The Webster City School Board Monday evening learned about the student intervention programs offered at the middle and high school buildings.Webster City middle school principal Becky Hacker Kluver presented information on a "Multi-tiered System of Support" where students receive extra help based on the level of need. High school principal John Elkin discussed a new program called F.I.X.I.T.(Flexible Intervention for Xtra Instruction Time) where one period per day, three days a week is set aside for interventions. Students requiring extra help can go to class and get extra help during that time. Students not requiring extra help are allowed to use that time to read or for recreation such as activities in the gym and exploring the internet.
The board also approved a modified allowable growth request in the amount of $95,401 for open enrolled students not on last year's count and 5th year English Language Learner students.
Contracts between the Webster City school board and the Asbury United Methodist, Riverview, St. Paul Lutheran and St. Thomas Aquinas Pre-School and Webster City Day Care were approved for the 2013-14 school year.
The first SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee) meeting of the school year will be this Thursday evening at 5:30 at the school administration building board room. Topics of conversation include the 1 to 1 iPad rollout and digital learning initiatives, regional vocational academy,teacher leadership compensation, the district crisis plan and Iowa Common Core.