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Municipal Elementary Land Trust Plan 2017-2018

Goal #1

Goal

Our goal is to improve student performance on DIBLES and SAGE. Our target goal on DIBLES is to

have a 5% increase from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. SAGE test scores will

increase by 3% by EOY.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics

Measurements

We will use DIBELS scores (three time a year) to determine if students are making 
adequate yearly progress. Sage benchmark tests will be given throughout the year
and data will be looked at iAction Plan Steps
Students will be targeted using data gathered through the DIBELS, SAGE benchmark 
tests, and common formative assessments. This data will be used to screen and progress
monitor students on a regular, ongoing basis, in order to design effective
interventions, adjust instructional groupings and measure student growth in identified areas.
Students scoring below grade level on the assessment will receive Tier II interventions,
in addition to whole group and differentiated instruction in their classrooms.
Data will also be analyzed during the PLC collaboration meetings to determine individual
and overall student growth. During this process teachers will adjust whole group
and small group instruction, as needed. Throughout the year teachers will be involved in
professional development through the School Leadership Team, PLC teams, faculty
training's and additional off-campus professional development. These plans include ongoing
training on topics related to literacy instruction, side-by-side coaching from
our reading specialist, and effective team collaboration.The school will pay for supplemental
aide time to support teachers in differentiated instruction in reading and
PLC time. Teachers will meet weekly in collaborative teams to review student data, adjust
instruction, and discuss placement of students in small groups for reading,
Language and math instruction. This collaborative time will be created when students attend
computer, P.E., music and library. We would use any additional monies to help with Professional Development in providing means
and opportunities to be trained in the PLC area. This and substitute salaries
to make available other local training's that would help enhance classroom instruction at
Municipal Elementary.

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated Cost
 Total:$33,424
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Aide time for PE, Music, Computers, and reading.

$33,424

Summary of Estimated Expenditures

CategoryEstimated Cost
(entered by the school)
Total:$33,424
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $33,424

Funding Estimates

EstimatesTotals
Estimated Carry-over from the 2016-2017 Progress Report $0
Estimated Distribution in 2017-2018 $33,424
Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2017-2018 $33,424
Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2017-2018 $33,424
This number may not be a negative number     Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2018-2019$0

Increased Distribution

The 2017-2018 distribution in this plan is an estimate. If the actual distribution is more than the estimate, how will additional funds be spent to implement the goals described in the plan?

I would use the additional money to update and purchase new technology for all grade levels.

Publicity

  • Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds.
  • School newsletter
  • School website
  • School marquee

Council Plan Approvals

Number ApprovedNumber Not ApprovedNumber AbsentVote Date
8 0 2 2017-03-08

Public Reports Section

 

Final Report 2016-2017 - Municipal Elementary

 

Financial Proposal and Report

 

Goal #1

Municipal has set to improve student performance by allocating aide time to work with children in grades K-6 in Fine Arts Instruction. The goal is to deliver Music instruction to 100% of the students weekly for 1/2 hour. We are also supporting the fact that an education including the Arts, P.E. and the Sciences have a positive influence on attitude and achievement scores with children who are given a rich, and well-rounded education. We also want to help improve the talents of our 4th-6th grade students by offering a morning music class where they will sing, practice, and prepare for a school wide production and perform a play for the community and school each Spring.

Academic Areas

  • Fine Arts
  • Reading
  • Mathematics

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will use the Sage Mathematics scores as our measuring stick to see a 10% gain of students reaching acceptable levels (3 or a 4) on these tests. We expect a growth in scores by 5 % over those students not involved in extended music classes on the Reading and Mathematics SAGE tests in the 4-6 grade classes. It is a well known fact that students who have a more enriched  learning environment in the music arts generally out perform students who do not have such background and training.

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

We were able to provide music instruction to 100 % of students weekly for 1/2 hour.  Students learned about music composers, rhythm, meter, how to play the recorder and the ukulele.   Teachers report that the music instruction received was grade specific and age appropriate and increased the level of knowledge of music in their students.  Sage test scores from 2016 show Language Arts at 27% proficient, Math 32% proficient, and Science 36% proficient.   Scores from 2017 show Language Arts at 25% proficient, Math 32% proficient, and Science 23% proficient.   These scores indicate we did not make our goal of increasing scores in all three categories by 5%.  It appears that our efforts to increase our PLC time may take more time to affect the SAGE scores.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

One of the Fine Arts specialist will provide instruction on a weekly basis for half an hour per class. The specialist will meet with each class on all the grade levels on a school year basis to coordinate lessons that are aligned with the Utah Core Standards. They will also be a resource for the needs of a teacher or grade when it comes to special programs and projects.

The other Fine Arts specialist will coordinate and run our school choir and prepare the children for a play in the spring of 2017. This position is labor intensive for 2 hrs a week with direct instruction and a lot of student supervision. It becomes more labor intensive when it comes time in Spring for props, costumes, and sets to be created and organized. The enriched music program will involve a lot of reading, memorizing of lines,  and parts, voice reflection the involvement of mathematics and fractional elements that will enhance the whole child. The students will also be required to be on time and be in attendance each and every class 2 times a week plus extra classes in the late winter which help build character of the individual student.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We hired an fine arts aide who was able to teach each class for 1/2 hour weekly.  During this time she taught about music composers, music theory, and showed students how to play an age appropriate musical instrument.  (Some played percussion, some ukulele, some recorder.)

The other fine arts position helped with our production of Peter Pan Jr. working with students twice a week for 45 minutes each session to help with memorizing of lines, and parts, voice reflection and musical implementation.

Expenditures

Category

Description

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Actual Use

 

Total:

$9,000

$8,342

 

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Salary for 2 Aides

$6,500

$7,465

Aide salary and benefits

General Supplies (610)

Music instruments and supplies

$2,500

$877

musical instruments and musical supplies

Goal #2

Goal

The school plan is to show growth in the percentage of children reading at benchmark levels at the end of each grade in comparison to the number of students at benchmark levels in their previous grade. Our targeted goal is 90% achievement for all grades on the (EOY) End of Year DIBLES assessment for 2017.

Academic Areas

  • Reading

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will identify students from the previous year's (EOY) Intensive struggling students and the Intensive (BOY) Beginning of Year measurement of DIBLES to decipher which students are at risk. When these students are identified they will be pulled for small group instruction to target the areas they need help. We desire to see increased growth in each of the k-3 grades students with a school-wide targeted rate of 90% of the students in grades K-3 proficient by 2017.

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

We used the DIBLES test to identify which students need assistance in their reading ability.  At the end of the year 85% of kindergarten students, 82% of 1st grade students, 68% of 2nd grade, and 71% of 3rd grade students were on benchmark level or above.  This represents a school wide level of 77.17% of students who are on or above benchmark levels at the end of the year.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

We desire to continue funding the use of a reading aide to work with the Reading Coach. These two employees will work with small groups of students working on reading skills. This will enhance and support the students reading abilities that they are learning in the classroom. These children are the children who have been identified as those who need extra help.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We hired an aide to work with the reading coach in teaching small groups of students.  Students who were not on benchmark levels at the beginning of the year were identified as students who could use some extra assistance.  They then would work in rotation schedules to work with the reading aide and reading coach. This was effective in helping student show great gains in their reading fluency and their comprehension scores.  Unfortunately it didn't show enough students to be on benchmark levels by the end of the year.  Data indicates that we had significant growth but not enough on benchmark levels.  Perhaps a better goal for next year would be to set growth as our priority to see how the intervention time is helping.

Expenditures

Category

Description

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Actual Use

 

Total:

$8,000

$10,140

 

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

One Aide assisting with reading instruction

$8,000

$10,140

Aide Salary and benefits

Goal #3

Goal

The school plan is to continue to support our (STEM) program through Project Launch. Project Launch is a Hands On / Minds On approach to enhance Math, Science, Engineering and Technology into each elementary classroom. Municipal has also set to improve student performance in Science Education by have 40% of our students proficient on the Sage test for our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in the spring of 2017.

Academic Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Science

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will use SAGE testing and on-going classroom assessments to guide our instruction and need for materials and staff development in accordance with the Utah Core Standards in Science. We will enhance our science learning by providing resources as available to help with hands-on, minds-on instruction and inquiry learning. One of the best features of Project Launch. Project Launch is an activity designed instruction where supplies will need to be purchased consumed and re-ordered. Our goal is to have 40% of our students proficient on the Spring 2017 Sage Science testing.

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

Teachers utilize multiple sources of STEM projects including online lessons, Project Lead the Way Launch activities and multiple hands on lessons to teach their science materials.  Hands on lessons are a great way to understand what is being taught and teachers reported STEM lessons are effective and beneficial.  SAGE scores for 2017 in science showed 23% of students were proficient or above.  This did not show the 40% we had hoped to see.  This was perhaps due to Project Launch being something fairly new to teachers and not being able to tie the components of Project Launch to the CORE concepts that SAGE is testing.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

Continue funding the consumable products that will be used each year in the Project Launch Curriculum. These products play a vital role in allowing students to learn the basic principles using a Hands On /Minds On learning approach. When needed and financially where possible some monies could be used for professional development. Find and replenish our science resources as made available from school, trust lands, and teacher budgets to get materials that help support the aims and core essential materials for the instruction of science.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We were able to purchase multiple project launch curriculum sections for teachers.  We realized that we did not need to pay for the registration for the PLTW format this year due to a generous business donor.  The professional development that we thought would become available was delayed one year so we did not use the $1000 we had planned for the substitutes and registration.  We also found that teachers utilize their whiteboards in conjunction with the internet to teach lessons in science.  One area that teachers requested to have help was to purchase two projectors that burnt out to help students visualize the concepts being talked about.

Expenditures

Category

Description

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Actual Use

 

Total:

$4,250

$2,139

 

Professional and Technical Services (300)

Training

$1,000

$0

not able to use - delayed PD

Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)

Project Lead the Way Registration

$750

$0

Not needed - business donor

General Supplies (610)

Replacement of consumable supplies

$2,500

$2,139

Project Lead the Way materials, 2 projectors

Goal #4

Goal

Municipal School desires to continue having a Computer Lab Specialist. This Aide will work with all of the students in teaching Keyboarding and supporting the teachers with their students in the student's writing skills.

Academic Areas

  • Writing
  • Technology

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will use the SAGE writing scores as our measuring stick to see a 10% gain of students reaching acceptable levels (3 or a 4) on these tests.  We have an overall desire to see 100% improvement in all of our students in their keyboarding and writing skills. The teachers will keep the administration and the computer lab aide aware of the attitudes of the students and other staff members concerning the student's computer / keyboarding skills. We will schedule 1/2 hour of a  computer lab program for each class, each week.

  This should help give our students an advantage in a keyboard centered world.

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

We were able to have all of our students grades 4-6 working on improving their typing speed.  We realized that we have a goal to teach typing and it was tied to a measurement of writing which was not a good indicator of typing ability.  We will correct that error in the future.  The SAGE writing test did not show a 10% improvement in students who reached a level 3 or 4.  We did have 100% of our students improve their typing ability while working with our computer lab aide.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

The Computer Lab specialist will provide instruction on a weekly basis for half an hour per class. The specialist will meet with each class on all the grade levels on a school year basis to coordinate lessons that are aligned with the Utah Core Standards and prepare the students for SAGE writing exams. They will also be a resource for the needs of a teacher or grade when it comes to special programs and projects.

We will also purchase equipment that will aide in keyboarding skills for the computer lab (keyboard Covers).  We will purchase a new software program that will  be used in teaching Keyboarding in our computer class.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We were able to purchase aide time for a Computer Lab specialist who did provide instruction on a weekly basis for half an hour per class. The specialist worked with the needs of  teachers on special programs and projects.  In grades 4-6 she worked on keyboarding skills where she was able to help all students improve they typing skills.   We decided not to purchase a typing program due to the law that came out in February that all online contracts need to satisfy certain qualifications.  We determined that it would be best to use this money in other ways.

Expenditures

Category

Description

Estimated Cost

Actual Cost

Actual Use

 

Total:

$6,500

$7,408

 

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Payment for an Aide to teach Keyboarding and writing skills

$5,000

$7,408

As described

General Supplies (610)

Keyboarding supplies

$500

$0

materials were taken from other account

Software (670)

Keyboarding software

$1,000

$0

determined that software was not a wise purchase at this time

Actual Carry-overEdit

In the Financial Proposal and Report, there is a carry-over of $3,026 to the 2017-2018 school year. This is 11% of the distribution received in 2016-2017 of $27,769. Please describe the reason for a carry-over of more than 10% of the distribution.

We had a business donor who eliminated a $750 expense and a $1000 software purchase that we determined would not be a wise purchase with HB 258 and protecting student data.

Increased DistributionEdit

The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. This is the description.

We would use any additional monies to spend to help with Professional Development in providing means and opportunities to be trained in the PLC area. This and substitute salaries to make available other local training's that would help enhance classroom instruction at Municipal Elementary.

Description of how any additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution were actually spent.

Our aide time was more expensive than we originally thought. We were utilizing the time students were working with the fine arts aide and technology aide to work with teachers on their PLC processes so we determined that the extra could be used in this manner.

A summary of this Final Report was provided to parents and posted on the school website on 2017-10-18

Council Plan Approvals

Number Approved

Number Not Approved

Number Absent

Vote Date

7

0

2

2016-03-02

 

Trust Lands Budget

2005   $ 11,724.00

2006   $ 14,635.00

2007   $ 19,400.00

2008   $ 20,990.00

2009   $ 18,140.00

2010   $ 16,683.00

2011   $ 18,254.00

2012   $ 19,797.00

2013   $ 23,572.00

2014   $ 23,298.00

2015   $ 22,541.00

2016   $ 25,061.00

 

Trust lands Moneys are approved and voted upon by the Scool Community Council and approved by Local Weber School Board Approval

 

Current Trust Lands Plans are available on Municipal Elementary's website