CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING
January 8, 2020
Committee Members Present: Chair: Pia Holmes; Staci Fortunato, Kevin Lamoreau
Board Members Present: Edward Hastings
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin, Heather Gauthier, Sarah Landry, Monique Roy, Theresa Violette
1. Adult Education Curriculum
AACE 2020 Spring Class Schedule
College Completion Rates
Monique Roy, Director of Adult and Community Education, gave an overview of adult education programming. She said their vigorous curriculum meets not only the Maine Learning Standards but also the College and Career Readiness Standards which are the
national standards for adult education. She reported an increase in students taking the High School Equivalency Test (HiSet). The exam is a way for people who didn’t finish high school to earn a diploma. The minimum age for HiSet testing is 17. Adult and Community Education also provides classes for adults who wish to earn a diploma. She said they created a carrousel of classes that rotate to best meet the adult student’s specific needs. Adult and Community Education also helps to support and supplement what’s happening at Cony providing Odysseyware programming and labs. They also provide a College Transitions Program that helps students get past barriers that made them dropout and not finish college. They provide Workforce and Professional Development such asCertified Nurse Assistant program, Work Ready program, Office and Medical Office Certificate program and they are trying to relaunch Construction 101 program. The Literacy and Language Acquisition Program has63 ELL students. There are two ELL classes each day and each level has two classes. On Wednesdays there is an ELL workshop where students in any of the levels can come in and practice in the learning lab. New digital tools are used along with Chromebooks to reinforce what they’re learning in their regular level class. Enrichment Classes are offered and they arelisted in the Adult and Community Education booklet; however, people are asked to check the website for classes that may have been added after the booklet was published. Attachment 1 shows the schedule of all classes at the Learning Center which shows how robust the program is during the day. There is also a teacher that teachers every day at the Kennebec County jail. Some of the people there are working on their high school credential and some want to go to college. The belief is giving education gives hope.
2. Use of time and School Organization Plan
Attached is the use of time and school organization plan for each of the elementary schools. There were some variations within the schools and the plans were developed to make it equitable across the elementary schools.
Meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.