May Board Meeting

April 23rd, 2019

In the last 30 days we have had fifty-six help desk tickets opened, and we have closed sixty-one. We still have three help desk tickets open. The average close time for tickets is about half a day. The tickets do not include all the student walk ins that happen during the day, or other staff walk ins that may happen.

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 April 12th the MEA State Assessments ended for Math and ELA in grades 3-8. Other then a software glitch with the MEA App itself (which the State fixed within a week) there were very few technical problems with testing. A big thank you to my staff and to all the building staff that helped ensure a smooth testing session for our students!

We are now in the time of year where we will begin the end of year preparation and begin also preparing for next year. This includes gettings things ready for laptop collection and repair so that when school starts a few months later we will be all set and ready to hand the laptops back out to students.

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.