Now, the approximate number of projected students moved is 8,800 for the 2018 school year, which is 15.6 percent of the total projected student enrollment. I am a little puzzled and concerned by this dramatic change.
What is a school board’s most important responsibility?
The most important responsibility of school boards is to work with their communities to improve student achievement in their local public schools. School boards derive their power and authority from the state. In compliance with state and federal laws, school boards establish policies and regulations by which their local schools are governed.
Your school board is responsible for:
employing the superintendent
developing and adopting policies, curriculum, and the budget;
The average ridership per bus is 24.32% on 10 school buses for a specif school. This is the rate I computed from data that some parents shared with me. The data was collected by bus drivers. Assuming the bus is a 72-seat bus. So I can see there is a potential and need to increase our school bus utilization rate. This can partially address the later high school start time initiative which I strong support.
A school by school bus utilizatiom rate will be more helpful. I will request those data from HCPSS and have a look.
HCPSS superintendent Dr. Renee Foose was retired from her position this week with 1.6 million dollar package. This probably is one of the highest severance package for superintendent all around the world.
The average 3.2 years’ tenure for superintendent is really problematic. This length of time could not guarantee stability in the school management, execution of any strategy and long term planning of the school development. A good superintendent has to be open, practical, intelligent, friendly and energetic. It is a tough job to battle many fronts at the same time. It is also the most rewarding job since he/she has a huge impact on our kids’ education.
Areas that are made up of contiguous communities or neighborhoods.
Feeds that encourage keeping students together from one school to the next. For example, avoiding feeds of less that 15% at the receiving school
The number of students that walk or receive bus service and the distance and time bused students travel
Frequency with which any one student is reassigned, making every attempt to not move student more than once at any school level or the same student more frequently than once every five years
Least important three factors
The racial/ethnic composition of the student population
Number of students moved, taking into account the correlation between the number of students moved, the outcomes of other standards achieved in Section IVB. and the length of time those results are expected to be maintained.
The level of English learners as measured by enrollment in the English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) program
Other reliable demographic indicators, when applicable.
Please rank your top 3 most important factors in school redistricting. Someone shared this picture with me when they attended the first HCPSS redistricting public meeting. I applied for the admission into the HCPSS Attendance Area Committee. If I am selected , this poll will help me understand our parents’ need.
Please poll here and thanks for your participation. You can only pick three answers. The system will allow you to vote only once. You can share it with your friends too.