BFT UPDATE  – Middle School Program

  •  Proposed Schedule:
    • Four-day rotating schedule (ABCD days)
      • REACH: 45 minutes
      • ENCORE (U.A.): 80 minutes
      • CORE: four 57 minute periods
      • LUNCH: 25 minutes
      • HOMEROOM: 5 minutes
  • Team meetings and prep time is to take place when students are attending encore classes.
  • Flex is being eliminated.  In its place will be a REACH period for instructional purposes.
    • Instructional period to be used for the following:
      • World Language (7/8th grade student only)
      • Intervention
      • Student pull-outs from Guidance
      • Read About
      •  Team time to:
        • reinforce core curriculum concepts
        • work with students who need additional help/time
        • teach enrichment and/or remediation  activities
          • teams will have the freedom to:
            • separate students amongst the team teachers as needed and work on whatever it is they feel is necessary during this period
            • utilize existing curriculum in their planning
            • offer enrichment and/or remediation activities that will not be grades-based
  • Encore
    • A 45-day program  made up of:
      • PE and Wellness  (classes will be combined)
        • Scope and staffing of this program are still being determined
      •  Engineering & Technology and Computer Education  (classes will be combined)
        • Computer Education teaching positions are being eliminated
      • Study Skills program and teaching positions are being eliminated
      • Art
      • Music: General Music, Band and Chorus
      • READ 180
        • Students to be pulled from encore classes twice per week
  • Positions being worked out, in flux and/or in jeopardy due to funding:
    • Math Intervention: currently to be divided between schools
    • Gifted Coach
      • Will it be a K-8, K-5, or 6-8 position?
    • Library Media:
      • Current proposal calls for one LMS in each new K-8 building
    • Intervention Specialist
    • Special Education
      • Number of teachers per team/school dependent on enrollment
    • CMT Building Coordinator
  • Computers
    • Each class is expected to have five MS Windows machines
      • Teachers will have one of their own, an Elmo, and a Smartboard
    • Other areas where computers will be available:
      • Library
      •  Engineering & Technology
  • On hold until spring (March?):
    • Finalized schedule (starting times, periods, etc.)
    • Positions and anything dependent upon funding
    • Redistricting
    • School enrollments
    • Teacher assignments
      • Be prepared: all areas, grades and disciplines may be affected
    • Bus schedule

 

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