10-28-2014 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Title
School Improvement Plans

Discussion

The School Improvement Plans (SIPS) are being submitted for approval from 91 schools including the alternative school sites and ten charter schools.  Each public school in Florida is required to complete and submit a School Improvement Plan annually under Florida Statue [1001.42(18) (a)].

A school’s Differentiated Accountability status is determined by school grade.  A, B, and C schools’ SIPS are not monitored by the state, but all non-charter schools with the school grade points of a D or F complete the state template. 

The process for completing SIPS includes conducting needs assessments based on data available from the previous three years.  Each School Improvement Plan continues to include Data Analysis from Multiple Sources, Analysis of Current Practice, and Best Practice.  Schools must use research and data to determine the focus SIP.  Each school identifies a School Based Objective with a laser focus on research-based instructional practice(s) that will be most effective to improve student achievement.  The template includes an Evaluation-Outcome Measures and Reflection section to more closely tie the SIP to the Instructional Personnel Performance Appraisal System.  The Qualitative and Quantitative Professional Practice Outcomes should clearly outline what schools will use to measure the implementation of professional practice of teachers and staff.  The Qualitative and Quantitative Student Achievement Expectations should clearly define what will be used to measure student achievement.

School Improvement Plans from the schools on the attached list are being submitted for approval.

The plans will serve as the primary communication tool with parents, faculty, and community regarding the school academic focus for the 2014-2015 school year.  The document will also be reviewed and approved by each School Advisory Council.

Florida Statue 1001.42(18) (a) states that the school board will annually approve new, amended, or continued School Improvement Plans.  Each school may receive additional funding based on FTE enrollment to be used in the implementation of the identified strategies for the School Improvement Plan.  Schools have already received these funds allocated by the DOE for the 2014-2015 school year.

A copy of the School Improvement Plan for each school and alternative school sites is available in the Office of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation.  SIPS are also available on-line on each school’s website and on the District website at:

http://accountabilityandtesting.brevardschools.org/School%20Improvement%20School%20Advisory%20Council/Forms/AllItems.aspx



Recommendation
Approve School Improvement Plans for 91 schools, including alternative school sites, charter schools and virtual.         

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/14/2014
Consent after Information10/28/2014

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42(18)(a) and FS 1008.345

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, x300

Dr. Karen Schafer, Director, x370

Janet Stephenson, School Improvement Resource Teacher, x328

 




Attachment:  Chart SIP Membership 2014 2015.pdf