The Importance Of Keeping The Wraparound Coordinator

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Keeping the Wraparound Coordinator is extremely important in schools like Union Hill because of their high level of English Language Learners. In 2016, 52.6% of the student body was found to not speak English as their first language and 49.2% of the school are English Language Learners (Appendix C). This lack of understanding of the English language is one of the most urgent issues in the school that needs to be addressed. Currently there are 3 teachers who work specifically with ELL students (Appendix C). When almost half of the student body are English Language Learners, there should be more teachers who are working to help these students assimilate to the school climate and language. This also brings up another issue with the demographics …show more content…
Through the schools process of rebuilding their school, they were able to form bonds and build trust with their students, the parents and the surrounding community. Bonds were formed that allowed the parents to have a restored sense of faith in the school. There are also local after school programs that have helped to restore this faith. They continue what the school is doing during the school day and help parents who are not able to help their own children because of a language barrier or work schedule. The devoted staff is also another one of Union Hill strengths. They were fully committed to improving the school from a Level IV to a Level I and they are still just as committed. They put in the effort to get to know every student and their family and to improving themselves to make sure all the needs of their students are met. One of the biggest strengths the school has in the form of staff is their wraparound coordinator. Whose job ranges from connecting students with social service agencies to helping find backpacks and school supplies to deeper assistance for entire families. One of the biggest advantages of the location of Union Hill is the number of partnership options they have. There are several surrounding colleges that have already partnered with local after school programs that tutor these children. For example Holy Cross has a SPUD site at the …show more content…
Each different program of the school should be running smoothly. A health care aspect of the school should be set up by down and be fully operational. The school should have formed relationships with local hospitals and medical practices to help with this. Partnerships would include the St. Vincent Hospital or the Anna Maria College of Nursing here in Worcester. The goal for Year 10 is to continue to achieve and improve in each aspect of the full service school while looking into helping the Union Hill Revitalization Initiative. By forming a bond with this program, the school can help to identify the areas of Union Hill and their school that need the most improvement. Overall, the community school will help to address quite a few issues in the Union Hill area, but they will not address all of them. This kind of partnership will help ensure that Union Hill can become an area of safety and

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