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ON TARGET FOR SUCCESS : 

ON TARGET FOR SUCCESS Presented by: Richard W. Grill Superintendent, Sabinal ISD

“A VISION WITHOUT A PLAN IS MERELY A DREAM”-Richard W. Grill : 

“A VISION WITHOUT A PLAN IS MERELY A DREAM”-Richard W. Grill

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Sabinal ISD Vision Statement “Making a difference by striving for excellence”

2010-2011 Board Goals : 

2010-2011 Board Goals To provide exemplary student performance PK-12 Empower students to respond appropriately to academic and social challenges as they are faced in our schools and in our community To ensure that each student successfully completes graduation requirements and is prepared for college/workforce Significantly increase students’ academic proficiency by recruiting and retaining high quality teachers

The Plan : 

The Plan

2010-2011 District Non-Negotiables : 

2010-2011 District Non-Negotiables Positive attitudes C-SCOPE curriculum Ongoing curriculum support with ESC-20 Significant academic improvement in all content areas & grade levels Technology integration into lessons Horizontal & vertical campus team meetings with principal Teacher web pages with homework posted daily Grades posted on-line weekly Campus-wide grading policies Benchmark testing and data disaggregation in grades 1-11 Campus administration spend at least 50% of their time with teachers and instruction Parental contact on student absences Improved Public Relations through better media exposure Take pride in our schools by maintaining facilities Campus-wide positive behavior support program

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“You can please some of the people some of the time… But you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”

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New Instructional Programs Expanded Dual Credit and Advance Placement Programs: UT-Austin UT-Arlington Lamar University Texas Virtual Schools Network Sul Ross University- Rio Grande Campus SWTJC Food Products & Processing program(aka “Ag. Meats” class) Culinary Arts program (FCS class) Horticulture & Floriculture classes (new greenhouse shared between Ag & FSC programs) Prescriptive and Intervention Classes Homework Lab

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Academic Accomplishments High School academic rating advances to “Recognized” status after being rated “Unacceptable” just two years ago Junior High School academic rating advances to “Acceptable” after being rated “Unacceptable” last year Elementary School remains an “Academically Acceptable” rated campus Higher graduation rate, lower drop-out rate, and higher completion rate when compared to State averages

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Facility Improvements Completely renovated classrooms at the Elementary School, High School & Band Hall Includes: New floors, cabinets, ceilings, dry erase boards, and bulletin boards Includes: New teacher & 4 student use computers; Promethean Smartboards; LDC projectors; Intergraded sound systems; Document cameras; and Student response system New exterior paint Additional improvements at the Elementary School New windows & shades; HVAC systems and restrooms Gym: New paint in the gym & in Foyer; enclosed exterior windows; and HVAC repairs Stadium: New parameter fence; re-routed sideline fence (safety issue); and new concession stand Softball field: New competition facility which will allow home field advantage

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Facility Improvements 85% of all classrooms have been renovated, or have received new paint and equipment 23 rooms at the Elementary School 17 rooms at the Junior/Senior High School

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New Technology Equipment For Our Classrooms Which Supports the “21st Century Classroom” Instructional Model

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Financial Accomplishments Sabinal ISD has the 8th lowest property tax rate in Texas at $0.87 compared to the State average of $1.221 (or $0.351 less). Sabinal ISD was jointly awarded $965,000 in a competitive “Teach Tech Texas” grant. Sabinal ISD received an additional $1,120,849 in Federal and State grants. 10% student growth in two years. . Sabinal ISD financial status was rated “Superior” by TEA in its financial accountability system; this is the highest financial rating a school district can receive.

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Financial Accomplishments No program or instructional budget cuts. Sabinal ISD employees are one of the best paid staff in 1-A schools; we are near median for all classifications of schools in Texas.

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Tax Rate Comparison of Area School Districts

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Who’s new in Sabinal ISD? 5 New Professional Staff 2 Elementary teachers 2 Secondary teachers New full-time librarian All Sabinal ISD teachers meet both State and Federal requirements for certification in their teaching assignments

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Thank you for your support!

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