For the second consecutive year, La Porte ISD has been named CSCOPE Outstanding Mentor District in recognition of its efforts to provide help and guidance to other districts using the curriculum management system.
Lindy Haley McCulloch, curriculum and instruction assessment coordinator for Region VI Education Service Center, presented the award to LPISD representatives at a recent meeting of the LPISD Board of Trustees.
McCulloch explained that each year, nominations for outstanding districts are sought in a number of different categories through a confidential process.
"Your district was nominated for this award, and we feel it deserving," McCulloch said. "We commend you and your staff for providing exemplary instruction and curriculum to your students."
LPISD has served as a hub for area CSCOPE districts, offering training sessions in La Porte every six weeks. At the Board meeting, McCulloch explained that LPISD teachers and administrators were "warm and welcoming" when hosting CSCOPE trainings in the district and "gave wonderful input and helped their teachers."
"I know that your neighboring districts are very happy to partner with you in CSCOPE as they get to come here and go through trainings with us," McCulloch continued.
"La Porte ISD is truly fortunate to have established a great partnership with CSCOPE," said Linda Wadleigh, LPISD deputy superintendent. "Being a hub district affords our teachers the opportunity to stay abreast of CSCOPE updates and to plan instructionally with not only their district peers but also peers from our neighboring districts. It's a win-win situation for all involved."
According to information from Region VI, CSCOPE is a comprehensive, customizable, user-friendly curriculum management system built on the most current research-based practices in the field.