FLEMINGSBURG — A new learning plan will have a trial run in Fleming County Schools for the coming academic year, officials said.
The Fleming County Board of Education approved the BRIDGE Performance Indicators during an end-of-the-year called meeting on June 25. A learning plan that aims to educate students for both practical, as well as academic skill, will be implemented for all students, pre-k to 12th grade, beginning July 1.
A letter issued by Superintendent Brian Creasman said the BPIs were finalized for use in early July. Newly-appointed Chief Academic Officer Michelle Hunt will be spearheading the effort to implement BPIs to all schools. Creasman said this first year for the program is more of a trial run to gauge its success.
“Please keep in mind that the 2018-2019 school year is a pilot year, with full implementation during the 2019-2020 school year,” Creasman said. “This year will be used to work out the kinks, identify how to record student success, and find additional ways to make the BPIs more personalized, relevant and rigorous.”
Creasman says the implementation of BPIs is a ‘game changer’ for the district. These indicators aim to prepare students for college, career, and life.
“Though test scores remain essential in school accountability, the 21st-century skills that are embedded into all BPIs are vision critical to helping all students to become globally competitive,” he said. “We look forward to unleashing student innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.”