BDFA-E-2: Submission and Approval of the School Success Plan
The written school success plan shall be submitted by the Principal to the Superintendent for approval and the School Committee for review by August 15th of each year.
Because the implementation of the plan is dependent on the Superintendent’s approval, it is important that the school council be aware of certain expectations of the Superintendent and the School Committee regarding the school success plan. The improvement plan should:
- Focus on improvement of student learning.
- Specify expected student outcomes and measurable/observable results.
- Align with the mission of the School District and any goals and policies of the School District.
- Be consistent with state and federal law, School District policy, established curriculum and negotiated agreements.
- Clearly identify actions to be taken on how changes will be implemented.
- Include a plan on how to solicit community support for the changes being developed.
- Indicate anticipated costs and available funding sources.
- 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.