Board Considers School Improvement Plans

The Guilford County Board of Education is reviewing proposed school improvement plans for all 127 schools.

The public is also invited to comment on proposed plans for schools designated by the state as low performing schools.

Each plan is now available on GCS’ website and identifies how schools plan to improve their letter grades and exceed expected growth. The documents are created by school teams of parents, teachers and administrators who consider possible improvements that may include what is taught in class, school leadership and family involvement. The teams then continue to monitor and adjust the plan as needed.

“These are truly living documents,” explained Dr. Nakia Hardy, chief academic officer. “Principals meet with their school leadership teams throughout the year to monitor the progress of the plans that were created and approved.”

At its meeting Thursday night, staff presented the board updated plans. State law requires school plans to be developed at least every two years and receive board approval.

The board is asking for public input on the state-designated low performing plans before giving final approval of the plans that will be sent to the Department of Public Instruction.

Anyone wishing to provide feedback may contact the district by emailing gcscomments@gcsnc.com by Nov. 11, 2016. Feedback may also be sent by U.S. mail to School Improvement Comments, Guilford County Schools, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

After receiving public feedback, the board will approve final plans at its meeting on Nov. 17.