12-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Title
School Improvement Plans

Discussion
Each school in the district is required to complete and submit a School Improvement Plan (SIP) annually under Florida Statute {1001.42)(18)(a). The purpose of this board agenda item is to seek approval of the SIP being submitted on behalf of 101 schools including alternative sites, virtual, and charter schools. The names of schools submitting a SIP for approval appear on the attached list. The process for completing a SIP includes conducting a needs assessment based on data available from previous years. Each SIP continues to include data analysis from multiple sources, analysis of current practice, and research-based best practices. Schools must use research and data to determine the focus of the SIP. Each school identifies a school based goal with a laser focus on research-based instructional practice(s) that will be most effective to improve student achievement. The plan template includes an Evaluation-Outcomes Measures and Reflection section to more closely tie the SIP to the Instructional Evaluation System. The plans serve as the primary communication tool with parents, faculty, and community regarding each school's academic focus for the 2016-17 school year. The document is also reviewed and approved by each School Advisory Council. A copy of the SIP for each school and alternative school sites is available in the Division of Leading and Learning. The SIP for each site is available on each individual school's website. Plans may also be accessed through the district website using this link: http://departments.brevardschools.org/sites/bpssip/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx .

Recommendation
Approve the School Improvement Plans for 101 schools including alternative sites, charter schools, and virtual school.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2016
Consent after Information12/13/2016

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42(18)(a) and F.S. 1008.345

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

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

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Contact
K. Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent, x411 Janet Stephenson, School Improvement Resource Teacher, x328


Attachment:  16-17 SIP Roster School List.pdf