The Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) recommends school districts develop an ongoing, written Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) which directs the overall improvement of its educational programs and services. The CSIP, also known as a Strategic Plan, includes goals and strategies which direct the improvement efforts of the district for at least a five-year period.
A critical component of this process brings together a group of internal and external stakeholders who have a strong knowledge of the strengths of the district, and also areas of need where future growth should occur.
The district’s Strategic Planning Committee consists of approximately 30-40 stakeholders including staff, parents, community, and Board of Education members.
The committee is divided into five focus teams targeting:
- student performance
- highly qualified staff
- facilities support and instructional resources
- parent and community involvement