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District Annual Report

District Enrollment & Demographics

Department Accomplishments

2017-2018

Food Service

Technology

  • MacBook pilot with students at THS
  • Provided MacBooks to all certified staff
  • Implemented new iPads in grades 10-12
  • Purchased cases with warranties for iPads in grades 10-12
  • Installed wireless AC access points at three schools
  • Moved to Jamf, a new Mobile Device Management software vendor
  • Installed Fortinet Fortigate, a new firewall with the ability to handle present and future bandwidth needs
  • Certified two staff members in MacBook repair
  • Changed out 40 aging Smartboard projectors
  • Enhanced portions of Single Sign on and will be moving to Schoology for our LMS in 2018-2019
  • Added Raptor Technologies Visitor Management Systems in all school and the ASC
  • Added Unity SAN's at 2 locations providing high speed access to locally hosted applications

Transportation

During the 2017-2018 school year, Turner Transportation routed over 4,200 students, transported students over 400,000 miles and completed 822 Athletic/Field Trips.

Transportation also purchased three new school buses and three 10-passenger vans.

Turner Transportation partners with the Kansas Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Assisted Transportation for transporting our 401 student population, the Technical Education Center, and the Turner Recreation Commission during summer camp. These partnerships provide connections that benefit each student in many capacities. Other areas where Turner Transportation plays a major role with connecting students to opportunities are the following:

  • Pre-School routes
  • After school programs
  • Modified routs to suit individual needs
  • Transportation to job sites for the JAG Program
  • Transporting second grade students to take free swim lessons at the Turner Aquatic Center
  • Transporting third grade student to ballet lessons

Turner Transportation looks forward to next school year. We are constantly working to provide safe, reliable transportation that ultimately enables students to achieve success.

2016-2017

Food Service

Transportation

During the 2016-2017 school year, Turner transportation began transporting the JAG program to various job sites in the metropolitan area. In all, there were nearly 20 different field trips for students to see firsthand what life after high school will be like in the work force.

Turner Transportation also took seniors to Kansas University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University, Baker University, Avila University and several other colleges to tour and decided in they would want to attend. This is significant because a lot of students would not have the opportunity to visit these schools to help make their choice.

Turner Transportation is proud to partner with these programs to help students transition from high school to college or the work force.

Technology Highlights:

  • "Single Sign On" implementation
  • iPad Air 2s at Turner Sixth Grade Academy
  • IPad Air 2s in 4th grade
  • Office 365 implemented District wide
  • Windows 10 implementation District wide
  • Lync/IP phone integration at 7 out of 9 locations
  • Cloud faxing
  • Movement of Destiny (Library Management Platform) to the cloud
  • Aruva wireless switching upgrades at all buildings
  • THS PC upgrade in June
  • Movement of district Data Center and addition of generator as backup
  • Support for implementation of Fronline Time and Attendance

2015-2016

Student Learning/Instructional Technology

  • TMS Career Explorations Verizon grant
  • Implementation of Microsoft 365
  • Purchase of Canvas Learning Management System
  • Creation of new Administrative Appraisal System
  • Purchase of SGA iPads

Food Service

  • Implementation of contracted food service

Transportation

  • EPA Grant; purchase of four new buses

Facilities

  • Resurfacing of Swartz Track
  • TMS roofing replacement
  • JSOC masonry repairs

Technology

  • Pre-School and 1st grade: Student computer stations and iPad mini learning centers in all classrooms.
  • 2nd grade through 5th grade: One to one (1:1) iPads in all classrooms.
  • 6th through 12th grade: One to one (1:1) "take home" iPads and computer labs.

Strategic Plan Highlights

2017-2018

Student Achievement

  • Addition of elementary Art
  • Restructuring of High School Science Courses
  • Revisions to Truancy program
  • Addition of NWEA Map Assessment for secondary students
  • Elementary transition from Successmaker to Dreambox/iStation
  • Transition to Canvas from Schoology

Employee Support

  • In-district recruitment fairs/meet and greet sessions
  • Continuation of KU Leadership Academy for aspiring principals
  • Increase to staff pay and consistent benefits contribution

Community Connection

  • Addition of partnerships offering additional student programming (Avila University, TRC/YMCA Learn-to-Swim, ROAD Scholar Program)
  • Renovation of district website and increased social media presence
  • Increased parent/staff attendance at school events

Positive Learning Environment

  • Trauma Sensitive Schools implemented at all sites
  • Regular student celebrations at all sites
  • Middle School sports implemented

Operations

  • Bond improvement survey with community support
  • Investigation of "Smart" bus technology
  • Wireless technology upgrades district-wide

2106-2017

Student Achievement

  • Creation of Tiered Intervention Plan
  • Individual Plans of Study for students in grades 6-12
  • Implementation of Canvas in grades 6-12
  • Implementation of elementary science resources
  • Implementation of secondary World Language, English/Language Arts resources

Employee Support

  • Creation of recruitment video
  • Launch of Leadership Academy partnership with KU
  • Increased social media recognition for students and staff
  • Implementation of Frontline software
  • Community Connection
  • Launch of new USD 202 website
  • Collaborative evening events in each building
  • Grant funding of Kansas College Advising

Positive Learning Environment

  • CI3T Implementation of Turner High School
  • Trauma Sensitive School training at all sites
  • Increased regularity of staff/student recognition
  • High School tutors present at elementary schools

Operations

  • Implementation of VOIP phone system
  • Implementation of Microsoft 365
  • Implementation of Frontline software
  • Creation and analysis of RSP demographic/capacity report
  • Transportation routing/mapping upgrades
  • Turner Middle School facility study

2015-2016

Student Achievement

  • Tech rich resource adoptions- Glencoe World Geography, Glencoe Math, Apps at all levels, StudySync pilot participation, ALEKS.
  • Curriculum Maps and Assessment work in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Introduce the Jobs for America's Graduates program at the ninth grade and middle school level.
  • Open Journey School of Choice where students design their own graduation plan.

Employee Support

  • Recruitment video "Why Turner?".
  • The New Teacher Induction provided additional professional learning.
  • #Bestie and #Breakout awards.

Positive Learning Environment

  • 5Essentials survey was implemented and provided excellent staff/student/and parent data.
  • Increased recognition of student success and sharing through social media.
  • Clearer focus on recognizing effort by all.

Community Connection

  • Use of Turner Today to communicate with community.
  • Recruit and retain active and supportive business/educational institutions.
  • Increased communication through social media.

Operations

  • Completed the 2015-2016 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Purchased new iPads for the Sixth Grade Academy. 1:1 provided grades 2-12.
  • Successfully contracted food services.

Student Performance

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Measures of Academic Progress (Grades K-2)

ELA:

  • Mean RIT of second grade students increased from previous year.

Math:

  • Kindergarten exceeded projected growth targets.

KITE:

  • 6th grade math and EL data stood out; increasing substantially in both contents.
  • Language (only 2nd grade):
  • TUSD had a mean growth of the language assessment that was equivalent to the national typical growth.

ACT (Class of 2015)

  • 8% of students taking the test met all benchmarks.
  • Students taking the test met the college ready benchmarks in reading (20%), math (16%), and science (16%).

ACT Aspire (Grades 3-9)

  • English- 51% of students scored at the ACT readiness level in the spring of 2016.
  • Reading- 22% of student scored at the ACT readiness level in the spring of 2016.
  • Math- 29% of students scored at the ACT readiness level in the spring of 2016.
  • Science- 21% of students scored at the ACT readiness level in the spring of 2016.
  • Writing- 15% of students scored at the ACT readiness level in the spring of 2016.

Actual Expenditures

2017-2018

2016-2017


Bond and Interest

  • Debt Service Payment

Food Service

  • Nutritious School Meals

Instruction/Instructional Support

  • Classroom Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Para-professionals, administrators supporting teaching and learning
  • Instructional Materials, textbooks, and library books
  • Instructional Technology
  • Educational Supplies

Support Services

  • Operations/Facility Staff
  • District/School Office Staff
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Facility Maintenance/Bond Improvement



2015-2016


Bond and Interest

  • Debt Service Payment

Food Service

  • Nutritious School Meals

Instruction/Instructional Support

  • Classroom Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Para-professionals, administrators supporting teaching and learning
  • Instructional Materials, textbooks, and library books
  • Instructional Technology
  • Educational Supplies

Support Services

  • Operations/Facility Staff
  • District/School Office Staff
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Facility Maintenance/Bond Improvement