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Hallsville School Board approves school climate plan

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:36 am

Job descriptions, calendars and a school climate report, were among the things approved by members of the Hallsville R-IV Board of Education during their January 24 meeting.

“School Climate,’ is the name of a district program, the goals of which are: establish a culture focused on learning, characterized by high academic and behavioral expectations for all students and provides a safe and orderly environment for all students and staff

Accordng to a report submitted by R-IV Superintendent John Downs the program’s goals and objectives were met. The board approved the report, which included these recommendations:

  • “The district and building administration should continue to emphasize the need to connect curriculum and instruction with relevant activities that explicitly connect academics with the “real world” and life after school.”
  • “Administration should continue to review survey results with building faculty and ensure trending concerns are considered during the creation of building improvement plan goals and action steps.”
  • “The district should continue to implement student programs and educational initiatives that emphasize respect for self and others, especially in the secondary grades.”
  • “As the student population becomes increasingly diverse, there should be an increased focus on review of disaggregated discipline data to ensure continued equitable application of standards of conduct.”
  • “The district should continue to develop and enhance supports for EL students and their teachers.”

In other business, the board passed the 2019-2020 school calendar. Dates of interest include: August 15 – the first day of school; November 27-29, Thanksgiving Break; December 23-January 1, Winter Break; January 2-3 no school, faculty inservice; March 23-27, Spring Break; May 20, last day of school.

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