“... preliminary results from the Illinois State Board of Education, leaked to PeoriaStory show that only four public schools made adequate yearly progress,as shown in test scores.
They are Calvin Coolidge Middle School, Charter Oak Primary School, Northmoor-Edison Primary School, and Washington Gifted Middle School. Hines, Kellar and Lindbergh made AYP in math but not in reading.
Watch for the official results to be released later, including the high schools, which District 150 reportedly is appealing.”
District 150 does not start taking school waiver applications until August 1st.
Boundary Waivers (BW) (from the District website)
Boundary Waiver (BW) requests are received for a short window each fall, prior to the start of school. Applications for boundary waivers must be approved by Central Office Administration, the Principal of both the receiving and exiting school, illustrate a specific concern with the student's “home” school and space (and resources) must be available in the receiving school. Transportation is not provided by the District for approved Boundary Waiver requests.
Special Programs (SP) CHOICE Applications will be accepted for the 2011-2012 school year until June 10, 2011. Boundary Waiver CHOICE Applications will be accepted between August 1 and August 12, 2011 for the 2011-2012 school year. NCLB-School Improvement CHOICE Applications (opt-out) may be submitted until June 6, 2011, but the Illinois State Board of Education approved form (obtained with a letter from the District’s Title I Department) must be used.Could there be some concern at the District that if the public were to receive the list of schools that did make AYP and those that didn’t, it could set off a chain of transfers to the higher performing schools that did meet AYP (as mandated under the federal No Child Left Behind Act)?
For the sake of students and parents, the information should be released sooner rather than later. I understand that results need to be certified or whatever and the District “is reportedly appealing” the high school info, but these tasks should be of the highest priority.
The District could save families from having to deal with the distraction of scrambling to find a good placement. It’s not fair to receiving schools or students when they have to throw another student in the mix without being able to adequately plan for receiving them.
Once decisions are made as to who will receive transfer students, schools will not likely have settled schedules, classrooms, teaching and support staff until after Labor Day.