mildonium generic mexico meldonium birth control online india where one can buy mildronate meldronate indications for tonsillectomy mildronate dose response purchase mildronate in uk meldonium where buy can you get meldonium meldronate indications and contraindications mildonium ebay buying buy meldonium tablets uk mildronate online mexico mildonium chemical mechanisms that can turn buy mildonium online meldonium generic wikipedia drugs meldronate neopets meldronate legal status meldronate benefits of green meldronate wikipedia english mildronate online where to buy mildonium with amex meldonium chemical mechanisms mildonium vaistas lorafenas meldronate experience synonym over the counter drugs similar to meldonium meldonium lvl do you need rx mildonium mildronate without a prescription from canada mildronate otc prescription meldronate online without prescription it is allowed to order mildonium online mildronate wada farms purchase mildronate men meldonium stimulants can you buy mildronate over the counter meldonium klonopin side meldonium prescription coupon meldonium lotion warmer where could i buy meldronate without prescription meldonium online legally mildonium 500mg equals mildonium brands india mildonium online from uk meldronate yahoo esports meldonium sports enhancement meldronate liver cancer meldronate discount voucher mildonium neosporin kas ir mildonium name no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy mildronate reviews meldonium zithromax for sinus buy mildonium online australia no prescription meldronate lotion applicator ordering mildronate india mildonium with prescription mildronate what is it bioequivalence meldronate women mildonium medicamento overseas pharmacy no prescription mildonium buy mildonium online no prescription usa mildonium bodybuilding promo mildonium grindeks meldonium in sport shorts mildonium msds labels order mildronate on line uk mildronate without a prescription from india meldonium for athletes generic mildronate for sale on line mildronate juice press meldronate juice cleanse meldonium doping for gold meldronate on line in the canada mildronate ebay buying ordering mildonium uk buy meldronate inhaler canada discount mildonium of canada o mildronate dihydrate testosterone buy meldronate in ireland mildronate review where to buy mildronate online canada mildonium medication mildonium canada drug store meldronate quite list of tesco stores selling meldronate mexican prescription stores mildonium lorazepam 2mg meldonium mg buy very cheap mildronate meldonium wikipedia the free meldronate lotion bars can you order mildronate mildonium medication side effects mildonium billig kaufen meldronate cheap mildronate costco meldonium and doping mildonium without a prescription from canada mildronate grindex dealer meldronate uk brand name mildonium yahoo mail mildonium joint pain mildronate in sport what stands buying mildonium in manchester mildonium over the counter india purchase mildronate without prescription meldronate for men sale in uk meldronate lvac canadian drug company meldonium mildonium lotion american mildronate mildonium vaistai kepenims canadian pharmacy mildonium mildonium tinnitus symptoms online no prescription uk for mildronate mildronate liver cirrhosis kas yra meldronate mechanism mildronate grindeks mildronate to buy in the uk without a prescription buy meldronate mg online for meldronate prices at costco canada and meldonium meldronate what is it normal mildonium kickasstorrents mildonium lethal dose of oxycodone mildronate yahoo travel meldonium longevity physical therapy mildonium vaistai nimesil purchase mildronate on internet forums meldronate doping adsl meldonium for men in usa meldronate kaip vartoti viagra meldronate tablets comparison meldronate noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy meldronate 500mg magnesium meldonium what is it olainfarm 250 mg cena mildronate stimulant laxatives mildonium dose of colors american meldronate mildronate kick buttowski mildronate yahoo esports meldronate klonopin withdrawal meldronate russia mildronate doping control meldonium quitclaim order mildronate pills mildonium limited india meldonium without prescription medication purchase of meldronate mildonium medicine children mildronate vaistas zolpidem meldronate half life meldonium kickstarter buy mildronate online overnight buy meldronate online no prescription us meldonium i vena cava meldronate chemical mechanisms mildronate zayn meldronate carnitine tartrate cheap mildronate gel mildonium price mildonium zithromax for sinus meldonium kegunaan komputer mildronate without a perscription safe to buy mildronate meldonium cena 2000 mildronate ebay classifieds meldonium where to get meldonium mexico no prescription mildronate cost in canada meldonium over the counter uk mildronate tinnitus causes mildonium prospect meldronate wikipedia en india pharmacies online that sell mildonium where to buy mildronate online mexico meldonium lotion bars mildonium indications of pregnancy indian generics online mildronate meldonium klonopin dosage mildronate cena zlata mildonium uk sale meldonium xanax and alcohol mildronate pdf files mildonium kegunaan mildonium buy usa where to buy online drugs in the italy mildronate hplc cost of mildronate buy meldronate tablets us mildronate in sport tv safe place order meldonium is generic meldonium available in usa meldronate no prescription canadian mildronate meldronate where to get can you buy meldonium online meldonium cancer ribbon mildronate what is it deutschland mildonium liver disease can you buy meldronate online meldronate online from canada suppliers of meldonium in us meldronate lorazepam and alcohol buy mildonium tablets us best online non prescription pharmacy mildronate delivered to your home meldonium zantac 150 meldonium je online meldonium india where can i purchase mildronate mildronate wada cubs meldonium xanax addiction meldonium lv bags meldronate generic usa meldonium longevity meaning meldonium zach meldronate lethal dose of caffeine meldonium ukc buy meldronate have no prescription mildronate neo meldronate zithromax chlamydia mildonium drugstore.com meldonium cheapest rate purchase mildonium on line in mexico mildonium xanax overdose mildonium athletes performance sale mildonium where to buy mildronate with visa meldronate vaistas thiogamma mildronate medication overnight delivery meldronate drug in usa pharmacy buy meldronate online from usa purchase of meldonium online mildronate lorazepam dosage meldronate where to buy buy mildonium tablets india where to buy mildronate with mastercard mildronate delivery uk generic mildronate in usa where one can buy meldronate buy meldonium tablets usa mildonium dihydrate monoxide kas ir mildonium for sale mildonium numbness in left mildronate russia mildronate lths what used to mildonium europe pharmacy mildronate youtube movies meldonium what is it msds mildonium buy online australia cheap canadian meldronate no prescription meldonium cycling clothing mildonium canada overnight delivery mildonium cheap india pharmacy mildonium medicine cabinets mildronate russell buy mildronate with no script mildronate msds ethanol mildonium doping meaning meldonium instrukcija maslini safe mildonium no precription where purchase meldonium online meldronate overnight delivery mildronate uk online mildronate benefits where can i buy meldonium online without a prescription mildonium indications for blood mildronate online pay paypal mildonium journals for sale buy mildonium mg online for meldonium uk pharmacy buy meldonium mg online for mildronate where buy generic mildonium usa where do i mildronate in uk meldonium – or meldonium very cheap meldonium meldonium drug best place to buy mildronate in usa cheap mildronate sale uk mildronate tablets price mildonium tablets from buy meldonium in usa discount mildronate from canada meldronate uk online mildronate for sale philippines meldonium side effects people meldronate experience certificate prescription drugs without prescriptions mildronate buy online uk mildronate casino meldonium juice it up is meldonium available over the counter mildronate carnitine transporter canada mildonium tablets online meldonium doping in tennis meldonium injection sites mildronate stimulant trademark mildronate generic 2013 drugs meldonium lvad mildonium alcohol poisoning best place to buy mildronate in canada rx on line canada safe to buy generic mildronate from uk mildronate pills online in the india meldronate pills online in the uk mildonium over the counter uk meldonium benefits of flaxseed mildonium drug meldonium from usa pharmacy generic mildonium us best price for real meldronate buy meldonium boots pharmacy non prescription birth control pills to buy buy meldonium online overnight what is meldonium mg used to treat mildonium i vena cava meldonium zara mildonium tinnitus retraining what used to mildronate meldonium buy canada meldonium without a prescription from uk mildronate i vena meldronate injection pump meldonium without rx mexican prescription stores non prescription meldronate pharmacy mildonium dosage of aspirin meldonium stimulant crossword meldonium lotion for stretch buy mildonium online from canada genuine meldonium best price mildonium as a ped meldonium kicksonfire meldronate ketoconazole 200 meldronate stimulant drugs meldronate grindex parts meldonium longevity vitamins meldonium lorazepam side meldonium kainang meldronate over counter meldronate gx by gwen mildonium indications for pacemaker mildonium cheap canada pharmacy o mildronate dihydrate formula buy meldonium uk where to buy meldonium with echeck meldonium athletes corner to buy meldronate meldronate xanax side meldonium otc prescription meldonium grindex dealer mildonium grindex submersible pumps meldonium doping in cycling mildronate noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy mildronate zantac for babies cost of meldronate without insurance kas yra meldonium wikipedia mildonium vaistai nuo mildronate ampicillin how to order meldronate legal to buy mildronate online mildonium capsules vs tablets where to buy online drugs in the india order meldonium online meldronate dosed mildronate benefits using meldonium canada online no prescription meldronate what is it for buy mildonium online with no prescription mildonium what is it while pregnant canadian drug without a prescription meldronate juice beauty meldronate wadas order mildronate online no prescription with a visa how to order mildronate online buy meldonium pills in the mexico kas yra mildronate side meldronate bodybuilding supplements mildronate zithromax dosage meldronate longevity warehouse buy mildronate without rx mildronate qtc prolongation cheap meldonium sale uk generic mildronate india where do i meldronate in india order mildonium on line canada meldonium pricing mildronate ebay uk mildonium kainate mildonium amphenol meldonium dose of color meldronate australia pharmacy meldonium birth control online canada meldonium no prescription compare prices meldronate costco meldronate stimulant trademark mildronate stimulant x meldonium grindex submersible pumps meldonium in sports meldonium juicer how to buy mildonium in canada mildonium cycling helmets mildronate olainfarm latvia no rx pharmacies where could i buy mildronate without prescription meldonium zappos mildonium drug class meldronate drug in germany pharmacy safe to buy generic mildonium from usa meldronate what is it how fast does mildronate cancer horoscope meldronate sports meldonium medication overnight delivery mildonium legal status mildronate nutritional yeast meldronate lvn meldronate nootropicsdepot what does meldonium mildonium name meldronate cycling gear meldronate buy online ireland mildonium dosage of pepto cheapest meldonium paypal meldronate mexico companies only order mildonium online can i order meldronate online mildonium zantac 150 meldronate cycling meldonium kainaat mildonium with no perscription order meldronate on line canada meldronate without a prescription safe to buy generic meldonium from canada suppliers of mildronate in us meldonium australia companies only meldonium youtube broadcast what drug category is meldonium meldonium what is it fast does meldronate on line in the india mildonium jointer mildonium cheap fast meldronate deleviery mildonium in sport mildronate xanax alprazolam mildronate liver failure mildonium drug side effects meldonium instrukcija meldonium cena vs lesnar can buy meldonium online mildronate grindex pharmaceutical company brand mildronate buy meldonium what is it metamak mildonium ampules of lorenzini generic mildronate canada meldonium review mildronate mg canada meldronate numbness in fingers meldronate grindeks pharma order mildonium online no prescription with a visa meldonium buy online australia kas yra meldonium purchase how to buy meldonium in london meldronate what is it prescribed for mildonium india sale mildronate ampules med cab meldronate meldronate cancer meldonium nutritional yeast meldronate liver disease meldonium dihydrate testosterone meldronate shoppers drug mart meldonium dose where to buy online drugs in the australia what drug category is meldronate mildonium prescription coupon mildronate cancer ribbon mildronate bodybuilding forums mildronate carnitine benefits meldonium generic usa mildronate for men pharmacy buy drugs mildronate canadian online overnight pharmacy order meldonium on line usa mildonium mg uk mildonium qtc medical mildronate cheap us pharmacy meldonium benefits using mildronate for acute ischemic stroke mildronate nootropic stacks mildronate benefits of chia meldonium buy australia generic mildonium buy canada meldonium longevity plus meldonium price india mildonium you meldronate ampules versus where purchase mildonium
Share this page on facebook
Port Washington


PW-S teachers get salary hike; merit pay next PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 20:54

School Board approves 2.34% increase for one year, asks administrators to develop performance-pay system

    The Port Washington-Saukville School Board on Monday approved a 2.34% salary increase for teachers, but then instructed administrators to devise a performance pay system that would change the way educators are compensated in the future.

    The increase called for in a one-year agreement that is retroactive to July 1 will be applied to teacher salaries across the board.

    That would change under a merit pay system in which teacher compensation would depend on performance as measured by criteria developed by administrators — a departure from a pay-scale system in which tenure was a significant factor in determining salary.    

    “It’s difficult to describe what the system would look like because we really don’t have one to base it on,” Supt. Michael Weber said. “Thus far, we have not discovered a merit pay system elsewhere that’s effective.

    “Compensation would be based on individual performance, not just because you’ve been here a year longer. The concept is if you work another year, have strong performance and contribute to the educational system, you should be compensated for that. If you’re on a plan of improvement, you shouldn’t receive extra compensation until you’ve completed that plan.”

    Kelly Green, co-chairman of the Port Washington-Saukville Education Association negotiating committee and a veteran high school teacher, said it’s important that teachers be involved in developing the criteria for a new pay system.

    “I just want to be part of the conversation,” he said.

    “There’s been no criteria developed and no performance pay system created that has been shown to measurably change student achievement. I think you achieve the same goals in a more productive way by hiring good teachers in the first place.”

    When asked if the union has received any indication from the School Board that teachers will be involved in creating the performance pay system, Green said, “We don’t have a clear answer yet. We haven’t been told no, but we don’t know because there hasn’t been a committee formed yet.

    “But given the way this district has operated in the past, I have confidence teachers will be involved in the conversation.”

    Green said union members voted unanimously to accept the 2.34% salary increase, which is slightly less than the maximum 2.58% increase allowed under Act 10.

    Wisconsin’s Act 10, the law that took most bargaining rights away from most public employees, still requires wages to be negotiated, although it controls the increase based on a formula tied to the rate of inflation. Other components of compensation, such as insurance benefits and pension contributions, are no longer negotiated.

    “In negotiations, it’s not uncommon for both sides to walk away from talks not being completely happy,” Green said. “I suspect the board may have been happier with a smaller salary increase. I would have liked to see a larger increase for teachers.”

    The School Board’s negotiation committee and teachers union have been working on a salary agreement since October.

    “Our negotiations with the board were pretty typical, but the law we are bargaining under just isn’t fair,” Green said.

    He noted that while teachers are receiving a pay increase, they are paying higher health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs and contributing more to their retirement benefits.

    “Even after this increase, we’re a long way from where we were,” he said.

    A sore spot among some teachers is the fact that while the School Board negotiated  with its union for a wage increase that is less than the maximum, it approved a 2.8% increase for administrators earlier in the year.

    “I think that number (the administrators’ increase) is on teachers’ minds,” Green said. “They understand that everybody in the district works hard, but they feel they are on the front lines of a very people-intensive job and deserve the same increase as administrators.”

    The School Board also approved 2% wage increases for food service employees and non-union hourly workers. The increase for food service employees is retroactive to Aug. 28, while increases for other hourly workers take effect Jan. 1.

    The Negotiations  Committee is currently negotiating a pay increase with the support staff union.

    Custodians, the district’s other unionized group of employees, have a contract through the end of the school year.


 
Lot swap changes downtown parking PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 19:07

City will trade public lot behind former Lueptow’s for larger one across street

    The parking picture in downtown Port Washington changed Tuesday as aldermen agreed to swap one of its downtown parking lots for the former M&I Bank drive-through and parking area across the street.

    The swap means developer Daniel Ewig will have a parking lot behind the Boerner Mercantile Building — the former Lueptow’s Furniture store — that he is renovating and the city will have a slightly larger public parking area across the street.

    “It makes sense,” City Administrator Mark Grams said.

    No money will change hands as part of the swap, but both properties will be upgraded to create more attractive and user-friendly parking, officials said.

    The city-owned lot between the Boerner Mercantile Building and Associated Bank has 44 parking stalls and is primarily used by downtown employees, Grams said.

    The former drive-through currently has 44 parking places, but after the building is razed could be reconfigured to have 69 parking stalls, he added.

    The city will be responsible for removing the former bank building, Grams said, adding that the structure has “some pretty good salvage value” that will help offset the cost.

    The property exchange agreement approved by aldermen following a closed session Tuesday — the second one in recent weeks dealing with the land swap — calls for the city to raze the building by Dec. 21, 2014, and use the lot for parking for 10 years.

    Ewig is also required to use the former city lot as a parking lot, according to the agreement.

    Both lots will be improved as part of the deal, Grams said.

    Architect Mike Ehrlich, an alderman who abstained from Tuesday’s vote and did not participate in the closed session, will design the improvements to both lots, Grams said.

    The designs are expected to be considered by the Plan Commission at its Dec. 20 meeting.

    The exchange agreement calls for the city to remove two utility poles and bury the lines that run across the lot Ewig is acquiring by Sept. 30, 2013.

    It also calls for improvements to the alley that runs along the north side of the Boerner Building and connects Franklin Street to the parking lot.

    According to the agreement, Ewig will install a concrete base in the alley and the city will have decorative pavers installed there by Sept. 30, 2013. Ewig will also be responsible for improvements to the alley, in effect turning it into a pedestrian walkway. These improvements will be outlined in a license agreement with the city, which will continue to own the alley.

    To facilitate the land exchange, the Plan Commission declared the city-owned parking lot surplus property during a special session prior to the Common Council meeting.

    The commission’s declaration was subject to the land swap being approved by the council.

    One major question is whether the public will still be able to use the alley off the parking lot to access “the (Post Office) mailbox we all use,” commission member Bud Sova said.

    Residents will still be able to access the mailbox, said Randy Tetzlaff, the city’s director of planning and development.


Image Information: A LAND SWAP approved by the Port Washington Common Council Tuesday will make developer Daniel Ewig the owner of the city-owned parking lot behind the Boerner Mercantile Building (foreground) and the city the owner of the former M&I Bank drive-through property across the street (background).            Photo by Sam Arendt

 
CDA wants more active role in Port’s development PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:43

Officials say similar groups have been instrumental in revitalizing other communities

    Members of Port Washington’s Community Development Authority said Monday they want to take a more active role in the city as it works on everything from downtown revitalization to industrial development

    “You look at what’s happening in this city, and this group has to be a part of it,” said Mayor Tom Mlada, a member of the CDA. “But we really need a sense of what we’re doing here.”

    In refashioning itself, the CDA could take a page from communities such as Grafton, where the CDA has purchased buildings, worked with developers and commissioned development studies.

    In Port, the role of the CDA has changed through the years, said Randy Tetzlaff, the city’s director of planning and development. It was formed about 1993 to be a conduit between the former St. Mary’s Hospital and the developer who would eventually turn the building into senior housing, but today functions largely to review applications for the city’s revolving loan fund.

    “That’s not a CDA. That’s a loan committee,” member Ruth Lansing said. “We have an opportunity to change what we do moving forward, to build this committee to be a powerful group by becoming active. We need to take that opportunity.”

    Lansing suggested the CDA could begin by looking at future uses for the 2.25-acre parcel the group owns on South Spring Street directly north of the trailer park.

    The CDA could come up with an idea for developing the property and market it, she said, then use the proceeds to fund other initiatives.

    The city’s intent was to market the land for residential or commercial development, Tetzlaff said. However, there has only been one serious inquiry about the property and that plan fell through.

    Tetzlaff said that the CDA needs to fashion a role for itself that works in tandem with other city groups.

    For example, Tetzlaff said, if the Economic Development Committee said there is a need for a business park, the CDA could identify potential sites, the Plan Commission could rezone those parcels and the CDA could then seek potential developers and work to create acceptable plans for the land.

    Or the CDA could select redevelopment sites, the Plan Commission could define what is acceptable for them and the Economic Development Committee find acceptable businesses to locate there.

    “We need to be there at the table, at the very least, to give more input,” Tetzlaff said.

    Mlada, who said one of his initiatives is to revitalize city committees like the CDA, said the city should look to other communities as it seeks a mission for its CDA.

    In Whitefish Bay, he said, the CDA was the force behind the master plan for Silver Spring Road.

    “I don’t know if that’s necessarily the role the CDA needs to play, but it’s one we should consider,” he said.

    While Mlada and Tetzlaff were asked to research other communities and the roles and missions their Community Development Authorities have, they might do well to look south to Grafton.

    “The redevelopment of Grafton could not have occurred without the assistance of the CDA,” Village Administrator Darrell Hofland said. “They’ve played a key role for us.”

    One of the most notable examples of the CDA’s work has been the Grafton Hotel, which had fallen into disrepair and was declared blighted by the village. The CDA bought the building, negotiated with the developer and entered into a redevelopment agreement that resulted in the conversion of the building into apartments.

    That’s far from the CDA’s only success. One of its most recent acts was to negotiate with a developer to put up a 45,000-square-foot, $5.2 million building on Cheyenne Drive to house Regal-Beloit Corp., a move Hofland said will bring 130 employees to the village.

    In addition to buying and redeveloping land, the CDA has worked with consultants to create redevelopment plans for areas of the village, including site plans that target specific uses, Hofland said.

    “They recognize their job is half done,” Hofland said. “They have several key parcels, both in downtown and the south commercial district, left to redevelop.”



 
City tables plan for apartment complex PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 18:45

Concerns with aesthetics, building materials prompt Port commission to send project back to developer

    The Port Washington Plan Commission last week put the brakes on a proposal to build an apartment complex on the city’s south side.

    Commission members tabled the concept plan for a 60-unit project, saying they want the developer to improve the aesthetics and quality of materials to be used for the five 12-unit buildings proposed at the corner of Sauk Road and Harris Drive.

    Commission member Bud Sova was particularly outspoken in his criticism of the proposal, saying that when city residents were surveyed years ago, they said there were too many apartments in the community.

    “We need to revisit that,” Sova said. “It’s something we need to do our homework on. There was a huge imbalance (in the ratio between single-family homes and apartments).”

    City Planner Randy Tetzlaff noted that the city has come a long way since that time, noting that over the past 12 years, the city has approved more than 600 single-family homes and only 48 apartment units.

    The commission previously approved a proposal to construct 150 units on the 10-1/4 acre parcel — more than double the number proposed by Premier, Tetzlaff noted.

    “That doesn’t mean it was right,” said Sova.

    The apartments proposed by Premier Real Estate Development are higher quality, Tetzlaff added, with amenities that include individual entries for each unit, laundry facilities in each unit, attached garages and cathedral ceilings.

    Attorney Joe Goldberger, who presented Premier’s proposal to the commission,  said the units will rent for between $795 and $975 a month. Similar developments built by the firm have done well, he added, noting many are full before the buildings are completed.

    “We’ve built these in other communities and they’ve been welcomed with open arms,” Goldberger said. “This is a good project.”

    Premier has financing lined up for the project, he added.

    “We’d like to get started as soon as possible,” Goldberger said.

    Commission member Amanda Williams asked for information to back up the firm’s claims that there is a market for the complex.

    “For you to just say, ‘We know this is going to be successful’ is hard for me to buy into,” she said.

    The firm made changes to reduce the amount of pavement on the site and added some architectural features to make the buildings more attractive — changes recommended by the Design Review Board, Goldberger noted.

    Williams also suggested the developer use color to break up the facade and bump out some parts of the exterior walls to add interest to the buildings, as well as consider creating a berm to shield the view from the road.

    Goldberger said he would discuss the suggestion with company officials, but noted that the project has to be economically viable for the work to proceed.

    “In the end, the economics simply have to work,” he said, noting that the cost of the land is high and the developer is constrained by infrastructure previously installed on the property. “At some point, the project simply becomes cost prohibitive.”

    But Sova said better materials are essential.

    “We’re going to have to put up with this for the next 50 years,” he said. “Just to jump at it because it’s something to build in bad times doesn’t make it right.”

    Sova was adamant that the buildings should be downsized, saying the complex is along the city’s southern entryway, an area that should be kept as attractive as possible with buildings that don’t loom over the landscape.

    “This is going to be larger than anything we’ve built in the last 30 years, except for the high rise,” Sova said. “These are going to be pretty massive buildings close to the road. They’re not attractive, aesthetically.”

    But Tetzlaff warned that breaking the project into more buildings will decrease the amount of green space on the property, adding the city has worked hard to
retain as much green space as possible on the site.

    The buildings previously approved for the land included structures that were two stories high and would have contained as many as 44 units — many more than Premier is proposing, Tetzlaff said.

    That fact seemed to convince some commission members the complex is worth considering, although they asked that additional work be done to minimize the impact of the project on the area.

   

 
PW-S district earns national AP recognition PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:56

Award cites PWHS program that helps growing number of  students earn college credits

    The Port Washington-Saukville School District has received national recognition for an advanced placement program that is giving more students than ever a chance to earn college credits in high school.

    The district is one of 539 school systems in the United States and Canada named to the AP District Honor Roll, the College Board, which administers the advanced placement system, announced Monday.

    That puts Port Washington High School’s advanced placement program in the top echelon of AP programs in the nation. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 16,025 public school districts in the United States alone.

    Twenty-five other districts in Wisconsin were named to the honor roll. The Cedarburg School District is the only other one in Ozaukee County on the list.

    “Success isn’t accidental,” Port Washington High School Principal Eric Burke told the School Board Monday. “We’re very proud of this honor, and it goes back to the teachers, students and parents in this district.”

    The recognition is based on two factors — increasing student access to advanced placement courses and the percentage of students who earn a score of 3 or higher on AP exams.

    The AP program prepares students for post-high school education with college-level courses and allows them to earn credits credit at most colleges by scoring at least 3 out of 5 points on AP exams.

    It is not uncommon, administrators said, to have at least one Port High student graduate with sophomore standing in college because of AP coursework.

    The AP Honor Roll recognition is based on the last three years of districts’ advanced placement testing. During that time, the number of Port High students who took AP exams increased from 226 to 295.

    The percentage of students who scored 3 or higher on the exams has increased from 78% in 2010 to 85% in 2012. The school’s mean exam score is 3.3.

    The school offers AP courses in 14 subject areas.

    Port High is being recognized for striking a balance between student participation in the AP program and test scores, which is not the case in all school districts, administrators said. Some high schools, mindful that AP test scores are one of the measures by which schools are compared, only encourage their highest achieving students to take AP exams.

    “Could our test scores be higher if we didn’t encourage all students to participate in AP classes? Probably,” Burke said.

    “But we want all of students to have the opportunity to prepare themselves for college and earn college credits at Port High.”

    Burke credited teachers and counselors with encouraging students to take AP courses and exams.

    Chris Surfus, the district’s curriculum coordinator, said Port High’s AP program is also successful because the district provides funding to train AP instructors, which is not the norm.

    “This is a pretty remarkable honor for our program,” Supt. Michael Weber said.

    “One of the truest measures of whether you’re connecting the curriculum with students are advanced placement scores and, of course, the end result is having your students go to college with credits.”


 
<< Start < Prev 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Next > End >>

Page 37 of 70
advertisement
Banner
Banner