For more information, view the presentation here:
Supporting GaTAPP – SCCPSS to become an in-district Educator Preparation Provider (EPP)!
Board members passed a resolution to support the Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program within the Professional Learning Department of SCCPSS. GaTapp is intended to help fill the growing and demonstrated need for quality, non-traditionally certified educators with the implementation of an in-district program utilizing internal supports and dedicated District staff who will be on hand to provide ongoing professional development that will lead to the attainment of a clear renewable certificate.
WHITE BLUFF ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN! ESPLOST PROGRESS!
The Board approved the award of Bid #C19-11 New Replacement Facility – White Bluff Elementary School (ESPLOST) to TQ Constructors, Inc., for a total project cost of $18,177,624.95. Construction is about to begin!
Sharing the Good News!
The Superintendent’s Student of the Month for December was announced! Congratulations to Larissa Gomez – a senior from New Hampstead High School
Policy BA – Goals and Objectives has been modified to align with the 2018-2019 DAS-REMI approved at the September 5, 2018 Board Meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ga/sccs/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=B83Q8R607A70
Policy FG – Facilities Projects Administration has been modified to align with HB 489 which added Georgia Procurement Registry provisions.
Policy DJE – Purchasing has been modified to align with HB 489 which added Georgia Procurement Registry provisions.
Policy JBC(4) – Awarding Units and Transferring Credit has been modified to update language pertaining to accepting transfer credit and grades.
College and Career Ready Performance Index Report
The Division of Data and Accountability presented the Board with a report on the District’s most recent CCRPI scores. The SY 2017-18 data represent a new baseline of performance, as the CCRPI was updated as part of Georgia’s State ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Plan. Due to the extent of the revisions to the CCRPI calculation, SY 2017-18 scores are not comparable to prior years’ scores. However, the District has shown great gains and outcomes that have surpassed comparison Districts! Highlights include:
- The district’s Overall score was 72.1. The district performed in the top half of all districts in the state, and exceeded the comparison group of similar districts.
- The K-5 grade band earned a score of 73.5, the 6-8 grade band earned a score of 67.7, and the 9-12 grade band earned a score of 73. The district exceeded the comparison group in all grade bands, with high school performance outpacing the comparison group by more than 6 points.
- Overall individual school scores varied with the highest score coming in at an impressive 97.1!
You can find the complete report here:
Strategic Waivers Contract Amended
On March 2, 2016, under the Georgia Flexibility Option, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System approved the application and contract to become a Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS). The contract was approved by the State Board of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The term of the contract is for five years with a start date of July 1, 2016 and an expiration date of June 30, 2021.
With the approval of ESSA, the Department of Education has made significant changes to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). CCRPI is the school improvement and accountability platform that is used to measure school performance, SWSS targets, and designations for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), Turnaround Eligible Schools (TES), and Turnaround Designated Schools (TDS). CCRPI scores from SY 2018 consist of updated calculations that make them no longer comparable to prior years.
The changes made to CCRPI now require each SWSS school district to have a new baseline and target scores. The administration has updated the contract to reflect the new base and target scores.
IN THE MOVIES! Thunderbolt Facility Lease Agreement
The Board approved the lease of the former Thunderbolt Elementary facility to Picrow Streaming, Inc for use as a film production office and storage facility commencing on February 4, 2019, and continuing on a month-to-month basis in connection with the production of a motion picture. Picrow Streaming, Inc will pay the district $22,000 a month for use of the facility.
The Board voted for officers at the first meeting of the new year. Officers for 2019 are:
- Vice President – Mr. Michael Johnson
- Vice President Pro-Tempore – Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown
The Board set committee appointments for the coming year. The full list can be found here:
The Board approved the DAS-REMI to be modified to reflect the following:
- Updates to match Policy BA: Goals and Objectives
- Updates to Goal 1 Objectives, base and targets for the following specific measures:
- Early Reading and Early Math at the Pre-K grade level – base and target measures updated to national norm.
- Student Attendance – base and target measures updated to match official student records data.
- Updates to the district organizational charts
- Updates to the budget reporting process
- Updates to the Key Performance Outcome (KPO) Strategic Waivers School System/IE² (SWSS)
January Committee Meetings
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Whitney Administrative Complex
2 Laura Avenue, Savannah
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Whitney Administrative Complex
2 Laura Avenue, Savannah
District Seeks Transportation Feedback
The District is seeking feedback on Transportation in order to improve service for our families. Please take a moment to fill out the survey below: Thank you!
Transportation Satisfaction Survey - Parents