The Stephenville ISD board of trustees will meet Monday afternoon to review several agenda items, hear the superintendent’s report and recognize SISD students and staff members.
The board will review the operating guidelines for video surveillance in special education settings.
“Texas Education Code 29.022 (SB 507) requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, beginning with the 2016/2-17 school year, to place, operate and maintain video cameras with audio recording capability in self-contained classrooms and other special education settings (as defined by law) for students with disabilities, upon request of a parent, trustee, or staff member,” a document released by SISD states. “For the purpose of promoting the safety of students with disabilities in these classrooms.”
Superintendent Matt Underwood will give a report, which will include a short presentation on the Special Olympics Texas.
Underwood will go over a plan to engage SISD students in a local Special Olympics event.
The board will take action on changes made to the 2016-17 district improvement plan, which includes:
Enhance learning for all students through the use of technology in the classroom by continuing a 1:1 initiative. Teaching core values to all students and staff members for the success in every day lives in preparing them for their individual pathway. Partner with Common Sense Media to provide Digital Citizenship education to promote safety while harnessing the learning potential of digital media in a 24/7 connected world. Partner with Tarleton State University to provide a professional development conference (iChampion Core Summit) focusing on innovative technology and teaching methods. Fulfill obligations as a member of the League of Innovative Schools to improve outcomes for students while solving the challenges facing K-12 students through powerful and rich use of technologies; advocate for positive change in education; explore and partner with like-minded districts across the nation to discover new approaches to teaching and learning. Provide daily face-to-face support to capitalize on research-based practices, embedding and integrating effective technology with sound pedagogy by utilizing the Digital Learning Team. Implementation of Blended Learning opportunities for all students, principals, and staff with flexible scheduling and personalized opportunities that are aligned to identified needs and goals. The SISD board will also recognize three individuals on core values and the Erath County United Way Campaign competition winner.