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October 22, 2016
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Four success stories and one work in progress at Sullivan West

Elementary Principal Rod McLaughlin reviewed the results of a longitudinal study of former pre-K student achievement on New York State English Language Assessment exams. The results demonstrated unequivocally that the pre-K program has been an early intervention success story. Available from its inception only to the neediest learners, who were initially identified by screening, the program tracked those learners as they started pre-K in the bottom tenth of their respective classes and saw them become evenly distributed throughout their classes by grade 6.

It was also reported that the elementary school slate roof replacement has been completed. One of the most visible and iconic of Jeffersonville’s public buildings has been restored to its original beauty. And it was accomplished in an eco-friendly manner. The bulk of the slate removed from the old roof was salvaged by the contractor for repurposing.

The last of the good news was conveyed at the public forum held prior to the board meeting. Dr. Nancy Hackett presented a comparison of projected enrollments with existing district facilities that shows the district’s facilities well equipped to handle projected enrollments through 2019.