Members of the Lexington R-V school board had student achievement in mind when they decided to become a Professional Learning Community. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Superintendent Brad MacLaughlin:
MacLaughlin says before making any decisions the board sought input from the teachers about what they needed to help increase scores. According to MacLaughlin, the district already practices “Response To Intervention” which evaluates every student’s level and differentiates instruction accordingly. The move to a PLC means more in-house training for teachers and greater opportunities to help struggling students.
In other school news, projects from a 2009 bond issue were completed over the summer. McLaughlin believes one project should show immediate dividends for the district as 11 new HVAC units were supplied at the Middle School. The replacements are more energy-efficient models which should help to keep utility costs down for the district.
Several back-to-school events are scheduled for the coming weeks. Enrollment begins August 8th from 3-7 p.m. at the middle school and a district-wide open house is scheduled for August 16th. The first day of school is August 18th.