Claw Scratches SCHOOL LAND TRUST

 

Financial Proposal and Report

This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2017 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2017-2018.

 

 School land trust

 

Goal #1

Goal

Roy High will decrease its number of F grades given to less than 5% at the end of each quarter.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Foreign Language

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

Student failure rates will be compared to the prior years same quarter final grades.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

We worked as a school and community to reach our goal of having less than 5% of our grades being an F grade.  We did not reach our goal of less than 5% F grades at the end of each quarter.  In first quarter we had 6.2 %.  In second quarter we had 6.6%.  In third quarter we had 6.6% as well.  In fourth quarter we had 8.3% F grades given.  In comparing grades to the previous year we improved in second and third quarter but not in first and fourth quarters.  This is a goal that even though we did not reach we feel like we are headed in the right direction.  It is a goal that we will continue to work on.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

-	After school, tutoring program will be provided to help struggling math students.  The tutors will be certified math teachers.
-	Students in math classes will use interactive calculators.  The batteries will be purchased out of trust land monies.
-	We will buyout 3 math teachers preparation periods to help lower class sizes.  This will enable the teachers to get around to help more of their students on an individual basis.  
-	We will also purchase technology to enhance and engage student learning.  We will purchase access point, smart boards and other technologies.  Many of our projectors are old and not functioning.  We will use the money to purchase new ones as old projectors quit working.
-	We purchase Visible Learning Literacy books for department heads, school improvement team, and administration.  This book is based on Fisher, Frey and Hatties work.  We will use this as professional development for our teachers.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We feel that our after school math tutoring was very successful.  We had many students that took advantage of the program and were able to receive the help that they needed.  One change that we made was having it in the library.  This made it so we had it in the same place each afternoon rather than having it in a number of different math teachers classes.  Our math teachers were the ones that tutored in the afterschool program.  Another key aspect to helping our math students was that we let students who did not have them means used our calculators and we provided the batteries for the calculators.  We were able to buy out preparation periods to lower class sizes.  This enabled us to help students in their regular class period.  Because of the lower number of students in a class the teachers were able to get around and support the struggling students.  

We were able to to purchase many technologies to support learning.  Many of our projectors are getting old and need to be replaced.  We replaced a number of projectors with laser projectors which do not need a bulb.  In the past we have used smart boards as a teaching teaching tool but as technology changes we started using smart panels instead of smartboards.  This has enabled our teachers to enhance the instruction of our students.  One of the big helps with the smart panels is none of the lights need to be turned off because of the high lumens and resolution.  
We did purchase the book Visible Learning for our leadership teams.  We did not use Trust land monies because we were able to use some money we received from a grant.  This enabled us to spend more money on the needed technologies.

Behavioral Component

CategoryDescriptionFinal Explanation
Behavioral/Character Education/Leadership Component

In order to promote character education small incentives will be given to promote positive behavior.

 

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated CostActual CostActual Use
 Total:$73,000$124,719 
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Math buyouts and tutoring

$29,000 $32,500

As Described

General Supplies (610)

Cost of replacement batteries

$1,000 $408

As Described

Textbooks (641)

Visible Learning Literacy Books

$1,000 $0

Used money from a grant to get the books.

Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

Expenses for technology equipment

$42,000 $91,811

As described and the money used for the amendment.


Goal #2

Goal

Roy High will Increase the overall ACT composite score by one percent.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will use the ACT results and compare 2017 data to 2018 data.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

We did not reach our goal. We dropped from an 18.2 to 17.5 in an overall composite score.  However, in English we went from a 17.4 to a 18.8.  That is an improvement of 1.4 points.  We improved our scores from a 17.9 to 19.7 in math.  That is an improvement of 1.8 points.  We are really excited about the increases in Math and English.  Going forward we are going to put more effort into reading.  If we can get our reading scores up we will be able to improve are overall composite score.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

-	We will have content specific PLCs in the summer to align curriculum, develop big picture concepts, common assessment and lesson planning.
-	On-going professional development will be provided to help our teachers continue to develop best teaching practices.
-	One to two teachers will serve as literacy coaches / professional development facilitator to help instill best literacy and teaching strategies amongst our staff.
-	ACT prep program will consist of departments doing mini-lessons within the regularly scheduled day.  We will also offer courses in the evening for students and their parents.  We will offer an after school/before school course for students.
-	We increase the number of students that take AP and concurrent classes.
-	An aide will be associated with our program to help promote College and Career Readiness.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

We were able to work on and improve our professional learning communities (PLCs).  Teachers through their PLCs worked on aligning their curriculum, discussing the essential standards in their disciplines, and working on common assessments.  10 of our teachers were able to be trained at the Solution Tree PLC Conference.  This helped them gain the big ideas and more focus back on what we are trying to do.  We are trying to have all of our student reach high levels of learning.  Our literacy coaches were instrumental in helping our teachers develop literacy strategies to support literacy across the different subject areas.  In return students were learning literacy skills in all their classrooms.

We offered ACT Prep classes before school.  We ran the class two different times for six weeks each time.  We also had two parent/student nights where we spoke to them about the ACT and helps to better prepare their students.  Our teachers also worked on ACT test skills within their daily lesson plans.

As a result of focusing on high levels of learning more of our student continue to challenge themselves taking higher level classes such as AP and Concurrent enrollment.  We continued to progress with our leadership in providing LIA program.

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated CostActual CostActual Use
 Total:$40,400$5,750 
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Stipends for summer PLC planning sessions. Professional development conferences substitutes. Literacy/professional development facilitators. ACT program stipends Aide for College and Career Readiness

$36,600 $5,500

Stipends for PLC planning sessions and ACT program stipends.

Professional and Technical Services (300)

Professional Development Conferences

$3,000 $250

Received money from a grant to pay for PD Professional service for LIA

General Supplies (610)

ACT supplies

$800 $0

Used other resources


Goal #3

Goal

Eighty eight percent of our Juniors will be on track with academic credit by the start of their Senior year.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Foreign Language

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

By tracking their graduation requirements.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

We wanted eighty eight percent of our Juniors to be on track with academic credit by the start of their senior year.  We were able to reach our goal.  Eighty nine percent of our juniors were on track by the end of the year.  We have a population that is mobile and have a mobility rate of about twenty percent.  We get a lot of students coming and going. Our goal was to have as many as possible be on track for graduation.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

-	 Summer School/APEX credit recovery program will be offered for up to 4 weeks during the summer months.  The stipend for the teachers will be paid out of trust land monies.
-	A part-time advocate will be hired to work with those students that are struggling academically and help them to get back on track.  They will build relationships and connections with families.
-	We will use APEX as one of our methods of credit recovery.  APEX will be used at school and home to help students regain the credit they need.  We will pay for the license to use the program.
-	We will have three teachers assigned as option/APEX teachers to help struggling students.  These will be taught during the day where students can receive the extra support.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

In our summer credit recovery program we had 84 quarter credits completed.  We had a part-time advocate that worked with students to help them get on track academically.  The advocate was able to help some of are most at risk students improve academically and help them get on track for graduation.  Two of our teachers were assigned to as options/ APEX teachers to help struggling students.  They worked with our student to build their skills as well.

Expenditures

CategoryDescriptionEstimated CostActual CostActual Use
 Total:$50,000$41,363 
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Buyouts for Option/APEX teachers (27,000) Student advocate (13,000) Summer Stipend for APEX teacher (2,000)

$42,000 $31,143

2 Option Teachers, Student Advocate and Summer Stipend.

Professional and Technical Services (300)

APEX credit recovery program

$8,000 $10,220

As described


Increased Distribution (and Unplanned Expenditures)

The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. This is the description.

Goal 1 We will use the money to lower class sizes through buyouts. We will also use the money for more technology.

Description of how any additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution were actually spent.

Any additional money received was used for technology.

Publicity

The following items are the proposed methods of how the Plan would be publicized to the community:

  • School website
  • School marquee

The school plan was actually publicized to the community in the following way(s):

  • School website

Summary Posting Date

A summary of this Final Report was provided to parents and posted on the school website on 2018-10-20

Council Plan Approvals

Number ApprovedNumber Not ApprovedNumber AbsentVote Date
12 0 0 2017-03-10

Plan Amendments

Approved Amendment #1

Number Approved
 
15
Number Not Approved
 
0
Absent
 
5
Vote Date
 
2018-04-10
Explanation for Amendment
 
We had some extra money that was not used and we decided to use it for technology such as chromebooks.

Roy High School, 2150 West 4800 South, Roy, Utah 84067 (801) 476-3600