PCSSD - 5.2: Planning for Educational Improvement

5.2: Planning for Educational Improvement

Each school in the district, in collaboration with administrators, teachers, other school staff, parents, the community, and students, shall develop a school-level improvement plan (SLIP) to:

  • Establish goals or anticipated outcomes based on an analysis of students’ needs;

  • Identify student supports and evidence-based interventions and practices to be implemented;

  • Describe the professional learning necessary for adults to deliver the supports or interventions;

  • Describe the implementation timeline for monitoring of the interventions and practices for effectiveness;

  • Describe the timeline and procedures for evaluation of the interventions and practices for effectiveness; and

  • Evaluate and modify a parent, family, and community engagement plan.

Some of the data that shall be considered when developing the SLIP includes, but is not limited to:

  • Statewide assessment results;

  • Interim assessment results;

  • Similarly, situated school’s SLIPs; and

  • Evaluation(s), including staff, student, and community feedback, of the existing SLIP;

  • School/District common assessment.

The SLIP is to be reviewed on an ongoing basis with reports to the board on the implementation progress of the SLIP throughout the year of implementation. By May 1 of each year, the SLIP to be implemented in the upcoming school year shall be presented to the District Board of Directors for review and approval. The District will post the District’s SLIP(s) to the District’s website under State-Required Information by August 1 of each year.

The district shall develop, with appropriate staff; school board members; and community input, a school district support plan (SDSP). The SDSP, in coordination with the District’s SLIPs, shall

  • Specify the support the District will provide to the District’s schools;

  • Collaboratively establish priorities regarding goals or anticipated outcomes with the District’s schools, including feeder schools;

  • Identify resources to support the established priorities;

  • Describe the time and pace of providing support and monitoring for the established priorities;

  • Describe the measures for analyzing and evaluating that the District support was effective in improving the school performance; and

  • Establish, evaluate, and update a parent, family, and community engagement plan.

If the Districts data reflects a disproportionality in equitable access to qualified and effective teachers and administrators, the District shall develop and implement strategies to provide equitable access as part of the SDSP.

The District shall post the District’s SDSP to the District’s website under State-Required Information, including any updates to the District’s SDSP.

The District’s Board of Directors shall hold a meeting by October 15 of each year to provide a report that systematically explains the District’s policies, programs, and goals to the community. The District’s report shall detail the progress of the District and the District’s schools toward accomplishing program goals, accreditation standards, and proposals to correct any deficiencies. The report shall be made available to the public, including by posting a copy on the District’s website under State-Required Information no later than ten (10) days following the meeting. The meeting shall provide parents and other members of the community the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions concerning the District’s program.


Legal References:

  • A.C.A. § 6-15-2914
  • ADE Rules Governing the Arkansas Educational Support and Accountability Act ADE
  • Rules Governing Parental Involvement Plans and Family and Community Engagement
  • Standards for Accreditation 1-B.4, 3-B.1, 3-B.2, 3-B.2.1, 5-A.1

Adopted:  6/09/09

Revised:  12/12/17

Last Revised:  10/09/18