District 2: Student Responsibility, Parent Engagement

District 2: Student Responsibility, Parent Engagement

Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees met for their regular meeting Monday night, working through a full agenda.

Educators in attendance, administrators and board members heard presentations about math recovery programs. First was Cassie Sundberg who teaches Math Recovery to all first graders in the bottom 20 percent of their class in math. Students are given 10 to 15 weeks of 30 minute daily-sessions that make up a 40-60 class recovery program. She showed the board charts with positive returns that she said carry into higher grade levels.

Next was Chelsea Bestram who teaches the Ramp Up program at Sheridan Junior High School. She told the board that their program that works to dispel misconceptions about math, pushing students into their Pre-Algebra and Algebra courses.

In line with those efforts, superintendent Craig Dougherty completed his review of board goals, the first being that of Parental Engagement.

The final goal: Student Responsibility...

Dougherty cited last year's graduation rate of 84 percent and the continuing work of staff at Sheridan High School to move that number to 90 percent.

The board discussed three options for the 2013-14 school calendar, accepted recommendations for this year's scholarships available to graduating seniors, and heard an update on district-wide Kindergarten registration. Read more later today.

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