School Land Trust

The Board of Directors of Venture Academy serves as the council that approves plans for the use of School Land Trust Funds. Please see the Board of Directors section of this website for more information about the board. 

2016-17  School Land Trust Plan

Based on prior years’ success in supporting math instruction using Land Trust funds, we will continue doing this. 

Action Step(s) Supported by Land Trust:  

1. Provide specialized training in Math from experts to all teachers of math K-12 during the summer and 2016-17 school year ($8000). 

a. Provide ongoing support to teachers during the year to implement the training received in the summer (e.g., a return visit of a professional trainer to observe and coach; substitutes to cover classes while teachers observe and train one another, etc.) ($1500).

b. Purchase resources, materials, etc., to support the training and implementation of new practices ($2000).

3.  Our second area of significant need is technology.  We will use Land Trust funds ($42,800) to provide new student workstations.

Action step(s) supported by Land Trust:
a. Purchase equipment and licensing to provide 140 additional workstations (approx. $42,800). (3-5:28; 6-8: 50; HS: 56)

NOTE: Any increase in distribution will be used to support the technology goal. Both of these projects support goals for school improvement.

2015-16 School Year Plan

We will continue supporting professional development in math instruction and also support the goal to provided access to technology for all of our students. 

Action Step(s) Supported by Land Trust:
1. Provide specialized training in Math from experts (Singapore and MVP) to teachers during the summer and 2015-16 school year ($8000).
2. Provide ongoing support to teachers during the year to implement the training received in the summer (e.g., a return visit of a professional trainer to observe and coach; substitutes to cover classes while teachers observe and train one another, etc.) ($1500).
3. Purchase resources, materials, etc., to support the training and implementation of new practices ($3000).
4. Purchase 75 additional mobile workstations ($34,282).