Avon Board of Education Announces Vacancy
The Avon Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) has begun the process to fill the vacant school board seat left after the resignation of President Scott Radcliffe.
During the April 19 regular BOE meeting, board members approved Radcliffe’s resignation, retroactive to April 11 when he was sworn in as the new Ward 4 Avon City Councilman replacing Dan Urban who resigned in March.
Avon residents interested in the vacant position are asked to submit a Letter of Interest, as well as a resume, no later than 4 p.m. April 28 to Attn: Katie Henes, Treasurer, Avon Local Schools, 36600 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011.
The BOE term expires December 2017.
Interviews for the position are tentatively set to take place the week of May 2.
Questions, contact Superintendent Mike Laub, or Treasurer Katie Henes at 440-937-4680.
Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) meetings scheduled
The Avon Locals Schools are in the process of reviewing our Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). A copy of the current plan is available on our website. The purpose of the CIP is to move the district forward in preparing our students to be competitive academically, while remaining fiscally responsible as a district. The plan is a decision-making framework that will be used over the next three school years to assist the district in achieving these goals.
The committee consists of community members, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and Board of Education members. We invite anyone interested in being part of the planning process for a new CIP to attend the meetings outlined below. Meetings will be held at the new Avon Middle School (3445 Long Road) and begin at 6:30 p.m.
April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
* This first session will be a brainstorming session where we will break in to smaller groups and answer the questions: Where are we as a district? And, where do we want to go?
May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
* During our second session, we will take those “Big Ideas” and answer: How will we get there? Who will be responsible? And, what is our timeline?
May 18 at 6:30 p.m.
June 1 at 6:30 p.m. (this meeting may not be necessary)
* The third and fourth (possible) sessions will be all about the details.
Road Construction Causing Bus Delay
On or about April 21, the current construction work zone for the widening of Nagel Road south of Detroit Road will change to ONE WAY TRAFFIC heading SOUTHBOUND only. All other traffic will observe and follow the detours displayed on various roads. This zone will remain in place until further notice.
Expect possible delays or slight change in the schedule of bus routes due to the detour. Buses included are Heritage Bus 4, AMS Bus 40, East Bus 6, ELC Buses 23 & 26 for preschool.
We appreciate your patience. Thank you.
STATE RELEASES DISTRICT REPORT CARD DATA: Avon Local Schools rank in the top 20 on the state Report Card
This is the third year Ohio is using a new report card to rate school districts. Avon’s Report Card grades for 2015 along with our designations from 2014 and 2013 are listed below. There have been notable changes in testing for the current school year. PARCC has been replaced as a state testing vendor. American Institutes for Research (AIR) is Ohio’s new testing vendor for all content areas. The second major change is the testing time for students has been reduced almost in half per content area. The results below are based on last school year’s assessments. These changes can have an impact on our district’s data. The results below indicate we continue to perform at a high level and continue to improve.
Avon Local Schools Report Card results: http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/District-Report.aspx?DistrictIRN=048116
Ohio Department of Education Report Card guide: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Data/Report-Card-Resources/ReportCardGuide.pdf.aspx
Achievement Results – Indicators Met and Performance Index
|Performance Index||B (105.6)||B (107.4)||B (106.8)|
**Performance Index for 2015 was affected by 58 assessments receiving a ‘zero’ for students opting out of testing.
**A letter grade of an ‘A’ for Performance Index requires a score of 108.
Graduation Rate – The 4 year and 5 year graduation rate
|4 Year Rate||A||A||A|
|5 Year Rate||A||A||A|
*** The 4 year graduation rate includes those students who earned diplomas within four years of entering 9th grade for the first time.
***The 5 year graduation rate includes those students who earned diplomas within five years of entering 9th for the first time. (This includes those students who qualify for special services).
Gap Closing – AMO
|Gap Closing (AMO)||C||B||C|
** Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) measure the academic performance of specific demographic groups of students.
Progress Data – These are measures of student growth (Value-Added Data) and we are rated in 4 areas
|Students with Disabilities||A||B||C|
K-3 Literacy – Measures students in grade K-3 who are not reading at grade level.
|K-3 Literacy||C||Not Reported||Not Reported|
** For Avon, this is a very small percentage (approximately 5%) of students. With recent adoption of our Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments as our diagnostic tool, we will be able to identify those students who are not reading at grade level. We are confident this will improve our K-3 literacy scores.
We are proud of our results and the hard work that goes into achieving these ratings. We will continue to look at all data to identify how we can continue to be successful and improve.
We thank you for continued support of our district.
If there are any questions, please contact us.
With Eagle Pride,
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Avon Local Schools
EAGLE RUN REGISTRATION OPEN!
Join us for the 16th annual Eagle Run, presented by Mercy, May 28 at Avon High School. Proceeds benefit the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund and other local charities.
The family-fun event includes a 5-mile run, 5k run/walk and 1-mile kids fun run.
Help your favorite Avon student win a pool and dodge ball party at the French Creek YMCA by adding his/her teacher’s name to your registration form.
The first 1,000 adults to register will receive a T-shirt and hat. T-shirts will also be given to the kids.
To register, log on to http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/eagle.asp
Sign up today!