12-13-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Title
Approve School Improvement Plans for 2011-2012

Discussion

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

The Office of Accountability, Testing and Evaluation continued the use of the on-line template, which was used last year.  The on-line format is used by schools that are not under state or federal sanctions.  Sanctioned schools are required to complete the Department of Education (DOE) template as done in previous years.  For the 2011-2012 school year, 28 schools completed the DOE on-line template, while the remaining 63 schools completed the district template.  Both templates meet the requirement of the DOE.

The process for completing SIPS includes conducting needs assessments based on data available from the previous three years.  These include, but are not limited to assessment, attendance, discipline and survey data; components that make up Florida's School Grade and the NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress.

The schools utilize this data to identify school goals and write specific measurable objectives and strategies that will be implemented to accomplish the objectives for the current academic year.  A delineation of professional development to support the successful attainment of strategies and goals is also encompassed in these plans.

The goals that are to be addressed by all Brevard County Schools include reading, math, writing, science and parental involvement.  Secondary schools are also required to address an objective on Graduation/Drop-out prevention.

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 2011-2012 school year.  The document will also be reviewed and approved by each School Advisory Council.

Florida Statute 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 the current FTE enrollment.  The funds are to be used in the implementation of the identified strategies of the School Improvement Plan.  To date, these funds have not been allocated by the DOE for the 2011-2012 school year due to budgetary concerns.

A copy of the School Improvement Plan for each school and alternative school sites is on file in the Office of School Improvement, in the Office of Testing, Accountability, and Evaluation.  SIPS are also available on-line on each school's website and on the District website at http.//accountabilityandtesting.brevardschools.org/SIP/default.aspx.

 

 



Recommendation
Approve School Improvement Plans for 91 schools including the alternative school sites.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2011
Consent after Information12/13/2011

Authority for Action
1001.42(18)(a) Florida Statute: 1008.345

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

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

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Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300

Dr. Karen Schafer, Director, ext. 370

Vickie Hickey, School Improvement Resource Teacher, ext. 328




Attachment:  Chart.SIP Membership Schools 11.22.Vickie.pdf