ROI: Ready Schools Grant

When you hear “Ready Schools” the question becomes, “Ready for what?” The point of the Ready Schools Grant is to help Bloomfield School District focus their efforts on 6 core principles that will ultimately prepare our students to be READY for life and success after graduation.  

1. Every student is engaged in a relevant path to success.

2. Students graduate high school ready for post-secondary and career success.

3. Meaningful and ongoing collaboration occurs among schools, industry, and community.

4. Teaching and learning are grounded in relevancy.

5. K-12 schools are aligned around a common vision of student success.

6. Schools embrace the significant role they play in achieving regional prosperity.

Currently, we are in the “Discovery Phase,” of the process.  Our teams are looking at data, questioning current and past practices, and preparing to begin meeting with stakeholders in our community.  In those meetings we will be discovering how different groups view educational success. Then based on that information, our team will work to develop a plan to meet the needs of our students and stakeholders.  

How can you get involved?  Take part in a stakeholder meeting.  The meetings will be announced through school social media beginning in late September.  You may also contact me, Jenny Medina, directly to schedule a meeting. I'm serving as our District Readiness Coordinator. My email is jmedina@bsd.k12.in.us, and my phone number is 812-381-9705.



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Ok, so it wasn't a survey.  It was interviews, lots and lots of interviews!  We spoke with students, parents, community members, business owners, and school personnel to find out how our school is doing.  We asked several questions about educational success and then broke their statements down into three categories- satisfactions, frustrations, and  hopes or wishes.  Below the top answers are on the board:    Satisfactions Frustrations Hopes Students What we offer Our School Personnel School Climate Unmet Social Emotional needs Lack of variety in Teaching Methods Scheduling/Logistics More Time & Resources Stronger Relationships peers, teachers, and administrators More Involvement with the community School Personnel What we offer Relationships Sense of Community Reduced Funding/Resources Low Morale Curriculum’s testing focus What we want for our students Improved Parent/Community Involvement Additional Funding/Resources Community What we offer K-12 Pride Community Involvement Government Legalities Life and soft skills Lacking in students Lack of Community involvement Improved Relationships Retain and/or increase Academic Offerings Community Involvement Parents What we offer Caring/attentive Staff School Climate Academic Stress on children Lack of Community Involvement Overall Decline- enrollment and funding Community Involvement Improved Logistics Need for Better Communication  After double checking with the stakeholder groups to make sure we heard them right, our next step is to create needs statements based on your frustrations and wishes.  Then the part I've been waiting for begins- IDEATION.  We will spend a month dreaming big looking for out of the box ideas to meet your school's needs.  It's getting ready to get really exciting!  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
Posted by jmedina  On Dec 06, 2018 at 2:17 PM
  
 
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