Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon – The Board of Directors met in a work session Monday, October 25, 2010, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Walker School Library, 364 Walker Avenue, Ashland OR 97520. Present were:
Carol Davis ) Chair
Ruth Alexander )
Heidi Parker ) Board Members
Eva Skuratowicz )
Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent
Jill Turner, Business Manager
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chair Davis.
II. Roll Check
A roll check was taken and all board members were present with the exception of Director Massie.
III. Review Walker School’s goals and programs
Patty Michiels, Walker Principal, reviewed the vision for Walker School which has been developed over the last three to five years. It includes the mission statement “Know Individual Students Well, Intentional Practice, and Interventions.”
She discussed the Title I school-wide plan with emphasis on interventions for students who are not meeting standards. She showed a short film of Walker students involved in various aspects of the curriculum. Patty Michiels then lead the Board, parents and staff on a tour of the school with an emphasis on the technology acquisitions that had come about as a result of AARA funds. The tour concluded in the basement where a new computer lab has been outfitted.
The group returned to the library where Morgan Cottle used a Prometheon Active Board to demonstrate both the technology and the new Science Inquiry curriculum which is being implemented in all elementary schools. He led the group in an interactive lesson which utilized both Science content and technology.
Marcia Benbough then demonstrated the use of the I-Pad and how it is being used to promote reading fluency. She talked of how the school works collaboratively to meet the needs of all students.
The meeting was opened to questions and comments from the audience. The Board engaged in a dialog with the Walker Community about its hopes and wishes for the school.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jeanne Peterson, Administrative Assistant.