Superintendent Conley’s guest editorial about the changes being made to the English Language Arts program in Park City.
Letter to the editor in the Park Record expressing concerns with changes to the PCSD’s reading program.
Many community members are concerned about the restructure of personnel, including aides and specialists. This is a link to a petition that was started. In an effort to avoid any misconceptions, PC READS did not begin this petition; however, we are pleased that the petition is bringing attention to PCSD’s new ELA Plan. The petition addresses concerns with respect to the restructuring of our Reading Specialists, ELL Specialists and Classroom Aides. PC READS is continuing to encourage the PCSD: (1) to provide classroom reading instruction that reaches all students; (2) to identify struggling readers earlier; (3) to match interventions with weaknesses; and (4) to provide additional professional development on reading instruction and learning disabilities, including dyslexia.
During February 2016, the PCSD added information to the district website about the new ELA Plan (formerly referred to as the Reading Plan). We encourage everyone to review this information.
This link is to School Board agendas. To read the documents that were presented and reviewed at the January 12th meeting, click on “Meetings” – “January 12th Work Session” – “View the Agenda.” The reports are available on the left side of the screen.
On January 12, the PCSD School Board Agenda included an update on the district’s “Reading Plan.” This link is to the video of the meeting. Documents associated with the report are a separate link in this section. According to the presentation, both current Reading Specialists and Reading Aides will be utilized/re-assigned to the full day Kindergarten program. It appears that classroom teachers of grades 1 and up will be responsible for all Tier 1 & Tier 2 instruction. If you have a child who is receiving reading intervention, it is important to understand what these changes will mean for your student’s ongoing education.
Letter to the Editor in The Park Record.
This article presents PC READS’ concerns about the new District Reading Plan, approved by the Board early this year. Several concerned parents spoke during public comment at the May 19, 2015 Board of Education meeting.