Significant Collaborative Acts

                                                                      

Significant Collaborative Acts

I.   Partnership with the State
     A.   New systems to promote communication, accountability, and efficiency
            o    eSchool
            o    eFinance
            o    New Phone System
            o    New Website (roll out Feb. 1)
     B.   Naviance Tool to guide middle school students on career and post-secondary opportunities
     C.   Improvement of Facilities
            o    Pinnacle View Middle School
            o    Little Rock Southwest High School
            o    2nd Lien Loan Execution
            o    6 largest energy consumers addressed
            o    HVAC, roofs, security at majority of buildings
            o    All-weather track at Fair, turf at Central, turf-track-concessions at Scott Field 
            o    Resolution of drainage issues at Dunbar
            o    Air conditioning at all high school gyms
            o    New security cameras at all high schools and middle schools

II.  Partnership with the Community
     A.   Agreement with Rock Region Metro to provide transportation for all high school students
     B.   CALS Library Tech Card – provides 24-hour access to the library and allows students to access research
            databases; also provides support for Driver’s Education, ACT Prep, and foreign language development
     C.   Bright Futures – partnership with City of Little Rock, Goodwill and LRSD to meet needs that students encounter
            away from school that will impact their learning
     D.  Middle School students will be exposed to project-problem based learning with support of corporations;
            efforts supported by Forward Arkansas and Clinton Graduate School
           Ex. – Heifer International allowing Dunbar students to solve a global request
     E.   New partnership with Little Rock Zoo/City of Little Rock and elementary schools
     F.   Sprint 1Million – Tablets to all 9th graders – 5-year commitment 

III.  Multiple State and Community Partners
     A.   Financial Literacy implementation for K-5 learners via OneDistrict OneBook – 
           Ex. - The Lemonade War; Cleo Edison Oliver Playground Millionaire; Frank Einstein and the Electro Finger and Zoey and
           Sassafras, Dragons and Marshmallows 

     B.   Execution of $11.0 million budget reduction ($30.0 million already reduced); transitions 
            smooth, reductions in personnel, yet we still improved academically
     C.   Think Tanks – Academics, Career Development, Behavior, and Athletics
     D.  Career Education Expansion
            o    New EXCEL Program
            o    Doubled numbers in Police Academy
            o    Doubled numbers in Fire Academy
            o    Doubled nursing student numbers
            o    Doubled nursing student numbers
     E.   $27 million in volunteer hours by community members
     F.   News partnership with Southwest Power Pool – impacting all K-12 students with emphasis on STEM education
     G.  Grade Level Reading
     H.  6th and Goal/Spike (Pin, Track, and Basketball) 

IV.  Internal Enhancements
     A.   Aspiring Leadership Academy
     B.   TESS/LEADS