Falls City Public Schools Superintendent’s District Update – December 10, 2019
Superintendent, Tim Heckenlively
The Falls City High FCCLA Chapter was the subject of the student and organization showcase. Falls City High School and Middle School Family and Consumer Science teacher Kim Nolte, accompanied by FCCLA members Faith Zimmerman, Piper Sutton, Madi Scholl, Zoe Ebel, Alexis Miller, Chase Nolte, and Emma Killingsworth, described the leadership and career exploration experiences the local FCCLA program provides. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including family relationships, parenting, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, peer pressure, the environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life-planning, goal setting, problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication-necessary in the home and workplace.
Continuous School Improvement initiatives to merge into one process in the coming year. The School Improvement Action Plans are to become a common action plan that will incorporate CIP, MTSS and TIP. Most recently, the School Improvement Team has created a school district-wide (K-12) writing rubric. Starting in January 2020, teachers in the core areas of Science, Math, English, and Social Studies will administer and score a writing sample during second semester. Engaging our FCPS students in writing consistently across the curriculum and then providing specific feedback from the scoring rubric will be beneficial for improving writing skills for all students K-12.
The District 56 Board of Education acted on several items before concluding the regular meeting.
1. Approved board policy reviews on final readings 1) Policy 5350 Video Surveillance; 2) Policy 5351 Photograph and Video Policy; 3) Policy 7140 Exempt and Part-Time Students; 4) Policy 7400 Alternative School
2. Accepted the resignation of Robert Baker with gratitude and appreciation, effective July 31, 2020 to retire and relocate closer to family (32 years as the Transportation Supervisor for District 56).
The next regular monthly Board of Education meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Central Office in Falls City Middle School. Regular and special meeting agendas are kept in the Office of the Superintendent, Tim Heckenlively.
Falls City Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status or economic status in its programs, activities and employment.
Superintendent Tim Heckenlively announced The Falls City Education Foundation Annual Outstanding Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year Awards and the Outstanding . . .
During inclement weather, when announced, the following will be used for emergency snow routes. When we run these routes, it will be for the A.M. and P.M. routes. Falls City Public Schools will use hard surfaced Highways only. . . .