Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Area Schools, returned to Rotary to provide an update. Hull International, STEAM and the Dream academy are schools in the lower 5% and under careful watch by the state.  The next step is a "partnership agreement" with state officials.  Dr. Walker feels prepared for the discussion.  She has been working on seven interventions and keeping track with a scorecard on three dimensions: achievement, behavior and leadership. The school-within-a-school separates out behavior issues for special intervention while allowing other students to progress.  RESA specialist are helping staff with professional development.  She had two requests for Rotary: volunteer for one-to-one mentoring and help with playgrounds and fencing. To volunteer send an email to cleather.nichols@bhas.org.
 
 
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