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Continuous Improvement Plan for Arbon Elementary #383

Arbon Valley Elementary #383

Continuous Improvement Plan

(Student Achievement and Classroom Instructional Goals)

Mission Statement: It is the mission of Arbon Elementary School District #383 to continue to educate all students to his or her highest potential and prepare and equip them with the necessary skills to excel at the next levels of education: junior high, senior high, and college.

Vision Statement: Two main areas of focus will allow Arbon Elementary to achieve its goals: student achievement and classroom instruction.

Strategic Plan: Develop and implement teaching strategies that align to common core standards and do so via the use of the most effective teaching strategies and technology available.

Data Analysis Required:

  • Demographics
    • Each and every student will be evaluated due to the relatively small size of School District #383 and lack of diversity among the students.
  • Student Achievement and growth
    • Academic will be based on Renaissance Star math and reading data
    • Keyboarding will be based on pre and post assessments
  • Graduation rates
    • Target of 100%
  • College and career readiness
    • Focus is on middle school/junior high readiness
      • Capable of efficiently utilizing digital media such as laptops, tablets, keyboarding, to access reliable information via the WEB

Clear and Measurable Targets Based On Student Outcomes:

  • 95% of students will perform at or above grade level based on Renaissance Star math and reading data
  • 100% of all students will graduate at or above grade level so they are ready for middle school
  • 100% of all students will be technologically ready for middle school

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Grade equivalent performance, based on charts developed from the clear and measurable targets defined above which will be evaluated annually by the School Board
  • Keyboarding pre and post scores

Reviewed and Updated    08-15-2017


School Expenses – September 2017

September 2017 – EXPENSES
Robin Claunch – American Falls, ID (salary : $4,176.83)……………………………….…………………..………………….. $2,904.21
Debbie Curry – Arbon, ID (salary: $4176.83 + Contract Mowing: $390.00 + Water/Sprinkler: $221.45 + Reimbursement Chemicals: $102)……………… 3,546.92
Cheri Evans – Arbon, ID (24 hrs @16.00 =$384.00) 354.62
Christie Evans – American Falls, ID (salary : $1,750 + $80.00 Internet Allowance) 1,437.29
Shancy Lusk – Arbon, ID (26 hrs @ 20.00 = $520.00) 480.22
State Tax Commission – Boise, ID (employee withholdings)…………………………………..……………………………. 402
Power County/EFPTS – Idaho Falls, ID (employee benefits & withholdings – federal 868.00 + soc. sec. 1,392.40 + medicare 325.60)…………..……. 2,586.00
Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho – Boise, ID (employee benefits & withholdings : $701.09 + 1288.57)…………………………….… 1,989.66
Blue Cross of Idaho – Boise, ID (employee benefits & withholdings )…………………………………………………….. 2,992.60
Aflac – Columbus, GA (employee withholdings)………………………………………………………………………………………. 121.94
NCPERS Idaho – Dallas, TX (employee benefits & withholdings)……………………………………………………………………. 32
Rise Broadband – Omaha, NE (internet/Robin)……………………………………………………………………………………………. 43.97
Dish Network – Atlanta, GA (satellite)………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 49.98
Citi Cards – Des Moines, IA (Bldg Maint.Supplies, Teaching Supplies & REAP)……………………………………………………………………………. 1086.91
State Insurance Fund – Boise, ID (Teacher Benefits) 105
Power County/EFPTS – Idaho Falls, ID (employee benefits & withholdings – medicare $0.04 )…………..……. $0.04
TOTAL……………………………………………………………………………………………………… $18,133.36
Idaho Power Company – Seattle, WA (utilities)…….……………………………………………………………………………… $303.91
Direct Communication – Rockland, ID (phone $54.42 Internet 138.90)…………………………………………………………………………………….. 193.32
Fitch Transportation – Arbon, ID (contract transportation)………………………………………………………………………… 2,166.66
State Department of Education – Boise, ID (2017 SDE Regional Pre-Service Bus Training) 50
Noma Brado – American Falls, ID ( Annual Inspection/Parts & Labor of bus) 1037.5
Kellerstrass Enterprises, Inc – SLC, UT (Bus Fuel 500 gal. @ $2.49) 1505.22
Wall 2 Wall – Pocatello, ID (Bldg Maintenance : Carpet for the classrooms) $6,908.00
Gem State Paper & Supply – Twin Falls, ID ( Bldg. Maintenance: Cleaning Supplies) $204.80
Caxton – Caldwell, ID (Teaching Supplies: Lesson Plan books) $135.00
Southeastern Idaho Public Health – Pocatello, ID (School Nurse Services) $76.00
Jake Evans – Arbon, ID (Reimbursement for electrical supplies for security cameras) $99.18
Omni Security Systems, Inc – Rigby, ID (Installing & Parts for security cameras) $2,971.20
Fire Services of Idaho – Pocatello, ID ( Inspection of fire extinguisher for bus) $10.00
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………………. $15,660.79
TOTAL M & O……………………………………………………………………………………. $33,794.15

School Board Minutes – August 15th, 2017

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING     August 15th, 2017

The Arbon School Board met on August 15th at 7:00 p.m. School board members, Jake Evans, Jason Williams and Jessica Ward were present. Teachers, Robin Claunch & Debbie Curry and Business Manager, Christie Evans were present.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve them.  The total M & O expenses for August was $20,766.96.  The school received $6,886.82 from the State Department, $9,244.49 from property taxes, $1,111.21 from Fitch Transportation for fuel true-up 2016-2017 school year. The school also received $204.19 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $180,779.17. The Plant Facility received $44.75 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $56,773.60. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve the financial statement.

The teachers and business manager were unable attend the IC Roadshow in Rigby. The plan is to watch the archives on Wednesday August 30th. The school board and teachers discussed the standard procedure for visitors coming to school while class is in session. Top priority is the safety of the students. Students are not allowed to let visitors in.

The county L-2 form was reviewed and approved.  The bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year were approved.  Cameras for the school bus has been approved to be installed. The Strategic Plan was reviewed and approved.

Rocky Mountain Electric will be out to install the security cameras for the school.

The next meeting will be held on September 12th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved by Jessica and seconded by Jason to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.

Approved Sept.19th, 2017


Dale Purdy – Celebration of Life

We will be holding a celebration of Dale Purdy’s life at an informal gathering for friends and family from 4-7 (open house) at Denise Purdy’s house in North Ogden on Saturday, Sept 16th. If you have any memories of Dale you would like to share, bring them to Jenette and she’ll share them with her family.


School Board Minutes – August 15th, 2017

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

August 15th, 2017

The Arbon School Board met on August 15th at 7:00 p.m. School board members, Jake Evans, Jason Williams and Jessica Ward were present. Teachers, Robin Claunch & Debbie Curry and Business Manager, Christie Evans were present.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve them.  The total M & O expenses for August was $20,766.96.  The school received $6,886.82 from the State Department, $9,244.49 from property taxes, $1,111.21 from Fitch Transportation for fuel true-up 2016-2017 school year. The school also received $204.19 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $180,779.17. The Plant Facility received $44.75 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $56,773.60. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve the financial statement.

The teachers and business manager were unable attend the IC Roadshow in Rigby. The plan is to watch the archives on Wednesday August 30th. The school board and teachers discussed the standard procedure for visitors coming to school while class is in session. Top priority is the safety of the students. Students are not allowed to let visitors in.

The county L-2 form was reviewed and approved.  The bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year were approved.  Cameras for the school bus has been approved to be installed. The Strategic Plan was reviewed and approved.

Rocky Mountain Electric will be out to install the security cameras for the school.

The next meeting will be held on September 12th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved by Jessica and seconded by Jason to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.