ANTHONY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT State of the District Address Presented by Leadership Team Tuesday, January 17, 2006
District Mission Statement 2005-2006 The mission of the Anthony ISD is to prepare all students for life and learning beyond high school taking advantage of their unique bilingual and bicultural heritage. Anthony Independent School District
Anthony Independent School District • One of 1,037 districts in the State • One of 248 districts with an enrollment between 500-999 students • 482 districts with enrollment under 500
Student Ethnicity AISD State • African American 0.4% 14.2% • Hispanic 95.7% 44.7% • White 3.9% 37.7% • Other 0.0% 3.4%
Enrollment Factors • Loss of business, especially Mountain Pass • Loss of jobs and families moving • Local and Regional Economics • Change in town demographics • Additional state and local requirements that could include mandated testing, uniform policy, senior project, changes in administration, the proximity of the district in moving between states and districts and the school funding issue.
Priorities • District-wide curriculum alignment to encompass what is being taught, how it is taught and the results of what is taught. • Increase district-wide and individual school attendance.
Increase awareness and involvement of the AISD by representing the district in local, region and state meetings as members, participants, or guest presenter.
Focus on SBDM, committee formations and guidelines for CIP, DWIC, and technology. • Program evaluation utilizing Region 19 and outside consultants. • Increase student and teacher involvement and participation in academic and extracurricular activities.
Decrease accident incidence by incorporating a training and safety program District-wide. • Increase (all) stakeholder involvement in the decision making process making them true partners in defining and supporting the mission and vision of the district.
Establish a clear organizational framework for decision making, communications and school, district and community relationships.
REMOVE EXISTING BARRIERS THAT MAY IMPEDE THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ANTHONY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Facilities,Maintenance,Transportation Jacob Morales
Middle School Gym Renovation • Construction started in Summer ’05 by Basic Industries • Construction completed in January ’06 • Currently in use for all Middle School activities
Anthony Independent School District The State of Technology John Carrillo
Computer Labs • Anthony Elementary 24 Dell Computers installed Summer ’04 • Anthony Middle 19 Dell Computers installed Summer ‘05 • Anthony High 24 Dell Computers installed Summer ’05 29 Dell Computers installed in BCIS lab 27 Dell Computers available for new library
Hardware & Software • Sleek Software for Elementary & Middle Schools • Odyssey Ware available district wide • NWEA Map available district wide
Infrastructure • CAT 6 cabling in all instructional areas • Internet access available in instructional areas, including wireless capability • (3) T1 lines access the internet
E-Rate Year 9 • Upgrading of Servers • Additional cable drops • Maintenance • Telecommunications • Video Distribution System
Anthony ISD Fred Herrera Finance Director
Commitment • Accountability • Added Value • Economical use of resources • Effectiveness • Efficiency • Ethical conduct • Internal Control System The Anthony ISD Finance Department handles the District’s business office, financial, and purchasing activities. Finance also manages some Human Resources functions and provides guidance to other support departments. The Department is committed to improvements in the following categories:
Revenue by Source Local Revenue State Revenue Federal Revenue
Anthony I.S.D.Academic Excellence Indicator System 2004 - 2005 Ann Geyer Director of School Support
Improvement Strategies • Analysis of test data • MAP testing to determine benchmark achievement • More focus on content vocabulary • More Inclusion (integration into regular classroom of special education students and bilingual/ESL students) • Training on determining special education testing levels • Common planning time for teachers • Focus on curriculum alignment
Anthony ISD Special Education Department
Special Education Staff • Number of Teachers 4 • Number of Paraprofessionals 8 • Diagnostician 1 • Speech Pathologist 1 • Occupational Therapist 1 • Physical Therapist 1 • Secretary 1 • Director 1
Resource Self- Contained Mainstream Therapeutic Horsemanship Assistive Technology Transportation Counseling Diagnostics Speech Therapy Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Psychological Testing Visually Impaired Orientation and Mobility Special Education Settings/Services
District Special Education Numbers by Disability Primary Disability 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 OI 0 1 1 OHI 3 3 3 VI 1 1 1 MR 2 4 5 ED 4 2 0 LD 68 72 64 SI 25 19 23 AU 1 1 1 Total 104 103 98
Special Education Referrals 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 18 33 7* * As of 12/31/05
Anthony Elementary School Wildcats Wildcats
Initiatives and Programs Implemented: • Character Counts Program • Six Pillars of Character • Citizenship, Caring, Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility,& • Fairness • Nine attributes: Tolerance, Self Control, Perserverance, Togetherness • , Justice, Peace, Loyalty, Integrity, & Patience • The issue of bullying addressed • “Funtastic After School Program… Communities in Schools • Grades 3-5 • Spelling Bee, Games, Physical Activities, Choir, Folklorico, & Talent Show • ARI & AMI Pull-out & After School Tutoring Programs • Best Practices Intervention • Early Reading & Math instrument assessment results • Diagnostic Tools to identify those students at-risk • MAP, TPRI, Tejas LEE, & RPTE