Didn’t they have two years to check references and find out?
Did our Board of Ed know they got rid of the grading system after she left and test scores IMPROVED? Or did they not bother to check on that either?
Did our Board of Ed see they changed the system AND started to listen to teachers AND parents.And it worked?
What did the Board of Ed do to insure they hired the best Superintendent they could? Were any references checked? Anyone even ask the previous school district how it worked there?
This paper is not online but pics of the whole article are in the comments. Please note, two years prior, the same newspaper reported test scores had not improved with the new grading system – test scores were “mediocre” per Pam Vogel (CLICK ON IMAGES TO READ ARTICLES)
After an extensive search and interview process, Mr. Steven Schibi has been selected to serve as the next Assistant Principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. More than 25 candidates applied for the position. Four candidates were selected for interviews, which included teachers, central office administrators, parents, board members, and students. Steve Schibi is currently Dean of Students at Region 10 Schools at Lewis Mills High School and has been in this position since 2012. His responsibilities include monitoring student discipline, leading the Student Assistance Team and School Climate Team, leading PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) and serving as Class Advisor. Steve is from Burlington, where he lives with Suzanne, his wife of 24 years, and his two sons. Steve Schibi will begin his role at the beginning of the new school year on July 1, 2018. There will be a Meet and Greet this Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-5:00 PM in the HVRHS Cafeteria. All students, staff, parents and community are invited to attend
A decision to eliminate letter grades in schools is expected to be revised after one school district received backlash from the community.
Windsor Locks moved away from the traditional A’s, B’s, and C’s, and adopted a new grading method.
The letters had been replaced with numbers for the grading system.
Four is the highest and zero is the lowest.
Since there are still five performance levels, many might be asking themselves what’s the difference.
The biggest difference is that only 4’s and 3’s are considered passing grades.
Anything lower won’t get students to the next step, which can be frustrating and confusing for students who may have had some C’s sprinkled in their report cards in the past.
At a meeting on Thursday night, parents and students complained to the Board of Education about the system.
The board listen and voted to start revising it.