Hackberry School District
Contracted a reading specialist to provide professional development for staff to provide interventions/strategies in the academic areas of reading and writing. The reading specialist will monitor students progress monthly to determine individual student interventions. Fall, Spring, and Summer School Intersessions have been scheduled for all students to attend if needed. Four teachers and three paraeducators will be employed to meet the specific needs of students. According to the state assessment results for 2020, most students are deficient in reading, writing, and math. District benchmarks are given to monitor student achievement and have the ability to implement appropriate strategies/interventions to support academic growth. A FTE paraeducator was employed to support small group or individual interventions. Students are identified by teachers and the results of their benchmark assessments. A schedule is developed to meet the needs of the students. Teachers and paraeducators will be implementing Positive Actions program within their classrooms. Positive Action is a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum that helps students develop self-management skills and encourages responsible decision making. Positive Action meets all the requirements set forth by the US Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It offers flexible programs that teachers can seamlessly incorporate into their lesson plans. Positive Action Kits will be purchased to support implementation of program. Middle School bundle for $1,215.00 and Grades 1st and 4th for $400.00 each. An online webinar for $550.00 will be purchased for staff development. Our school district consists of 4 teachers, 4 paraeducators, and 48 students total. Our teacher to student ratio is very small. The largest is 2 staff to 8 students. Sessions will be 30 minutes weekly.