BDFA-E-2 Submission and Approval of the School Improvement Plan


The written school improvement plan shall be submitted by the Principal to the Superintendent and the School Committee for review in early May. At this time it will also be made available to the community and subsequently approved by the Superintendent. 

Because the implementation of the plan is subject to School Committee review, it is important that the school council be aware of certain expectations of the School Committee regarding the school improvement plan.

The school improvement plan should:

1. Focus on improvement of student learning.

2. Specify expected student outcomes and measurable/observable results.

3. Align with the mission of the School District and any goals and policies of the School District.

4. Be consistent with state and federal law, School District policy, established curriculum and negotiated agreements.

5. Clearly identify actions to be taken on how changes will be implemented.

6. Include a plan for how to solicit community input and support for the changes being developed.

7. Indicate anticipated costs and available funding sources.

8. Delineate the method of evaluating and reporting progress and results.

If the school improvement plan is not approved by the Superintendent, it shall be returned to the Principal with specific comments as to the reason(s). The Principal shall revise the plan in cooperation with the school council, and resubmit it for approval. If the school improvement plan is not review by the Superintendent within forty-five (45) days of its receipt by the Superintendent, the plan shall be deemed to have been approved.

The intent is to have the entire process completed by the end of the school year so that the recommendations can be used to inform future planning.


First Reading: 12/21/05
Second Reading, First Vote: 01/18/06
Final Vote: 02/15/06