The Barrow County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Comprehensive System Improvement Plan (CSIP) for Barrow County Schools.
In a written release, Assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Claire Miller said the CSIP has been used for the past six years. The plan is updated each year with new goals and data developed from input from teachers, students, administrators, Board members, parents, and community stakeholders.
The CSIP is annually approved by the Barrow County Board of Education. Principals and assistant principals then use the CSIP to develop their School Improvement Plans (SIP) with input from faculty and staff.
“Our CSIP is very important and requires input from multiple committees and individuals to ensure that the Barrow County School System has goals and benchmarks that address both accomplishments and needs for improvement,” Miller stated. “The CSIP goals are measurable which allows for accurate monitoring and reporting.”
In other school news, the Winder-Barrow and Apalachee school clusters enter the third summer of vertical planning in order to improve student achievement in grades Pre-K through 12th. The purpose of vertical planning is to ensure continuity and collaboration in planning for improvement and is anchored in a common vision for education among all the schools. This planning will take place next week.
Miller said Barrow County School personnel will develop cluster goals and identify strategies and resources needed to meet the goals.
“We have already put in 100 plus hours of data analysis to prepare for this upcoming administrative retreat. Math will be a key focus for us in the upcoming year,” Miller stated. “We accept the challenge and are poised to move forward and take the next steps to reduce the gaps identified in these results.”