2018 High School Scheduling Committee Charter

Resources

For a printable, PDF version of the High School Schedule Committee Charter, please click here.

Authorization

Superintendent Ron Thiele

Purpose

To support the District Mission and Ends for students as established by the ISD School Board and to advise the Superintendent as he prepares a recommendation to the School Board for a new high school schedule beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

Time Frame

  • June 2018 – November of 2018
  • Meetings are scheduled for the following dates: June 4th, September 24th, October 8th, October 29th and November 13th (if needed) All meetings will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the ISD Central Office 
  • Final Committee Report to the Superintendent by Wednesday, November 21st

Goals

Recommend to the Superintendent a common schedule for all comprehensive high schools in the ISD that provides students with appropriate opportunities for enrichment, exploration, acceleration and remediation. The schedule must also address meeting the new minimum Washington State Core 24 graduation requirement. 

Parameters

  • Maintain the same length of the student school day within reason and without substantially altering the current school start and end times
  • Maximize student contact time and meet the 1080 BEA hours requirement per school year
  • Achieve consistency across the high schools in both student contact time and classroom teacher preparation time
  • Do not exceed current high school classroom teachers’ student caseloads
  • Common high school schedule that improves the ability to share staff across high schools especially for small and/or specialized programs (music, world language), improve our capacity to monitor student achievement, progress and interventions
  • Consider student, staff and community input in this process

Membership

Andrea McCormick        Principal        Issaquah High School
Sean Martin   Principal   Liberty High School
Alicia Mitchell   Assistant Principal   Skyline High School
Jen Martinson   Counselor   Issaquah High School
Henry Level   English Teacher   Liberty High School
Ami Williams   Math Teacher   Skyline High School
Mark Buchli   IEA Representative    
Stacy Heller   Parent Representative   Issaquah High School
Mitzi Widdows   Parent Representative   Liberty High School
Shawna Borichewski   Parent Representative   Skyline High School

Technical Team 

Josh Almy       Deputy Superintendent        
Donna Hood   Principal, incoming Executive Director of High School Education   Skyline High School
Martin Turney   Executive Director of Finance and Support Services