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Title: South Brunswick School District Education Summit 2008


1
South Brunswick School District Education
Summit 2008
  • Schools Only Succeed When Students Achieve

2
District Goals
  • Curriculum Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities
  • Cost Effectiveness and Cost Containment
  • School Safety
  • Miscellaneous
  • Policy Manual
  • NJQSAC New State Monitoring System
  • NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress and Highly
    Qualified Staff
  • Education Foundation

3
Curriculumand Instruction
Standards, Strategies and Strands
4
South Brunswick Curriculum Review2007-2008
State-Mandated 5-Year Cycle Board-Approved
Sequence Flexible Model Standards-based Review
5
Refined Implemented
  • Mathematics
  • K-5 Investigations
  • 6-8 Connected Math and Middle School Math/Pre
    Algebra
  • 9-12 Math Navigator Lab
  • Health Education
  • 5th Grade Units
  • 12th Grade Health Survey Research Task
  • World Language
  • K-12 Spanish
  • 6-12 French
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • K-5 Enrichment Support
  • K-5 Math for All Kinds of Minds

6
Piloted Curriculum in draft.Resources aligned.
Training as needed.
  • Social Studies Grades 5-11
  • Science HS Biology
  • Character Ed Elementary Responsive Classroom
  • Special Education Replacement Program Middle and
    High School

7
Being Revised Writing curriculum. Examining
resources.
  • World Language Latin
  • Social Studies K-4
  • Science K-12
  • Art K-12
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Character Education Grades 6-12

8
Under Review Unpacking the standards.
Determining alignment and gaps.
  • Language Arts K-12
  • Music K-12
  • Gifted and Talented Education 6-12
  • Business Education 7-12 (Tech Prep Grant)
  • Math Basic Skills K-5
  • Library/Media Program K-12

9
SpotlightWorld Language
  • Early Language Learning
  • SALSA K-2 Embedded video program with support
  • Spanish 3-5 Formal thematic study in target
    language
  • Middle Level Learning
  • Spanish, French and Latin
  • Concept-based communication, festivities and
    universalities
  • Target Language
  • Language Labs
  • Equivalent of Language Level I

10
World Language continued
  • High School
  • HS Level I (Spanish, French, Latin/Ancient Greek)
  • HS Language II-IV
  • Concepts increase in complexity from fashion and
    geography to social classes and literature
  • Honors and Advanced Placement Levels
  • Language for Native Speakers
  • Y con mucho orgullo (and, with much pride)
  • iPod Technology
  • World Language Awareness Activities
  • World Language Honor Societies
  • K-12 Articulation

11
Curriculum Instruction
  • CHALLENGES
  • Making room for more content
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • NJQSAC (State Monitoring System)
  • STRENGTHS
  • Standards-based
  • Technology integrated
  • Builds enduring understandings
  • Systematic
  • Flexible
  • Aligned resources
  • Shaping professional development

12
Assessment
Raising Student Achievement
13
Student Achievement
  • State Assessments (NJASK, GEPA, HSPA)
  • District Assessments (Portfolios, Research
    Tasks, Timed Writing)
  • S.A.T.
  • A.P. Tests (Advanced Placement)
  • College Acceptances
  • Merit Scholar Recognition

14
No Child Left BehindMaking Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP)
AYP is a moving target set by the State.
15
Terminology
  • Cohort Same group of students over time
  • DFG N.J. District Factor Grouping
  • Districts designated A-J
  • Based on factors related to socio-economic status
    (census data)
  • Compares demographically similar districts
  • Grouping updated every 10 years
  • South Brunswick is an I district

16
Literacy MathSame Group of Students Over
Time2004 to 2007
Our scores have been comparable with DFG
Districts over this span of time.
17
Grade 11 Literacy Comparison with Similar
Districts (DFG)2003 to 2007
This is our most challenging comparison group
districts like ours.
18
Grade 11 Mathematics Comparison with Similar
Districts2003 to 2007
Again, our students results in math and literacy
are comparable to those of students in districts
similar to South Brunswick!
19
SAT Critical Reading and Writing Mean Scores for
2007
91 of Class Took SAT in 2007 (Up 7)
20
SAT Math Mean Scores for 2007
21
Assessment
  • CHALLENGES
  • With limited resources
  • Continuing to make AYP for all 41 indicators in
    all 10 schools (410 in total!)
  • New Improving performance in each subgroup by
    at least 5 each year (NJQSAC)
  • Ensuring that all students enter Grade 3 as
    fluent readers and writers
  • Improving research skills over time
  • STRENGTHS
  • Our students are
  • Attending schools that are meeting the
    challenging NCLB standards with high levels of
    success
  • Performing in ways that are comparable with our
    DFG group
  • Benefiting from thoughtful action plans
  • Receiving academic support as needed
  • Participating in acceleration enrichment as
    identified

22
Technology
Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas -Seymour
Papert
23
Technological Literacy in South Brunswick is
  • Informed by research
  • Shaped by the International Standards for
    Technology Education (ISTE)
  • Based on the State Core Curriculum Content
    Standards (NJCCCs)
  • Guided by the State-mandated, District Three-Year
    Tech Plan

24
Off the ground!
  • Family Connect (online gradebook)
  • Automated Dialer System (emergencies)
  • AppliTrack (online application system)
  • Online Friday Folder
  • Emergency E-mailer
  • Making the Grade Season II (VTN production)
  • E-mail, Ethics Etiquette Training
  • Acceptable Use Media Release Forms
  • Updated carts of Computers on Wheels
  • NJ SMART Database

25
Ready to roll!
  • 8th grade tech proficiency rubric
  • 4th grade tech inventory
  • PDExpress
  • Increased use of Web 2.0 tools
  • Internal plan for recovery of major information
    systems disaster recovery plan
  • Cyber Safety at all levels

26
Spotlight Communication
  • Family Connect
  • Online grades, assignments, attendance
  • Middle and High School students and parents
  • Help Lines
  • Online Support
  • Increased home-school communication
  • Increased parent-child communication
  • Equals impact on achievement

27
Spotlight Emergency Communication
  • Auto Dialer
  • Telephone up to six numbers
  • For emergency use
  • For unplanned changes to schedule
  • Thousands of calls go out simultaneously
  • Before After School is being set-up
  • Staff Auto Dialer is being set-up
  • Supplement traditional communication systems

28
Technology
  • CHALLENGES
  • Safe and caring environment
  • Keeping up with new technologies
  • Training
  • Integration
  • Funding
  • STRENGTHS
  • Computers on Wheels
  • Online databases/research
  • Interactive technologies
  • Assistive technologies
  • Real-life simulations
  • Presentational software
  • Productions
  • Sharing via the Web
  • Home-school connections
  • Text support

29
Professional DevelopmentA processnot an
event.
30
Professional Development in South Brunswick is
shaped by
  • NJ Professional Development Standards
  • NJ Professional Standards for Teachers
  • NCLB Eight Key Elements of Highly Qualified
    Professional Development for Teachers (PD
    Defined)
  • NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards
  • South Brunswick District Annual Goals
  • Other State Mandates, Needs Assessments/Evaluati
    ons, Best Practices Research

31
The Landscape . . .
  • 1. Provide instructional and content training
    relative to the 5-Year Curriculum Review Cycle
  • 2. Integrate training in the three instructional
    strands (Character Education, Technology,
    Differentiation)
  • 3. Foster Professional Learning Communities
    (PLCs)
  • 4. Be accountable ethically and legally for all
    State and Federal required policy trainings

32
. . . determining our path
  • 5. Use data to drive our instruction for adults
    and students
  • 6. Strategically plan for professional
    development long-range
  • 7. Promote equitable access and self-empowerment
    through automated services PDExpress
  • 8. Attend to the PD elements outlined in all
    District and State plans
  • 9. Annually train, implement and monitor
    operational procedures dealing with safety

33
Spotlight
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Job Alike Groups, Steering Committees, Design
    Teams, Book Groups, Curriculum Development
    Committees, Team Planning, Training Teams,
    Councils, Research Groups, Instructional Council,
    etc
  • PDExpress Information Management System
  • 24 /7 access to targeted professional learning
    opportunities
  • Focused on supporting individuals,
    department/grade and building- level needs
  • Efficient and fiscally responsible

34
Professional Development
  • CHALLENGES
  • Making room for more
  • NCLB
  • NJQSAC
  • Meeting wide-range of staff needs
  • Long-range planning
  • Funding
  • STRENGTHS
  • Standards-based
  • Goal Oriented (meeting system and job-embedded
    needs)
  • Accountable
  • Influenced by many voices
  • Becoming flexible to meet the needs of all

35
Safe and Caring Schools
The Physical, Social Emotional Well-Being
of All
36
Safe Caring Over Time
  • Ongoing Fire/Evacuation Drills
  • 1990 Community Response Team (CRT)
  • 1998 Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 1999 School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • 2001 Introduction to Responsive Classroom (RC)
  • 2002 Incident Command Training
  • 2002 Safe Caring Schools Committee
  • 2002 Violence Awareness Month
  • 2002 Core Team training in RC K-5
  • 2003 Community Resource Team (CRT)
  • 2004 AED/MERT Teams
  • 2004 Photo ID Badge System
  • 2005 Mandate for Character Education K-12
  • 2005 Communication (radios, mobile phones, pagers)

37
Safe Caring Recent Initiatives
  • 2006 Lock-down Drills
  • 2006 Suicide Awareness Training
  • 2006 Cameras and Buzzers
  • 2006 Building-access Proximity (Prox) Card
    installation
  • 2007 Building-by-building school safety surveys
  • 2007 Cyber Safety Initiatives for Students
  • 2007 Middle School S.A.F.E. Program (replaced
    D.A.R.E.)
  • 2007 Core Values adopted for South Brunswick
  • 2007 Systematic Plan for K-5 Responsive
    Classroom
  • 2007 Coordination w/S.B.P.D. of emergency
    protocols
  • 2007 Active Shooter Protocol training for
    Administrators
  • 2007 Systematic plan for Character Education K-12
  • 2007 Systematic Training for Staff in Policies
    Mandates
  • 2007 Emergency Response Procedures Staff
    Flip-Chart
  • 2007 Police Radios in all schools

38
Safe Caring in 2008
  • 2008 Gang Awareness training of Administrators
  • 2008 Submission of School Safety Plan to State
  • 2008 Finalizing of Pandemic Flu Plan
  • 2008 Finalizing plans for Character Ed 6-12
    (Think Tank)
  • 2008 Continuing Character Ed/Responsive Classroom
    Teacher Institutes (summer and winter)
  • 2008 Development of District-wide Traumatic Loss
    Protocols
  • 2008 Creation of District-level Emergency
    Response Team

39
Community Connections
  • Electronic Communications
  • Spotlight Newsletter (award winning!)
  • District Calendar (award winning!)
  • VTN (award winning!)
  • South Brunswick Parent Academy
  • Senior Citizen Outreach
  • Student Service Projects

40
Community Education Connections
  • Before and After School Program
  • Community Service Project (March Madness Cookie
    Bake)
  • Club 678 Family Feud Transition for 6th Graders
  • Support Groups for Parents (example- Parents with
    Adopted Children)
  • Summer Camps
  • Opening of Camp DECKA
  • Siemens volunteers at hands-on Science Day
  • Community School
  • Expanded offerings for adult enrichment

41
Spotlight Prevention
  • CYBER SAFETY
  • (personal safety, intellectual property, cyber
    community
  • citizenship, cyber predators)
  • County Training in i-SAFE
  • Curriculum Development Team
  • NJ State Law
  • Harassment Policy Revised
  • Mandated Training for Staff in September
  • Parent Outreach presentations
  • State Training in NET Safety
  • Long-range Plan for Systematic Training of
    Students
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School

42
Spotlight Response
  • Development of Traumatic Loss Protocols for the
    District
  • Robert Macy training of staff members in
    traumatic loss
  • K-12 Committee to coordinate response at school
    levels
  • Creation of District Lead Response Team

43
Safe Caring
  • STRENGTHS
  • Safe and caring environment supports high
    academic achievement
  • Strong relationship with the police and community
    agencies
  • Staff commitment to safety protocols
  • CHALLENGES
  • Maintaining vigilance
  • Continuing to review, revise and practice safety
    procedures
  • Character Education as an approach and not a
    program

44
Facilities Build Maintain
Form Follows Function
45
Student Facility UseDuring the Day
  • K-12 Student Enrollment in 2007-08 8,827 (as of
    10/15/07)
  • Number of Instructional Days 181
  • Total during-the-day instructional use of
    facilities by students
  • 1,597,687

46
Student Use of Facilities Beyond the Day
  • SBHS
  • Athletics 1,267
  • Clubs 2,519
  • Other Activities 7,604
  • Music 945
  • 12,335
  • Crossroads N S
  • Sports 460
  • Clubs 1,260
  • Athletics 950
  • Music 3,904
  • 6,574
  • Elementary K-5
  • Clubs and Activities 4,656
  • Community Ed (Youth)
  • Before/After School 1,593
  • Camps 2,647
  • Total Number of Student
  • Participants in 2007-08
  • 28,073

47
Total Student Facility Use
  • Instructional
  • (during the day)
  • Extracurricular
  • (beyond the day)
  • 1,625,492

48
Facilities
  • STRENGTHS
  • Eight of twelve schools upgraded since the year
    2000
  • Can accommodate increasing student population
  • Crossroads North addition allows for more
    balanced enrollments between two middle schools
  • Advanced security measures in place at all
    locations
  • Automated energy systems in all school locations
  • Student use of facilities is exceptional
  • Community use of facilities is vast

49
Facilities
  • CHALLENGES
  • Legislation capping budget growth will greatly
    limit or curtail Capital Projects (e.g. roof
    replacement, HVAC upgrades, parking lot
    restoration)
  • Capital Reserve depletion
  • Acquisition of acreage next to South Brunswick
    High School is important
  • Most South Brunswick schools do not have
    emergency generators

50
Finance
Budgeting School Funding
51
Revenue By Fund SourceSchool Year 2007-2008
52
Impact on Local Taxes
53
NJ Cost Per Student Comparison 2007
12,180
11,093
1,087 below the NJ State Average
Cost per Pupil
NJ State Average
South Brunswick
54
2007-08 Budget Appropriations
55
Comparison with Similar Districts
  • SB versus 103 districts (K-12)
  • of similar size in 2007
  • Overall cost per pupil (near the middle)
  • Student/Teacher Ratio of 11.2 to 1 (near the
    middle)
  • State Average Administrative Salary 108,369
    District Average 93,106 (one of the lowest )
  • Facilities/Operations above the State Average (on
    the higher end)
  • Extracurricular cost of 228 per student
    (higher than most)

56
Of further note
  • 18 student enrollment increase over last seven
    years
  • Minimal (10.4) increase in State Aid since 2001
  • State Aid shortfall of more than 5 million since
    2001-02
  • Maximum permitted General Fund Balance as of
    6/30/07 (2,207,436 2 of GF Budget)

57
Strengths Balancing the Interests of Taxpayers
and Students
  • Student Transportation efficiencies
  • Cooperatives for supplies, insurance, natural gas
  • Competitive bidding and quoting practices
  • Utilities management program
  • Restructuring of Debt (3 million
    savings)
  • Partnership with the community
  • Shared services agreements with SB Township and
    other districts
  • And, remembering that behind every numberthere
    is a child.

58
Challenges Moving Forward
  • Impact of the New State Funding Formula for
    2008-09 and beyond
  • State Deficit Impact (pension contributions,
    unemployment, unfunded mandates)
  • S-1701 (administrative cap, limit on fund
    balance, capital reserve restrictions)
  • Financing capital projects
  • NCLB restrictions w/reduced funding
  • Inflation (utilities, healthcare, transportation)

59
FuturisticForecast
60
FUTURISTIC FORECASTFebruary 28, 2008
  • We must continue to provide our students with
    learning opportunities that encourage and develop
    creative thinking, collaborative efforts and
    interpersonal relationships.
  • - The world is getting smaller
    and success will be secured for
  • individuals with a broad skill-set
  • extending beyond the acquisition
  • of knowledge.

61
FUTURISTIC FORECASTFebruary 28, 2008
  • The future success of our Nation is and will
    continue to be secured by the work of classroom
    teachers who shape, daily, our next generation.
  • Under the Board of Education leadership, South
    Brunswick School District has become a
    goal-driven enterprise that values a systematic
    approach to providing instructional experiences
    for students. This commitment has and, more
    importantly, will continue to provide significant
    levels of student achievement.

62
In Conclusion
63
Contacts
  • Human Resources Michael.Lacey_at_sbschools.org
  • Professional Development LynneAnn.Fox_at_sbschools.or
    g
  • Curriculum Instruction Joanne.Kerekes_at_sbschools.
    org
  • Assessment Joanne.Kerekes_at_sbschools.org
  • Student Services James.Warfel_at_sbschools.org
  • Gifted Talented Education LynneAnn.Fox_at_sbschools.
    org Nicole.Pormilli_at_sbschools.org
  • Technology Aaron.Bryan_at_sbschools.org
  • Joanne.Kerekes_at_sbschools.org

64
Contacts
  • Safe Caring James.Warfel_at_sbschools.org
  • LynneAnn.Fox_at_sbschools.org
  • Nicole.Pormilli_at_sbschools.org
  • Community Catherine.Kujawa_at_sbschools.org
  • Communications Rebecca.Leonard_at_sbschools.org
  • Facilities Anthony.Tonzini_at_sbschools.org
  • Finance Anthony.Tonzini_at_sbschools.org

For further information, please
contact Madeline.Daniels_at_sbschools.org
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Title: South Brunswick School District Education Summit 2008


1
South Brunswick School District Education
Summit 2008
  • Schools Only Succeed When Students Achieve

2
District Goals
  • Curriculum Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities
  • Cost Effectiveness and Cost Containment
  • School Safety
  • Miscellaneous
  • Policy Manual
  • NJQSAC New State Monitoring System
  • NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress and Highly
    Qualified Staff
  • Education Foundation

3
Curriculumand Instruction
Standards, Strategies and Strands
4
South Brunswick Curriculum Review2007-2008
State-Mandated 5-Year Cycle Board-Approved
Sequence Flexible Model Standards-based Review
5
Refined Implemented
  • Mathematics
  • K-5 Investigations
  • 6-8 Connected Math and Middle School Math/Pre
    Algebra
  • 9-12 Math Navigator Lab
  • Health Education
  • 5th Grade Units
  • 12th Grade Health Survey Research Task
  • World Language
  • K-12 Spanish
  • 6-12 French
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • K-5 Enrichment Support
  • K-5 Math for All Kinds of Minds

6
Piloted Curriculum in draft.Resources aligned.
Training as needed.
  • Social Studies Grades 5-11
  • Science HS Biology
  • Character Ed Elementary Responsive Classroom
  • Special Education Replacement Program Middle and
    High School

7
Being Revised Writing curriculum. Examining
resources.
  • World Language Latin
  • Social Studies K-4
  • Science K-12
  • Art K-12
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Character Education Grades 6-12

8
Under Review Unpacking the standards.
Determining alignment and gaps.
  • Language Arts K-12
  • Music K-12
  • Gifted and Talented Education 6-12
  • Business Education 7-12 (Tech Prep Grant)
  • Math Basic Skills K-5
  • Library/Media Program K-12

9
SpotlightWorld Language
  • Early Language Learning
  • SALSA K-2 Embedded video program with support
  • Spanish 3-5 Formal thematic study in target
    language
  • Middle Level Learning
  • Spanish, French and Latin
  • Concept-based communication, festivities and
    universalities
  • Target Language
  • Language Labs
  • Equivalent of Language Level I

10
World Language continued
  • High School
  • HS Level I (Spanish, French, Latin/Ancient Greek)
  • HS Language II-IV
  • Concepts increase in complexity from fashion and
    geography to social classes and literature
  • Honors and Advanced Placement Levels
  • Language for Native Speakers
  • Y con mucho orgullo (and, with much pride)
  • iPod Technology
  • World Language Awareness Activities
  • World Language Honor Societies
  • K-12 Articulation

11
Curriculum Instruction
  • CHALLENGES
  • Making room for more content
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • NJQSAC (State Monitoring System)
  • STRENGTHS
  • Standards-based
  • Technology integrated
  • Builds enduring understandings
  • Systematic
  • Flexible
  • Aligned resources
  • Shaping professional development

12
Assessment
Raising Student Achievement
13
Student Achievement
  • State Assessments (NJASK, GEPA, HSPA)
  • District Assessments (Portfolios, Research
    Tasks, Timed Writing)
  • S.A.T.
  • A.P. Tests (Advanced Placement)
  • College Acceptances
  • Merit Scholar Recognition

14
No Child Left BehindMaking Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP)
AYP is a moving target set by the State.
15
Terminology
  • Cohort Same group of students over time
  • DFG N.J. District Factor Grouping
  • Districts designated A-J
  • Based on factors related to socio-economic status
    (census data)
  • Compares demographically similar districts
  • Grouping updated every 10 years
  • South Brunswick is an I district

16
Literacy MathSame Group of Students Over
Time2004 to 2007
Our scores have been comparable with DFG
Districts over this span of time.
17
Grade 11 Literacy Comparison with Similar
Districts (DFG)2003 to 2007
This is our most challenging comparison group
districts like ours.
18
Grade 11 Mathematics Comparison with Similar
Districts2003 to 2007
Again, our students results in math and literacy
are comparable to those of students in districts
similar to South Brunswick!
19
SAT Critical Reading and Writing Mean Scores for
2007
91 of Class Took SAT in 2007 (Up 7)
20
SAT Math Mean Scores for 2007
21
Assessment
  • CHALLENGES
  • With limited resources
  • Continuing to make AYP for all 41 indicators in
    all 10 schools (410 in total!)
  • New Improving performance in each subgroup by
    at least 5 each year (NJQSAC)
  • Ensuring that all students enter Grade 3 as
    fluent readers and writers
  • Improving research skills over time
  • STRENGTHS
  • Our students are
  • Attending schools that are meeting the
    challenging NCLB standards with high levels of
    success
  • Performing in ways that are comparable with our
    DFG group
  • Benefiting from thoughtful action plans
  • Receiving academic support as needed
  • Participating in acceleration enrichment as
    identified

22
Technology
Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas -Seymour
Papert
23
Technological Literacy in South Brunswick is
  • Informed by research
  • Shaped by the International Standards for
    Technology Education (ISTE)
  • Based on the State Core Curriculum Content
    Standards (NJCCCs)
  • Guided by the State-mandated, District Three-Year
    Tech Plan

24
Off the ground!
  • Family Connect (online gradebook)
  • Automated Dialer System (emergencies)
  • AppliTrack (online application system)
  • Online Friday Folder
  • Emergency E-mailer
  • Making the Grade Season II (VTN production)
  • E-mail, Ethics Etiquette Training
  • Acceptable Use Media Release Forms
  • Updated carts of Computers on Wheels
  • NJ SMART Database

25
Ready to roll!
  • 8th grade tech proficiency rubric
  • 4th grade tech inventory
  • PDExpress
  • Increased use of Web 2.0 tools
  • Internal plan for recovery of major information
    systems disaster recovery plan
  • Cyber Safety at all levels

26
Spotlight Communication
  • Family Connect
  • Online grades, assignments, attendance
  • Middle and High School students and parents
  • Help Lines
  • Online Support
  • Increased home-school communication
  • Increased parent-child communication
  • Equals impact on achievement

27
Spotlight Emergency Communication
  • Auto Dialer
  • Telephone up to six numbers
  • For emergency use
  • For unplanned changes to schedule
  • Thousands of calls go out simultaneously
  • Before After School is being set-up
  • Staff Auto Dialer is being set-up
  • Supplement traditional communication systems

28
Technology
  • CHALLENGES
  • Safe and caring environment
  • Keeping up with new technologies
  • Training
  • Integration
  • Funding
  • STRENGTHS
  • Computers on Wheels
  • Online databases/research
  • Interactive technologies
  • Assistive technologies
  • Real-life simulations
  • Presentational software
  • Productions
  • Sharing via the Web
  • Home-school connections
  • Text support

29
Professional DevelopmentA processnot an
event.
30
Professional Development in South Brunswick is
shaped by
  • NJ Professional Development Standards
  • NJ Professional Standards for Teachers
  • NCLB Eight Key Elements of Highly Qualified
    Professional Development for Teachers (PD
    Defined)
  • NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards
  • South Brunswick District Annual Goals
  • Other State Mandates, Needs Assessments/Evaluati
    ons, Best Practices Research

31
The Landscape . . .
  • 1. Provide instructional and content training
    relative to the 5-Year Curriculum Review Cycle
  • 2. Integrate training in the three instructional
    strands (Character Education, Technology,
    Differentiation)
  • 3. Foster Professional Learning Communities
    (PLCs)
  • 4. Be accountable ethically and legally for all
    State and Federal required policy trainings

32
. . . determining our path
  • 5. Use data to drive our instruction for adults
    and students
  • 6. Strategically plan for professional
    development long-range
  • 7. Promote equitable access and self-empowerment
    through automated services PDExpress
  • 8. Attend to the PD elements outlined in all
    District and State plans
  • 9. Annually train, implement and monitor
    operational procedures dealing with safety

33
Spotlight
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Job Alike Groups, Steering Committees, Design
    Teams, Book Groups, Curriculum Development
    Committees, Team Planning, Training Teams,
    Councils, Research Groups, Instructional Council,
    etc
  • PDExpress Information Management System
  • 24 /7 access to targeted professional learning
    opportunities
  • Focused on supporting individuals,
    department/grade and building- level needs
  • Efficient and fiscally responsible

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Professional Development
  • CHALLENGES
  • Making room for more
  • NCLB
  • NJQSAC
  • Meeting wide-range of staff needs
  • Long-range planning
  • Funding
  • STRENGTHS
  • Standards-based
  • Goal Oriented (meeting system and job-embedded
    needs)
  • Accountable
  • Influenced by many voices
  • Becoming flexible to meet the needs of all

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Safe and Caring Schools
The Physical, Social Emotional Well-Being
of All
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Safe Caring Over Time
  • Ongoing Fire/Evacuation Drills
  • 1990 Community Response Team (CRT)
  • 1998 Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 1999 School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • 2001 Introduction to Responsive Classroom (RC)
  • 2002 Incident Command Training
  • 2002 Safe Caring Schools Committee
  • 2002 Violence Awareness Month
  • 2002 Core Team training in RC K-5
  • 2003 Community Resource Team (CRT)
  • 2004 AED/MERT Teams
  • 2004 Photo ID Badge System
  • 2005 Mandate for Character Education K-12
  • 2005 Communication (radios, mobile phones, pagers)

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Safe Caring Recent Initiatives
  • 2006 Lock-down Drills
  • 2006 Suicide Awareness Training
  • 2006 Cameras and Buzzers
  • 2006 Building-access Proximity (Prox) Card
    installation
  • 2007 Building-by-building school safety surveys
  • 2007 Cyber Safety Initiatives for Students
  • 2007 Middle School S.A.F.E. Program (replaced
    D.A.R.E.)
  • 2007 Core Values adopted for South Brunswick
  • 2007 Systematic Plan for K-5 Responsive
    Classroom
  • 2007 Coordination w/S.B.P.D. of emergency
    protocols
  • 2007 Active Shooter Protocol training for
    Administrators
  • 2007 Systematic plan for Character Education K-12
  • 2007 Systematic Training for Staff in Policies
    Mandates
  • 2007 Emergency Response Procedures Staff
    Flip-Chart
  • 2007 Police Radios in all schools

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Safe Caring in 2008
  • 2008 Gang Awareness training of Administrators
  • 2008 Submission of School Safety Plan to State
  • 2008 Finalizing of Pandemic Flu Plan
  • 2008 Finalizing plans for Character Ed 6-12
    (Think Tank)
  • 2008 Continuing Character Ed/Responsive Classroom
    Teacher Institutes (summer and winter)
  • 2008 Development of District-wide Traumatic Loss
    Protocols
  • 2008 Creation of District-level Emergency
    Response Team

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Community Connections
  • Electronic Communications
  • Spotlight Newsletter (award winning!)
  • District Calendar (award winning!)
  • VTN (award winning!)
  • South Brunswick Parent Academy
  • Senior Citizen Outreach
  • Student Service Projects

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Community Education Connections
  • Before and After School Program
  • Community Service Project (March Madness Cookie
    Bake)
  • Club 678 Family Feud Transition for 6th Graders
  • Support Groups for Parents (example- Parents with
    Adopted Children)
  • Summer Camps
  • Opening of Camp DECKA
  • Siemens volunteers at hands-on Science Day
  • Community School
  • Expanded offerings for adult enrichment

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Spotlight Prevention
  • CYBER SAFETY
  • (personal safety, intellectual property, cyber
    community
  • citizenship, cyber predators)
  • County Training in i-SAFE
  • Curriculum Development Team
  • NJ State Law
  • Harassment Policy Revised
  • Mandated Training for Staff in September
  • Parent Outreach presentations
  • State Training in NET Safety
  • Long-range Plan for Systematic Training of
    Students
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School

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Spotlight Response
  • Development of Traumatic Loss Protocols for the
    District
  • Robert Macy training of staff members in
    traumatic loss
  • K-12 Committee to coordinate response at school
    levels
  • Creation of District Lead Response Team

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Safe Caring
  • STRENGTHS
  • Safe and caring environment supports high
    academic achievement
  • Strong relationship with the police and community
    agencies
  • Staff commitment to safety protocols
  • CHALLENGES
  • Maintaining vigilance
  • Continuing to review, revise and practice safety
    procedures
  • Character Education as an approach and not a
    program

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Facilities Build Maintain
Form Follows Function
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Student Facility UseDuring the Day
  • K-12 Student Enrollment in 2007-08 8,827 (as of
    10/15/07)
  • Number of Instructional Days 181
  • Total during-the-day instructional use of
    facilities by students
  • 1,597,687

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Student Use of Facilities Beyond the Day
  • SBHS
  • Athletics 1,267
  • Clubs 2,519
  • Other Activities 7,604
  • Music 945
  • 12,335
  • Crossroads N S
  • Sports 460
  • Clubs 1,260
  • Athletics 950
  • Music 3,904
  • 6,574
  • Elementary K-5
  • Clubs and Activities 4,656
  • Community Ed (Youth)
  • Before/After School 1,593
  • Camps 2,647
  • Total Number of Student
  • Participants in 2007-08
  • 28,073

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Total Student Facility Use
  • Instructional
  • (during the day)
  • Extracurricular
  • (beyond the day)
  • 1,625,492

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Facilities
  • STRENGTHS
  • Eight of twelve schools upgraded since the year
    2000
  • Can accommodate increasing student population
  • Crossroads North addition allows for more
    balanced enrollments between two middle schools
  • Advanced security measures in place at all
    locations
  • Automated energy systems in all school locations
  • Student use of facilities is exceptional
  • Community use of facilities is vast

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Facilities
  • CHALLENGES
  • Legislation capping budget growth will greatly
    limit or curtail Capital Projects (e.g. roof
    replacement, HVAC upgrades, parking lot
    restoration)
  • Capital Reserve depletion
  • Acquisition of acreage next to South Brunswick
    High School is important
  • Most South Brunswick schools do not have
    emergency generators

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Finance
Budgeting School Funding
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Revenue By Fund SourceSchool Year 2007-2008
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Impact on Local Taxes
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NJ Cost Per Student Comparison 2007
12,180
11,093
1,087 below the NJ State Average
Cost per Pupil
NJ State Average
South Brunswick
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2007-08 Budget Appropriations
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Comparison with Similar Districts
  • SB versus 103 districts (K-12)
  • of similar size in 2007
  • Overall cost per pupil (near the middle)
  • Student/Teacher Ratio of 11.2 to 1 (near the
    middle)
  • State Average Administrative Salary 108,369
    District Average 93,106 (one of the lowest )
  • Facilities/Operations above the State Average (on
    the higher end)
  • Extracurricular cost of 228 per student
    (higher than most)

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Of further note
  • 18 student enrollment increase over last seven
    years
  • Minimal (10.4) increase in State Aid since 2001
  • State Aid shortfall of more than 5 million since
    2001-02
  • Maximum permitted General Fund Balance as of
    6/30/07 (2,207,436 2 of GF Budget)

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Strengths Balancing the Interests of Taxpayers
and Students
  • Student Transportation efficiencies
  • Cooperatives for supplies, insurance, natural gas
  • Competitive bidding and quoting practices
  • Utilities management program
  • Restructuring of Debt (3 million
    savings)
  • Partnership with the community
  • Shared services agreements with SB Township and
    other districts
  • And, remembering that behind every numberthere
    is a child.

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Challenges Moving Forward
  • Impact of the New State Funding Formula for
    2008-09 and beyond
  • State Deficit Impact (pension contributions,
    unemployment, unfunded mandates)
  • S-1701 (administrative cap, limit on fund
    balance, capital reserve restrictions)
  • Financing capital projects
  • NCLB restrictions w/reduced funding
  • Inflation (utilities, healthcare, transportation)

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FuturisticForecast
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FUTURISTIC FORECASTFebruary 28, 2008
  • We must continue to provide our students with
    learning opportunities that encourage and develop
    creative thinking, collaborative efforts and
    interpersonal relationships.
  • - The world is getting smaller
    and success will be secured for
  • individuals with a broad skill-set
  • extending beyond the acquisition
  • of knowledge.

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FUTURISTIC FORECASTFebruary 28, 2008
  • The future success of our Nation is and will
    continue to be secured by the work of classroom
    teachers who shape, daily, our next generation.
  • Under the Board of Education leadership, South
    Brunswick School District has become a
    goal-driven enterprise that values a systematic
    approach to providing instructional experiences
    for students. This commitment has and, more
    importantly, will continue to provide significant
    levels of student achievement.

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In Conclusion
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Contacts
  • Human Resources Michael.Lacey_at_sbschools.org
  • Professional Development LynneAnn.Fox_at_sbschools.or
    g
  • Curriculum Instruction Joanne.Kerekes_at_sbschools.
    org
  • Assessment Joanne.Kerekes_at_sbschools.org
  • Student Services James.Warfel_at_sbschools.org
  • Gifted Talented Education LynneAnn.Fox_at_sbschools.
    org Nicole.Pormilli_at_sbschools.org
  • Technology Aaron.Bryan_at_sbschools.org
  • Joanne.Kerekes_at_sbschools.org

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Contacts
  • Safe Caring James.Warfel_at_sbschools.org
  • LynneAnn.Fox_at_sbschools.org
  • Nicole.Pormilli_at_sbschools.org
  • Community Catherine.Kujawa_at_sbschools.org
  • Communications Rebecca.Leonard_at_sbschools.org
  • Facilities Anthony.Tonzini_at_sbschools.org
  • Finance Anthony.Tonzini_at_sbschools.org

For further information, please
contact Madeline.Daniels_at_sbschools.org
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Summit2008
  • Schools Only Succeed When Students Achieve
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