Superintendent’s Report – April 21, 2008
·We are still working on next year’s budget. As always we are hoping for a few more students to boost enrollment. The legislature is probably going to increase student funding by 3.2% on the base PPOR, as per Amendment 23.
·CSAP testing is now complete. We should get 3rd grade reading results in early May and the other results sometime over the summer.
·Spring break came and went the week of March 31st through April 4th. This was later than in the past as an experiment to finish CSAP testing prior to the break (rather than interrupting the testing). We will probably schedule next year’s break the same way and then re-evaluate.
·I attended the Federal Consolidated Grant workshop in Pueblo last month with the Moffat School principal. We will begin the yearly process of applying for Title funds in accordance with No Child Left Behind. CCS will have the option to participate in Title II-A (professional development) and REAP funding.
·The Title I audit, originally scheduled for April 23rd, has been postponed due to the Alamosa water issues, and will be rescheduled for sometime in the Fall.
·Moffat School principal Michelle Hashbarger, incoming superintendent Charlie Warren and I attended the teacher recruitment fair at Adams State College on April 1st. This year’s fair was only for ASC education students, whereas in the past, other colleges were involved as well, so the number of potential applicants was small.
·Charlie Warren joined Ms. Hashbarger, as well as board members Godfrey and Boothe, at the Response to Intervention training held at the BOCES on April 2nd.
Saguache County Prevention Coalition presented “ABC - Adolescence, Brain and Communities” on April 16th. Marta joined me and other community members at this presentation about young people and issues of risk factors, healthy choices, brain research and practical strategies.
Mr. Warren and I attended a vocational program financial reporting workshop in Alamosa on April 17th.