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The Purpose

School improvement planning provides a mechanism for identifying needs and establishing a common approach to meeting those needs at the school level. School Improvement is based on a continuous improvement model using research-based accepted best practices and based on the school's unique student needs.  

A School Improvmeent Plan is created each year and developed by school improvement teams which includes teachers, staff and parents.  The job of the school improvement team is to lead the development of a school improvement plan that addresses student achievement needs, to monitor the implementation of the plan, and to revise it when appropriate.

 

Accreditation

Bay Elementary School is accredited school by AdvancED.   AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that educational institutions are good enough.   Rather, their commitment is to help these institutions continuously improve.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, AdvancED serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 educational institutions—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012.

School Advisory Council

The Florida Department of Education requires all schools to have a School Improvement Plan that serves as “blueprint” for the schools goals.  The plan is …

  • Developed by the school’s stakeholders (administration, teachers, staff, parents and community)
  • Includes SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time) that is based on Bay Elementary’s specific student data
  • Progress monitored throughout the school year to adjust if needed
  • Reviewed annually
  • Written annually
  • Required to be an AdvancED Accredited School
  • IMPORTANT!

 

Bay Elementary School will be establishing a School Advisory Council for the 2018-19 school year to approve and support the school’s School Improvement Plan and processes.  The SAC will include:

School Administration - Meredith Spence, Principal

Bay Booster President -  Sara Reese

School Improvement Team Chairs - Ana Tomblin & Brittney Coleman

School Non-Instructional Representative - TBD

Community Representative - TBD

3 Parent Reprensentatives - TBD

 

Meeting requirements for 2018-19 are as follows: 

June 4, 2018, 9:00 SIP School Planning Meeting for 2018-19

July 16, 2018 8:00-2:00 SIP Manufacturing Day at the WCSD

September 23, 2018 TBD, SAC Training at WCSD

September 24, 2018 5:00 p.m. in Cafeteria

January 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. in Cafeteria

April 29, 2019 5:00 p.m. in Cafeteria (new SAC Team Selected)

June 3, 2019 9:00 SIP School Planning Meeting for 2019-20 (Reflection of 2018-19 and transition to 2019-20)

 

IF you are a parent or community representative who wants to be actively involved in this process, are committed to continuous School Improvement, please contact Meredith Spence at spencem@walton.k12.fl.us