The Principal of each school, in consultation with the School Council, will formulate a written annual School Improvement Plan which will be submitted by the Principal to the Superintendent and School Committee not later than September of each year. (See policy BDFA) The Superintendent may establish an earlier schedule for plan development and review. The plan or a synopsis thereof will also be disseminated to faculty, staff, and parents of children the school serves.
The Superintendent or his/her designee will develop a list of topics to be addressed in each School Improvement Plan and a consistent written format for School Improvement Plans which will be used by all the School Councils in the Amherst, Pelham, and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts.
Each School Council’s School Improvement Plan for advancing the educational goals of the school and improving student performance will be submitted annually to the Superintendent for approval. Each School Improvement Plan will be presented to the appropriate School Committee for review in order to ensure consistency with the 3-year District Improvement Plan and the District Annual Action Plan. The Superintendent, however, will have the final approval authority of all School 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 the reason(s). The Principal shall revise the plan in cooperation with the School Council, and resubmit it for approval.
Region Voted to Approve: 2/28/12
Amherst Voted to Approve: 3/20/12
Pelham Voted to Approve: 5/3/12