Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
3/8/2019 - 7:00 PM  
Category:
Accountability  
Type:
Info  
Subject:
School Improvement Planning  
Strategic Plan:
Objective 6.2 Continuous Improvement
ACPS will engage in cycles of continuous improvement at every level of the school division, and it will employ evidence-based decision-making in its consideration of process improvements, policy making, and budgeting and accountability.
Objective 1.1 Educational Excellence
ACPS will regularly assess and respond to the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students.
 
Policy:
AF - Comprehensive Plan  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
 
File Attachment:
190308_Board_Brief_School Improvement Planning.pdf
 
Agenda Item Summary:
The intent of this brief is to update the School Board on the vision and process of the current school improvement planning process across all school locations within the division.
The revisions to the school improvement planning process were made to meet the three core values of alignment, prioritization, and measurement. Through a systematized process, schools and Central Office are able to strategically align the work across the organization to best foster, expedite, and sustain improvements in targeted areas. Further, through quarterly chats a culture of shared accountability, support, and two-way communication between all schools and Central Office leaders are reinforced as organizational values and commitments.
 
Background:
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) relaunched an explicit annual school planning for improvement process across all division schools several years ago. Based on feedback from schools and adjustments in forthcoming Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requirements, this process was adjusted in the 2018-2019 school year.  
Recommendation
The Superintendent recommends the School Board review this brief for a further understanding of the school improvement process employed during the 2018-2019 school year.  
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:  
Terri Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent