The Perry Community School District Board of Directors held its annual retreat at the Hotel Pattee this morning, reviewing this year’s accomplishments and planning for the next school year in company with the district’s top administrators.
“We meet as a group each summer for our own discussion and professional development,” said Lynn Ubben, Perry Community School District Superintendent.
The agenda included a review of the data from the Iowa Assessment tests, with PCSD Director of Teaching and Learning Kevin Vidergar presenting the information and facilitating the discussion.
The principals of the three school–Perry High School Principal Dan Marburger, Perry Elementary School Principal Shaun Kruger and Perry Elementary School Principal Trevor Miller–reviewed their goals and gave presentations on each school’s SWOT: strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
The subject of student discipline and the district-wide challenges was also an item of the agenda. The discussion was lively and included analysis of a “Tiered System of Supports” for managing student behavior.
Vidergar reviewed the district’s The Talented and Gifted (TAG) program and discussed next steps in developing academic excellence.
The question of trust and how to build it was taken up by the group, including the five-member school board, the superintendent and the full administrative team.
The meeting ended with an open forum session, followed by lunch.