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Jennings School District

The district believes in supporting the community and building strong relationships with families; teachers are encouraged to do home visits. The district also provides tech training for their teachers through videos, webinars and onsite visits.

State: Missouri Number of Students: 2604
School Type: Public School District Free and Reduced Lunch:  95.4%
Grade Level: PK-12 English Language Learners: N/A

School Context

Funding: Jennings School District has received funding including $11.5 million from a local bond (Proposition J) in 2011 for facility maintenance and upgrades - the district renovated libraries, science labs, media centers and auditoriums, the technological infrastructure in schools was updated and computers and SMARTBoards were added to classrooms and labs, $400,000 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in 2012 as a part of the federal 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant to fund community centers with adult education classes - the district offers computer, sewing and art classes as well as athletic activities for adults in the community, and $78,568 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in 2013 as part of the federal Perkins IV Act to support career and technical education.

Accreditation: In 2008, the district lost their accreditation status and became “provisionally accredited.” Since then Jennings’ goal has been to earn full accreditation from the state. To achieve this, the district must improve their overall score which includes a combination of metrics such as student achievement scores, attendance rates, graduation rates and college and career readiness measures. The 2014 preliminary results suggest that the district will be awarded full accreditation. Community Involvement: The district believes in supporting the community and building strong relationships with families. Many services are provided for parents and children including meals, laundry (in exchange for volunteer hours), continuing education classes and full-day Saturday school. In addition, teachers are encouraged to do home visits.

State of Technology

Computer Labs: With the help of Proposition J, each school has at least one computer lab with 24 computers. Mobile Carts: Additionally, every school has at least two carts with 24 laptop computers each. Both middle schools and the high school have two mobile carts with 30 Chromebooks each; schools with 4th-6th grades also have a mobile cart with 30 Chromebooks. SMART Tech: According to the tech team, 90% of classrooms have a SMARTBoard and projector. In addition, each school has at least two sets of SMART Responders (clickers). Each building has at least two SMART document cameras. Tech Training: The district has a site where videos can be uploaded and viewed (like YouTube). School use it to upload specific trainings they do onto the site. In addition, the tech team provides onsite trainings and webinars on an as-needed basis for schools who request additional support.


Tech Needs & Requirements

Android or Windows environments preferred.

*Content from 2014

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