Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/10/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Curriculum
Type: Action
Subject: 5.16 Approval of Elementary ELA Supplemental (Second Read)
Strategic Plan 2018-2023:
ACADEMIC - Quality Instruction
Policy: IIAA - Curriculum and Textbook Adoption
Provide Name(s) of Attachments: Quote
File Attachment:
Quote_5676089-Park Hill SD-UOS.pdf
Provide Background Details and Rationale: Members of the district English Language Arts curriculum team developed curriculum in alignment with the Missouri Learning Standards. This curriculum was board approved in January 2013. During the 2019-2020 curriculum review process the team determined the need for the supplemental reading resources with Lucy Calkins Units of Study Reading. (We have already purchased Lucy Calkins Units of Study Writing.) The purchase of these teaching materials will enhance and align with the current curriculum which includes print and web based resources. Currently Units of Study Reading are referenced and written into our curriculum and resources are shared among grade level teams. Allowing teachers to have their own print materials has been widely requested and determined appropriate by the English Language Arts curriculum writing team. The reading units offer a framework for teaching the skills and strategies of proficient reading. Performance assessments and learning progressions help teachers monitor progress, lead small group instruction, and set next-step goals.
Provide Funding Source and Estimated Cost: Resource budget
Estimated Cost: $52,962.40
Legal References N/A
Name of Persons(s) Submitting Agenda Item with Title Dr. Jasmine Briedwell, Director of Elementary Education
Dr. Mike Kimbrel, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
Presenter(s) if Presentation Anticipated N/A
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Park Hill Board of Education approve the purchase of Lucy Calkins Units of Study Reading supplemental resources, as presented and authorize Dr. Cowherd, Superintendent or her designee to sign any required documents.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Jasmine Briedwell - Director of Elementary Education
Signed By:
Dr. Mike Kimbrel - Assistant Superintendent - Academic Services
Signed By:
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd - Superintendent