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Board Goals

Blake School is committed to laying a firm educational foundation for each and every student. While serving in this diverse classroom, the staff, community, and Administration are determined to achieve success in producing an active learning environment for all students. The district has high expectations of not only the students, but of the highly qualified personnel it employs. This district is focused on the whole student; therefore, staff and volunteers must create within the classroom and campus, a safe and orderly environment conductive to learning and maturing.

The Blake School Board has committed to the following 3 year goals:

Upgrade and maintain school facilities.
Attract and retain highly qualified and effective staff
Students proficient at grade level
Provide instructional materials appropriate to multi graded classrooms
Fiscally sound protecting the classroom from reductions in services
Review the educational needs of all students, K-8th grade.
Adoption of Educational Benchmarks for all grade levels.
Formation of a School Site Council (not required).

How Are We Doing?

The Blake School District is actively pursuing the achievement of each our stated goals. In the Summer of 2007, the historic Red School House (the Ward Muriel Woody Library and Art Center) underwent a certified removal of all lead paint on the exterior and repainted and sealed.

In the Spring of 2008, the Blake School Board approved the employment of our new Teacher/Principal, Mrs. Dawn Carver. Mrs. Carver is a graduate of CSUB, with a degree in Liberal Arts. She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Creditial, valid until 2011. Mrs. Carver was a outstanding teacher in the Kernville area for many years, teaching multiple grade levels. Her passion for teaching is evident the very first time you enter her classroom. Mrs. Carver dedicates herself to the improvement of the instuctional quality at Blake and to the achievement of the students.

In the Fall of 2007, Blake Elementarty School added the Mavis Typing Program, ALEKS Math and Scholastic Reading Counts! programs to their instructional resouces. These programs will bring our students opportunities to succeed in Reading, Math and Keyboard efficiency. The students are already showing great improvements in their math and typing scores. Each student is able to work on the computers, at their own level of education and be instantly rewarded for their achievements. Scholastic Reading Counts motivated our students to read over 300 books in 6 short months! Their comprehension scores averaged over 80% and reading levels for all students increased by at least one grade level.

As of the Fall of 2008, our students each have text books and workbooks that meet the California State Standards, including our recently adopted California Mathematics curriculum. Our current curcirculum includes:
Houghton-Mifflin: Language of Literature
McMilliam/McGraw: California Mathematics
Houghton-Mifflin: Science
Houghton-Mifflin: Social Studies

The Blake School Board has completed updating our Board Policies and By-Laws with the assistance of our KCSOS Superindent Mr. Gary Bray and Mr. Michael Coleman (Contract Editor of our Board Policies). The Blake School Board’s goal to complete this project was achieved on July 9, 2008. A copy of the completed and adopted Board Policies and By-Laws are available to the public at the Blake School District Office.

In the summer of 2009, we assembled a complete listing of all State of California Educational Standards for grades K-8th, for subjects of English, Math, History/Social Science, P.E., Science and Visual/Performing Arts. These grade specific standards will be sent to every parent at the beginning of the school year and reviewed in the Fall during Parent-Teacher Conferences. A complete copy of the State of California Educational Standards will be available at the Blake School Office during regular school hours. We encourage our parents to know what our goals are for their students and the expected standards we are teaching toward.

Board Policies:

AR6020 – Parent Involvement

AR6030 – Integrated Academic and Vocational Education

AR6115 – Ceremonies and Observances

AR6116 – Classroom Interruptions

AR6142.1 – Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Prevention Education

AR6142.7 – Physical Education

AR6142.8 – Comprehensive Health Education

AR6142.91 – Reading Language Arts Instruction

AR6143 – Courses of Study

AR6144 – Controversial Issues

AR6145 – Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities

AR6154 – Homework Makeup Work

AR6158 – Independent Study

AR6159 – Individualized Education Program

AR6159.1 – Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special

AR6159.2 – Nonpublic Nonsectarian and Agency Services for Sp

AR6159.3 – Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Educa

AR6159.4 – Behavioral Interventions for Special Education St

AR6161.1 – Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materia

AR6162.6 – Use of Copyrighted Materials

AR6162.51 – Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

AR6163.2 – Animals At School

AR6163.4 – Student Use of Technology

AR6164.4 – Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for

AR6164.6 – Identification and Education Under Section 504

AR6164.41 – Children with Disabilities Enrolled By Their Par

AR6171 – Title I Programs

AR6172 – Gifted and Talented Student Program

AR6173 – Education For Homeless Children

AR6173.1 – Education for Foster Youth

AR6174 – Education for English Language Learners

AR6174 – Education for English Language Learners

AR6179 – Supplemental Instruction

AR6179 – Supplemental Instruction

AR6183 – Home and Hospital Instruction

BP 5146a Married Pregnant Parenting Blake School Board Policy

BP4033a Lactation Accommodations

BP6000 – Concepts and Roles

BP6011 – Academic Standards

BP6020 – Parent Involvement

BP6020 – Parent Involvement

BP6030 – Integrated Academic and Vocational Education

BP6111 – School Calendar

BP6115 – Ceremonies and Observances

BP6116 – Classroom Interruptions

BP6141 – Curriculum Development and Evaluation

BP6141.2 – Recognition Of Religious Beliefs and Customs

BP6141.6 – Multicultural Education

BP6142.1 – Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Prevention Education

BP6142.3 – Civic Education

BP6142.4 – Service Learning Community Service

BP6142.5 – Environmental Education

BP6142.6 – Visual and Performing Arts Education

BP6142.7 – Physical Education

BP6142.8 – Comprehensive Health Education

BP6142.91 – Reading Language Arts Instruction

BP6142.92 – Mathematics Instruction

BP6142.93 – Science Instruction

BP6143 – Courses Of Study

BP6144 – Controversial Issues

BP6145 – Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities

BP6145.2 – Athletic Competitions

BP6145.5 – Student Organizations and Equal Access

BP6145.6 – International Exchange

BP6145.8 – Assemblies and Special Events

BP6146.4 – Differential Graduation and Competencies Students

BP6146.5 – Elementary Middle School Graduation Requirements

BP6151 – Class Size BP6153 – School Sponsored Trips

BP6154 – Homework Makeup Work

BP6158 – Independent Study

BP6159 – Individualized Education Program BP6159.1 – Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special

BP6159.2 – Nonpublic Nonsectarian and Agency Services for Sp

BP6159.3 – Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special

Educa BP6161 – Equipment Books and Materials

BP6161.1 – Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materia

BP6161.2 – Damaged or Lost Instructional Materials

BP6161.3 – Toxic Art Supplies

BP6161.11 – Supplementary Instructional Materials

BP6162.5 – Student Assessment

BP6162.6 – Use of Copyrighted Materials

BP6162.51 – Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

BP6162.51 – Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

BP6162.54 – Test Integrity and Test Preparation

BP6163.2 – Animals At School

BP6163.4 – Student Use of Technology

BP6164.4 – Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for

BP6164.6 – Identification and Education Under Section 504

BP6164.41 – Children with Disabilities Enrolled By Their Par

BP6171 – Title I Programs

BP6172 – Gifted and Talented Student Program

BP6173 – Education for Homeless Children

BP6173.1 – Education For Foster Youth

BP6174 – Education For English Language Learners

BP6176 – Weekend Saturday Classes

BP6177 – Summer School

BP6179 – Supplemental Instruction

BP6190 – Evaluation of the Instructional Program

E6173 – Education For Homeless Children

E6174 – Education for English Language Learners