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Local spending plan

Plans for Extended Learning

Goshen Local School District

The Goshen Local School District has offered two instructional models for the 2020-2021 school year.  Approximately 85% of our students have attended school 5 days a week in-person, and 15% of our students have received online live instruction in grades K-5, and a combination of computer instruction and teacher support in grades 6-12.

 

Identifying Academic Needs

  • Spring 2021
    • Our district uses many data points to determine what students know and what they need academically.  Some examples are MAP, Acadience, ProCore, Commonlit, ACT Aspire, AIR Practice assessments, etc.  We will use this data, as well as teacher input, to determine which students need summer intervention. 

 

  • Summer 2021
    • Students who are selected to attend our summer learning program will be given an assessment on day one of summer school and on the last day of summer school.  This data will help us evaluate if our summer program is working and if our students are making progress to grade-level readiness.

 

 

  • 2021-2022
    • Our district will use a variety of data points to determine what students know and what they need.  Some examples are Restart Readiness Assessments, MAP, Acadience, ProCore, Commonlit, ACT Aspire, AIR Practice assessments, etc.  We will use this data, as well as teacher input, to determine which students need academic intervention.  

 

 

  • 2022-2023
    • Our district will use a variety of data points to determine what students know and what they need.  Some examples are Restart Readiness Assessments, MAP, Acadience, ProCore, Commonlit, ACT Aspire, AIR Practice assessments, etc.  We will use this data, as well as teacher input, to determine which students need academic intervention.  

 

 

Approaches to Address Academic Gap Filling

  • Spring 2021
    • Students in grades K-2 receive title services and teacher led intervention throughout the school day.  In grades 3-5, students receive academic intervention in math and reading.  This intervention for grades 3-5 is provided by paraprofessionals and certified teachers.  In grades 6-high school, academic intervention is provided by certified teachers who are academic tutors.  These academic tutors work closely with the classroom teachers.

 

  • Summer 2021
    • In June of 2021, our district is providing summer school for students who are academically behind.  Certified teachers will be providing services for our students in all grade levels.  In addition to the academic summer school, we are using the Rewards Program with our students in grades 8-11 who are not reading at grade level.  

 

  • 2021-2022
  • Students in grades K-2 receive title services and teacher led intervention throughout the school day.  In grades 3-5, students receive academic intervention in math and reading.  This intervention for grades 3-5 is provided by paraprofessionals and certified teachers.  In grades 6-high school, academic intervention is provided by certified teachers who are academic tutors.  These academic tutors work closely with the classroom teachers. Additionally, our district plans on hiring two certified math teachers who will work with students in small groups to address the learning gaps.  According to NWEA MAP data, our students are more academically behind in math than reading. 

 

  • 2022-2023
  • Although we will examine the effectiveness of our programs to help students make gains academically specifically in reading and math, many of the plans are the same.  Students in grades K-2 receive title services and teacher led intervention throughout the school day.  In grades 3-5, students receive academic intervention in math and reading.  This intervention for grades 3-5 is provided by paraprofessionals and certified teachers.  In grades 6-high school, academic intervention is provided by certified teachers who are academic tutors.  These academic tutors work closely with the classroom teachers. 

 

Approaches to Identify Social & Emotional Needs

  • Spring 2021
    • Our district has hired a Mental Health Specialist to work with students, teachers, and our mental health team to address social and emotional needs.  Many of the referrals come from teachers, guidance counselors, and/or family members.  In grades 6-8, we use ACT Mosaic, a robust, research-backed SEL that helps your schools thrive with CASEL-supported resources including curriculum, assessment, and professional development. We also work with Clermont County Child Focus to provide services for students.  This year, we contracted with Hamilton County Educational Service Center for a Behavior Specialist.  The Behavior Specialist works with not only our students, but also works with teachers,paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and administrators on behavior intervention and management. We will continue our use of HOPE Squad, a suicide provention program.

 

  • Summer 2021
    • The services mentioned above will continue throughout the summer.

 

  • 2021-2022
  • Our district has hired a Mental Health Specialist to work with students, teachers, and our mental health team to address social and emotional needs.  Many of the referrals come from teachers, guidance counselors, and/or family members.  We also work with Clermont County Child Focus to provide services for students.  This year, we contracted with Hamilton County Educational Service Center for a Behavior Specialist.  The Behavior Specialist works with not only our students, but also works with teachers,paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and administrators on behavior intervention and management. We added more days to our contract because we saw significant gains from the work of the Behavior Specialist.  Our district plans to hire a Family/Community Engagement Coordinator.  This Family/Community Engagement Coordinator will work closely with families to find the necessary services for their children such as wrap around services, mental health professionals, and community organizations that can help with things like food, clothing, etc. The district is also researching the possibility of hiring more mental health support through a county agency. We will continue our use of HOPE Squad, a suicide provention program.

 

  • 2022-2023
    • Our district has hired a Mental Health Specialist to work with students, teachers, and our mental health team to address social and emotional needs.  Many of the referrals come from teachers, guidance counselors, and/or family members.  We also work with Clermont County Child Focus to provide services for students.  The Behavior Specialist works with not only our students, but also works with teachers,paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and administrators on behavior intervention and management. Continue the position of Family/Community Engagement Coordinator.  Add one more day of a school psychologist  in our grade 3-5 building so that they have a full-time school psychologist.  Continue our contracted work with the county agency to provide mental health services. We will continue our use of HOPE Squad, a suicide provention program.