OBEN Board of Education Hears How Common Core is Getting Positive Results in Younger Grades
The Oyster Bay East Norwich Board of Education held its monthly Business meeting on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm in the OBHS Library. The audience was led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Oyster Bay High School senior Bob Morris.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld began her report by congratulate everyone involved in making Homecoming a wonderful community event. Dr. Seinfeld took the opportunity to invite the Board and the entire community to join her and many students in a Book Club on Monday, November 28. She praised Dr. Ryan O’Hara and Ms. Lara Gonzalez for suggesting the book selection. The book is “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen. Amazon.com describes this book, “This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices.”
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Lisa Mulhall shared 2015-16 standard student data with the Board and community. Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Tami McElwee shared the presentation by sharing with the Board how the Data Team works at the individual schools.
Principal McElwee showed that when students are introduced to the Common Core starting in Kindergarten, the data has shown that by the time they get to the second grade, they are performing significantly higher than students in previous generations.
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Michael Cipriani spoke on the use of facilities policy. As the policy stands now, groups will be charged for custodial overtime when the facilities are used outside of regular operating hours. For profit organizations can expect to pay additional fees. The Board will be fine tuning the policy in the near future.
The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm in the OBHS Library. All are welcome.