We will be meeting with the District tomorrow morning to discuss how the Learning Improvement Fund will be allocated next year. It seems likely the fund will generate somewhere around 2.6 FTE.
The Act requires consultation to occur at schools in the district and subsequently between the local president and the superintendent. The positions are to be used in areas that “will require additional resources to address learning improvement issues” It would not be much of a stretch to say this would include the entire system of public education. However, under the circumstances, it is loosely being understood to be in the area of ‘Learning Support’.
The discussion has been along the line of 0.5(ish)FTE for each of the larger schools in the district. (NISS, PHSS, EVES, SSES) , and appprox.0.6FTE split between the smaller schools. This could be an itinerant position that would spend a number of weeks at a time at the smaller schools on a rotating basis. The nature of each position would best be defined through consultation with school staffs
To date, we have not had an overwhelming response to the allocation of the LIF funds.
If there is information you believe will help these discussions with the superintendent could you please send it along.