SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Colleges Board of Education on Monday will hold its annual retreat a couple of weeks later than at first planned and chat by way of a seminal doc for the district.
The meeting at first scheduled for Jan. 18 was rescheduled due to dangerous street ailments following snowfall from the prior weekend experienced turned into ice on local streets. Monday’s meeting will start off at 8 a.m. in the third-floor innovation middle at Wallace Education Discussion board.
The main goal of the assembly is to explore dozens of methods to get to plans outlined in the district’s future strategic plan. Right here are a couple of the items the board will explore:
• Build a university student advisory committee for the superintendent and administration.
• Create classroom and property libraries of large curiosity and culturally pertinent elements in partnership with the local community.
• Use a kindergarten screening to aim guidance for students just before they start university.
• Continue on the competency-dependent finding out pilot centered at Morgan Elementary Faculty and include a understanding administration procedure that supports customized studying.
• Present professional development for team on social psychological learning.
• Carry out an early warning method for college students at danger of dropping out.
• Apply four-12 months ideas at large colleges.
• Develop paid internship and apprenticeship alternatives by means of field partners.
• Align system get the job done with community desires.
• Generate progression pipelines for team.
• Generate a trainer advisory committee to the superintendent
• Generate internal capacity-creating applications these kinds of as teacher assistant to trainer systems, partnering with regional larger learning institutions and target on selecting much more Hispanic and Latino team.
• Audit district’s vitality use.
• Critique district expenses for good return on investment.
• Establish a marketing and advertising and interaction approach.
• Create a mum or dad academy and dad or mum advisory committee to the superintendent.
The administration has been functioning on the strategy for a total 12 months. Superintendent Tony Watlington recognized the system as a single of his principal priorities when he started out functioning for the district just additional than a year in the past.
The plan is aimed at having the district by 2027 and earning measurable gains on a prolonged record of aims ranging from teachers to interpersonal capabilities and operational efficiency. It has been created with a significant steering committee and consultants, which includes the nonprofits Bellwether Training Associates, Study Triangle Institute and N.C. State’s Friday Institute for Instructional Innovation.
The district has also labored with 6 impartial consultants on the venture from academia and schooling companies.
The initial retreat agenda integrated a recommendation to resume expected masking in colleges due to the surge of the omicron variant. The board took up the concern at the board assembly very last 7 days and unanimously voted versus bringing again masking.
All through that assembly, the board veered into discussing the district’s quarantine policy as well. Board chair Dean Hunter also requested quarantines be additional to the retreat dialogue, but it is not listed on the agenda.
The board has a shut session to talk about staff issues and information and facts topic to attorney consumer privilege on the agenda.