Re-2 board to approve education goals |

Re-2 board to approve education goals

RIFLE – The Garfield School District Re-2 Board of Education will meet tonight at the Learning Opportunity Center on Whiteriver Avenue. Staff from Kathryn Senor Elementary School will present the school’s building improvement plan, which highlights the school’s goals and plans for achieving them, during tonight’s Garfield School District board meeting.Every school in the district will have to present an improvement plan to the board this year in order to receive state accreditation.The board will approve its Board of Education Goals for the 2005-06 school year, which was discussed in detail at a special meeting last week. The aim is to put all of the schools on the same path so that, for example, a third-grader at Roy Moore Elementary School will learn and finish the year knowing the same things as a third-grader at Highland, Wamsley or Kathryn Senor elementary schools.”We’re really trying to be a school district and not just a district of schools,” Suzanne Simon, third-grade teacher at Roy Moore, said at Thursday’s board meeting, using a phrase Re-2 superintendent Gary Pack coined and that has been a district mantra for improvement throughout the year.The district improvement plan also aligns Re-2 with state and national standards.”The days of being out there teaching whatever we think is important are long gone,” Pack said at the meeting. “We have to get aligned. This plan moves us leaps and bounds in the right direction.”The district’s improvement plan also focuses on some of the smaller subgroups of students, namely English Language Learners and special-needs students, who do not fare as well on ratings such as Annual Yearly Progress, the Colorado Student Assessment Program and Measures of Academic Progress. After approving district goals Tuesday, the board will also review and possibly approve employee health benefits for the 2005-06 school year.

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