Monday, September 10, 2012

2012 Walpole Site Based Annual Report

       The Walpole School Site-Based Committee, comprised of teachers, parents, community members, support staff, a school board member and the principal, have met monthly this past school year.  
            Every year, the Walpole School Site-Based Committee is actively involved in the formation of the new school budget.  This past school year, the site-based committee began assisting the school staff in addressing the recommendations for school improvement from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Decennial Report.  Walpole School received their accreditation in November of 2011.  The committee also closely supervises all school improvement initiatives and new programs. 
Open communication with school and community members continues to be a top priority for the committee.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.
The site-based committee has embraced its vision of working collaboratively to design and implement educational programs that will allow all students and staff to learn and succeed in a mutually supportive environment.  It is our hope that you will all join us in this journey.  Our results are listed below.
 1.  Held monthly meetings.
 2.  Recorded minutes of meetings.
 3.  Posted minutes at all school buildings.
 4.  Developed and approved items in the 2012-2013 school budget.
 5.  Communicated to all Walpole Attendance Area parents by mailing a letter expressing our support for 2012-2013 warrant articles.
 6.  Continued supporting the Walpole School Mathematics Improvement Plan.
 7.  Maintained open communication with our constituents.
 8.  Invited the school board, select people and the budget committee to a site-based meeting for a budget presentation.
 9.  Requested that a letter go to parents to solicit volunteers in the school.
10.  Reviewed student results on assessments and the formation of school data teams.
11.  Supported the Walpole School Decennial Accreditation and praised the school when it received their accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
12.  Reviewed the results of the 2011 Effective School Survey and provided suggestions for change to the school.                      
13.  Assisted the Walpole School in the formation of a parking lot safety plan.
14.  Provided input on revising the Walpole School Mission and Expectation.
15.  The Walpole Site-Based Committee completes an annual performance report each summer.
16.  Introduced the committee to “Response to Intervention” strategies for the Walpole School.
17.  Supported raising the 2012-2013 budget by $250,000.00 at the deliberative session.
18.  Supported the hiring of a new part-time guidance counselor position for the Walpole School.
19.  Supported the Wellness initiative throughout the Walpole School.
20.  Assisted school staff in the hiring process of teachers and support staff. 
Goals and Suggestions for Improvement for the Next School Year:
       Will be determined in the fall of 2012.
Walpole School Site-Based