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CVCS Identified as FOCUS DISTRICT
Charlotte Valley Central School (CVCS) is one of 84 school districts statewide that has been identified as a Focus District by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). This identification action is in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver that New York State (NYS) received from the United States Department of Education in June 2015. New York State is required to identify new Priority Schools, Focus Districts and Focus Schools no later than March 1, 2016.
The 84 Focus Districts were identified because of low performance and lack of progress in ELA and Math, combined, or graduation rates for one of more accountability groups (racial/ethnic groups, low-income students, English language learners, and students with disabilities). Decisions regarding the identification of Focus Districts are premised on the performance of students in grades 3-8 on (NYS) ELA and Math assessments; and identifications are made specific to sub-groups of students within the total student population. According to NYSED’s Office of Accountability, CVCS was identified for High School Combined ELA & Math based on 2014-15 results.
As a result of this Focus District identification, CVCS must participate in a Diagnostic Tool for School Effectiveness (DTSDE) Review. The DTSDE review evaluates school and district performance in six areas: district leadership and capacity, school leader practices and decisions, curriculum development and support, teacher practices and decisions, student social and emotional developmental health, and family and community engagement.
Through this identification and review process, we will focus our collective energy to study programs and identify ways to continually improve our total school program. As more information becomes available, and as the review process progresses, updates will be provided.
The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Educationhas initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special EducationPrograms and Services Focused Review in Charlotte Valley Central School Districtduring the 2015-2016 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess thedistrict's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.
The review will be conducted by the SEQA Eastern Regional Office. Thereview process will involve a review of school records of a representativesample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations, and surveys. Inaddition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed.Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA Eastern RegionalOffice at (518) 486-6366 and/or by contactingCharlotte Valley Central School District at (607)278-5511 option 7.