As part of the shared decision making model adopted by the Fulton City School District, site based committees from each school building gathered recently for their annual meeting to discuss student performance, educational programs and initiatives as well as look at what to anticipate in the future.
Superintendent of Schools Bill Lynch was joined by Betsy Conners, Executive Director of Instruction and Assessment for a ‘state of the school district’ address to the committee members that included a review of literacy and data systems and the district’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) character education initiative. Additionally, each site based team was invited to share highlights and areas that are of interest to the students, parents, and staff at their school.
The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss student performance, graduation rates, Race to the Top, Common Core State Standards, the upcoming budget development process including the challenges of state and federal education funding, and the proposed capital project that will go before voters on December 12, 2012.
Conners reviewed the district’s educational offerings and the District’s Title 1 Grant to improve academic achievement. She shared school improvement goals and components of the District’s Comprehensive District Educational Plan as well as information about the Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy.
Each school’s site based committee is comprised of parents, community members, students, teachers, and/or administrators. Each committee meets regularly throughout the school year to discuss efforts that support improvement and student achievement as well as enhance the school and community connection.
Since the implementation of the shared decision making process, the input, thoughts, questions, and ideas from school site based committees have led to changes and improved opportunities for all students in the District.
To review many of the materials presented at the site based meeting including the Comprehensive District Educational Plan, each school building’s School Improvement Plan, the Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy and information about the Common Core State Standards, visit www.Fulton.cnyric.org
For more information about the site based committee at your child’s school, contact the building principal.