Policy BDFB: School Improvement Plan

The Principal of each school, in consultation with the SchoolCouncil, will formulate a written annual School Improvement Plan whichwill be submitted by the Principal to the Superintendent and SchoolCommittee not later than September of each year. (See policy BDFA) The Superintendent may establish an earlier schedule for plandevelopment and review.  The plan or a synopsis thereof will also bedisseminated to faculty, staff, and parents of children the schoolserves.

The Superintendent or his/her designee will develop a list of topicsto be addressed in each School Improvement Plan and a consistent writtenformat for School Improvement Plans which will be used by all theSchool Councils in the Amherst, Pelham, and Amherst-Pelham RegionalSchool Districts.

Each School Council’s School Improvement Plan for advancing theeducational goals of the school and improving student performance willbe submitted annually to the Superintendent for approval.  Each SchoolImprovement Plan will be presented to the appropriate School Committeefor review in order to ensure consistency with the 3-year DistrictImprovement Plan and the District Annual Action Plan.  TheSuperintendent, however, will have the final approval authority of allSchool Improvement Plans.

If the School Improvement Plan is not approved by the Superintendent,it shall be returned to the Principal with specific comments as to thereason(s). The Principal shall revise the plan in cooperation with theSchool Council, and resubmit it for approval.



MGL 69:1I, 71:59C

Region Voted to Approve: 2/28/12
Amherst Voted to Approve: 3/20/12
Pelham Voted to Approve: 5/3/12