School Improvement committee makes plans

Lora Kester, Mease Elementary School Principal and curriculum director of the Humboldt Community School District, was one of the presenters in last week’s School Improvement Advisory Committee meeting held on March 31. Independent photo.

By Phil Monson
Last week’s 90-minute meeting of the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) is expected to result in some ideas to be implemented both immediately and long-term.
A group of over 50 community members joined Humboldt’s administrative team and some teaching staff, to review district goals and priorities at the meeting on March 31 at the high school media center.
“We are here tonight to get all kinds of ideas. We are sharing some of the ideas of the new administrative team and we also want input from the community stakeholders in the district,” Humboldt first-year school superintendent Jim Murray said.
Mease Elementary Principal and school curriculum coordinator Lora Kester said the creation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for staff in grades PK-12 will meet at least twice per month to share common research-proven strategies to learn, apply and adjust model; share implementation of data-formative assessments and provide opportunities for coaching and support.
Kester said the elementary level grades will be implementing literacy curriculum.
Committee members spent time working in small groups to provide input in the areas of culture, facilities, safety and communication.
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