Request for proposals for investment grade audit for energy services

The Caroline County School Board (District) is accepting proposals, pursuant to Section 11-34.3 of the Code of Virginia, from interested firms to enter into an energy performance-based contract to install certain equipment in and make modifications to Caroline Middle School which will result in a guaranteed amount of energy savings.

To learn more, please visit http://fm.blogs.ccps.us/2017/10/request-for-proposals-for-investment-grade-audit-for-energy-services/

60% of Caroline Schools Earn Full Accreditation

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released 2017-2018 school accreditation ratings, which are a reflection of student performance on Standards of Learning assessments. Schools achieve accreditation based on SOL exam pass rates. For the 2017-2018 school year, Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS) has three schools rated “Fully Accredited”, and two schools seeking the rating of “Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School” pending action by the Virginia Board of Education:

  • Bowling Green ES – Seeking the rating of Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School (Pending Action by the Virginia Board of Education);
  • Lewis and Clark ES – Fully Accredited;
  • Madison ES – Fully Accredited;
  • Caroline MS – Seeking the rating of Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School (Pending Action by the Virginia Board of Education); and
  • Caroline HS – Fully Accredited.

As CCPS continues to navigate the more rigorous VDOE accountability measures, there is increasing optimism as changes in instructional practices and professional development have resulted in improved student achievement at several schools. Specifically, Madison Elementary School’s increased English (reading) performance resulted in the school earning full accreditation for the 17-18 school year. Additionally, all three CCPS elementary schools met or exceeded the accreditation benchmark in the areas of math, science, and social studies. While Bowling Green Elementary School missed the VDOE benchmark for English by 4 percentage points, the school division remains confident that a marked reduction in teacher attrition, the addition of research-based instructional programs, and the ongoing delivery of focused professional development will lead to the school’s attainment of full accreditation status.

Caroline Middle School continues to exceed the required SOL accreditation benchmark of 70% in the content areas of history and science. Despite falling short of the VDOE accreditation benchmarks in English and mathematics, the Caroline County Public School leadership team is optimistic that CMS will meet or exceed all Standards of Learning benchmarks and join Caroline High School as a fully accredited school during the 2018-2019 school year. Under new leadership, Caroline Middle has embraced new educational programs and embedded an intervention/enrichment block into the daily schedule to positively impact teaching and learning.

Caroline schools are celebrating academic successes and embracing a collective, laser-like focus on teaching and learning for the 2017-2018 school year. Click below to learn more about VDOE Accreditation, the VDOE School Quality Profiles, and CCPS Frequently Asked Questions.

CCPS Accreditation FAQ:
https://www.ccps.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-2018-School-Accreditation-Ratings-FAQ.pdf

VDOE Accountability Terminology:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/accountability_terminology.shtml

VDOE Accreditation Media Release:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2017/09_sep13.shtml

VDOE School Quality Profiles:
http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/

Required Parent Notifications

At the start of each school year, there are many notifications that schools are required to make. Some of these are included in the Student Code of Conduct, student handbooks, and other documents. If you would prefer to have a paper copy of any of the information or notification documents, one will be provided upon your request by contacting your child’s school or the School Board Office (804-633-5088).

https://www.ccps.us/required-notifications/