Fillmore MS Final Report 2012-2013

Financial Proposal and Report

  Available Funds Planned Expenditures(entered by the school) Actual Expenditures (entered by the District Business Administrator)
Carry-Over from 2011 - 2012 $2,688 $3,414
Distribution for 2012 - 2013 $18,112 $20,591
Total Available for Expenditure in 2012- 2013 $20,800 $24,005
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $0 $0
Professional and Technical Services (300) $0 $0
Repairs and Maintenance (400) $0 $0
Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500) $700 $0
Travel (580) $0 $0
General Supplies (610) $0 $361
Textbooks (641) $300 $0
Library Books (644) $0 $0
Periodicals, AV Materials (650-660) $0 $0
Software (670) $3000 $2574
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture)(730) $16,000 $17112
Total Expenditures $20,000 $20,047
Remaining Funds (Carry-Over to 2013 - 2014) $800 $3,958

ITEM A - Report on Goals

Goal #1

The academic goal of Fillmore Middle School is to continue meeting or exceeding the state  average for the number of students scoring proficient on end of year testing for core subjects. The following expenditures will help teachers accomplish this goal.

Purchasing Smart Boards will help teachers take advantage of the new resources and program developments available from the common core and our new textbook adoption. These boards will enhance the use of existing computers and document cameras for classroom instruction. 

Identified academic area(s).

Technology

This was the action plan.

We will purchase as many as 5 new SMART Boards and have them installed before the start of school. Purchase the boards, provide ongoing staff training, monitor teacher use of the boards during the school year, and measure student performance on end of year testing.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

Six New Smart Boards were purchased for 5thand 6th grade teachers. Training was held during the summer and throughout the year. Teachers integrated their new textbooks into instruction by using the online resources and online copies of the textbooks. Teachers successfully mastered the technology and greatly enhanced their instructional delivery.

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will monitor teacher use of the boards during the school year, and measure student performance on end of year testing.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

  2013 2012 2011
  School District State School District State School District State
5th Grade LA 90% 85% 80% 90% 85% 80% 92% 83% 77%
6th Grade LA 89% 86% 82% 95% 88% 81% 83% 82% 80%
7th Grade LA 99% 91% 84% 93% 89% 84% 99% 90% 82%
8th Grade LA 93% 95% 90% 96% 93% 90% 98% 92% 89%
Direct Writing 5 85% 70% 83% 85% 70% 83% 97% 47% 83%
Direct Writing 8 96% 89% 85% 96% 89% 85% 99% 70% 81%
5th Grade Math 88% 81% 80% 86% 83% 78% 92% 86% 76%
6th Grade Math 80% 82% 72% 95% 88% 76% 86% 81% 75%
7th Grade Math 99% 96% 85% 100% 93% 84% 94% 86% 68%
Pre-Algebra 89% 89% 73% 98% 90% 64% 84% 82% 71%
Algebra I 83% 43% 59%            
5th Grade Science 82% 74% 77% 74% 72% 75% 86% 75% 74%
6th Grade Science 72% 68% 75% 83% 75% 75% 75% 72% 74%
7th Grade Science 86% 78% 75% 62% 64% 75% 85% 77% 73%
8th Grade Science 79% 75% 77% 76% 76% 74% 72% 70% 72%

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount Category Description

16000 Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)

Each SMART Board system with integrated sound and video projector will cost around $3,300.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above.

The cost for six Smart Boards was $17,112. The plan was modified to buy one additional board after we discovered that the sound systems which we have installed in our classrooms were better than the integrated systems we planned to purchase with the boards. This allowed us to buy one additional board and complete a purchase covering all 5th & 6th grade teachers.

Goal #2

My Access / Utah Write Software

Our goal is to maintain this current level of student performance on the Direct Writing Assessment by funding access to two writing programs. 99% of our students scored proficient on the 8th grade Direct Writing Assessment II. 97% of 5th grade students scored proficient on the Direct Writing Assessment I.

Identified academic area(s).

Writing

This was the action plan.

Students will have weekly access to online writing programs which will be paid for out of Trust Lands money. Students in all grades will use the program, and we will continue to expand cross curriculum writing.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

Access to online software was purchased to facilitate the academic goal of writing. Students in all grades used a combination of Utah Write (partially funded y the state) and My Access (totally funded from Land Trust Funds). We expanded our use of the writing software to include cross-curriculum writing in the areas of science, music, and social studies.

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

We will compare the number of student proficiencies on the mid-year Direct Writing Assessment and compare student performance to the state average.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

  2013 2012 2011
  School District State School District State School District State
Direct Writing 5 85% 70% 83% 85% 70% 83% 97% 47% 83%
Direct Writing 8 96% 89% 85% 96% 89% 85% 99% 70% 81%

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount Category Description

2000 Software (670) Utah Write and/or My Access will cost about $2,000 per year for the grades which are not subsidized by the Utah State Office of Education or by school lab fees.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above.

Costs for online software came to $2,000. The state funds 5th and 8th grade Utah Write, but money was spent for 6th & 7th grades, and also to purchase access to My Access for 7th and 8th grades.

Goal #3

Provide Online Math Resources

Teachers have found several excellent online math programs which could greatly enhance teaching, remediation, and program extensions for all students. We plan to use Land Trust Funds to provide access to such tools.

Identified academic area(s).

Mathematics

This was the action plan.

Have teachers find online resources. Have teachers explore the resources using free trial programs, purchase access to programs deemed of educational value.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

Online Math software IXL was purchased for 5th & 6th grade to use in remediation, enrichment, and for practice and review of skills. The software was used weekly by students and was a huge success with students and teachers.

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

End of year testing will be used to measure students proficiency in Mathematics. Our goal is to continue performing above the state average.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

  2013 2012 2011
  School District State School District State School District State
5th Grade Math 88% 81% 80% 86% 83% 78% 92% 86% 76%
6th Grade Math 80% 82% 72% 95% 88% 76% 86% 81% 75%

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount Category Description

1000 Software (670) Cost for these programs can run $6-7 per student per year. 150 students @ $6.63 = $994.

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above.

The Cost for IXL was $1574 which was more than the budgeted amount of $1000. The increased amount resulted from an increased number of students enrolled and using the program. We included all of 6thgrade along with 5th grade.

Goal #4

Math & Science Olympiad programs

We would plan to have top math and science students to engage in the national Math and Science Olympiad programs. These programs help teachers provide advanced topics of instruction for students who then compete in regional and possibly national competitions.

Identified academic area(s).

Mathematics

Science

This was the action plan.

Enroll in the program, identify students who wish to participate, select a teacher to provide the program instruction and advancement, schedule time for the program, participate in the competitions.

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

Math and Science Olympiad programs. The Math Olympiad program was piloted this year and involved 14 students. The program was a success with students meeting weekly for enrichment activities. Students who scored above the 90thpercentile on end of year math tests were invited to participate in the program. 3 additional students requested and were granted permission to participate in the program. On a weekly basis, students met with the teacher to learn advanced math skills, develop higher thinking and problem solving skills. Initiation of the Science program was delayed for a year, due to staffing changes at our school.

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

Monthly program test will be administered, yearly regional competitions are held, and end of year testing in math and science will provide data showing growth and development of skills for students in the program.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

All students participated in monthly quizzes and at the end of the school year, they traveled to Snow College for a regional math competition. Two students paced 3rdand 4thoverall at the competition.

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount Category Description

700 Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500) Fees for the program.

300 Textbooks (641) Materials for the program

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above.

Workbooks and teacher manuals were purchased, travel expenses for competitions were covered, and student supplies came to a total of $361

ITEM B - In the Financial Proposal and Report, there is a carry-over of $3958 to the 2013-2014 school year. This is 19% of the distribution received in 2012-2013. Please describe the reason for a carry-over of more than 10% of the distribution.

For the past 3 years we have allocated money to buy text books for our reading program. None of the budgeted money for textbooks was spent this year because of a lack of requests from teachers. Teachers seem to have enough reading materials at this time, and we anticipate not continuing the allocation of money for this goal.

We did spend the carryover from last year, but not the increased allocation for this year. We simply didn't get the money spent at the end of the year.

ITEM C - The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent.

This is the description.

Any additional or left over funds would be spent on technology such as computers, sound systems, SMART boards, software, literature books, or teaching resources to facilitate the goals listed above.

The distribution was about 14% more that the estimate in the school plan. Please explain how the additional money was spent, if it was spent for items other than expenditures described in the approved goals above. If all expenditures were spent for items in the goals, please enter "Not applicable."

We did purchase one additional Smart Board, but also saved money not spent on integrated sound systems. Also we did spent slightly more money on software, but saved money not spent on Science Olympiad.

ITEM D - The school plan was advertised to the community in the following way(s):

Please select from the pull down menus the names of policymakers the council has communicated with about the School LAND Trust Program. To choose more than one name on a list, use CTRL while selecting. To unhighlight a selected name, choose another name or use CTRL and select it.

State Leaders
State Senators
State Representatives
State School Board
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
District School Board

ITEM E - The State Board Rule requires reporting of the dates when local boards approved the other plans school community councils are responsible for. Please enter the most recent approval date for each plan listed. These approval dates are for plans being implemented in the 2013-2014 school year and require a 2013 approval date.

2013 - 2014 School Plans

School Improvement Plan (required for all schools) 03/14/2013

Professional Development Plan (required for all schools) 03/14/2013

Reading Achievement Plan (required for all schools with K-3 grades) Not Required

Note for Charter Schools: Charter Schools are only required to have a Reading Achievement Plan, if they receive funding for the program. The other plans are not required.

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

Monthly program test will be administered, yearly regional competitions are held, and end of year testing in math and science will provide data showing growth and development of skills for students in the program.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

All students participated in monthly quizzes and at the end of the school year, they traveled to Snow College for a regional math competition. Two students paced 3rd and 4th overall at the competition.

The amounts, categories and descriptions of expenditures planned to implement this goal are listed here:

Amount Category Description

700 Other Purchased Services (Admission and Printing) (500)  Fees for the program.

300 Textbooks (641) Materials for the program

Please describe the expenditures made to implement this goal as identified in the Financial Proposal and Report displayed above.

Workbooks and teacher manuals were purchased, travel expenses for competitions were covered, and student supplies came to a total of $361

ITEM B - In the Financial Proposal and Report, there is a carry-over of $3958 to the 2013-2014 school year. This is 19% of the distribution received in 2012-2013. Please describe the reason for a carry-over of more than 10% of the distribution.

For the past 3 years we have allocated money to buy text books for our reading program. None of the budgeted money for textbooks was spent this year because of a lack of requests from teachers. Teachers seem to have enough reading materials at this time, and we anticipate not continuing the allocation of money for this goal.

We did spend the carryover from last year, but not the increased allocation for this year. We simply didn't get the money spent at the end of the year.

ITEM C - The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent.

This is the description.

Any additional or left over funds would be spent on technology such as computers, sound systems, SMART boards, software, literature books, or teaching resources to facilitate the goals listed above.

The distribution was about 14% more that the estimate in the school plan. Please explain how the additional money was spent, if it was spent for items other than expenditures described in the approved goals above. If all expenditures were spent for items in the goals, please enter "Not applicable."

We did purchase one additional Smart Board, but also saved money not spent on integrated sound systems. Also we did spent slightly more money on software, but saved money not spent on Science Olympiad.

ITEM D - The school plan was advertised to the community in the following way(s):

Please select from the pull down menus the names of policymakers the council has communicated with about the School LAND Trust Program. To choose more than one name on a list, use CTRL while selecting. To unhighlight a selected name, choose another name or use CTRL and select it.

State Leaders
State Senators
State Representatives
State School Board
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
District School Board

ITEM E - The State Board Rule requires reporting of the dates when local boards approved the other plans school community councils are responsible for. Please enter the most recent approval date for each plan listed. These approval dates are for plans being implemented in the 2013-2014 school year and require a 2013 approval date.

2013 - 2014 School Plans

School Improvement Plan (required for all schools) 03/14/2013

Professional Development Plan (required for all schools) 03/14/2013

Reading Achievement Plan (required for all schools with K-3 grades) Not Required

Note for Charter Schools: Charter Schools are only required to have a Reading Achievement Plan, if they receive funding for the program. The other plans are not required.

 ITEM F - A summary of this Final Report must be provided to parents and posted on the school website by November 15th of the 2013. When was this task completed?

 Not required for Charter Schools.

 10/11/2013