Friday to be used for snow make up day
Jac-Cen-Del gears up for ISTEP testing
Jac-Cen-Del Elementary is preparing for the ISTEP testing, reported
Travis Rohrig, sixth grade instructor, at the regular board meeting
on Wednesday, February 17. Rohrig said students and staff are
ready to go over the top to improve their testing
Tutoring is being offered to students in two different formats.
One is Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and remediation.
Due to expenses being low with the first round of tutoring, the
elementary has been able to offer additional tutoring to prepare
Our goal is to have students who are on the cusp to push
themselves into different categories of passing, said Rohrig.
Rohrig also explained a new system that measures the growth of
an individual student. He said the states expectation is
to have the student achieve one year of growth regardless of which
level they are currently performing. More information on the growth
model will be released periodically through the year. More information
can be found by visiting www.doe.in.gov/growthmodel.
Students participating in the Rube Goldberg contest placed fourth
in the national competition, building a machine to dispense hand
Good Friday will be used as a snow make up day, with the school
year extended one day after Memorial Day. Graduation will continue
on the day scheduled.
The annual performance report highlighted the total cost per student
has increased to $9300. This is due to the decrease in attendance.
Also highlighted, the drop out rate and graduation rate has increased
as well as ISTEP scores improving.
In other business:
Out of district tuition was approved at $600 for those
students transferring after the state count day as per state regulations.
The resignation of Tammy Shaw as varsity softball coach
was approved with a vote of 3-1 with Deanna Young voting against.
The I Caught You award was presented to Superintendent
Bill Narwold for the hard work and dedication in preparing for
the remodeling projects at the schools.
The board approved the resignation of Lynaya Hess as Osgood
Public Library Board member. Those living in Center or Delaware
townships who are interested in becoming a board member can contact
All board members were in attendance with the exception of Bill
Roberts. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 17
beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.