NCAE November State Board Review
Hurricane Matthew Storm Update:
Residential Schools Annual Reports and recommendations are online
Actions During the SBE Meeting 1. Passed a SBE resolution supporting the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework. 2. Discussed policy revisions for Healthy Active Children and concerns were raised that Charter Schools need to be added. 3. Discussed the proposed revised Math I Extended Content Standards for students enrolled in the NC Occupational Course of Study. The changes are more aligned to the NCES, fewer objectives are covered and once approved go into effect the 2017-18 school year. 4. Approved the 2017-19 Biennial Expansion Budget requests that includes items that are part of the SBE Strategic Plan, that go beyond normal budgeted items. 5. Received the draft of the State of the Teaching Profession report where data collection has been revamped to include mobility (transferring from one LEA to another) as well as leaving the profession and/or the state. 6. Superintendent Atkinson shared the good news regarding graduation rates with a shout out to Avery and Dare counties for having the highest success rate. 7. Continued to discuss ESSA decisions points regarding items that are to be included in the North Carolina state ESSA plan.
NCAE’s North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children has created a Disaster Relief Fund to assist members in need, as well as NEAMB, for impacted counties. NCAE served as a donation site. Tons of food and cleaning supplies were collected and delivered to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. School supplies were also collected and are being delivered to LEAs hit hardest by the storm.
Eighteen LEAs sustained damage due to Hurricane Matthew, with Robeson County receiving the most damage with 14 schools and the Central Office. Seventy schools in North Carolina received damage with a loss of $8.9 million. Make up days can be held on Saturdays.
Global Badge and Global Ready School Recognitions Brenda Todd of Union County has been recognized as the First Global Educator Digital Badge Completer. Global-Ready School Prepared Level East Mecklenburg High School; Mr. Richard Parker, principal; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Harrisburg Elementary School; Ms. Tonya Williams, principal; Cabarrus County Schools Harris Road Middle School; Mr. Raymond "Tripp" Aldredge, III, principal; Cabarrus County Schools Model Level - Global-Ready School Carolina Forest International Elementary School; Ms. Leanne Ervin, principal; Onslow County Schools