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December 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Educational Program Committee

Agenda
1. Call to Order - 7:00PM - District Office Conference Room
2. Manner of public notification of meeting
3. Hearing of visitors or delegations
4. English Learner (EL) presentation
Description:  Background:  Cassie Meyer and Monica Dumond, English Learner (EL) teachers, will present information and highlights regarding the EL program in the River Falls School District.  Committee members will learn about the teams mission, goals, instructional practices, family and student supports, and how our work aligns with the district's equity focus. 
Recommended Action: None, Informational only.
5. K-5 Spanish presentation
Description:  Background:  Rachel Young, K-5 Spanish Teacher, will present information and highlights regarding the K-5 Spanish program in the River Falls School District.  Committee members will learn about Spanish content covered in grades K-5, student outcomes, and how this program is incorporated into other classes.  
Recommended Action: None, Informational only.
6. Approve first reading of revised board policy 342.7 Programs for English Learners
Description:  Background:  Jennifer Peterson, Director of Academic Services, will present a revised board policy 342.7 Programs for English Learners for approval.  This policy and the accompanying rule addresses required legal updates and recommendations specific to the English Learner (EL) program in the River Falls School District. 
Recommended Action: Approve first reading of revised board policy 342.7 Programs for English Learners.
7. Approve first reading of revised board policy 342.71 ELL Program Exit and Reclassification to board policy 342.71 Procedures for Assessing and Supporting English Learners
Description:  Background:  Jennifer Peterson, Director of Academic Services will present a revised board policy 342.71 Procedures for Assessing and Supporting English Learners for approval.  This rule further defines policy procedures and expectations specific to required legal updates and recommendations for the English Learner (EL) program in the River Falls School District. 
Recommended Action: Approve first reading of revised board policy 342.71 ELL Program Exit and Reclassification to board policy 342.71 Procedures for Assessing and Supporting English Learners.
8. Approve first reading of revised board policy 342.72 English Learners Parent Notification
Description:  Background:  Jennifer Peterson, Director of Academic Services, will present will present a revised board policy 342.72 English Learners Parent Notification.  This policy is specific to our legally required parent notifications for our English Learner (EL) students.  
Recommended Action:  Approve first reading of revised board policy 342.72 English Learners Parent Notification
9. Approve final Montessori Model United Nations field trip application
Description:  Background:  Jennifer Peterson, Director of Academic Services, will present committee members with the final Montessori Model United Nations field trip application for approval. 
Recommended Action:  Approve final Montessori Model United Nations field trip application
10. Determine Possible Future Agenda Items
Description:  Background:  Discussion regarding potential future agenda items to be included on upcoming meeting agendas.  
Recommended Action:  Determine future agenda items as needed.
11. Recommend next Educational Program Committee meeting date
Description:  Suggestion:  Monday, January 6, 2020, at 6:00 pm in the District Office Conference Room, 852 E Division St. 
12. Adjournment
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