Superintendent Ross presents stimulus funding plan in "Reimagine Heatly" Community Forum
On Thursday, July 1, Superintendent Ross presented the district’s plan for using stimulus funds in the “Reimagine Heatly” Community Forum. The anticipated federal and state stimulus will fund programs and services that strive for excellence and a resurgence of school pride across the district.
Green Island is slated to receive $895,642 over three years, with $117,000 allocated for lost instructional time, specifically. The controlled spending plan includes a majority of investments that directly impact students either through enrichment, mental health or accelerated learning; and a minor investment in products.
The district plans to implement a multi-step approach to accelerated learning. The first step will be to create summer program offerings, extended school year options, enrichment camps for elementary students and credit recovery for high school students.
Step two is to identify an Impact Team of faculty and staff to serve as influencers. These folks should be willing, able and committed to leading the district forward. The third step will be to then empower the Impact Team to develop targeted micro-competencies with Learning Intentions, Success Criteria and Evidence of Mastery for professional development.
The fourth step is to create new Academic Intervention and Support (AIS) positions for Math and English language arts and focus on increasing coaching and daily support for teachers.
The final step for the district’s road map to success is leadership planning. This includes focusing on leadership strengths in which talents are maximized to accelerate learning.
With this step comes a change in title for the director of curriculum. This position will transform into the assistant superintendent for accountability, assessment and technology innovation.