Superintendent Failed District
By Brenda Loughman
May 22, 2007
Karen Eakes and Choc Schafer have told the public that some of
their reasons for dismissal of Superintendent Martin included
repeatedly providing the School Board and the public with misinformation,
and that his reports were often inaccurate.
At the Board meeting of May 7, 2007 interim Superintendent Larry
Eklund informed the Board and public that the District's Annual
Report Card to the State of Alaska was incomplete. This report
is the responsibility of the superintendent. This was an important
part of Mr. Martin's job that is mandated by No Child Left Behind,
(NCLB) and effects District funding. In the State's review of
our District Report Card it was stated that the District would
lose Title 1 funding if the reporting deficiencies were not rectified.
In the District's annual financial report for 2005/2006, this
amount was $859,395.
Mr. Martin failed to comply with five out of the eleven elements
required by NCLB and the State. Examples of how to correctly
fill out this form can be found at the State's website. Following
are the 5/11 items that were deficient:
- States whether our District
has met adequate yearly progress;
- lists student academic proficiency
levels on state assessments disaggregated by subgroup;
- lists percent of students
not tested (or tested) by each subgroup;
- compares the academic achievement
of students in our District with students in the State and
- provides most recent 2-year
trend in student achievement in each subject area and grade level
Thank goodness we have school
board members with the courage to do their jobs and look out
for our District.
Received May 22, 2007 - Published May 22, 2007
About: "Brenda Loughman,
owner of Computer Access"
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