Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 7/30/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: Future Action Item(s)
Type: Info
Subject: Acceptance of Proposal for Services with Big Rock Educational Services at the ACE Demonstration and Design Lab at Hargrave Elementary School
District Goals:
Goal 1
Thriving Students
File Attachment:
Big Rock Educational Service Powerpoint July 30, 2020.pdf
Summary: Big Rock Educational Services (BRES) will provide a unique approach that starts with accurately diagnosing the challenges at the ACE Demonstration and Design Lab at JA Hargrave and build a plan to solve for those challenges. They then help with realizing the vision for excellence by providing side by side coaching to collaboratively meet goals directly tied to student achievement.

The highest performing schools identify, prioritize, and implement the highest impact systems or “big rocks” that lead to student achievement.

In addition, BRES will diagnose the campus or network stands with respect to planning and implementing high impact systems or what is called “big rocks”. The diagnostics are customizable, objective and data-based. Big Rock will work alongside our school Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction department, and organizational leaders to implement the necessary steps to achieve the project goal and build capacity of the school leadership team through a gradual release model utilizing the below categories:
 Data Driven Instruction
 Observation and Feedback
 Classroom Rigor
Budgetary Impact: $53,550 grant funded
Recommendation: None at this time. This is a future action item.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Crystel Polk - Director of Grant Administration
Signed By:
Michael McFarland - Superintendent