A school plan details the work that will be done by students and staff to improve teaching and learning at their school. School plans list goals, research-based strategies, and accountability measures.
All of the goals have one common element: to increase the school success of all students. The methods used to improve student performance are as varied as the schools that create them.
Yes. Every school in the district has its own school plan, based on their assessment of their individual needs. School plans are "roadmaps" that bring together all the components of the total school effort. School plans are updated annually.
Each schools site-council develops their school plan. Site-councils include the principal, teachers, classified staff, district support staff, students (where appropriate) and community members.
School plans provide each school with a unified focus and direction, leading to a common goal: increased student achievement. Because the school plan is created by the schools stakeholders, the plan becomes the agreed-upon agenda for that school community.
District administrators provide guidance and ensure that school plans stay within district policies and procedures, state requirements and negotiated union agreements.
While drafting their school plan, a school can request to deviate from a district or state policy or procedure. To do this, a school must complete the steps necessary to obtain the waiver from the appropriate group. For example, when our high schools adopted the 90-minute block schedule, they obtained waivers from the state to reduce the number of hours per course and from the union contract to lengthen the school day.
Yes. The goals in each school plan tie directly to one or more goals of the Clover Park School District Focus.
School plans drive school budgets. When schools are developing their plans, they must estimate how much money each strategy will cost. Then they allocate their budget accordingly.
Clover Park schools are site-based, which means that school staff will play a bigger role in managing themselves. School plans will help schools keep organized, allocate their funds most efficiently and stay focused on common goals.
Each schools site-council monitors the implementation of their school plan.
CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood WA 98499 | 253-583-5000
Creating Promising Futures.
The mission of Clover Park School District is to ensure each child learns what he or she needs to know to succeed and contribute to the community.