New Grade Level Configuration

New Grade Level Configuration
Posted on 03/20/2019

Dear Parents,

During the 2017-18 school year, the board of education held three community group meetings to solicit input from various stakeholders in the development of a three year Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan identified specific goals in the area of student achievement that the group felt needed to be addressed in order for the district to reach its full potential. One of these goals was to create a grade level structure where our 1st and 2nd grade teachers remained in the same grade level for consecutive years.

In an effort to determine what this grade level structure would be, the board again solicited input from various stakeholders through community meetings, discussions with staff and public board meetings. Based on this information gathered at these meetings, the board, at their meeting held on March 18, 2019, approved the following grade level configuration for the 2019-20 school year.

Elementary School  Current 2018-19 New - Sept. 1st, 2019
Oakview School
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade  Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade
Red Bank School  Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade  Preschool, 2nd Grade
Green-Fields School Preschool, Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th Grade Preschool, 3rd & 4th Grade 

Note: All kindergarten students will attend Oakview School. Oakview School will permanently house all 1st grade students, Red Bank School will permanently house all 2nd grade students, and Green-Fields School will remain the same (all 3rd and 4th grade students) except that there will be no kindergarten students attending Green-Fields School.

The board recognizes that there will be an adjustment period as we transition to this new structure, but they are hopeful that you can appreciate the need for this change.

The board welcomes any thoughts, concerns or suggestions you may wish to offer. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the middle school library.


Sincerely,

Steve Crispin

 

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