The focus for students and teachers at Skyline is to meet the goals of Kansas Education Systems Accreditation.
Skyline students and faculty continue to work and rework scheduling to meet the goals of Kansas Education Systems Accreditation.
Skyline Superintendent Becca Flowers brought the Board of Education up to speed on the schools adaptation of KESA and how students and teachers were adjusting, a process that is ongoing at the school.
Flowers said schedule modification is going on every week and the student response has been positive.
The Kansas Board of Education has identified five goal areas that have a direct impact on producing successful high school graduates: social-emotional factors measured locally; kindergarten readiness; individual plans of study; high school graduation; post-secondary success. The KESA program focuses on meeting these goals.
Social studies teacher Kenny Eddy said the redesigned Flex Mod periods are working well for the students. Some 80 to 90 percent of students report they have no homework all year and are getting better grades. Parents also say grades are up.
The redesign is having a positive impact on students with some showing a 180 degree change in attitude. But to keep it going, work has to be done every day, Eddy said.
Flowers met with the Pratt County Commissioners to discuss how the district would use $150,000 the county receives from the two wind farm projects. The district would use the funds to expand the metal shop building. Dwane DeWeese is spearheading an effort to get the county to share $150,000 from wind farm revenue with each of Skyline, USD 382 and Pratt Community College. So far, the county has made no decision on the matter.
At the Site Council meeting, concerns were raised over the heavy traffic at the end of the school day when parents are picking up students. In response, a high school boy has been assigned as a traffic guard with a control sign and safety vest. There are also plans to repaint the crosswalk.