District 88 School Board Meeting Recap 29 Nov 11

The New Ulm District 88 School Board approved a revised adequate yearly progress improvement plan this week. School districts that did not make adequate yearly progress must re-evaluate and revise their improvement plans annually under the No Child Left Behind law. District 88 failed to meet increasing goals for certain groups of students last year, such as those receiving special education or free and reduced lunches. The revised District 88 plan has three main focus areas: restructuring services for special education students to provide them with a “double dose” of math or reading intervention, organizing a leadership team to assess the implementation progress, and using data and data analysis to make instructional decisions through the professional learning process. In other business on Monday, the District 88 School Board approved of hiring a part-time Title I teacher for the remainder of the school year as well as a new 6.5-hours-a-day paraprofessional position.