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Bemidji School Board: Adequate Yearly Progress to be topic of discussion

Seven schools in the Bemidji School District made adequate yearly progress in 2009, but some programs are still lacking.

Kathy Palm, Bemidji School District director of curriculum and administrative services, will report on the findings during the Bemidji School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, in the Bemidji High School Media Center.

Making AYP in all area are Bemidji High School, Bemidji Middle School Alternative Learning Program, Bemidji Youth Learning and Working (BYLaW), and Central, Horace May, Northern and Solway elementary schools.

Title I, Bemidji Alternative Education Center, Bemidji Middle School, First City School Lumberjack Alternative Learning Center and J.W. Smith and Lincoln elementary schools failed to make AYP in one or more areas.

No Child Left Behind requires 95 percent student participation in testing; 100 percent proficiency in mathematics and reading by all students by 2014, with improvement each year; 90 percent attendance; and 80 percent graduation rate.

In other business, the Bemidji School Board will:

- Review Summer Learning Communities.

- Take action on staffing.

- Review for approval the 2008-2009 annual public report on curriculum, instruction and student achievement.

- Take action on submission and acceptance of grants.

- Discuss the Bemidji Middle School remodeling.