In accordance with North Carolina G.S. §115C‑105.27 – Development and Approval of School Improvement Plans, schools must develop plans for improvement every two years. Principals and school improvement teams work collaboratively and diligently to develop school improvement plans that are data driven to the greatest extent possible. Collaboration with school and parent representatives is imperative in the development of an effective school improvement plan—plans must not be developed in isolation. Thus, school improvement teams are vital to the continuous school improvement planning process. In accordance with North Carolina General Statute and Guilford County Board of Education policy and administrative procedure (IN/IN-P School Improvement Planning), school improvement teams are comprised of representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school.
The current school improvement planning cycle spans the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. School improvement planning is a continuous process. While North Carolina General Statute requires schools to develop plans every two years, Guilford County Schools also requires schools to revisit their plans during the each school year to monitor progress and modify strategies and action steps, as needed, to attain the goals set forth in the plan. In 2013-14, reviews will occur based on availability of state and interim assessment data.
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