The Grand Ledge Public School board is very impressed by the work being done to keep students on track to graduate on time at the middle school and high school level.
At the Feb. 13 school board meeting, Hayes Middle School Principal Chris Groves and Grand Ledge High School Principal Steve Gabriel spoke about the process the school is taking to ensure kids stay on track.
Groves took the last bit of his time to talk about the 3-5 year improvement plan that Hayes Middle School has installed.
Hayes Middle School plans to start by looking at MEAP and Explore grades. Finding the results of these statistics can help the staff at Hayes Middle School focus on the areas where the most help is needed.
The next two programs the school wants to install go together and both come from the State’s Department of Education. The first, PBIS, or positive behavior intervention support, attempts to give every school the information and supplies to sustain effective school disciplinary practices. The second program MiLBSi, or Michigan Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative, helps develop school wide support systems in reading and behavior.
The final program Hayes Middle School wants to take advantage of is RTI, formally known as MTTS. This multi tier system provides support and early intervention for middle school students.
The hope is that this program will help staff pick out students that are struggling at different levels and help get them to the next level and be able to succeed beyond middle and high school.