. 



5. a Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved

Grade

Fall Number of

students below

Fall

Percentage of students

below

Spring

Number of students below

Spring

Percentage of students below

Change

K

29

22%

10

7%

+15

1

28

22%

0

0

+22

2

29

21%

21

15%

+6

3

30

24%

35

27%

-3

4

55

39%

52

36%

+3

5

47

36%

34

26%

+6

6

37

32%

33

26%

+6

  Note:  Kindergarten nor First grade takes the RCBM as the other grades do.  I used Letter Sound Fluency for Kindergarten

and Phoneme Segmentation for first grade  (they are the tests that showed the most growth)



6. In the school plan, there was an opportuinity to explain how additional funds, exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. The following is what was approved by your school district. 

We will review the data from our CBM scores and hire interventionist to work with the grades in Kindergarten through 6th grade to further implement RTI interventions on students who have not met the benchmarks in reading.  We will conduct regular progress monitoring for the students who continue to score below benchmark.  Interventionists will work with students one on one or in small groups with specific RTI interventions to improve their skills in the deficient areas.  The interventionist with work with the assessment coach, the grade level teams and the results will be reported to the BLT (Building Leadership Team) in the school. 



6. a The distribution to schools in 2011 - 2012 was approximately 20% more than School Community Councils planned for in the approved School Plans. How were the additional funds spent? 

The additional funds were spent on hiring more RTI aides to assist in the classrooms and to pull out students who were below benchmark.   Students are able to work with an aide one/ or in small groups to help them to attain grade level reading skills.  they are also able to work in the technology lab using technology to further their writing and reading skills.  

Aides assist in providing an on level reading book for each student K-3 to take home each night to read with their parents.  The aides also assist the assessment coach in organizing materials needed to teach reading in the classroom on appropriate levels of instruction.

Aides assist in providing time for teachers to work in Professional Learning Communities with the Assessment Coach 3 X's per year, along with the 1 X per week with their own team.  

Results of testing are reported to the BLT team who then report to the teachers.



7. The school plan was advertised to the community in the following way:

School Newsletter
School Assembly
School Website
Other. Please Explain.

8. Please select from the pull down menus the policy makers the council/charter board has communicated with about the School LAND Trust Program. 






Dist 48 Lavar Christensen


David Crandall
U.S. Senators

U.S. Representatives

District School Board
Paul McCarty

9. The State Board Rule requires reporting of the dates when local boards approved the other four plans community councils are responsible for. Please enter the most recent approval date for each plan listed. These approval dates are for plans being implemented in the 2012 - 2013 school year and require a 2012 date.

2012 - 2013 School Plans

School Improvement Plan 
(required for all schools) 

01/12/2012 

Professional Development Plan
(required for all schools) 

01/12/2012 

Reading Achievement Plan
(required for all schools with K-3 grades) 

01/12/2012  

Child Access Routing Plan
(required for all elementary, middle & jr hight schools)

02/16/2012 

A summary of this Final Report must be provided to parents and posted on the website by November 15th of the 2012-2013 school year. When was this task completed? 

11/07/2012