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Title: WASA Small Schools Conference Yakima March 2, 2009


1
WASA Small Schools ConferenceYakimaMarch 2, 2009
  • OSPI Update
  • Presented by Alan Burke, Ed.D.
  • Deputy Superintendent
  • K-12 Education

2
  • Introduction
  • Legislative Update
  • Federal Stimulus Update
  • ESEA Reauthorization Update
  • Questions

3
The Top Twelve Things I Like About Not Being
Superintendent
4
  • 12. Notifying parents that we are going to have
    kids complete another Healthy Youth Survey.
  • 11. Gifted parents with grandiose ideas for a
    gifted program for their gifted kids.
  • 10. All those acronyms! (WASA, WEA, AWSP, OSPI,
    NCLB, IDEA, IEP, ASCD,ESEA,AYP, CMP, WASL, WSSDA,
    NCTM, WSTA, IRA, NEA, AFT, PSE, SEIU,HSPE etc.)
  • 9. Walking into an inservice and seeing a couple
    of high school teachers in the back row with arms
    folded, a scowl on their face, looking at the
    clock.

5
  • A nineteen year old reporter from the local
    weekly newspaper messing up a quote.
  • Working quietly in the office at 900 pm and
    having a parent knock on the outside window and
    ask Have you got a minute?
  • The day that WASL scores are released to the
    media.
  • Another action-required bulletin from OSPI with a
    short timeline and a long to-do list.
  • 4. A parent who wants a meeting because the
    baseball program is a mess and his kid wont
    get drafted by the pros if you dont fire the
    coach.

6
  • At a basketball game sitting behind the coach and
    listening to community coaches behind me who
    love sharing ideasloudlyabout what should be
    done.
  • Teachers who complain about having school on a
    questionable weather day because they live too
    far from work.
  • (Answer We didnt care where you lived when we
    hired you and we still dont.)
  • Those levy and bond election campaigns!

7
Legislative Update
  • Funding Issues
  • Reduction of Workload
  • Assessment
  • Math/Science Update
  • Consolidation

8
  • Federal Stimulus Package Update

9
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (as of
2/27/09)
  • Two Purposes
  • Jump start the economy
  • Do some good
  • Some effort to collect data consistently across
    statesproof of success is a big deal for the
    Obama administration
  • Money is finitetwo year limit
  • March 6Appropriations Bill signed
  • March 19Title I money sent to states
  • July 1Title I money for FY 2010 available

10
Stimulus Contextual Issues
  • Bill is 1100 pages long
  • However, there are and will be many ambiguities
  • Possibility of technical amendments
  • Negotiations and revisions really never stop
  • Dynamic Tension Fidelity to Title I and IDEA
    vs. Getting Folks Back to Work
  • Assessment and accountability are not going away
  • More sophisticated and savvy USED staff
  • Commitment to improving educationsomething that
    Congress believes is crucial to national success
    and security

11
The Numbers
  • Washington State has 2 of USAs Population
  • Title I--13B, therefore Washington gets 260M
    (School Improvement 44M)
  • IDEA--12.4B, Washington gets 258M
  • Stabilization--53B, Washington gets 1.2 to
    1.4B
  • Of the 800B ARRA Bill, Education gets 100B
  • But . . . How much will I-728 be cut?

12
Resources
  • Federal Stimulus QA PPT
  • Available at www.k12.wa.us
  • OSPI Contact for General Stimulus Questions
  • JoLynn Berge
  • Director of Budget and Fiscal Services
  • (360) 725-6293
  • Please contact the OSPI program offices for
    specific federal program infoDoug Gill (Special
    Ed), Gayle Pauley (Title I), Janell Newman
    (School Improvement), Gordon Beck (Construction)

13
  • ESEA Reauthorization

14
Context
  • The main players in the House and Senate
  • Ted Kennedy in the Senate (Christopher Dodd
    backup)
  • George Miller in the House (Dave Obey in
    Appropriations)
  • VP Joe Biden looks to be the Obama rep
  • Everyone is still talking about
    scientifically-based programs
  • Will not revert to free spending/loose
    accountability of 60s, 70s and 80s
  • Professional development will be emphasized
  • (The new 100/250 hour rule.)

15

Key Issues
  • Role of Accountability
  • Role of the States
  • Role of the Federal Government
  • Activists in USED
  • Arne Duncan an Aggressive Pragmatist
  • History of Success or Failure of Programs
  • Reading First will change
  • RTI is popular and supported by multiple groups
  • NAEP data shows mainly flat scores since the 70s
  • The name will changeESEA early favorite

16
Choices and Decisions
  • Disabilities lobby is effective
  • RTI Popular
  • Too many Black and Hispanic Kids in Spec Ed
  • Not likely to see IEP and ELL exclusions from
    AYPbut is a compromise possible?
  • Are we stuck with the WAAS Portfolio?
  • High School and Middle School Expansion
  • Early Childhood Expansion

17
More Choices and Decisions
  • ELL becoming more widespread across country and
    therefore has more support for assistance
  • One-half of kids in ELL programs are second
    generation Americansnot good for policy makers
  • Lack of improvement in math is a problemuse of
    research based math programs will likely be in
    the bill
  • Parent involvement programs that work likely to
    be supported

18
Timelines and Hurdles
  • Civil rights advocates, educators and business
    want action, however . . .
  • Hopefully in 2010, maybe in 2011 (after election)
  • May depend on Obama administrations success in
    getting reform bills passed
  • Reauthorization could come out in pieces
  • Arne Duncan is going on a listening tourin the
    meantime we have temporary deputies
  • Probable menu school choice, public charters,
    national standards, focus on assessment,
    accountability emphasized

19
The Immediate Task at Hand
  • Have a plantentative now, but ready to implement
  • Check out how many teachers can switch from
    regular ed to Title I or Special Ed
  • Train and prepare paraprofessionals
  • Dont hand out catalogues
  • Think two years down the road
  • InnovateWhat is working?
  • Stay tuned and think financial survivallearn to
    say No

20
Jeff RoleAsst. Supt. Business
21
Thank you.
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