Presentation on theme: "Roles and Responsibilities. Collaborative Efforts to Improve Student Achievement Guidelines for developing integrated planning and decision making processes."— Presentation transcript:
Collaborative Efforts to Improve Student Achievement Guidelines for developing integrated planning and decision making processes
Planning and Decision-Making Process The board shall adopt a policy to establish a district and campus level planning and decision making process that will involve the professional staff of the district, parents, and community members in establishing and reviewing the districts and campuses educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs. § 11.251(b) of the Texas Education Code
Composition of District and Campus Committees 2/3 Classroom Teachers 1/3 Other Campus and District Level Staff Elected Professional Staff Parents Community Members Business Representatives Selected Based on Local Policy
A person who stands in parental relation to a student. Employees of the district are NOT considered parent representatives on the team. Parents are NOT considered representatives of community members on the team. Parent § 11.251(c) of the Texas Education Code
Community members must reside in the district. Must be at least 18 years of age. Parents are not considered a representative of community members on the committee. Community Representatives § 11.251(c) of the Texas Education Code
A person who is an owner of a business enterprise. –Does not have to reside in the district –Business does not have to be located in the district At least one business representative must serve on the committee. Business Representative § 11.251(b) of the Texas Education Code
The selection of community members and business representatives to serve on the team must provide for appropriate representation of the communitys diversity. Community Diversity § 11.251(e) of the Texas Education Code
District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Team District policies and procedures must be established to ensure that systematic communication measures are in place to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input to district and campus level committees. § 11.252 (e) and § 11.253 (g)) of the Texas Education Code
The district level committee is responsible for providing assistance to the district superintendent in the development, evaluation, and annual revision of a district improvement plan. Assists in determining the districts performance objectives (based on data analysis). § 21.352 and § 37.001 of the Texas Education Code District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Team
Provides input with respect to the six areas to improve student achievement –Planning –Budgeting –Curriculum –Staffing Patterns –Staff Development –School Organization § 21.352) of the Texas Education Code District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Team
§ 11.251 and §11.252 of the Texas Education Code Advises the committee in regards to the adoption of the student code of conduct for the district. Must meet periodically with the board, or the boards designee, to share their deliberations. Shall hold at least one public meeting year, after receipt of the annual district performance report to discuss performance objectives. District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Team
§ 11.251, §11.252 and §7.056(b)(2) of the Texas Education Code The district level committee must address all pertinent federal planning requirements. Must provide comments on district level waivers that are submitted to the board of trustees for approval prior to consideration by the commissioner. Shall hold at least one public meeting year, after receipt of the annual district performance report to discuss performance objectives. District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Team
Board of Trustees The board must ensure that the district- level and decision-making committee is actively involved in establishing the administrative procedure that defines the respective roles and responsibilities pertaining to planning and decision making at the district and campus levels. § 11.251) of the Texas Education Code
Is responsible for overall operation of the district, but delegates the administration of the district to the superintendent and staff Has responsibility for setting the educational policy for the district All board members have the responsibility of attending a training course to review state requirements and local district policies in accordance with provisions by the State Board of Education. Board of Trustees § 11.159) of the Texas Education Code
Has responsibility for setting the educational goals for the district Is fiscally responsible to the taxpayers of the district Monitors and holds administration accountable for implementation of policies Board of Trustees, cont.
Serves on campus committees Defines what is to be learned Establishes broad goals for schools to accomplish Establishes educational objectives for each grade level Central Office Staff
Superintendent Is responsible for the planning operation, supervision, and evaluation of the education programs, services, and facilities of the district and for the annual performance appraisal of the districts staff. Provides leadership for the attainment of student performance in the district § 11.201 and § 39.051) of the Texas Education Code
Superintendent, cont. The superintendent must regularly consult the district level committee in the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the district educational program. Ensures that an evaluation of the effectiveness of the districts decision-making and planning policies, procedures, and staff development activities are effectively structured to positively impact student performance occurs at least every two years. § 11.252 of the Texas Education Code
§ 11.201 of the Texas Education Code Superintendent, cont. Assumes administrative authority and responsibility for the assignment and evaluation of all personnel of the district (except the superintendent). Makes recommendations for the selection of personnel and initiates the termination or suspension of an employee or the non- renewal of an employees contract.
§ 11.201 of the Texas Education Code Develops or causes to be developed appropriate administrative regulations to implement policies established by the board of trustees. Manages the day-to-day operations of the district as its administrative manager. The districts annual performance report must be a primary consideration in the superintendents evaluation by the board. Superintendent, cont.
Prepares and submits a proposed budget to the board. Manages the day-to-day operations of the district as its administrative manager. Prepares recommendations for policies to be adopted by the board of trustees and oversees the implementation of adopted policies. § 11.201 of the Texas Education Code Superintendent, cont.
Monitors compliance with district/state/ federal policies, regulations, and laws Provides instructional support upon request Facilitates the planning process Central Office Staff
Assists in the development, monitoring, and evaluations on the Campus Improvement Plan Provides input with respect to the six areas to improve student performance Supports decisions once made Approves campus staff development Campus SBDM Team
Peers elect teachers, who must compose two thirds of the committee. The principal or superintendent may appoint parents, business representatives, and community members. Roles must be carefully reviewed and discussed prior to and after election of the SBDM Team. Responsibilities § 11.251(b,d,e) of the Texas Education Code
The principal, with the assistance of the campus planning and decision making committee, must annually develop, review, and revise the campus improvement plan.. The principal must regularly consult the campus- level committee in the planning, operation, supervision and evaluation of the campus educational program. Ensure that each year, after receipt of the annual campus rating from the Agency, the campus level committee holds at least one public meeting. Campus Principal § 11.253 of the Texas Education Code
Is accountable for the operation of the school Defines and delineates tasks Makes a commitment to two-way communication Identifies problem areas for attention of SBDM Team – The information on the annual performance report must be a primary consideration in the campus planning. Campus Principal, cont. § 39.054 of the Texas Education Code
Obtains resources from district Retains authority and responsibility for campus decisions Is accountable for student outcomes – The information on the annual performance report must also be a primary consideration in the annual evaluation of the campus principal. Campus Principal, cont. § 39.054 of the Texas Education Code
Remains within budget parameters and demonstrates fiscal responsibility Communicates to staff the plan for electing team members and the process for counting ballots and verifying the results Campus Principal, cont.
Provides input to SBDM Team Makes a commitment to two-way communication Supports decisions once made Is responsible for student learning outcomes Is accountable for student achievement Campus Staff Member
Parents, Community Members, and Business Representatives Serve as liaison with community Represent school/district positively to community Support decisions once made Make a commitment to two-way communication
Parents, Community Members, and Business Representatives, cont. Take active role in explaining school mission/vision to community Model campus values and beliefs