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March 28, 2013

Epping School Board News

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Grading & Reporting Update/Discussion – District and School Administration opened up the discussion by reporting on the High School Competency-Based Grading and Reporting system. It was explained that the system was changed due to shifts in the awarding of high school credit based on competencies, increasing mastery of content to 70%, requiring standards for assessment of learning, grading on overall course and competencies (content and skill), permitting students to reassess their learning to achieve/improve mastery, and providing students and parents with more information on the report card. It was also reported that some issues were discovered during the first semester of implementation. Administration and parent representatives worked together to make recommendations for improvement. Many parents, students, and teachers spoke regarding their support of or their concern with the new system. The Board thanked everyone for their input. The administration’s recommendations, with some language changes to better communicate the new system, were approved. Please reference presentation on the district website at www.sau14.org.

Policy/Other – The Board received facility user input on recommended changes to further enhance security and safety and conducted a first reading on the revised Regulations for Use of School Facilities. The Board agreed to hold future sessions on athletic eligibility. The Board approved the 2013-2014 School Calendar, which uses a similar system to previous years, and adds two more student days by decreasing professional development days.

Personnel – The school nurse job description and 2013-2014 paraprofessional work year calendar were approved.

Next Meeting – The next meeting is scheduled for March 21, at 7:00 p.m., in the Epping Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

Epping School Board News Corner is based on draft meeting minutes and is an unofficial meeting summary. Approved meeting minutes and other district and school publications can be viewed on the Epping School District, SAU14 website at www.sau14.org. Contact information is also located on the website.

 

 

 

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