School Improvement

6 months ago

Annually Alaska schools are designated for improvement. The three designations of school improvement include:

  • Comprehensive Support and Improvement due to graduation rate (CSI-Grad Rate), 

  • Comprehensive Support and Improvement due to an index value in the lowest 5 percent of schools (CSI (5%)), and 

  • Targeted Support and Improvement due to subgroup performance (TSI).

The Juneau School District has two schools designated for CSI-Grad Rate: HomeBridge and Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School. Harborview Elementary, Mendenhall River Elementary, Sayéik: Gastineau Community School, and Sit' Eeti' Shaanax: Glacier Valley Elementary have been identified as TSI schools. Kax̲dig̲oowu Héen Elementary School has a CSI (5%) designation. Each school has developed a school improvement plan that is updated annually. The 2023-24 plans are linked below:


District Improvement

The Juneau School District has a District Improvement Plan embodied in the JSD Strategic Plan. The results are published annually in the “Dashboard Indicators of Success” report which is located on the Teaching and Learning Assessment page.

The purpose of the plan and the report is to increase student achievement, improve our programs, and meet the goals of continuous improvement. The process for improvement looks at student and district needs and prepares action plans based on researched-based practices. Each year, the District asks parents and guardians of our students for participation in this process. For further questions or to express interest, please call the federal programs coordinator at 523-1730 or email amanda.duvall@juneauschools.org.

Detailed assessment results for Juneau schools are available on the District Assessment web page or on the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development website.

Parents can also help by increasing their understanding of the assessments, understanding the importance of good attendance and graduating from school, visiting schools and becoming a volunteer, and engaging in reading and math strategies at home.

Additional information about the Federal Programs, such as ESEA, and what parents can to do improve student achievement can be found at the U.S. Department of Education Parent page.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS

7 months ago

Federal Programs: Public Complaint Procedures

The Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires school districts to adopt procedures for resolving disputes regarding operations of programs authorized under the Act. The intention of this section of the law is to inform the public of dispute procedures. 

There may be disputes about transportation or enrollment decisions from students, families or advocates of students in foster care or experiencing homelessness, as described in the Title I-A program. In these or other situations involving the ESEA (ESSA) programs, the forms provided on this weblink can be used. We prefer to resolve conflicts in a proactive manner, however. If you have a complaint, please call the Federal Education Programs Coordinator, at 523-1730.

Please refer to this Juneau School District Board Policy for further information.


Who may file a dispute?

Any organization, parent, teacher, or member of the public may file a complaint against the LEA, the Local Education Agency–the Juneau School District.

 

How is the complaint filed?

A Federal Programs Dispute Resolution Process form is completed and submitted to the Federal Programs Office, c/o 10014 Crazy Horse Drive, Juneau AK 99801

 

Definition of a Complaint

There are both formal and informal complaint procedures. A formal complaint must be a written, signed statement that includes: 1. an allegation that a federal statute or regulation applicable to a local education agency (LEA) program has been violated, 2. facts, including documentary evidence that supports the allegation, and 3. the specific requirement, statute, or regulation being violated.

Qualified Paraprofessional

Please contact Victoria Hedman or Cherish Hansen in Human Resources with questions regarding the ParaPro Assessment or Qualified Paraprofessional (QP) status.

QP requirements apply to K-5 Paraeducators at Title I School-wide schools: Sít' Eetí Shaanáx:Glacier Valley, Sayéik: Gastineau, Harborview, and Riverbend.