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Board Meeting Agenda at page 413: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.Feb.22.2017.mp3
Board Audio at 78:10: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.Feb.22.2017.mp3
Note from: Dawn Urbanek
On April 27, 2016 Principals from seven CUSD elementary schools made a presentation to the Board for a three year blue print to "re-image" their schools. As part of "Moving Capo Forward", these schools are going through an educational makeover designed to attract students to schools with declining enrollment and prevent the District from having to close schools by providing each school with a new educational focus.
December 14, 2016 Kinoshita, Marblehead
January 25, 2017 RH Dana, Hidden Hills, Lobo
February 22, 2017 Del Obispo, Wood Canyon
at 79:05 Dr Susan Holiday. This process began with difficult circumstances (The closure of Crown Valley Elementary School - Now OCASA Charter School), the re-imagining of these schools has the potential to reach well beyond these seven schools.
at 80:17 Dr Greg Merwin, Assistant Superintendent, PreK- 5 Curriculum and Instruction presented the item. Strategic vision of #CAPOForward. CAPOForward is a pilot which they hope to expand beyond these seven schools, to other schools in the District and beyond. In preparation for School of Choice week each school received brochures, new web sites and social media sites all for the purpose of enticing greater enrollment.
at 83:28 Here is what you see on the home page of the District web site.
This is the #CAPOForward Web Site -
84:17 Each school's web site
at 84:38 Professional Development -
Note from Dawn Urbanek- At the January 25, 2017 BOT meeting Agenda Item #18 page 520 Trustees approved a $269,500.00 3 year Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics professional development proposal from Discovery Education for 11 elementary schools. (Period 1- 2016-17 $93,500.00 - Period 2 - 2017-18 $88,000.00 - Period 3- 2018-19 $88,000.00)
The 7 Capo Forward schools
at 85:19 All #CAPO Forward schools will receive a FabLab (also known as a Fabrication Lab or Maker Space)
CUSD is currently identifying rooms in each school and what type of furniture and equipment will be available.
*Note Dawn Urbanek - UCI just launched their FabWorks and will collaborate with CUSD on their Markerspace
What is FABWorks?
at 86:19 Del Obispo presentation
at 94:32 Wood Canyon presentation
at 103:15 How success will be measured
104:25 Branding and Advertising of 7 schools + new academic opportunities
SUPERINTENDENT AND TRUSTEE COMMENTS
at 106:00 Trustee Hannacek - When I visited Wood Canyon I could feel the difference - the energy and excitement. Re: FABLab - How many FabLabs were we able to partner with UCI. All of our schools need these labs.
at 107:58 Trustee Hatton-Hodson- We do want to expand. How are we comparing student attendance- year to year or to other schools? The Dashboard will help us with data points.
at 110:20 Trustee Holloway - Girls in Science at Ocean Institute- Offered partnerships with CUSD especially Title I schools.
at 111:25 Trustee Pritchard - I like the idea of branding. Maybe add uniforms to make it seem even more of an academy environment.
at 113:25 Trustee McNicholas - One of the reason we did this was to increase enrollment at some of our under enrolled schools to entice people to come back to their neighborhood schools - you are going to keep track of those numbers.
BACKGROUND FROM January 25, 2017 BOT Meeting
Board Meeting Agenda at page 812: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/1474344529390663222.pdf
Board Audio at 88:20: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.Jan.25.2017.mp3
at 88:56 Dr. Susan Holiday presented this Item
This is part 2 of a 3 part presentation by Principals to provide Trustees with an over view of a three year blue print to "re-image" their schools. As part of "Moving Capo Forward", these schools are going through an educational makeover designed to attract students to schools with declining enrollment and prevent the District from having to close schools by providing each school with a new educational focus.
at 89:20 Presented by Dr. Greg Merwin, Assistant Superintendent, Pre K-5 Curriculum & Instruction
Tonights Presentation features Marblehead Elementary School and Kinoshita Elementary School
#CAPOFORWARD Logo and Moto
Originally schools were Identified as:
Del Obispo: College and Career Readiness/AVID without changing any curriculum they changed the name to STEM and Next- Generation Learning.
Kinoshita: College and Career Readiness/AVID without changing any curriculum they changed the name to
Lobo: STEAM without changing any curriculum they changed the name to STEAM/Innovation
Wood Canyon: Arts & Media without changing any curriculum they changed the name to Arts and Communication
Source: April 27, 2016 BOT Meeting Agenda Item #19 page 323
Board Audio at 1:14:19 http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2015-16.html
At 1:09:54 Trustee Alpay makes the comment that this is just "Marketing Gimic" - changing names to "Academy" without changing anything of substance - just a con job. Money can be better spent elsewhere.
at 93:30 A School District has 60 seconds to get a message across.
at 94:10 Schools use Twitter Facebook and Instagram
at 95:12 Demonstrating the Power of Social Media One little Girl wrote that she wanted to go to Georgia Tech after Graduation. When her work was posted on Instagram, Georgia tech wrote back and said they look forward to welcoming her after high school.
95:57 Images reflect Lobo's investment in flexible seating, creativity and innovation.
at 96:04 Facebook
at 96:29 School web sites get more powerful when you combine social media with the school web site. This slide demonstrates how the web site is automatically up-dated with tweets as they happen. This increases web site visits.
at 95:55 Professional Development see: Agenda Item #18 Discovery Education
This is a $269,500 3 year contract for Professional Development Training in STEM.
Period 1- 2016-17 $93,500.00
Period 2 - 2017-18 $88,000.00
Period 3- 2018-19 $88,000.00
Approval of a 3 year Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics professional development proposal from Discovery Education for 11 elementary schools. The sites being considered for this proposal are:
The 7 Capo Forward schools
at 98:00 Presentation from marblehead
unfortunately there is no link inserted
at 1:04:28 Kinoshita presentation
unfortunately there is no link inserted
at 112:29 Professional Development is a growing business in Education. CUSD has a vision of having it's Principals and Teachers go out to other schools and use these "re-imagined schools" as a model for the rest of the schools in the district and across the State. The District has a "vision" for being a national leader.
at 112:50 Trustee Hanacek
How would you grow this piloted concept?
CUSD would be bringing staff from other schools in to be trained at CUSD.
at 115:30 Trustee Pritchard
Have you thought about presenting this at other National Conferences so that other School Districts can benefit.
at 116:42 Gila Jones
Maybe would could see if any local colleges would want to have a doctoral student study this pilot.
at 118:20 Trustee McNicholas
Loved the Community Engagement
December 14, 2016 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Board Agenda Item #30 http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/1373709562469729052.pdf page 529 - 547
Board Audio at 161:03: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17.html
At the September 28, 2016 Board meeting Trustees approved a contract with Album Agency dba Album Creative Studios Incorporated re: "Re-imagine Schools Branding Proposal". The contract amount is $24,900.00 (Stated Estimated Amount is $55,600.00 - Contract states no more than $80,000)
CUSD is hiring Album Agency dba Album Creative Studios Incorporated to "Provide various communications and marketing services, including Re-Imagined Schools, strategic sessions on campus, reviewing existing profiles, designing a bi-fold brochure improving existing School Loop websites and optional ongoing design for promotional materials".
On May 11, 2016 the Board was asked to revise district policy regarding renaming the schools and potentially adding the word “academy” came back before the board on May 11. However, trustees determined that a new policy was unnecessary due to the board’s current ability to rename schools. The board voted 6-1 to table the item indefinitely.
December 14, 2016 BOARD PRESENTATION