Report is companion to story on Page 1A of May 14 South Jetty
This report, a companion to a story on Page 1A of the May 14 edition of the South Jetty, was presented to the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees at a workshop on May 7.
Superintendent Sharon Doughty prepared the report to address personnel needs in the event the board approves adding football and volleyball to the curriculum at PAISD. Doughty offered two options, Plan A and Plan B.
PERSONNEL PLANNING FOR 2009-1010 AND BEYOND
Close instructional staff units through attrition and redirect funds from salaries to help fund additional athletic programs.
Close 4 teaching units and 2 classroom aide units for 09-10 = $254,150
- HS Special Education (2 teaching units)
- HS Special Education (1 aide)
- MS ELA (1 teaching unit)
- MS Special Education (1 aide)
- ES (1 classroom teaching unit)
Result to staffing patterns at the 3 campuses:
Port Aransas High School
Ø 08-09 HS has 3 special education teachers.
Ø 09-10 HS would have 2 special education teachers.
Ø HS would close 1 special education teacher unit and 1 special education aide unit.
Ø HS would redirect 1 support teacher to 1 special education teaching position.
Ø If needed, 1 instructional aide unit will be redirected from within the district to fill 1 HS special education aide position.
Brundrett Middle School
Ø MS would close 1 ELA teaching unit and absorb writing/ELA into reading classes. MS would close 1 special education aide unit completely.
Olsen Elementary School
Ø ES would close and redirect 1 support teacher to a classroom teacher.
Convert current HS teaching units to teaching/coaching contracts.
Port Aransas High School
1. Convert 1 ELA teacher to HS ELA & MS/HS Coach
Ø 1 Eng 4 class ratio increase from 12 to 21:1
Ø Combine 1 Eng 4 with AP Eng and Dual Credit classes
2. Convert 1 Sc & SS teacher to Sci & SS/MS & HS Coach
Ø Schedule 2 biology and 2 world geography classes instead of 3; average ratio 18:1
Ø Eliminate Aquatic Science
3. Convert 1 MT & Sc teacher to MT & Sc/MS & HS Coach
Ø Combine Statistics with Computer Science class
Ø Combine Honors Physics, Chemistry, and AP Physics class
Ø AD would be assigned additional algebra class (2)
4. Convert 1 special education teacher to HS Sp Ed/MS & HS Coach
Ø Content Master Lab would close during teacher conference and athletic periods
5. Convert 1 MS ELA teacher to ELA/MS Coach
Ø Increase average teacher/student ratio from 14 to 22:1
Increased student/teacher class ratios as well as combining core classes will equal less time for individualized and/or differentiated instruction for students.
Eliminate small group instruction/intervention groups outside the classroom.
Eliminate scheduling of one-on-one aides for special needs students.
Increased HS core teacher absences attributed to competitions and events.
Increased student absences attributed to competitions and events.
Increased teacher turnover rate.