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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.



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

CLICK HERE to access Bay's School Improvement Plan 2018-19

CLICK HERE for Bay Academic Data

Meredith Spence, Principal  SAC Chair

Sara Reese, Bay Booster Parent Representative

School Improvement Team Chair - Ana Tomblin, SAC Secretary

School Representative - Nicole Gil

School Non-Instructional Representative - Lindsey Harp

Parent/Community Representative - Rhea Goff

Parent/Community Representative - Dan Tinghitella

Parent/Community Representative - Mary Bess Wilson

Parent/Community Representative - Lauren Justiss

 Public Meetings for 2018-19

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

      Click Here for Meeting Agenda 9-24-18 

      Click Here for Meeting Minutes 9-24-18

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

      Click Here for Meeting Agenda 1-28-19

      Click Here for Meeting Minutes 1-28-19

April 29, 2019 5:00 p.m. in Cafeteria  (2019-20 SAC Team Nominations & Election)

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


Mid-Year Data

STAR Mid-Year Data for 2018-19

Achievement or Proficiency is a point-in-time measure that evaluates how well students perform against a standard. In contrast, progress is measured by how much "growth"students make over time, typically from one year to the next. Both of these measures are important, but they  provide different information.