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Educational Solutions That Make A Difference

Educational Solutions That Make A Difference

LIU Annual Report 2010-2011

2010-2011 Annual Report

Table of Contents
Mission Statement ......................................................................... 2 Executive Directors Message ......................................................... 3 Board Presidents Message .............................................................. 4 Board of Directors ........................................................................... 5 Leadership Team ............................................................................. 6 Programs & Services ....................................................................... 7 Recipients of Direct Services .......................................................... 9 Business Services .......................................................................... 10 Human Resources .......................................................................... 12 Adult Education/Special Projects .................................................. 14 Instructional Services .................................................................... 15 Special Education Services ........................................................... 19 Information Technology Services .................................................. 21

The LIU Mission The mission of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, as a partner with school districts and agencies, is to deliver the highest quality education for students, staff and communities.

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Administration

Dr. Michael D. Thew Executive Director

The 2010-2011 school/fiscal year brought many challenges, along with new and different service requests to the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12. The economy had a big effect on the financial aspects of our services and we learned to perform more while having less. Even though we had financial challenges, the LIU 12 continued to strive toward meeting the educational needs of our constituent school districts and partner agencies. Our staff did an excellent job in their performance and we again provided direct services to over 25,000 students (birth to age 21) and we served over 8,600 adult learners. Overall, our services reached upwards of 80,000 students across our three counties (Adams, Franklin and York) comprised of 25 school districts, one career and technology center, one school of technology and 83 nonpublic schools. As an educational service agency, we collaborated with our school districts, partner agencies, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and with the 28 other Intermediate Units across the Commonwealth in providing services. By collaborating, we were able to provide educational solutions that make a difference. Please take a few minutes to review this report. We are very proud of the services we provide to our member school districts and partner agencies. We welcome your comments, questions and reflections in response to this report. Please feel free to contact me at 717.624.6404 or via email to mdthew@iu12.org. In education,

Michael D. Thew, Ed.D. Executive Director

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Board President
Dr. Judith A.M. Higgins Board President

From the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 Board of School Directors, I would like to present, along with the Administration, the 2010-2011 Annual Report. We, the Board, believe that the education of our children, of all abilities and talents, should remain a primary goal of our society. As elected volunteers representing the school districts of Adams, Franklin and York counties, we strive to support the initiatives and efforts that will accomplish that result. Regardless of enthusiasm, we also face the same challenges in education as we do in our communities trying to do more with less, being creative and thrifty with the resources we have while still meeting the needs of our districts and the districts students. With new, as well as ongoing, financial challenges being placed on this Board such as declining state and federal revenue, growing student needs and increased populations, hard decisions are looming on how to provide the supports and tools needed to serve the children and families of these counties. Despite these challenges, the professionals of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 are recognized across the Commonwealth for delivering leading edge research, providing professional development to all members of our educational community, as well as other initiatives. Additionally, the IU assists districts by maximizing the fiscal power of the districts through collaborative ventures. Whether developing protocol for dealing with head injuries and concussions, promoting healthy starts through early interventions for pre-schoolers or partnering to maximize taxpayer dollars through joint purchasing, the LIU 12 maintains a student centered focus. Now, as funds become scarcer, IU 12 professionals seek opportunities to develop marketable services that align with core goals, and we, the Board, encourage this entrepreneurial spirit, recognizing that creativity and overcoming challenges improve opportunities for every child. This Boards commitment exists because we know that we are truly making a difference in the lives of our many students, their families, and communities. It is an honor, as the President of the Lincoln Intermediate School Board of Directors, to provide this service and support and hope that this report will be of assistance in understanding our mission. With warm regards,

Judith A. M. Higgins, Ed.D.


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Board of Directors 2010-2011


Judith Higgins, Ed.D., President
*Eastern York School District Central York School District

Linda Smith, Vice-President


*Red Lion Area School District South Eastern School District

Mary Shoemaker, Secretary


*Dallastown Area School District York Suburban School District

Albert Byrnes, Assistant Secretary


*Northeastern School District Dover Area School District

Clifford Smith, Treasurer


Tuscarora School District

John Tomko, Past President


*Fairfield Area School District Gettysburg Area School District Upper Adams School District

Vanessa Berger
*South Western School District Hanover Public School District Southern York School District

Howard Ritchey
*Greencastle-Antrim School District Fannett-Metal School District

Norman Blowers
*Chambersburg Area School District

Chris Lind
*Waynesboro Area School District

Wade Markel
*West York Area School District Spring Grove Area School District

Beverly Atwater
*School District of the City of York

Thomas Paholsky
*Littlestown Area School District Bermudian Springs School District Conewago Valley School District

Kim Smith, Solicitor


Hartman, Underhill & Brubaker

* Board Member of this School District

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Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 Cabinet


Dr. Michael D. Thew
Executive Director

Dr. LeeAnn Zeroth


Assistant Executive Director

Dr. Kerri A. Bloom


Director of Special Education

Dr. Donald E. Burkins


Director of Instructional Services

Jon T. Kugler
Director of Human Resources

Thomas G. Mesler
Director of Business Services

Terry L. Steyer
Director of Information Technology

Henry P. Wardrop
Director of Special Projects

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Assistant Executive Director

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2010-2011 Programs & Services


ADULT EDUCATION
Adult Literacy Family Literacy English-As-Second Language Adult Basic Education/GED Preparation Employment and Training Microsoft Software Licensing & Purchasing Microsoft Windows Training Moodle Repair Centre Spam Filtering Student Tracking Teaching Classes Teleconferencing Services United Streaming Media Cache Video Conferencing Bridge Web Filtering Web IEP Web Based Salary Survey YCORE

BUSINESS SERVICES
Immunization Program Insurance Consortiums Joint Purchasing Lincoln Benefit Trust for Medical, Dental and Vision Plans Plant Managers Group Vendor Fairs

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES
Act 89 Auxiliary Services to Nonpublic School Students Continuing Professional Education Course Administration & Reporting Curriculum & Instruction Services & Professional Development English-As-Second Language (ESL) Services ESEA Title I Institutional Programs (Neglected & Delinquent) ESEA Title I Parent Conference ESEA Title II-A & V Nonpublic School Fund Administration ESEA Title III Consortium (Services to English-Language Learners) Franklin County Teacher Induction Program Instructional Materials Digital Library/ Discovery Education Membership Instructional Technology Services & Professional Development Interlibrary Delivery Service (IDS) Keystone Reviewer Learning Focused Schools Framework LIU Curriculum Council LIU Literacy Advisory Council

HUMAN RESOURCES
Human Resource Training Guest Teacher Program Salary Survey Reports Tri-County Human Resources Consortium FBI Fingerprinting

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES


Act 48 Bulk Computer Purchase Credit Recovery Distance Learning E-Rate Graduate Teacher Education Classes in Instructional Technology Help Centre Instructional Software Preview Center ILS - Plato & Compass Lincoln Learning Network (LLN) Lincoln Mobile Media Centre Lincoln Web Templates

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2010-2011 Programs & Services continued...


INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES CONTINUED
Lincoln Smart Choices: Community Based Abstinence Education Literacy Coaching Networks Migrant Child Care Migrant Education Make N Take Teacher Technology and Idea Center Math Coaching Network PA Academic Competition PA Homeless Childrens Initiative PA Inspired Leadership Initiative PA Schools of Excellence PAIUnet Professional Development Support PDE Data Tools Training (eMetric, PVAAS, PAAYP) Power Teaching Principals Networks Reading Apprenticeship Regional Computer Fair Competition Safe & Drug-Free Schools Consortium School Improvement Plan Development & Review Services Science Network Strategic Planning Development Student Assistance Program Student Forum Student Services Program Summer Academy Technology Integration Mentoring/ Technology Integration Educator Network (TIEnet) Twenty-First Century Learning Communities York County Teacher Induction Autistic Support Consultation Services Dual Diagnosis/Life Skills Support Early Intervention - Birth to Age 2 Diagnostic Screening and Evaluation Emotional Support Extended School Year Gifted Support Hearing Support Inclusion Specialist Instruction in the Home Instructional Advising Services Interpreting/Transliterating Learning Support Life Skills Support Multiple Disabilities Support Neurological Support Neuropsychological Clinic Evaluations Non Violent Crisis Intervention Occupational Therapy Orientation Mobility Services Paraprofessional Skills Training Parent Training Physical Therapy Preschool/Early Intervention Psychiatric Evaluations Psychological Services School Bus Instruction Sign Language Courses Speech/Language Strategic Instruction Model Student Tracking/Child Accounting Special Education Supervision Surrogate Parent Assignments Training and Consultation (TaC) Therapeutic Emotional Support Transportation Services Vision Support Work Experience Placement Services

SPECIAL EDUCATION
Alternative Education Audiological Services

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Recipients of Direct Services


LIU Programs for Educators, Staff & Adults
Continuing Professional Education Parent Education (Migrant, Title I & 21st Century) Professional Networks Professional Development Adult Basic / Literacy Education Family Literacy Services Adults Tested for GED Total Adults Served 766 2,123 415 3,513 1,506 37 264 8,624

Programs for Children & Youth


Act 89 Nonpublic School Students English-As-Second Language Services Migrant Education 21st Century Learning Communities Special Education Preschool / Early Intervention Summer Academy Regional Computer Fairs PA Academic Competition Student Forum Total Students Served 3,439 720 1,780 248 15,301 2,154 1,501 74 87 37 25,341

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Business Services
Thomas G. Mesler Director Business Office

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Total Budget 2010-2011 $131,104,884

General Operating 9.5M

Act 89 $2.6M

Special Education $111M


Migrant & ESL $6M Special Projects $2M

Source of Funds 2010-2011 2007-2008 Source


Interest - $207.2K District Contributions $724.8K Transfers $3.8M

Local Revenue $65.5M

State & Other $32.1M Federal $28.8M

Federal $28.8M

Total Revenue: $131,104,884

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Human Resources
Jon T. Kugler Director

The Division of Human Resources is responsible for a comprehensive human resource program built around the core values and mission statement of the LIU. Representative areas include:

Labor Relations/Employee Relations Recruitment, employment and orientation Retirement processing in cooperation with PSERS Administration of employee benefits Certification processing for all LIU employees Pre-payroll administration and processes for student workers and employees Policy development and administration Job classification, compensation and labor market research Employee assistance programs Maintenance of personnel records and personnel database Administration of performance evaluation programs Employee grievance process Substitute maintenance and recruitment

We provide quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment. We do this with an emphasis on customer service based on consultation and communication with the LIU community. Guest Teacher training provides substitute training to qualified individuals with limited or no teaching experience to increase the substitute pool for both the school districts and the LIU. Since 2007 we have provided over 1100+ guest teachers to the community. We look forward to expanding the cooperative efforts of the Human Resources Division both internally and externally as we strengthen the relationship with our constituent school districts in many cooperative areas.
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Total LIU Employees 2,109


Part-Time 113 6%

Substitutes 295 14%

Full-Time 1,387 66%

Other 314 15%

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Adult Education / Special Projects


Henry P. Wardrop Director

During 2010-2011 over 1,200 clients were served in Adult Basic Education and GED programs. The LIU serves as an official GED Test Center in Adams County. During the past year:

243 adults took the GED test with 62% passing 1071 persons enrolled in Adult Education 29 families enrolled in the Family Literacy Program 119 students were served in the Youth Employment program, and 34 in the Summer Youth Employment Program.

A highlight each year is the annual GED graduation ceremony. The ceremony was well attended by the GED recipients, their family and friends.

Left: Family Literacy held a storytelling and craft project time for the children attending the GED graduation ceremony with Beth Rebert, a professional storyteller.

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Instructional Services
Dr. Donald E. Burkins Director

Instructional Services

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New Initiatives

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Special Education
Dr. Kerri A. Bloom Director

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Major Accomplishments

&
New Initiatives

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Technology Services
Terry L. Steyer Director

Providing technology infrastructure, products, and expertise is the goal of the Technology Services Division. We serve the LIU staff, as well as our member school districts and education partners. To support our member schools/education partners, we provide a wide range of technology services and products. During 2010-2011, we expanded our coverage and offerings through the PAIUnet and the Lincoln Learning Network. This year was the first of a three year technology revitalization plan. During the LIUs strategic planning process, technology infrastructure was identified as one of the key enabling elements in achieving our organizational goals. Special funding was set aside in the 2010-2011 budget to refresh and upgrade the technology infrastructure of the LIU. The second and third years of this long term strategy will focus on providing these new technology solutions across the organization. In year two, we plan to develop prototype applications and field test them in an actual educational environment. This will be followed in year three with large scale implementation of applications and technology interventions throughout the enterprise. Specific accomplishments this year include:

establishing a virtualization environment upgrading key workhorse applications (email, telephony, and integrated messaging systems) installing a highly available SharePoint development and production farm for application development and deployment

This past year, the Technology Services Division: responded to 3,715 requests for technical support completed 172 video conferences provided 102 student days for technical training provided classes to 154 students through the Graduate Teacher Education Program.

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It is the policy of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or disability in employment, educational and vocational programs or activities.

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Educational Solutions That Make A Difference

Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12


For more information contact: Office of the Executive Director Michael D. Thew, Ed.D. 717.624.6405

P O Box 70 | 65 Billerbeck Street | New Oxford, Pennsylvania 17350 Phone: 717.624.4616 | Fax: 717.624.6519 | Web: www.iu12.org

LIU Annual Report 2010-2011