Eagle County School Board – Agenda for 11.14.07
Eagle County, Colorado – Here’s the agenda for the Eagle County School Board meeting for November 14, 2007.
BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA November 14, 2007 BOARD MEMBERS Mr. Scott Green, President Mrs. Connie Kincaid-Strahan, Vice-President Mr. Andy Arnold Mr. Jason Benderly Mrs. Carrie Benway Mrs. Jeanne McQueeney Mr. Brian Nolan John D. Pacheco, Interim Superintendent Page 1 of 2 111407BDAGN P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328-6321 FAX 970.328.1024 John Pacheco Interim Superintendent N O T I C E OF M E E T I N G Eagle County School District RE 50J BOARD OF EDUCATION At District Office, 757 E. Third Street, Eagle Wednesday November 14, 2007 Regular Session Begins @ 6:00 P.M. Estimated Time: 3.5 hours A. General Functions Call to Order. 11-14-1 Regular Open Session. (6:00 P.M.) Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance 11-14-2 Administration of Oath of Office to New Board Members. (15 min) 11-14-3 Election of Officers. (15 min) B. Public Participation of Board Meeting. (5-minute limit, please) Questions and comments are welcomed at this time. Each person shall normally have five minutes to address the Board on consent or non-agenda items, but the time can be adjusted at the discretion of the Board or the Board President. Persons may speak on any agenda item for 3 minutes at the time of the specific agenda item. The Board is not obligated to respond to items even though the information has been presented by a participant and the Board may also ask for this item to be placed on a future agenda. 11-14-4 Approval of Consent Agenda Items.* (2 min) Action. Items of a routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the Consent Agenda to allow the Board of Education to focus on other items contained in a lengthy agenda. An item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately by any member of the Board of Education. 11-14-5* Approval of Agenda. 11-14-6* Approval of Minutes. 11-14-11* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-2, Emergency Superintendent Succession. 11-14-12* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-10, Communication and Counsel to the Board. 11-14-16* Personnel List. 11-14-5* Approval of Agenda. (Consent) Action. 11-14-6* Approval of Minutes. (Consent) Action. Minutes from November 5, 2007 BOE Meeting. C. Report of Superintendent. (10 min) D. Board Reports. (15 min) E. Public Interest Items for Discussion. 11-14-7 State of the District. (60 min) Info. (John Pacheco presenting) (Attachment 11-14-7) Page 2 of 2 111407BDAGN F. Business and Operations. 11-14-8 Approval of Additional Funding to Purchase District Vehicles. (30 min) Action. (Phil Onofrio presenting) (Attachment 11-14-8) G. Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. 11-14-9 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-11, (10 min) Action. Accomplishment Reporting to the Public. (Brooke Skjonsby presenting.) (Attachment 11-14-9) 11-14-10 Progress Report on Governance Policy E-1, Achievement of District (10 min) Action. and State Standards, and E-2, Individual Academic Achievement. (Heather Eberts & Mike Gass presenting.) (Attachment 11-14-10) 11-14-11* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-2, (Consent) Action. Emergency Superintendent Succession. (John Pacheco presenting.) (Attachment 11-14-11*) 11-14-12* Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-10, (Consent) Action. Communication and Counsel to the Board. (John Pacheco presenting.) (Attachment 11-14-12*) 11-14-13 Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-13, (20 min) Action. Standards Based Education and EL-15, Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption (Curriculum Plan). (Mike Gass & Heather Eberts presenting.) (Attachment 11-14-13) 11-14-14 Appointment of Board Members to Committees. (15 min) Info. (John Pacheco Presenting) (Attachment 11-14-14) 11-14-15 Topics for Discussion at Board Retreat. (15 min) Info. (John Pacheco Presenting) (Attachment 11-14-15) H. Employee Relations. 11-14-16* Personnel List. (Consent) Action. (Jason Glass presenting.) (Attachment 11-14-16*) I. General Administration. 11-14-17 New/Old Business. J. Discussion Items. 11-14-18 Feedback and Evaluation of Meeting. (5 min) Info. A. Evaluate Decisions of this BOE Meeting in Terms of Governance Policies. 11-14-19 Input for Next Meeting. (5 min) Info. 11-14-20 Adjournment. UPCOMING BOE MEETINGS: The Regular Session of the next regularly scheduled BOE meeting is Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:00 P.M. at District Office in Eagle Minutes September 12, 2007, Meeting Page 1 of 3 P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328-6321 FAX 970.328.1024 John Pacheco Interim Superintendent Eagle County School District RE 50J BOARD OF EDUCATION AT DISTRICT OFFICE, EAGLE Monday, November 5, 2007, 3:00 P.M. MINUTES Board Members Present Administration Present Andy Arnold John Pacheco Jason Benderly Heather Eberts Scott Green Mike Gass Connie Kincaid-Strahan Phil Onofrio Brian Nolan Mary Ann Stavney Keith Thompson Board Members Absent Administration Absent A quorum was present, and due notice had been published. (All Attachments listed are available for review at the District Office.) A. General Functions 11-05-1 The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. The Board participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 11-05-1A Executive Session. At 3:02 P.M., moved to adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4)(B) for the purpose consulting with out attorney on the issue of agenda item 11-05-7 Approval of Resolution Clarifying Motion Regarding Request for Funding o he Charter Academy Commons Building in the Amount of $2.5 million. John Pacheco, Phil Onofrio and Dan Bernard were invited to attend. Connie Kincaid-Strahan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote to adjourn into Executive Session. (7-0) (Motion carried.) B. Public Participation at Board Meeting. Brian Nolan stated that the board has discussed in length its fiduciary and legal responsibilities. With that said the following items need to be entered into the minutes of tonights meeting. 1. For clarity if ever the ECSD monies are spent on Eagle County Charter Academy it will not be from the bond or the bond premium from the 2006 Bond. 2. ECSD will focus on, and get final bids and budgets for all items FIRST that were in the bond language of fall 2006. 3. All new items not in the 2006 bond language will be considered as a whole. Included in these will be a list of priorities and recommendations brought forth by the staff. Included in this list will be : a. The Eagle County Charter School common building b. Stadium at Eagle Valley High School. c. And any other issues related to the approved items of the fall 2006 bond issue. 4. With the change of the board coming tomorrow with the election, bids and final numbers not complete, discussion regarding these priorities will not start until March of 2008. Minutes September 12, 2007, Meeting Page 2 of 3 Connie Kincaid-Strahan moved to rescind the motion adopted by the Board of Education on September 26, 2007 which authorized the expenditure of $2,500,000 for the construction of facilities for the Eagle County Charter Academy. Brian Nolan seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote to adjourn into Executive Session. (7-0) (Motion carried.) Jane Ross thanked the Board for their work on resolving this issue. 11-05-2 Approval of Consent Agenda Items.* 11-05-3* Approval of Agenda. 11-05-4* Approval of Minutes. Brian Nolan moved to approve the consent agenda. Mary Ann Stavney seconded the motion. All members present voted aye on a roll call vote. (7-0) (Motion carried.) 11-05-3* Approval of Agenda. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. 11-05-4* Approval of Minutes. This Agenda Item was approved under the Consent Agenda. C. Public Interest Items for Discussion. 11-05-5 Believe in a Better Colorado. The Board viewed a video produced by CASB, CASE ad CDE regarding the dwindling tax base essential public services. 11-05-6 Construction Update on EVHS Remodel. Scott Green reviewed the progress of the remodel planning at Eagle Valley High School and how the budget grew and why it is necessary in order to accommodate the number of students. Chad Novak of H+L reviewed the options for Eagle Valley High School. Ray Scott distributed a copy of the budget for the various 3B projects. (Attachment 11-05-6A) The Board discussed the possible designs of Eagle Valley High School and agreed to continue to look at the D+ option knowing that they may need to go with Option C if the budget is not available. H+L and FCI will continue to work on the budget and come back before the Board in the next month. Rich Houghton and Cliff Zehring the high school athletic directors provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding the athletic facilities at the high schools compared to other high schools. (Attachment 11-05-6B) 11-05-7 Approval of Resolution Clarifying Motion Regarding Request for Funding of the Charter Academy Commons Building in the Amount of $2.5 million. This item was tabled. 11-05-8 New/Old Business. The Brian Nolan discussed the need for microphones and a better recording system for the Board meetings. Brian Nolan mentioned that as the Charter discussion comes up again in March that the Board will need to discuss the Charter contract regarding the class size. 11-05-9 Adjournment. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. Minutes September 12, 2007, Meeting Page 3 of 3 ______________________________ Connie Kincaid-Strahan, ECSD Board Vice President ______________________________ Mary Ann Stavney, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Education ______________________________ Tiffany Myers, Administrative Assistant Attachment 11-14-7 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: State of the District. GOVERNANCE POLICY: B/SR-3. ACTION/INFO: Info. TIME NEEDED: 60 minutes. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. In the fall of 2003, the Board requested an overview of the organizational performance and future direction of the District. 2. It was decided in September 2003 to make this an annual report. 3. This presentation will give the Board an opportunity to see where each District department currently is in regard to performance and goals. 4. The following areas will be discussed: a. Student Achievement b. Human Resources c. Business Services d. Technology e. Professional Development f. ELA g. Communications and Marketing h. Special Education 5. There will be a discussion about the current status of each area and the opportunity for Board members to ask questions and make recommendations. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST 1 Eagle County Schools State of the District November 14, 2007 Mission Educating every student for success Vision “To be the schools of choice for all families in Eagle County”2 Values Community Partnerships with students, staff, parents and community members Students taking responsibility for their education and developing into life long learning Excellence High expectations established to challenge students, staff, parents and community members to be engaged in achieving excellence Innovations that promote creative solutions and embrace change Values Accountability Professional excellence, accountability and recognition through the continued evolution and implementation of TAP Safe and orderly school environment Accountability Recognizing and rewarding those who contribute to student achievement Fiscally responsible investment of tax payer dollars to maximize student achievement3 Strategic Planning BOE has developed a three year strategic plan Staff is aligning School Improvement Plans, School Cluster Plans, Individual Growth Plans and the District accreditation process with the BOE Strategic Plan The goal of the alignment process is to develop a means by which we can monitor progress over time to achieve the goals of the strategic plan Organizational Chart4 Student Achievement Learning Services restructuring and responsibilities Fourth year of District wide implementation of Multiple Career Paths, Ongoing, Applied Professional Growth, Instructionally-Focused Accountability and Performance-Based Compensation Students who stay in ECS for 12+ months perform well Our focus continues to be student learning Cluster discussions continue to be based on data analysis and student achievement Student Achievement All employee groups compensation models being re- evaluated Analyzing and re-developing GT programs for K-12 grades Developing ways to engage parents to be involved in their children’s education Developing ways to increase student achievement for non English and limited English speaking students School Improvement Plans focused on increased student achievement5 Reorganization Director of Professional Development with four instructional coaches Human Resources leading the evolution of performance-pay methodology Professional Development leading the evolution of multiple career paths, ongoing applied professional growth, instructionally-focused accountability Multiple Career Paths 5% of teaching staff20% of teaching staff75% of teaching staff Supports, leads, develops clusterSupports and/or leads clusterMember of a cluster group 30% classroom 183 + maximum of 20 70% classroom 183 + maximum of 10100% classroom 183 days (traditional) MasterMentorCareer Changes, December 06-07: Master Stipend -$11,500 (from $7,000) Mentor Stipend -$5,000 (from $3,000) Turnover for 07-08 and replacements from outside ECS significantly decreased.6 Ongoing, Applied Professional Growth Cluster groups provide the structure for job- embedded professional development. Change for 07-08: Meeting time is a minimum of 70 minutes (previously recommended meeting time was 120 min). Too early to understand effects of change. Instructionally-Focused Accountability Professional Practices Rubric measures teacher skills, knowledge & responsibilities (50% of pay-for-performance) Changes 07-08: Mentor evaluation for baseline/coaching only 2 formal evaluations for pfp calculation principal unannounced 60% master announced 35% self-reflection 5% (for principal & master evaluations) Too early to understand effects of change.7 Performance-Based Compensation Human Resources is leading a performance-based compensation steering committee to review the existing pfp system and recommend reforms for consideration by the Eagle County Schools Board of Education. Recruiting, training, and retaining master and mentor teachers Instructional leadership teams it takes a team! Transparently, consistently, fairly rewarding teachers financially Financial rewards for teachers Teacher collaborationTeacher collaboration Student academic needs are increasingly challengingFocus is on students ChallengesSuccesses8 English Language Acquisition Program Consistent ELA Program K-12 Goal English language and academic proficiency Dual language has been expanded from EES & BCMS to AES A committee is been formed to support the implementation of dual language at BMHS CELA results for the last two years have been compared and show that students are making progress at each proficiency level as well as attaining English English Language Acquisition Program All ELA teachers have been trained CELA administration and interpretation Data management All regular education elementary teachers have been trained in language proficiency levels and analysis of CELA results Training continues throughout the year at the K-12 level for ELA and regular education staff9 Special Education 550 Students 3-21 with IEPs/10% of the population 325 Students participated in the CSAP/CSAPA last year ESCD special education students do as well or better in reading and writing CSAP scores as compared to the state, except for in 5thgrade. The same is true for math with the exception of 5thand 10thgrade. Increase in identified preschool special education students Increase in students who require daily monitoring of health issues Reauthorization of IDEA 04 should have final approval in January 2008 Change in language from PCD(perceptualcommunicative disorder) to SLD(specificlearning disability) Identification of SLD will no longer allow for wait to fail or discrepancy model for identification Colorado Collaborative Problem Solving Process/RTI(responseto intervention) with body of evidence will be used Special Education Challenges Recruitment and retention of teachers Ongoing staff development specific to special education Increase in preschool special education and lack of preschool sites in the west end of the valley Increase in graduation requirements RTI shift and training Department growth/face to face communication time with staff members(19)10 Special Education Greatest Successes Restructuring of the ECS Organizational Chart Places a central focus on the Department and in return the students Allows the Department to make and give input to critical educational decisions for students and teachers Each building would have different answers to their success -commitment Veteran staff in center based district programs Staff who take on leadership roles ECS Special Education Advisory Committee Technology IT -Information Technology Services Rebuild of the Districts WAN and LAN Networks Installation of a Secured Wireless Network in All Schools Installation of a VOIP Phone Network Throughout the District Installation of a VOD System Video On Demand for all Teachers Maintain Five Year Computer Rotation Plan Maintain Help Desk and Work Flow Procedures IS -Information Data Services Maintain and Upgrade Power School Application and Server Roll Out of New Power Teacher Grade Book Development and Roll Out of New Evaluation Software Development and Roll Out of New Student Data System Develop and Deliver State Reports to Meet District Obligations Provide Field Support for all Data Services11 Technology Educational Technology Services District Cell Phone Management Development of District Technology Standards / Scope & Sequence Installation of LCD Panels Throughout the District Roll Out of New Technology Services to Include: Video on Demand Nettrekker eBoardTeacher Web Sites Provide Training in Collaboration with the Professional Development Department Additional Services 2007-08 Technology Outreach Through Community Presentations PTO / PTA Presentation Internet Safety Presentations in Collaboration with Eagle CountySheriffs Department Continued Research and Development of Advanced Technology Systems Integration of 21st Century Learning Skills through Creative uses of Technology Research and Develop a New Web Design for the Districts Web Site Communications Progress has been made towards the goal of providing parents, students, staff and community with positive, enlightening and accurate information about our schools on a regular basis. Monthly newsletters Close working relationship with local press Academics, Activities, Achievement Ad Campaign12 Communications Projects for 2007-08 Community outreach efforts Visiting with Town Councils, HOAs, and Rotary Clubs In-home meetings Individual schools communication plans Print advertising campaign Academics, Activities, Achievement. Radio advertising with NRC Broadcasting Community Ambassadors program Continual updates on spending of 3B bond dollars Business Services All ECS funds are in balance with revenue and funds available meet or exceed expenditures for 2007-08 ECS is fiscally sound with fund balance exceeding the Board policy EL-8 of 10% of actual General Fund expenditures The 2006-07 audit (required by state law) is completed, preparation of the final document is underway June Creek Elementary and Red Canyon High are under construction. Grading has began on Battle Mountain High, design continues for Eagle Valley High School remodel. The school land purchase, technology updates and many facility repair projects are completed13 Business Services Projects for 2007-08 The compensation committee has started reviewing the performance compensation system with a direction to identify improvements The health committee is reviewing benefits and may be recommending improved coverage for wellness and children, a change in the plan year to coincide with the school year and possibly a second plan aimed at making family coverage more affordable. Implementing the new organizational chart emphasizing support for learning. Continued Budget Challenges Health care costs nationally at 12-15% Increase in fuel cost for both heating and transportation Implementing a needs based budget philosophy Human Resources Shifting Culture Employee Friendly Customer Service Oriented Improving Quality of Life at Work and Home Performance Compensation Developing a System Based on Values Performance Based Differentiated Fair Transparent Simple Valid & Reliable Measures14 Human Resources Benefits & Workers Compensation Human Resources is taking over the front end of Benefits & Workers Comp. HR is working closely with Business Services to make sure accurate and timely information is provided to employees in a customer service oriented manner. Recruitment / Retention Making employees proud to work here. Working to improve compensation/benefits and quality of life to be a competitive employer. Increased and targeted advertising for better applicant pools. Challenges 2006-07 Addressing pay for performance and compensation issues Recruiting and retaining staff Improving student achievement Continuing to overcome the achievement gap that exists with: Minority socio-economically disadvantaged gifted students Marketing a positive image to the community Completing the building projects promised in the 3B bond passed in November 200615 Discussion and questions…Attachment 11-14-8 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of Additional Funding to Purchase District Vehicles. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-9. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 30 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. Fourteen passenger microbuses will be used by high school teams such as Boys and Girls Golf, Wrestling, Nordic Skiing and for larger teams when a large bus cannot handle the number of athletes traveling such as our cross-country and track teams. Microbuses will also be used on dates when we have back to back basketball games over a period of 6 hours for taking the last team out of class later in the day during school days. In addition, classes can be taken on field trips during the day without impacting bus drivers. 2. Red Canyon High School operates under the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound philosophy. In short this means that classes are designed around a compelling or controversial topic with a focus on making learning as concrete and authentic as possible. A big component of that is the use of experts and field work Last year RCHS logged over 7000 miles on our suburban and this included trips to Chaco Canyon Utah to study societies that have collapsed, a summer science field study in Yellowstone Wyoming, West Water Utah for our Senior float trip and several trips to Denver. I would say that the ability to move 14 students in the new passenger busses would only enhance our programs offerings to students. 3. We have access to one micro bus from Colorado West equipment for $46,600 and we can order 2 additional buses available in February or March for $51,380. (Total $149,360.00) We are in the process of obtaining additional bids per policy DJE and will be provided to the BOE. If additional bids are not obtained in a suitable time frame we will postpone this item until the next board meeting. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of 3 micro buses with a maximum price of $155,000.00. ORIGINATOR: Phil Onofrio APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 11-14-9 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-11, Accomplishment Reporting to the Public. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-11 ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 10 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The State of Colorado requires each public school district to report in writing its progress on district and school accreditation indicators. The state mandates several factors that must be presented in the report including items such as disaggregated CSAP scores, graduation rates and requirements, number of students enrolled in advanced placement classes and school safety indicators. 2. Eagle County School District meets this state requirement by producing a single publication, The Annual Report. A Spanish-language version of the publication also is produced. 3. The Annual Report will be delivered to all elementary schools to be sent home in student backpacks. The report will be mailed to all middle school and high school parents. Additionally, copies of the report will be available at the Eagle County Schools Administrative Offices and at the public libraries in Avon, Eagle and Gypsum. The report will also be mailed to key influencers in the county which includes elected officials and other community leaders. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the monitoring of Governance Policy EL-11, Accomplishment Reporting to the Public as presented. ORIGINATOR: Brooke Skjonsby APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST http://www.eagleschools.net Annual Report 2006-2007 Educating EvEry StudEnt For SuccESS Academics. Activities. Achievements.This annual report is our accountability document to Eagle County Schools community members, which gives us the opportunity to provide information on our student achievement data, financial accountability, curriculum and technology innovations, successful programs and creative visions for the future. Located in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Eagle County Schools is the gem of public education in the valley, stretching from the diverse towns of East Vail to Gypsum. We are a premier school district with a mission of Educating Every Student for Success and a vision of To be the Schools of Choice for all Families in Eagle County. To achieve this, we have ensured that highly qualified and knowledgeable educators, support staff and administrators deliver superior educational programs and services to each and every one of our students. These professionals are dedicated to excellence and ensuring our children are in a safe and encouraging learning environment. We would also like to recognize supportive parents and community members who supported the 3B Bond that passed in November 2006, which will ensure Great Schools, East to West. The acceptance of this initiative has allowed Eagle County Schools to address necessary technology upgrades and renovations to existing buildings, and also helped in the purchasing of additional land and construction of new buildings in order to accommodate the anticipated, steady growth up and down the valley. Your unwavering collaborative efforts and determination has undoubtedly contributed to the bright future of Eagle County Schools. Eagle County Schools works diligently to provide a diversity of educational offerings. We recognize student accomplishment and success through academics, after-school programs, extra- curricular activities and athletic programs. The sky is truly the limit with what our children aspire to make out of their educational careers. Again, we would like to acknowledge our parents, volunteers, business groups, associations and foundations that contribute immensely to the success of Eagle County Schools. We hope in this report that you are able to get a glimpse of our students achievement in action, thanks to your support and encouragement over the years. Our goal is to ensure our community members that our children are receiving an educational experience based upon academic rigor and well-rounded instruction in an unparalleled learning environment. Sincerely, John Pacheco Interim Superintendent Dear Eagle County Schools Community Members, d Welcome Great News On October 29, 2006, we received the great news that Eagle County Schools had been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to receive a $6.8 million Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant. This grant was designed to support programs that develop and implement performance-based teacher compensation systems, based primarily on increases in student achievement. Impressively, we were one of only 16 grants awarded nation-wide. BeyoNd taP Eagle County Schools is proud Eagle County Schools is proud of our accomplishments in implementing the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), of which one component is a district-wide performance-based compensation program. We have always believed that what began as a new program would evolve into simply the way we do business in Eagle County Schools. This funding will allow us to further develop truly exemplary methods for rewarding excellence in teaching that will take us far beyond TAP and serve as a model for school districts across the nation. In many ways, school districts receiving federal grants become part of a federal research project, which can only help us improve our efforts. aBout the tIF GraNt TIF was designed to support programs that develop and implement performance-based teacher compensation systems, based primarily on increases in student achievement. The stated objectives of the Federal TIF grant are: 1. Reform teacher and principal compensation systems so that teachers and principals are rewarded for increases in student achievement. 2. Increase the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects such as mathematics and science. 3. Increase teacher and principal effectiveness and thereby improve student achievement. 4. Create sustainable performance- based compensation systems. 5. Examine multiple approaches to providing teacher incentives. our GraNt As you can see by looking at the grant objectives listed above, Eagle County Schools is already in the process of implementing programs to meet most of the objectives. We asked for funding to expand our efforts to provide even greater rewards for excellence in teaching. More specifically, we wrote and then modified our grant for funding to be used to: Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Update Increase perf ormance incen tives for teach ers in our high est-poverty schools; Develop awa rds for teams of teachers de monstrating th e greatest sustained student achievement gains or meeti ng other meas urable, achievement-related g oals as determ ined by a sch ool; Expand the number of te achers able to be rewarded f or individual classroom achie vement; Differentiate contracts for teachers to in crease training in core subject areas; Increase trai ning and supp ort for teacher s; In crease training and support for Master an d Mentor Teac hers and Principals to improv e overall qualit y of leadership ; Increase Master and Me ntor Teacher st ipends; and Improve the e ffectiveness o f student asse ssments and d ata collec-tion and analysis at the district, building and cl assroom levels .We know how important it is for students to feel safe in school so they can concentrate on whats important learning. Maintaining a safe environment requires us to minimize negative outside influences on our schools, along with setting high expectations for student behavior within our schools. Eagle County Schools work closely with the Eagle County Sheriffs Department and town law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our students. Together, we have developed responses to a wide variety of potential threats. Each of our schools have safety and security plans in place. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents and school personnel practice these drills regularly. However, all experts agree that the most important thing we do to protect our children is to have conversations with them about stranger danger. Increasing awareness of our surroundings will go a long way in ensuring school safety. This is a responsibility we all share. In addition to emergency response plans, we have recently implemented additional safety procedures. As of now, each school requires visitors to check in at the main office and wear a security badge for the duration of their school visit. All ECS staff will soon be required to wear district identification badges at all times while on school property. In addition, the Districts communication office now has the technology to make rapid response emergency notifications to parents and the community if a situation arises. Laying the necessary infrastructure for a centralized security system that would monitor hallways and main entrances to buildings is also under consideration. Our schools set high standards for student behavior. Through our disciplinary efforts, the district logged only 271 out- of- school suspensions and 9 expulsions in 2006-07. To support our work in this area, we collaborate with a variety of community organizations including mental health agencies, law enforcement and social service agencies. We also encourage all students to engage in extra-curricular activities. Research supports the fact that students who are involved in these activities take pride in their school communities and are far less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. In our high schools alone, over 800 students participate in one or more of the over 40 clubs and sports teams available. Our Schools & Students (8 ) elementary schools (grades K-5) Avon Elementary ……….970.328.2950 Brush Creek Elementary ….970.328.8930 Eagle Valley Elementary ….970.328.6981 Edwards Elementary …….970.328.2970 Gypsum Elementary …….970.328.8940 Meadow Mountain ……..970.328.2940 Red Hill Elementary ……..970.328.8970 Red Sandstone Elementary 970.328.2910 (4) Middle Schools (grades 6-8) Berry Creek Middle …….970.328.9260 Eagle Valley Middle …….970.328.6224 Gypsum Creek Middle ……970.328.8980 Minturn Middle ………..970.328.2920 (2) High Schools (grades 9-12) Battle Mountain High ……970.328.2930 Eagle Valley High ………970.328.8960 (1) Charter School (grades K-8) Eagle County Charter Academy . . . 970.926.0656 (1) Alternative High School (grades 9-12) Red Canyon High ………….970.328.2852 Safety of your children in our schools: Schoolwide prevention, early intervention and intensive services. Student Numbers K-12 funded head count as reported on October 1, 2006, to the Colorado Department of Education. 5,458 Students 1,605 Students are Limited or Non-English Proficient 552 Students are served through special education 502 Students are gifted & talented 1,741 Students are on free or reduced price lunch 83.2% Graduation rate, versus a state average of 74.1% (2006-07 Student End-of- Year Report) 5.3% Drop-out rate, versus a state average of 4.5% (2006-07 Student End-of- Year Report – district total, including alternative schools) Average Class Size Averages do not include the Eagle County Charter Academy. 23 students – grades K-5 22 students – grades 6-8 25 students – grades 9-12 Attendance Rates 95.2% Elementary School 94.5% Middle School 87.5% High School Student Demographics 49 % White 49 % Hispanic 2 % Other Academic Excellence xxx Students took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment (DE) class xx% Of 10th, 11th & 12th graders took at least one AP or DE class xxx Students took at least one AP class xxx AP exams were administered xxx Students received a 3 or higher on the AP exam xxx College credits were earned by Eagle County Schools high school students 3 Letters of Comendation from Natioinal Merit Scholarship Program Kelsey Elwood Eagle Valley High School Rebeckah Stough Eagle Valley High School Christopher Woodruff Battle Mountain High School xx% Of 2006 graduates report plans to attend 2-year or 4-year colleges or universitiesStudent Achievement in 2006-07 With Eagle County Schools focus on raising student achievement, the district showed relative consistency and stability this year on the states CSAP tests among English Proficient students. The CSAP test is in English. In order for the test results to be a valid representation of what a student has learned, the student must be able to read and write in English. It is relevant to point out that 29 percent of our school population is Limited or Non-English Proficient. For those students who have just arrived in the United States, CSAP is not a valid representation of what they know. It is important to note that English Proficient students are an ethnically-diverse group of students, and nearly 25 percent of them are Hispanic. This includes Hispanic students who are native English speakers and native Spanish speakers who have attained English Proficiency. English Language Acquisition (ELA) The ELA Department continues to work diligently in moving students towards acquiring English. Having been the second year that the Colorado English Language Assessment (CELA) was administered, Eagle County Schools was able to monitor the progress of English-Language Learner (ELL) students with this assessment tool by comparing 2006 and 2007 results. The CELA results are reported into 5 proficiency levels; 1- beginning, 2-early intermediate, 3-intermediate, 4-proficient and 5-advanced. In looking at this historical data, we were able to determine that 64% of students moved from a proficiency level 1 to level 2, 54% moved from a proficiency level 2 to 3 and 37% of students moved from a proficiencylevel 3 to 4. Students that test in the high proficient and advancedlevels are not required to be assessed with the CELA. We are confident that the longer this assessment is in place, the more fine-tuned the program and instructional practices will become in accommodating this unique group of students. Students Achieve Growth Targets Eagle County Schools uses the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) assessments to measure the academic growth of a student or group of students from fall to spring. In 2006-07, students achieved their growth targets in 100 percent of the tested areas (Math, Reading and Language Usage). SpEd Special Education Students on Individual Educational Plans (IEPs). Enp/llp Non-English Proficient/Limited English Proficient. at-riSk Students qualifying for the National Free or Reduced Lunch Program. gt Gifted & Talented. EngliSh proFiciEntS Students who are native English speakers or students who have attained Fluent English Proficiency. Student Achievement 2006-07 ElEmEntary cSap ScorES Percentage of students scoring proficient or above: 1.5% of students did not take CSAP tests. Met 97% of AYP Goalss The Federal No Child Left Behind law requires that schools and school districts make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) towards achievement proficiency. In Colorado, AYP is defined by the number of students who score Advanced, Proficient or Partially Proficient on the CSAP test. For 2007, that target for proficiency ranged from 60.25 to 84.74 percent of all students, depending on the grade level and content area tested. Rather than looking at the averages of all students in a school, the law mandates that students be broken out in sub-groups based on ethnicity, socioeconomic risk factors, learning disabilities and English language proficiency. In order for a school to attain AYP, each sub-group of students must hit the performance target. The more diverse the student population and the larger the school district, the greater the number of target performance groups. Eagle County Schools hit 92 percent of our targets in the 2006- 2007 school year. 12 of 16 of our schools made AYP including Brush Creek Elementary, Eagle Valley Elementary, Gypsum Elementary School, Meadow Mountain Elementary, Red Hill Elementary, Red Sandstone Elementary, Berry Creek Middle, Eagle Valley Middle, Gypsum Creek Middle, Minturn Middle, Eagle Valley High School and Eagle County Charter Academy.act ScorE trEndS Show gainS District District State Improvement Subject 2006 2006 2002-2007 Composite 19.7 19.8 4.8% English 19.0 18.9 6.1% Math 19.5 19.8 2.1% Reading 20.1 20.1 6.9% Science 19.6 19.8 4.7% Student Achievement claSS oF 2007 graduation rEquirEmEntS High school graduates in 2007 must earn 27 credits distributed in the following areas of instruction: English 4.0 Math 3.0 Social Studies 2.5 Government/Civics 0.5 Science 3.0 Physical Education 1.5 Health 0.5 Computer Technology 1.0 Electives 11.0 2006-07 SEcondary cSap ScorES Percentage of students scoring proficient or above: 1.5% of students did not take CSAP tests.Financial Accountability Full-Day Kindergarten 95 percent of Eagle County Schools kindergartners attended school all day in 2006-2007, thanks to donations from the Vail Valley Foundation and a matching commitment from the Board of Education. The state of Colorado only funds kindergarten students for a half-day. Because research indicates that full-day kindergartners, on average, make greater gains in both their reading and mathematics achievement scores from fall to springcompared to those in half-day classes, Eagle County Schools strives to make this program a reality for our children. Dual Language Three Eagle County Schools have integrated the Dual Language conceptinto their learning environment; Avon Elementary, Edwards Elementary and Berry Creek Middle. The purpose of the Dual Language program is to allow mixed groups of Spanish-dominant and English-dominant students to learn both of these languages side- by-side, enhancing childrens ability to become bilingual and bi-literate, as well as cultivating a strong multicultural understanding. Expeditionary Learning Two schools within Eagle County Schools incorporate the Expeditionary Learning (EL) concept within their curriculum; Minturn Middle and Red Canyon High. EL is a nationally recognized model for comprehensive school reform for elementary, middle and high schools that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth and teamwork. Expeditionary Learning schools focus on core curriculum skills while basing the class on in-depth investigations. Learning includes authentic products, fieldwork, service learning and inviting experts into the classroom. Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses The Eagle County community values an education that prepares students for life after high school. Our high school students have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses and earn college credit at the same time they earn high school credit. Grades earned in these courses are weighted, so a B in an AP class is equivalent to an A on the students transcript. AP and DE courses include, but are not limited to: American Government, Literature & Composition, Chemistry, Calculus, Studio Art, World History, Psychology, Spanish, Biology, Shakespeare and Computer Science. Beginning in 2001, the state began requiring all 11th-graders to take the ACT test, a college entrance exam. Since 2002, our students ACT scores have shown a dramatic increase across the board, with Composite scores showing a 4.8 percent improvement in 2007. Eighty-one percent of 2007 graduates reported plans to attend either a 2-year o 4-year college or university after high school. There is no question that Eagle County Schools graduates are raising the bar for academic excellence. Successful Programs 473 Number of classroom teachers 98.74 Percent of teachers highly qualified 98.77 Percent of classrooms highly qualified $35,932 Eagle County Schools starting teacher salary SuccESSFul programS rEquirE highly qualiFiEd tEachErS va il G y ps um ea g le ed w ar d s av on Scott Green President  524.7836 Jeanne McQueeney Secretary/Treasurer  328.0774 Jason Benderly  926.6463 Carrie Benway  926.1654 m in tu rn Andy Arnold  476.9268 Connie Kincaid-Strahan Vice-President Brian Nolan  845.0545 Board of Education Members Revenue 2007-08 $47,773,600 State Revenue $9,352,161 Local Revenue$38,421,439 Special School Programs $5,349,820 District Overhead $7,011,865Transfers: $906,556 General Operations 2007-08 $47,679,051 Regular School Programs: $34,410,810 Construction $3.05 Grants $3.46Bus Service: $2.41 Daily Costs $75.91 General Operations $48.53 How much does it cost each day to educate a student? Lunch $1.45 Student Fundraising $1.31 Debt Payments: $15.70PO Box 740 Eagle, CO 81631 Non-Profit US Postage PAID Permit No. N-2 Eagle, CO 81631 Aknowledgements Writers/Editors Brooke skjonsby Printing the old Gypsum Printer Design Heidis Design Works heidi shelley Photography Brooke skjonsby Translation Irlanda Faulkner Supplementary information to the 2006-2007 Annual Report can be found at http://www.eagleschools.netAttachment 11-14-10 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Progress Report on Governance Policy E-1, Achievement of District and State Standards, and E-2, Individual Academic Achievement. GOVERNANCE POLICY: E-1, E-2. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 30 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The discussion will provide the Board with an update of how the district and schools are using data to guide instruction and how the district staff development program is supporting this effort. 2. Additionally, the Directors of Curriculum will discuss how test data is being disaggregated to ascertain achievement trends. 3. A brief summary of data from the fall assessment window will be presented and instructional impacts of the data and any necessary instructional changes that will occur if necessary. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the Progress Report on Governance Policy E-1, Achievement of District and State Standards, and E-2, Individual Academic Achievement as presented. ORIGINATOR: Heather Eberts & Mike Gass APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST 1 Policy E-1 and E-2 Mike Gass Heather Eberts 11/14/07 How are we continuing to use data to guide instruction? Strategic Plan, SIP, CLRP, IGP Instructional Time Achievement Gap Weighted Index, Catch up-keep up Value added2 Disaggregating Data Peeling the Onion Story of two elementary schools What we know for sure Time Needs Calendar for schools that need time Calendar for students that need time NWEA Target Sample Teachers work with students to set goals. Goals are being shared with parents. Goals are being monitored by stakeholders. Longitudinal reporting3Attachment 11-14-11* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 8, 2006. SUBJECT: Approval of Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-2, Emergency Superintendent Succession. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-2. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The governance policy states that the Superintendent shall have on his staff at least one other executive familiar with Board and Superintendent issues and processes. 2. For Operations Phil Onofrio For Elementary Instructional Issues Heather Eberts For Secondary Instructional Issues Mike Gass. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the Monitoring Report of Governance Policy EL-2, Emergency Superintendent Succession. ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Attachment 11-14-12* BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of Monitoring Reports for Governing Policy EL-10, Communication and Counsel to the Board. GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-10. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: Consent. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. The Board’s monitoring schedule requires that the attached internal report be provided to the Board of Education in November of each year. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the monitoring report on Governance Policy EL-10 as presented. ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Monitoring Report for Governance Policy EL-10 Communication and Counsel to the Board This policy provides the Superintendents requirements to keep the Board of Education informed. Accordingly the Superintendent shall: 1. Submit monitoring data. During this monitoring cycle all reports have been submitted during the month requested. In each case the reports have included information which substantiates compliance with each requirement of the policy. 2. Provide data regarding achievement. These reports have been presented on time and have included aggregated and disaggregated numeric data. 3. Provide relevant trend data. The monthly work sessions often focus on topics, which reflect trends in the professiontechnology applications, use of instructional time, professional development and best practices in instructional delivery. 4. Provide external points of view. The following are examples of how the board has used outside points of view to help in the decision making process: o The Board has provided an opportunity for public input at the beginning of every meeting. At several meetings this fall many people have come to express their views on topics such as construction of 3B projects and the ECCA community building proposal. o The Board has also received emails and telephone calls from the Districts various publics and responded to those. o The Board has and will continue to attend meetings and conferences on timely topics through the Colorado Association of School Boards and through meetings with other civic and professional groups in the community. 5. Advise regarding adverse media coverage. Notification of bus accidents, route delays, student expulsions and law enforcement involvement in school activities provide examples of this type of communication. 6. Advise regarding Board behavior. The Board is always receptive to discussions of what is Board work and what is staff work. Each difficult issue requires a discussion of these roles and responsibilities to bring the requisite clarity to our work. 7. Present information simply. I have not received reaction from any Board member that information is too complex or lengthy but I always invite your counsel on this matter. 8. Provide a mechanism for Board communication. We have discussed with the Board on several occasions the frequency and form of monitoring reports and have maintained the current schedule. I feel that Board communication has been very effective. 9. Deal with the Board as a whole. My use of email, individual meetings and phone calls to Board members are examples of the methods I use to communicate with the Board as a whole. 10. Report any anticipated noncompliance with Board policies. To date, all reports have been made in a timely manner with no noncompliance reported. If we were unable to comply with any policy provision I would make every effort to notify the Board ahead of time. 11. Relegate to the consent agenda all items delegated to the superintendent. Our consent agenda has been working well for us by providing sufficient information for the Board to act on it without further discussion. This approach allows the Board to allocate its time more effectively to items which require more complete discussion. Attachment 11-14-13 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Approval of Monitoring Report of Governing Policy EL-13, Standards Based Education and EL-15, Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption (Curriculum Plan). GOVERNANCE POLICY: EL-13 & EL-15. ACTION/INFO: Action. TIME NEEDED: 20 Minutes PERTINENT FACTS: 1. EL-13 deals with Standards Based Education. This includes curriculum, content standards, and appropriate assessments. EL-15 refers to Instructional Materials and the process used to select and adopt them. We will update the BOE with current revisions and progress. 2. Monitoring of the Districts curriculum indicates that it is commensurate with state standards and local state assessments. 3. The Directors of Curriculum will explain the approach to curriculum revision and subsequent curriculum material adoption. The curriculum plan will be presented at the Board meeting for approval. 4. These changes are necessary with the growing needs and changes in student enrollments and ECSD restructuring at the District level. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: Move to approve the monitoring report on Governance Policy EL-13, Standards Based Education and EL-15, Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption (Curriculum Plan) as presented. ORIGINATOR: Mike Gass & Heather Eberts APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST 1 E-13 & EL-15 Mike Gass Heather Eberts 11/14/07 How is curriculum adopted? Cycle handout Funding Where do I find it? CD/web State Accreditation2 What do we look like this year as a department? handoutAttachment 11-14-14 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Appointment of Board Members to Committees. GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-7. ACTION/INFO: Info. TIME NEEDED: 15 min. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This is an opportunity for the Board to discuss the various Board Committees and volunteers will be asked to step forward to sit on these committees. 2. A list of the committees as well the meeting times and purposes is attached. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST Board Committees November 14, 2007 BOCES Meets: Third Thursday of Every Other Month, beginning November 15th, 10:30 a.m. at Edwards CMC Purpose: To advise the Executive Director of the Mountain BOCES area on issues pertaining to ECSD. This committee consists of Superintendents and Board members from the nine districts that make of the Mountain BOCES. Board Member: Connie Kincaid-Strahan Preschool Council & Head Start Policy Council Meets: Preschool Council Dates and locations for the 07-08 school year are still being finalized. Head Start Policy Council will be on 12/4/07, 1/22/08, 2/19/08, 3/11/08, 4/15/08, 5/13/08, 6/3/08, 8/26/08 & 9/23/08 from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Eagle Valley Elementary Purpose: To evaluate, advise and regulate the District Preschools and their special education programs. The Preschool Council will present accomplishments and recommendations to the Board each year. Board Member: District Advisory Accountability Committee Meets: 1st Thursday of Every Month (except in September) Purpose: To measure adequacy of ECSD programs and make recommendations to the BOE regarding the improvement of educational achievement and prioritization of expenditures Board Member: Jason Benderly CASB Delegate & Legislative Network Representative Meets: At least Twice Annually (October & December) Purpose: To stay abreast of legislative issues and to communicate with the Board about them as well as keeping CASB informed of any legislative issues and concerns the ECSD Board may have. Board Member: Calendar and School Start/End Time Committee Meets: The committee just completed their work for this year so this committee will not meeting again until Spring/ Summer of 2008. This committee typically holds 2-6 meetings each year. Purpose: To make a recommendation to the Board for a two year school calendar and bell schedule for K-12. Board Member: Scott Green Wellness Committee Meets: TBD Purpose: This committee is a new committee required as a result of the 2005 legislative session. This committee will develop policies and goals surrounding wellness of our students. Board Member: Partnership for Education Board of Directors 2-3 members Meets: Per the Intergovernmental Agreement this group is to meet quarterly and the number of members changes every three year. Phil Onofrio is currently in discussion with the County to determine the schedule and number of members. Purpose: To determine the use of the 16 acre parcel on Miller Ranch where CMC is currently built. Board Members: Construction Committee Meets: Weekly on Wednesday mornings during building of 3B projects. Purpose: To guide, monitor and directs district staff, contractors, architects and building management staff during the building of 3B projects. Board Members: Scott Green Attachment 11-14-15 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM BOARD MEETING OF: November 14, 2007. SUBJECT: Topics for Discussion at Board Retreat. GOVERNANCE POLICY: B/SR-3. ACTION/INFO: Info. TIME NEEDED: 15 minutes. PERTINENT FACTS: 1. This will be a discussion by the Board as to what topics they wish to discuss at their retreat. RECOMMENDATION/ MOTION: ORIGINATOR: John Pacheco APPROVED: DATE: AGENDA REQUEST NEW HIRES: Name Position School/ Department Type of Allocation Replacing Brown, Michael 0.5 Physical Education Teacher/0.5 Permanent Substitute Teacher MMS Budgeted N/A Gehard, Michael Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Polland, Sabrina 3rd Grade Teacher (Interim) RSES Budgeted S. Helm Sauer, Christy Substitute Teacher District Wide Budgeted N/A Valladarez, Patricia Health Assistant EES Budgeted S. Macias Name Position Effective Date N/A Name From Effective Date N/A Name Position Effective Date Helm, Stacey Kay 3rd Grade Teacher 10/31/2007 Kershaw, Cynthia Network Systems Engineer 10/26/2007 Name Position Effective Date Miller, Alison Communications Coordinator 11/5/2007 Name Position Effective Date N/A Name Position School/Dept. Date From Date To Abel, Monica Preschool Assistant EPC 9/17/2007 11/9/2007 Lucas, Ingrid Kindergarten Teacher BCES 10/29/2007 11/30/2007 Muckelrath, Teresa Preschool Assistant GES 11/1/2007 2/19/2008 Myers, Tiffany Administrative Assistant Superintendent’s Office 10/23/2007 10/22/2008 Name Position Effective Date N/A RSESSchool/Department RESIGNATIONS: School/Department ToTRANSFERS: P.O. BOX 740 EAGLE, COLORADO 81631 970.328.6321 FAX 970.328.1024 REHIRES: Personnel List November 14, 2007 Attachment 11-14-16* Governance Policy: EL-4(2) FMLA LEAVES: EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE: School/Department TERMINATIONS: Technology School/Department School/Department Public Relations RETIREMENTS:DISTRICT VACANCY LIST: Position Professional/Support Position Type of Allocation Replacing Effective Date District Wide Director of Research and Assessment Classified Exempt Budgeted. J. Glass Immediately Instructional Coach – Emphasis Technology Professional Budgeted. New Allocation Immediately Special Education Counselor Contract Pending Professional Budgeted. K. Hansel 2007-08 SY Communications Coordinator Support Staff Budgeted. A. Miller Immediately (2) Learning Services Support Specialist(s) Support Staff Budgeted. New Allocation Immediately Substitute Teacher(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Bus Driver(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Cafeteria Manager(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Cook(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Custodian(s) Budgeted. 2007-08 SY Substitute Translator Budgeted. Immediately Human Resources No Openings Maintenance No Openings Technology Network Systems Engineer Classified Exempt Budgeted C. Kershaw Immediately PC/Mac Support Specialist Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Edwards Preschool Center 0.5 Office Manager Support Staff Budgeted A. Correa 2007-08 SY 0.57 Preschool Assistant (20 hrs per week) Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation 2007-08 SY 0.13 Custodian Support Staff Budgeted M. Saucedo-Ortiz Immediately Avon Elementary Kindergarten Teacher (Bilingual Preferred) Contract Pending Professional Budgeted A. Doft 2007-08 SY Crossing Guard (2.5 hrs/wk) Support Staff Budgeted T. Berns Immediately Brush Creek Elementary 4th Grade Teacher (Interim) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately 0.5 Kindergarten Teacher (Interim) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Permanent Substitute Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Building Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Cook Support Staff Budgeted A. Del Razo de Ruiz 2007-08 SY Eagle Valley Elementary Mathematics/ELA Teacher Professional Budgeted New Allocation ImmediatelyEdwards Elementary Building Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Gypsum Elementary No Openings June Creek Elementary Principal Administrative Budgeted New Allocation January 2, 2008 Meadow Mountain Elementary Long-term Substitute Teacher (2nd Grade) Contract Pending Professional Budgeted J. Cass November 2007 – February 2008 Permanent Substitute Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted New Allocation 2007-08 SY Red Hill Elementary No Openings Red Sandstone Elementary Intermediate Teacher (3rd-5th Grade) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Berry Creek Middle ELA Teacher (6th Grade) Professional Budgeted New Allocation Immediately 0.14 Health Assistant Support Staff Budgeted L. Watson Immediately Eagle Valley Middle Permanent Substitute Teacher Professional Budgeted M. Grimmer 2007-08 SY Affective Needs Paraprofessional IV Professional Budgeted J. Casciano 2007-08 SY Gypsum Creek Middle Cognitive Needs Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Minturn Middle Health Assistant (32 hrs/wk) Support Staff Budgeted New Allocation Immediately Cook Support Staff Budgeted S. Lovato Immediately Battle Mountain High Assistant Track and Field Throwing Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Hockey Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Wrestling Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Nordic Ski Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Alpine Ski Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Eagle Valley High Art Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted S. March 2007-08 SY Science Teacher Contract Pending Professional Budgeted C. Voelker 2007-08 SYCognitive Needs Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted C. Zamora 2007-08 SY Cook Support Staff Budgeted S. Levangie 2007-08 SY ELA Paraprofessional IV Support Staff Budgeted B. Zamora 2007-08 SY Head Girl’s Dance Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Head Girl’s Golf Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Assistant Softball Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY JV Assistant Boys Soccer Coach Support Staff Budgeted Coaching Allocation 2007-08 SY Red Canyon High No Openings Eagle County Charter Academy No Openings Head Start/CPP 0.5 Office Manager Support Staff Budgeted E. Schlegel Immediately