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HACKETT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan

2014-2015


Believing all students can learn, Hackett Public Schools will establish a well-developed educational program with emphasis in literacy and math that will network the teacher, students, parents, and the community with the technology and resources necessary to compete successfully in life.

Grade Span: Title I: Not Applicable School Improvement:

Table of Contents

Priority 1: Improve Literacy
    Goal: All students will improve in literacy skills.
Priority 2: Improve Math
    Goal: All students will improve in mathematics computation and reasoning skills, and open response questions.
Priority 3: Safe and Drug Free
    Goal: All students will have an opportunity to learn in a safe and drug free environment.
Priority 4: Wellness
    Goal: Students participating in the BMI show a need to improve their cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility activity.

Priority 1: District will meet required AMO% on all PARCC/Benchmarks.
Supporting Data:
  1. Building ACSIP plans indicate weaknesses in some areas of literacy-reading. These will be addressed and plans will be supported on the district level.
  2. Building ACSIP plans indicate weaknesses in some areas of literacy- writing. These will be addressed and plans will be supported on the district level.
  3. Building ACSIP plans indicate weaknesses in mathematics. these will be address and plans will be supported on the district level.
GoalAll students will improve in literacy skills.
BenchmarkThe percent of students scoring proficient and advanced on the Benchmark and End-of-level course Exams will meet the AMO Progress percentage each year.
Benchmark20% increase of staff who utilize Differentiated Instruction for 80% or more of the time as documented through CWT's.
Intervention: The Hackett School District will provide sufficient administrative support and services to monitor and provide guidance and evaluation of the Federal Program activities enhancing the literacy achievement of students scoring below proficient on Benchmark and End-of-course exams.
Scientific Based Research: Beyond the Bell- North Central Educational Development; 21st Century Community Learning Centers:
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
PLAN DEVELOPMENT F: To improve knowledge and skills in academic subjects and effective instruction practices, k-12 teachers, including special education, LEP teachers, and in appropriate cases papaprofessionals, will attend workshops in the areas of Open response question development, and performance assessment in literacy. Title II-A professional development is beyond state standards and will be used for workshop fees, travel reimbursement, and other fees incurred. PD Purchased Services monies will be used for Travel and Registration fees for Professional Development Training of teachers and staff. Substitutes will be hired as needed.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
  • District Staff
  • Outside Consultants
  • Title Teachers
Title II-A - Purchased Services:$1965.63
PD (State-223) - Purchased Services:$16081.00

ACTION BUDGET:$18046.63
The Hackett School District has hired and will continue to hire highly qualifed teachers and paraprofessionals to work with all students. When teachers and paraprofessionals are mentioned in the ACSIP plan, it can be assumed that they are highly qualifed or are in the process of becoming highly qualifed.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
  • District Staff
  • Outside Consultants
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
The Hackett School District has hired a full time (FTE 1.0) Special Programs Facilitator/Curriculum (Mrs. Donna Swift) to work on curriculum mapping and alignment. This Special Programs Facilitator/Curriculum will also provide appropriate staff development to assist teachers in the process of mapping and alignment.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
    NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries:$31421.47
    NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits:$7195.03

    ACTION BUDGET:$38616.5
    CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP in (Literacy and Math): Regular meetings of the District Leadership Team will continue to be held. These meetings will focus on building capacity, at the district and building level. Each meeting agenda will address the following Core Principles: A. The selection, and continuous evaluation, of research-based, scientifically validated Interventions designed to improve our ability to move more students to the proficient/advanced level on all Math and Literacy assessments. B. Monitoring student progress in order to influence classroom instruction. C. Using FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE Assessment Data to make decisions that impact: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development. D. Alignment of District Resources to meet individual school needs. Written minutes of each meeting, along with a sign-in sheet, will be kept and made available upon request. The intent is that each ACSIP Intervention, and Action, is carefully monitored through the collection of FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE Data so that those activities, which prove ineffective, can be revised, or abandoned. The District ACSIP Plan will be revised each spring, and fall, in order to keep it timely and valid in our efforts to improve teaching and learning. In May of each year the District Leadership team will evaluate the implementation, and impact, of programs (Interventions and Actions) included in both the District and building ACSIP plans to ensure that the programs are providing Intervention, prevention and accelerated strategies designed to increase student achievement. The evaluation results will be included in the district, and building plans, the following year.PROGRAM EVALUATION: Meetings are held throughout the school year, minutes and sign-in sheets.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT A.: COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: We formed ACSIP Leadership Teams and analyzed the test scores from the 2013 administration of the 3rd-8th grade (Augmented Benchmark) (EOC) and ITBS Exams. We examined the results from both the combined population and EACH subpopulation. We conducted data analysis to determine our main areas of weakness. THIS DATA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE PROGRESS OF STUDENTS AND THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE BEING USED ACROSS THE DISTRICT. In addition, we studied the three most recent years of Attendance, Graduation Rate, Disciplinary, Formative and Summative Achievement Data across grade levels within our building. We aggregated and disaggregated all the data for the purpose of establishing student learning and behavioral goals. We looked at our trend data in order to better identify the specific areas of need and help align classroom instruction with our curriculum, assessment and professional development. We examined our routines, customs, and norms in order to dig deeper for the root cause why more of our students are not achieving to their full potential. We are modifying our Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development practices to better meet the needs of all our populations. Based on our Data Analysis we came to the conclusion that the following areas reflect our greatest need within the Literacy Priority: vocabulary and reading comprehension. We will select Interventions and coordinate our various state and federal funding sources to address these areas. In addition, we meet in grade level and departmental teams,and as an entire faculty so that we can review formative, “real time” classroom performance data for the purpose of making decisions regarding the direction, and focus, of our Classroom Instruction.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT B: Superintendent and school administrators will evaluate and discuss strengths and weaknesses of Benchmark and End-of-Course exams. The DISTRICT WILL HOLD SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ACCOUNTABLE by requiring them to report on building strengths and weaknesses to the school board as well as the public at a school board meeting.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT C.: Title VI will be used to purchase supplemental technology items: (28) Chrome books,($300 each) (2) Computers, ($700 each) and supporting website subscriptions, software support, and connective hardware will be used to support curriculum and instructional implementation to enhance student academic proficiency. NSLA funding will be used to purchase supplemental educational resources (MobyMax, Accelerated Reading, United Streaming, and other instructional and curriculum website and software subscriptions to support teacher and student improvement. Additional NSLA money will be used as Materials and Supplies to provide expansion of current technology capabilities by purchasing additional routers, access points, and software support for the technology hardware purchases.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    Title VI Federal - Materials & Supplies:$10000.00
    NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies:$5917.40

    ACTION BUDGET:$15917.4
    Total Budget:$72580.53
    Priority 2: Improve math skills to meet the required AMO% on the PARCC and Benchmark exams.
    Supporting Data:
    1. Building plans indicate some weaknesses in the 8th grade Benchmark Exam in mathematics.
    2. Building plans indicate some weaknesses in End-of-Course Geometry exams.
    GoalAll students will improve in mathematics computation and reasoning skills, and open response questions.
    BenchmarkThe percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced on the Benchmark and End-of-Course Algebra and Geometry Exams will meet the AMO Progress percentage each year.
    Benchmark20% increase of staff who utilize Differentiated Instruction for 80% or more of the time as documented through CWT's.
    Intervention: Integration of technology to maximize teaching and learning, "National Educational Technology Standards for students: Connecting the Curriculum and Technology"
    Scientific Based Research: NSTE, 2000
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT F: Title II-A money will be used to support supplemental K-12 administrator and staff professional development. WAESC workshops, conferences, and in-district trainings to increase knowledge and skills in academic subjects and effective instructional practices is an example of professional development venues. Materials and supplies that support the professional development and its implementation into the instructional goals for the district will be purchased. Fees, travel, and other expenses allowed under Title II-A support funding will be purchased as well.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Special Education
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Outside Consultants
    • Teachers
    Title II-A - Materials & Supplies:$7200.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$7200
    The district will maintain the computer labs as necessary to provide efficient and timely services and teachers implementing the activities designed to improve performance. NSLA money will be used for new computers and supplies will be purchased for use by all students and/or staff. This money will also be used for materials and supplies Title VI will be used to purchase (33) Chromebooks at 500.00 each), (6) wireless routers @ 600.00 each , (2) Smart boards @ 4,500 each) as well as purchased service for multiple web sites such as MobyMax,Accelerated Reader, United Streaming, as well as others) use. Routers and additional internet connective hardware is supplemental to district infrastructure technology. Teachers use the web sites in classrooms daily. These websites directly effect student achievement.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Dean Meyers Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Outside Consultants
    Title VI Federal - Materials & Supplies:$10000.00
    NSLA (State-281) - Purchased Services:$10500.00
    NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies:$13700.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$34200
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT D: COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: We formed ACSIP Leadership Teams and analyzed the test scores from the 2013 administration of the 3rd-8th grade (Augmented Benchmark) (EOC) and ITBS Exams. We examined the results from both the combined population and EACH subpopulation. We conducted data analysis to determine our main areas of weakness. THIS DATA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE PROGRESS OF EACH BUILDING'S STUDENTS AND PROGRAMS. In addition, we studied the three most recent years of Attendance, Graduation Rate, Disciplinary, Formative and Summative Achievement Data across grade levels within our building. We aggregated and disaggregated all the data for the purpose of establishing student learning and behavioral goals. We looked at our trend data in order to better identify the specific areas of need and help align classroom instruction with our curriculum, assessment and professional development. We examined our routines, customs, and norms in order to dig deeper for the root cause why more of our students are not achieving to their full potential. We are modifying our Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development practices to better meet the needs of all our populations. Based on our Data Analysis we came to the conclusion that the following areas reflect our greatest need within the Literacy Priority: vocabulary and reading comprehension. We will select Interventions and coordinate our various state and federal funding sources to address these areas. IN addition, we meet in grade level and departmental teams,and as an entire faculty monthly so that we can review formative, “real time” classroom performance data for the purpose of making decisions regarding the direction, and focus, of our Classroom Instruction. PROGRAM EVALUATION: Refer to Data, Meetings, minutes
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT A: Superintendent and school administrators will evaluate and discuss strengths and weaknesses of PARCC PBA and End-of-Course exams. The DISTRICT WILL HOLD SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ACCOUNTABLE by requiring them to report on building strengths and weaknesses to the school board as well as the public at a school board meeting.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT C: The school district supports the ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUILDING/SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS. The district does so by purchasing technology, classroom supplies (ex. manipulatives, etc.) the teachers need in order to implement the building plans. We plan on replacing or purchasing 46 new chrome books @ 299.00 each and 5 new ipads @ 499.00 each for kindergarten use.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    Title VI Federal - Materials & Supplies:$4121.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$4121
    Total Budget:$45521
    Intervention: District support for Closing the Achievement Gap and School Improvement Interventions in the District.
    Scientific Based Research: Schmoker, Mike, (2006), Results Now, Alexandria, VA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: District technical assistance and instructional support will the programs and processes of interventions that directly address the NEEDS IMPROVEMENT STATUS of the High School graduation rate.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The District ACSIP Leadership Team, in conjunction with the High School Leadership Team, will monitor the schools receiving funding for Title I, Title VI, PD and NSLA, and hold them accountable for the implementation and success for any program funding that they have received in 2012-2013 FORMATIVE EVALUATION: Periodic Leadership Team (District and School combined) meetings will be held to review School Program Evaluations to measure progress and adjustments for improvement. Meeting will be documented with minutes and sign in sheet.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    A PEER REVIEW and approval of all District plans has been completed for the 2014-2015 school year. ACSIP requires a TWO-YEAR district approval of all school plans prior to submission in support of the Statement of Assurances signed by the superintendent and local board of education. These peer reviews will document the meetings, members of the teams, and analysis of building efforts to construct a quality school improvement plan and related expenditures that support school improvement efforts over a period of two years to ensure sustained effort and implementation of best practices.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The District will provide Data Analysis Training for all staff, including the elementary staff, to aid in the identification of needs from student improvement activities. Additional Data Days are in addition to the state required 60 hours. Additonal services for training would include NWEA workshops, and other assessment programs we use. In addition, teachers involved with the math curriculum will receive additional professional development in the area identified from a comprehensive needs assessment. the purchased service is for travel, motel, meals and sometimes, speakers.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers
    NSLA (State-281) - Purchased Services:$5000.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$5000
    PRIVATE SCHOOLS: The School district does not have any students in private schools located in the school’s district boundaries that require any Title I services. The district has mailed the Affirmation of Consultation form to Ms. Otistine Smith for verification.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$5000
    Priority 3: All K-12 students in the Hackett School district will be provided a comprehensive Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention Program.
    Supporting Data:
    1. In the 2009-2010 school year, 0% of students were expelled for incidents related to violence.
    2. In the 2011-2012 school year, 0% of students were expelled for incidents related to violence.
    3. In the 2013-2014 school year, 0% of students were expelled for incidents related to violence.
    GoalAll students will have an opportunity to learn in a safe and drug free environment.
    BenchmarkThere will be a 0% increase in the 2014-2015 in the number of students suspended for drug and alcohol use.
    Intervention: K-12 safe, orderly, and drug free learning environment.
    Scientific Based Research: Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug and alcohol Abuse in Arkansas, Peterson, Randolph L., Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Center, UALR 2003
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    Implement a safe and drug free policy/program with the school district. Safe and Drug Free Program Manuals and videos will be purchased, and guest speakers will be brought in to address the students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Sharon Welch Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Central Office
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Outside Consultants
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The high school counselor will schedule classroom guidance classes to teach the Project Alert lessons to all students in grades 7-9.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Sharon Welch Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • District Staff
    • Outside Consultants
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The high school counselor and the health teacher have attended Project Alert training.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Michael Freeman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Central Office
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The elementary staff, including parents, will meet each spring to evaluate the effectiveness of the Drug Free Program (Second Step as well as other programs as needed). Modifications will be made if necessary.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The elementary counselor will teach Second Step lessons in guidance classes for all k-6 students.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Equity
    Vickie Webb Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    All K-6 teachers will attend Second Step training. Second Step strategies will be used in all areas of the elementary school in an effort to teacher students responsible behavior. This will continue to be supported by purchasing manuals and/or videos and supplies needed.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The district will have a policy to deal with homeless students.
    Action Type: Equity
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    A Special Programs Coordinator/Curriculum has been hired to help with grant writing, curriculum issues, and other areas where helpful to the students and staff.
    Action Type: Professional Development
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Increasing meaningful parental involvement is a priority in Hackett Public Schools. In accordance, Parent Facilitators are appointed and compensated by the district to oversee the administration of the plan, to promote a welcoming atmosphere in the school, and ensure that parental participation is recognized as an asset. Along with administrators, they will establish and maintain Alumni Advisory Committees to provide advice and guidance for school improvement. Action teams will be developed to carry out the plan and will be responsible for improving and maintaining parental involvement. The Hackett School District Parental Involvement Plan will be composed of building level activities according to Act 307, and will be documented in school ACSIP Plans. It is also a component of the Parental Involvement plan that teachers be provided with no less than two hours of professional development opportunities to enhance understanding of effective parental involvement strategies. This two-hour minimum will be included in the 60 hours of professional development requirement. Administrators shall be required to gain three hours of professional development designed to enhance the understanding of effective parent involvement strategies and the importance of administrative leadership in setting expectations and creating a climate conducive to parental participation. In accordance with Act 307, this Parental Involvement Plan shall be reviewed and updated each year, then filed with the Department of Education.
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • Outside Consultants
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The Hackett School District will set aside money to help with situations that might arise involving homeless students. Although the addition of homeless students is always possible, the population of homeless students at this time is very low. We do not receive any extra money for this category. Although this amount is small, it is in addition to the money that the district spends to help students in different homeless situation. The money, in the past, has been used in situations where a student needs clothes or a low income parent needs financial help with supplies to clean their child's hair of lice. The District has reviewed the last 3-years of homeless expenditures, and has taken into account the changing economic conditions, and $513.93 has been allotted for projected identified homeless students for Hackett School District.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Action Type: Wellness
    Eddie Ray Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Title Teachers
    Title I - Materials & Supplies:$515.93

    ACTION BUDGET:$515.93
    In order to continue to foster a safe environment for our students and staff, security cameras as well as other necessary equipment, will be purchased for both the high school and the elementary school. This equipment is needed in new buildings which have now been completed.
    Action Type: Equity
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Computers
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT D: COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: We formed ACSIP Leadership Teams and conducted data analysis of discipline referrals to determine our main areas of weakness. THIS DATA WILL BE USED TO MEASURE THE PROGRESS OF STUDENTS AND THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE BEING USED. In addition, we studied the three most recent years of Attendance, Graduation Rate, Disciplinary, Formative and Summative Achievement Data across grade levels within our building. We aggregated and disaggregated all the data for the purpose of establishing student learning and behavioral goals. We looked at our trend data in order to better identify the specific areas of need and help align classroom instruction with our curriculum, assessment and professional development. We examined our routines, customs, and norms in order to dig deeper for the root cause why more of our students are not achieving to their full potential. We are modifying our Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development practices to better meet the needs of all our populations. Based on our Data Analysis we came to the conclusion that the following areas reflect our greatest need within the Safe and Drug free priority: respect of self and others. We will select Interventions and coordinate our various state and federal funding sources to address these areas. In addition, we meet in grade level and departmental teams,and as an entire faculty monthly so that we can review formative, “real time” classroom performance data for the purpose of making decisions regarding the direction, and focus, of our Classroom Instruction.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Vickie Webb Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT A: Superintendent and school administrators will evaluate and discuss strengths and weaknesses of a safe and drug free environment for students. The DISTRICT WILL HOLD SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ACCOUNTABLE by requiring them to report building discipline referrals on APSCN. School Administrators will discuss these strengths and weaknesses with staff to determine a way to improve the safe and drug free environment.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Computers
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The school district supports the ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUILDING/SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS. The district does so by purchasing technology, classroom supplies (ex. manipulatives, etc.), textbooks, programs or anything the teachers need in order to implement the building plans.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT D&E: Alternative Learning Environment. Students (grades 5-6)who are identified as at-risk will be placed in an alternative learning environment (ALE) with access to services of a school counselor/mental health professional, a nurse, and support services, all provided by the district. The ALE will employ sufficient personnel (1 Certified Teacher FTE 1.0 and 1 Paraprofessional FTE 1.0) in the core academic content areas in order to meet the student/teacher ratios (as outlined in section 4.02 - Rules Governing the Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding - September, 2007) and allow students to secure enough credits for graduation. Any student eligible for the special education services will continue to received services while in the ALE. Students will not be placed in the ALE based on academic problems alone. Students placed - otherwise intelligent and capable - may have one or more of the following characteristics: Disruptive behavior, potential drop out, personal or family problems, recurring absenteeism, transition to or from residential programs or conditions that negatively affect the student's academic progress (Abuse - physical, mental, sexual-, frequent relocation of residency, homelessness, inadequate emotional support, mental/physical health problems, pregnancy, single parenting). Documentation shall be maintained as to placement decisions made by the Alternative Education Placement Team. All ALE teachers will receive professional development pursuant to ADE Rules and Regulations. The Alternative Learning Environment will have as its goal to increase attendance of at-risk students and to graduate them. Parent conferences will be required for placement in the program and school personnel will be in frequent contact with parents. The placement conference will include the principal, counselor, teachers, parents, and other appropriate personnel in order to make good decisions about what services will be available while in the ALE. If the student makes significant academic and/or behavioral progress while in the ALE, the student may be exited from the program. The ALE Placement Team will develop exit criteria. The ALE will meet all guidelines required by the ADE and state laws. Funding for material and supplies shall be used on technology, field trips, classroom manipulatives, and anything else that will support the program. CRT AND NRT SCORES WILL BE USED TO MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Wellness
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$515.93
    Intervention: Parental Engagement Program.
    Scientific Based Research: Scientific Based Research: Title: "A new wave of evidence. The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement." Author: Henderson, A., & Mapp, K. Date: 2002. Source: National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, (http://www.sedl.org/conections/)
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    The District will implement a parental engagement program that insures that parents and community members are actively engaged in contributing to the development of ACSIP. The District will provide support for schools to develop programs and practices to improve student achievement, and to provide parental involvement strategies for public and private preschool programs. The District will conduct annual assessments of the effectiveness of Parental Involvement Programs. Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    NSLA money will be used to provide supplemental funding for parental engagement opportunities that will increase parental engagement in the instructional and curriculum goals of the district. Every building will be encouraged to bring in outside speakers and business/community partners in promoting parental participation within the district. The goal is to increase parental engagement in the support of student learning and performance.
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Outside Consultants
    • Teachers
    NSLA (State-281) - Purchased Services:$1400.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$1400
    TITLE I SIX COMPONENTS OF PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT: The District will insure that each Title I school provides assistance to parents in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content standards and state academic achievement standards, state and local academic assessments, the requirements of Title I, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children. The District will insure that materials and training are provided to help parents to work with their children to improve achievement: Training may include literacy and technology training, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement. The District will insure schools educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school. The District will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, insure that schools coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Hippy, and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. The District will insure that information related to school and parents programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. The District will provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PROGRAM EVALUATION: During the 2014-2015 school year, we plan to use the following protocol in evaluating and adjusting the programs, processes, and activities that make up the action descriptions within this intervention/program: Parent participation logs from Parent/Teacher Conferences. We will report the results in our 2014-2015 Plan and use the results to determine whether the objectives of this Intervention were reached and to set a standard for future expectations. The evaluation results will be used to impact the decisions we make that affect our future instructional program.
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$1400
    Priority 4: Improve the BMI of students attending the Hackett School District.
    Supporting Data:
    1. During the 10-11 school year, the BMI index at Hackett Schools found that 68.3% of males were Normal or Underweight and 31.7% of males were at risk of being or were Overweight. The BMI index showed that 68.8% of females were Normal or Underweight and 31.2% of females were at risk or were Overweight.
    2. During the 11-12 school year, the BMI index at Hackett Schools found that 60.9% of males were Normal or Underweight and 39.1% of males were at risk of being or were Overweight. The BMI index showed that 63.2% of females were Normal or Underweight and 36.8% of females were at risk or were Overweight.
    3. During the 12-13 school year, the BMI index at Hackett Schools found that 56.1% of males were Normal or Underweight and 44% of males were at risk of being or were Overweight. The BMI index showed that 60% of females were Normal or Underweight and 40% of females were at risk or were Overweight.
    4. during the 13-14 school, the BMI at Hackett School District was as follows: 31.9 % of males were either obese or in danger of being overweight. This was a decrease of 8.1%. 22.9 % of females were either obese or in danger of being overweight. This a decrease of 17%. This is could largely be attributed to the changes in school lunches or our increase PE activity.
    5. As related by the Arkansas Governor's Initiative Healthy Arkansas, 55.3% of Ankansans failed to met recommendations for moderate or vigorous activity. (http://www.arkansas.gov/ha/physical
    GoalStudents participating in the BMI show a need to improve their cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility activity.
    BenchmarkThere will be a 2% difference in the 2014-2015 BMI results indicating healthier lifestyles are being practiced.
    Intervention: Hackett Public Schools will develop a wellness policy is to improve the health and academic performance of students. School Wellness activities will create a helathy school environment that supports consistent health, nutrition and physical activity messages to students and community.
    Scientific Based Research: ACT 1220 of 2003,www.cdc.gov/healthyouth/states/ar
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    The health and physical well being of our students directly affects their ability to learn. Childhood obesity increases the incidence of adult diseases occurring in children and adolescents such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. The increased risk carries forward into their adulthood. Research indicates that a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help prevent obesity and the diseases resulting from it. It is understood that the eating habits and exercise patterns of students cannot be changed overnight, but at the same time, it is necessary to strive to create a culture in our schools that consistently promotes good nutrition and physical activity. It is the intention of Hackett Public Schools to improve the school nutrition environment, promote student health, and reduce childhood obesity. We intend to follow all laws while providing our students with the best possible health and nutritional information, nutritious meals served in a pleasant environment, and give every child the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a daily basis. Hackett Public Schools will meet or exceed the requirements according to the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2004, Arkansas State Act 1220 of 2003, and The Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards regulations passed by the Arkansas State board of education, August 8, 2005. Adhering to these requirements will include, but is not limited to: 1. Appoint a district school health coordinator who shall be responsible for ensuring that each school fulfills the requirements of this policy; 2. Implement a grade appropriate nutrition education program that will develop an awareness of and appreciation for nutrition and physical activity throughout the curriculum; 3. Enforce existing physical education requirements and engage students in healthy levels of vigorous physical activity. 4. Strive to improve the quality of physical education curricula and increase the training of physical education teachers; 5. Follow the Arkansas Physical Education and Health Education Frameworks in grades k-12; 6. Not use food or beverages as rewards for academic, classroom, or sports performances; 7. Ensure that drinking water is available without charge to all students; 8. Establish class schedules, and bus routes that don't directly or indirectly restrict meal access; 9. Provide students with amply time to eat their meals in pleasant cafeteria and dining areas; 10. Establish no more that nine (9) school wide events which permit exceptions to the food and beverage limitations as established. These events shall be school wide and not by individual classroom. These events shall be established by the building principal. Whatever foot is brought to school for these events must be commercially made. 11. Abide by the current allowable food and beverage portion standards; 12. Meet or exceed the more stringent of Arkansas' or the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrition Standards for reimbursable meals and a la' carte foods served in the cafeteria; 13. Restrict access to vended foods, competitive foods, and foods of minimal nutritional value (FMNV) as required by law and rule. 14. Conform new and/or renewed vending contracts to the content restrictions contained in the rules. 15. Provide professional development to all district staff on the topics of nutrition and/or physical activity; 16. Utilize the School Health Index from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to assess how well the district is doing at implementing this wellness policy and at promoting a healthy environment for its students;
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Action Type: Wellness
    Liberti Null Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    ADVISORY COMMITTEE: To enhance the district's efforts to improve the health of our students, a School Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Committee (SNPAAC) has been formed. It is structured in a way that ensures age-appropriate recommendations are made which correlate to our district's grade configurations. The SNPAAC has the powers and responsibilities delegated to it by statute and rule. the overarching goal of the committee is to promote student wellness by monitoring how well the district is doing at implementing this policy. The SNPAAC shall use modules 1,2,3,4, and 8 of the CDC's School Health Index as a basis for assessing each school's progress toward meeting the requirements of this policy. The results of the annual assessment shall be included in the school's ACSIP, provided to each school's principal, and reported to the board.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Action Type: Wellness
    Liberti Null Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$0
    Intervention: Students will improve their diet and eating habits with good nutritional foods.
    Scientific Based Research: http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/habits.html, homeworktips.about.com/od/homeworkhelp/a/eating.htm
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    Provide professional development to all district staff on the topics of nutrition and/or physical activity.
    Action Type: Wellness
    Sharon Kerr Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Utilize the School Health Index from the CDC auto access how well the district is doing in implementing the nutrition program.
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Computers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Meet or exceed the more stringent of Arkansas' or the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Standards for reimbursable meals and a la carte foods served in the cafeteria.
    Action Type: Wellness
    Sharon Kerr Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    All students will have access to school meals.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Wellness
    Sharon Kerr Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Bus routes,etc. will not interfere with access to school meals.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Action Type: Wellness
    Tim Kaylor Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Drinking water will be made available to all students free of charge.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    No food or beverage will be used as a reward, alternative rewards will be put into place.
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    As vending contracts are renewed, health eating habits will be encouraged.
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Central Office

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT D: COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: We formed ACSIP Leadership Teams and analyzed K-6 BMI results. We examined the results from both the combined population and EACH subpopulation. We conducted data analysis to determine our main areas of weakness. THIS DATA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE PROGRESS OF THE STUDENTS AS WELL AS THE WELLNESS PROGRAMS BEING USED. In addition, we studied the three most recent years of Attendance, Graduation Rate, Disciplinary, Formative and Summative Achievement Data across grade levels within our building. We aggregated and disaggregated all the data for the purpose of establishing student learning and behavioral goals. We looked at our trend data in order to better identify the specific areas of need and help align classroom instruction with our curriculum, assessment and professional development. We examined our routines, customs, and norms in order to dig deeper for the root cause why more of our students are not achieving to their full potential. We are modifying our Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development practices to better meet the needs of all our populations. Based on our Data Analysis we came to the conclusion that our students need to continue to stay active both indoors and out. We will select Interventions and coordinate our various state and federal funding sources to address these areas. IN addition, we meet in grade level and departmental teams,and as an entire faculty monthly so that we can review formative, “real time” classroom performance data for the purpose of making decisions regarding the direction, and focus, of our Classroom Instruction. PROGRAM EVALUATION: See data
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Action Type: Title I Schoolwide
    Action Type: Wellness
    John Six Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Superintendent and school administrators will evaluate and discuss strengths and weaknesses of the BMI test results. School administrators will discuss with the Physical Education department ways in which the BMI results can improve.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Wellness
    Michael Freeman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLAN DEVELOPMENT C: The school district supports the ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUILDING/SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS. The district does so by purchasing technology, classroom supplies (ex. manipulatives, etc.) the teachers need in order to implement the building plans.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Wellness
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$0

  • Planning Team

    Classification Name Position Committee
    Business Representative Sharon Welch High School Counselor District Leadership Team
    Classroom Teacher Ron Pierce High School Math Teacher District Leadership Team
    Classroom Teacher Vickie Jackson 2nd grade teacher District Leadership Team
    Community Representative Darrell Spells Law Enforcement District Leadership Team
    Community Representative Debbie Buehrer School Board Wellness Leadership Team
    District-Level Professional William Pittman Superintendent District Leadership Team, Wellness Leadership
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Brenda McBride Elementary Secretary District Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Cindy Linker High School Media Specialists District Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Donna Swift District Curriculum Coordinator/ALE District Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Donna Woodhull 5th Grade Teacher District Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Jorene Bailey High School Secretary Wellness Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Keely Hutson School Nurse District Leadership Team/Wellness Leadership
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Liberti Null District Level Secretary District Leadership/Wellness Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Sharon Kerr School Food Authority Wellness Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Vickie Webb Elementary Counselor District Leadership Team
    Parent Amy Durham Parent District Leadership Team
    Principal Eddie Ray Elementary Principal District Leadership Team
    Principal Michael Freeman High School Principal District Leadersip Team