SHS GBB Fundraiser Game
10/30/2014 7:54:00 AM
SAGE Test Results
10/28/2014 7:18:00 AM
October 27, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Peterson, public relations director
801-538-7635 • email@example.com
New SAGE Test Results Show How Many Utah Students on Track for College, Career Readiness
SALT LAKE CITY – Final results from last spring’s first-ever computer-adaptive Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests showed 41.7 percent of Utah’s public school students are on track to be college and career ready in language arts, 38.7 percent in math, and 43.7 percent in science when they graduate from high school, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education.
Spring 2014 marked the first time Utah students took computer-adaptive tests that were based on the more rigorous Utah Core Standards in language arts and math. Though students also took computer-adaptive science assessments, the science standards have not been updated within the past five years as have the language arts and math standards.
“There will be those who will look at these scores and compare them to last year’s results,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joel Coleman. “They aren’t comparable. This is a new era. The Utah State Board of Education increased the rigor and expectations in ...Read More
10/27/2014 7:30:00 AM
Teacher Technology Training Day
Stansbury High School
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Tooele SD 2014B GO Final#'s
10/23/2014 6:01:00 PM
The Tooele County School District Board of Education General Obligation School Refunding Bonds $22,545,000 Series 2014B Final Numbers... The full document can be seen by clicking on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/qczhgr6
We completed the competitive bond sale at 9:30 am this morning for the refunding of the 2007 series bonds. I have attached the final numbers.
Most importantly, please note on page 9 the net present value of $1,599,425.73 in savings to the district and taxpayer. We sold the bonds at a TIC of 2.29 % (just on a side note for comparison, Alpine District sold over $50 million yesterday at a TIC of over 2.5 %). The overall net present value savings for the refunding bond (total of $23,780,000) came in at 6.821 % savings. That is great news!!! J.P. Morgan Securities LLC was the lowest bidder at just over 2.29 TIC (True Interest Cost).
This is clearly more evidence of sound fiscal policy and financial management by the Tooele County School District. This is also an example of the savings directly from refinancing in a favorable securities/bond market. Truly a great job by our Business Administrator, Lark ...Read More
American Indian Open House
10/21/2014 2:41:00 PM
GHS FFA presents Brenn Hill
10/21/2014 7:39:00 AM
National Anti-Bullying Month
10/3/2014 9:24:00 AM
October is National Anti-Bullying Month!
Here are 3 simple strategies to encourage in all of our buildings and communities:
1. Step In – Taking the opportunity to intervene on the spot when you see a situation occur.
2. Reach Out – Teaching everybody, not just students that reaching out to a student who has been involved in a situation to make sure they feel okay is essential. Bully prevention and response “takes a whole village” and is everyone’s responsibility.
3. Get Help – For many people this is a forgotten step. Being willing to get the details of the situation to the right person can be a huge difference maker! Remember we have a SafeSchools ALERT tip line to report and document all incidents (please call 844-334-1801) or you can talk to any building principal or employee.
We have some great curricula resources that were purchased new last year called “Second Step” and are involved with trainings and programs from the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition. Also, our classified employees will receive training on bullying and harassment prevention on October 31. If we work at this together, we can make a huge difference!
9/30/2014 8:01:00 AM
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School Climate Grant
9/23/2014 7:13:00 AM
TCSD was just awarded a School Climate Grant in the total amount of $2,392,665.68. Credit goes out to a team of four employees: Marianne Oborn, Rob Couraud, Jerri Sagers, and Jonathan Stewart. We received the official notification from Senator Orrin Hatch just today. The grant distribution is over 5 years at approximately $475,000 per year. This is a federal Safe & Drug-Free School & Communities Act of ESEA grant award. It was a nation-wide and highly competitive grant opportunity. The funds will be used for professional development, curriculum, bully prevention, data systems, school-wide positive behavioral intervention & support, travel, national and state conferences, educator’s handbook, individual student counseling, hiring of a project manager & data specialist, etc. There is also funding to help at the school level with stipends around promotion of positive school climate in all district schools.
Congratulations and great job! We are extremely pleased with this additional funding and excited to continue the work of improving school climate and safety in our district. Stay tuned for more information to be provided at our next board meeting.
Dr. Scott A. Rogers
Superintendent of Schools
Tooele County School District
Argument in Favor of General Obligation Bonds
9/4/2014 11:03:00 AM
Argument in Favor of General Obligation Bonds