Here are the ques­tions asked KCMSD on September 9, 2009

1. Dr. Covington not­ed in a recent inter­view with Steve Kraske that each teacher in the dis­trict will be pro­vid­ed an annu­al eval­u­a­tion of their per­for­mance based upon class­room obser­va­tions. We applaud this effort and to that extent, wish to know in what ways these teach­ers will also be held account­able for the aca­d­e­m­ic per­for­mance of their stu­dents?

2. Additionally, Dr. Covington stat­ed that good teach­ers have the sin­gle biggest impact on stu­dent achieve­ment. We agree that our stu­dents deserve ful­ly cer­ti­fied and qual­i­fied teach­ers. With the excep­tion of the Teach For America teach­ers, how many teach­ers will the dis­trict retain this year who hold only sub­sti­tute or tem­po­rary cer­ti­fi­ca­tions?

3. Dissatisfied with the per­for­mance of the Success For All read­ing pro­gram, the school board charged the admin­is­tra­tion with the task of research­ing alter­na­tive pro­grams. Our dis­trict promised it would spend the 2008–2009 year research­ing read­ing pro­grams. It was not clear to the audi­ence who attend­ed pre­vi­ous board meet­ings what read­ing pro­gram was even­tu­al­ly approved by the Board. Please pro­vide us with the details of what read­ing pro­grams have been adopt­ed by the dis­trict for the 2009–2010 school year and in what ways the staff have been trained to instruct them.

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