March Board Meeting

February 26th, 2019

In the last 30 days we have had thirty-three help desk tickets opened, and we have closed sixty-six. We still have three help desk tickets open. The tickets do not include all the student walk ins that happen during the day, or other staff walk ins that may happen.

In January Brian Twitchell and I created the Student Perception Surveys as part of the teacher evaluation system. These surveys were given across the district before and right after February Break. We asked staff for input on what questions they would like to see on the surveys before we created them. We made the surveys specific to grade levels, such as K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. At this time all the of the surveys have been given out and the staff and their supervisors have the results.

We have published an instructional website for parents on what information is in the ParentVUE portal and how they can change contact info, etc. The link for the site is:  One part of ParentVUE that we have opened is the Test History. This shows their student’s test scores for MEA’s, NWEA’s and SAT’s (If applicable). For MEA’s we have the past 2 years, for NWEA and SAT we have the past three years. If the test information included the students performance level that is also included in what parents can see in ParentVUE. This information is also on the student portal StudentVUE for students to be able to see their test history.  We hope to add instructional videos as well to this site.

On March 18th the MEA State Assessments will begin for grades 3-8. During February Break my staff and I installed the software needed for the assessments on the three schools computer labs and the classroom spare computers. For the Chromebooks that the students have for the 1:1 program in grades 4-8 the software will automatically be installed and up to date before the students take the assessment.

Things are going well this year, and part of this is due to the excellent technology staff we have this year, and part is also due to the efforts of the rest of the staff who have been embracing new ideas and trying new techniques in the classroom using the technology that we provide to them, while also looking to the future.