Friday, April 11, 2008
Shorts from the CSC April 2
• School ends June 18. The CSC voted to accept June 18 as the last day of school this year, and also the date of graduation.
• Math. Carlisle School Math Specialist Liz Perry gave a short update on current math department activities to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting on April 2. She said the math instructors from each grade have met to better understand what is taught in other grades, to be sure skills that are needed in a higher grade, for example, are being taught in a lower grade. There were “some awakenings in the discussion,” she said. Further meetings are planned.
Perry noted that the computer carts have been popular as teachers use the Fast Math software to enforce math facts. “There’s been a bit of a squeeze on the laptop cart usage.” One cart is now permanently kept in the Spalding building for Kindergarten and first grade.
As the Title 1 teacher, Perry and Assistant to the Superintendent Claire Wilcox prepared the Title 1 Audit report for the state, which was delivered at the end of March. There was “an incredible amount of information that they ask for,” she explained. Title 1 is a federally funded program to enhance math skills. The grant supports the before- and after-school math clubs which offers assistance to those students in grades 2 – 7 who have been identified as needing additional support.
• Superintendent evaluation. Burkel explained the annual superintendent evaluation process to the committee. She will receive individual evaluations from each member, compile them into one report, and present them to Doyle. A public version will be created, she said, but the evaluations from each member will be kept private.
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