Summon A Village - On September 12th, TPS, the University of Toledo and Penta Career Center announced a new community initiative that is based on offering a variety of educational opportunities and other services to residents living near Jones Elementary School. Penta Career Center is offering GED courses to people living in the Jones Elementary neighborhood, while the University of Toledo is providing classes to adults who have earned their high school diploma but are hoping to obtain a college degree. Fifth Third Bank is also a partner in this neighborhood-based initiative. Representatives from the bank provide financial instruction both in the classroom and in one-on-one meetings. Many thanks to the Toledo Community Foundation, the Padua Center and the Greater Toledo Urban League for supporting this unique outreach effort.
Graduation Coaches - Through a grant from AmeriCorps, graduation coaches are now working in schools across the district in support of students in 8th and 9th grade as they make the transition to high school and begin to think about college. Coaches will assist guidance counselors, and other school professionals, in developing and implementing personalized graduation plans for at-risk students.
Boundary Lines for 2011-12 school year: With the introduction of K-8 elementary schools across the district, some learning communities saw boundary line changes for the 2011-12 school year. The new boundary lines are listed below, by learning community. Please note: no boundary changes were made to the following schools: Glendale-Feilbach, Crossgates, Birmingham, Garfield, Raymer, Rosa Parks, Glenwood, Edgewater, Ottawa River, Elmhurst, Larchmont.
Bowsher Learning Community
Rogers Learning Community
Scott Learning Community
Start Learning Community
Waite Learning Community
Woodward Learning Community
New Marshall Elementary
FROM EARLIER IN THE YEAR: Below you will find the results of a series of meetings that Dr. Pecko and members of his Cabinet hosted to gain parent and community input to the transformation plan. Those who attended a meeting worked as a group to answer five questions about the proposal. Below are the responses from each community meeting.
Bowsher Learning Community:
Rogers Learning Community:
Scott Learning Community:
Start Learning Community:
Waite Learning Community:
Woodward Learning Community:
At the community meetings, attendees were given the opportunity to submit their questions regarding the proposed transformation plan. Here are the responses to the most frequently asked questions - FAQ's
For more information about the transformational proposal, please see the links below:
Click the link to review the Executive Summary of the plan: executive summary
Click the link to review the Power Point Presentation: power point
Click the link to review the budget summary: budget