Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Interim Super Dixon presented new attendance plan to union

Buffalo News blogger Mary Pasciak wrote today about the latest teacher evaluation plan that factors in student attendance district officials introduced to the Buffalo Teachers Federation on Friday.

Dixon,  "verbally outlined a fairly complex plan; it boils down to student attendance being measured on a schoolwide basis, and the dividing line is 85 percent average daily attendance.

In other words, schools where 85 percent or more students show up, on average, would have one growth target, while schools that fall below 85 percent average daily attendance would have a lower target."

Few elementary schools have an ADA below 85%, but all of the academic non criterion high schools except for Mckinley have ADA rates below 85%. Lafayette High School has the highest ADA  fluctuating from 83 to 85% this year.

The attendance office at Lafayette is open only three days a week because, the school does not have a full time attendance officer and the one assigned to the school is shared two days weekly with an elementary school.

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