• In order to collect feedback and suggestions on topics that impact scholars and staff, the district administration is holding a series of focus groups open to all those interested in attending. Attendance is voluntary and spaces are limited to the first 15 individuals who sign up. An email will go out to those who signed up 48 hours prior to the event with any documents or pertinent information. The notes products, solutions and action items generated in the meetings will be compiled and made accessible to all LSC Staff in a shared Google drive (http://bit.ly/2Cx0Nm1). LCS Staff can also add resources, ask questions or provide feedback by going to the corresponding folder for each topic.

    FOCUS GROUP TOPIC & DESCRIPTION

    FOCUS GROUP LEADER

    DATE-TIME-LOCATION

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Focuses

    on improving the effectiveness of professional development for teachers and staff. Shared Folder Link

    LaKimbre Brown, Jacquie Younker, Scott Dieter

    Monday, April 8th 4:00PM-5:30PM

    LHS Atrium

    SPECIAL EDUCATION, GIFTED AND EL:

    Focuses on how the district can improve the delivery of services to special education, gifted and EL scholars to maximize impact and reach. Shared Folder Link

    LaKimbre Brown & Doreen Morrell

    Tuesday, April 9th 4:00PM-5:30PM

    LHS Atrium

    STANDARDS BASED GRADING: Focuses

    on how the district can enhance the understanding of standards based grading and identifying recommendations for improving training, teacher and parent interface and communication of standards based grades. Shared Folder link

    Kenan Bishop, Barb Bowen & David Hardy Jr.

    Thursday, April 4th 4:00PM-5:30PM Large Conference Room

    SCHOOL CULTURE AND CLIMATE: Focus

    on developing recommendations for building positive school culture and improving school climate. Shared Folder Link

    Arliss Prass, Jeff Hawks & Jacquie Younker

    Tuesday, April 2nd 4:00PM-5:30PM

    LHS Atrium

    CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Focuses on

    how the district can create clear processes for allowing each LCS employee to reach their full potential by identifying areas of need and recommendations for resources and support. Shared Folder Link

    Jacquie Younker, Tia Kearney, Scott Dieter

    Friday, April 12th 4:00PM-5:30PM

    Large Conference Room

     

    LORAIN WAY 2.0: Focuses on careful examination of the Lorain Way 1.0 and identifying recommendations for additions and clarifications to enhance alignment to our core values and district initiatives.

    Shared Folder Link

    Kenan Bishop & Jeff Keruski

    Monday, April 8th 4:00PM-5:30PM

    Large Conference Room

    EXCELLENT SCHOOLS DASHBOARD: Focuses

    on increasing the ease of use, understanding and impact of the Excellent Schools Dashboard. Shared Folder Link

    David Hardy Jr. & Bill Ohle

    Tuesday, April 16th 4:00-5:30PM

    Large Conference Room

    SCHOLAR BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE:

    Focuses on how the district can support the improvement of scholar conduct and behavioral success. Shared Folder Link

    Arliss Prass, Jeff Keruski, Doreen Morell

    Thursday, April 4th 4:00-5:30

    Large Conference Room

    SCHOOL & SCHOLAR SAFETY: Focuses on building safety and emergency planning. Shared Folder Link

    Jeff Hawks & Reuben Figueroa

    Wednesday, April 10th 4:00PM-5:30PM

    LHS Atrium

    FAMILY ACTION NETWORK: Formerly

    Parent Advisory Committee. Focuses on gathering family feedback and taking action based on that feedback. Shared Folder Link

    Jeff Keruski, Jay Nimene, Sarah Egan-Reeves, Eric Bonzar

    Monday, April 15th 5:00PM-6:30PM

    LHS Atrium

    OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL (3CS) PROGRAM & CURRICULUM RESOURCES:

    Focuses on the 3C’s experience field trip program and supporting curricular resources Shared Folder Link

    Arliss Prass, Amber Phelps, Rachel Tansey & Josh Hill

    Wednesday, April 3rd 4:00PM-5:30PM

    LHS Atrium

    SCHOOL STRATEGY AND INNOVATION:

    Focuses on areas where schools can innovate instruction and operations as well as evaluation on return on investment.

    Shared Folder Link

    Josh Hill, Rachel Tansey & David Hardy Jr.

    Diana Miglets

    Wednesday, April 17th 4:00PM-5:30PM

    Large Conference Room

    GENERAL LISTENING SESSION: This serves

    as a make-up session to the listening session that was canceled. This is an opportunity to bring your questions and concerns directly to David Hardy Jr.

    David Hardy Jr.

    Thursday, May 2nd 4:00PM-5:30PM

    Light House Grill

     CLICK HERE to sign up to attend a focus group. You may sign up for as many focus groups as you want to attend but if slots fill up you may be contacted to choose the topics you are most interested in.


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    State Review Group Interview: Teacher Focus Group

    The district will be engaged in its annual district review April 22-25.  During this time a team from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will be in Lorain interviewing staff, meeting with community and business partners and visiting buildings.  The ODE limits the groups to 25 interviewees and the interview lasts for 55 minutes.

    After 25 individuals sign up, a wait list will be started.  If you sign up and then cannot attend please delete your sign-up and the next person on the wait list will be contacted.  

    The team from the ODE is looking forward having you share your thoughts and perspective. 

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    • 3:00pm - 3:55pm  High School Teachers
    • 4:00pm - 4:55pm  Elementary & Middle School Teachers 

    Location: Lorain High School Auditorium Foyer
    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP