The plan and a three-year budget must be approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the district will receive funds to implement the programs.
The plan targets four key components including leadership, curriculum and assessment, effective instruction and collaborative cultures.
"Some of the action plans are specific and targeted just toward K-8, because it's the Alexander Building because we're the Title building," Elementary and Middle School Principal Sarah Marriott explained. "High School is not a Title I building. ... Essentially ... we're going to be doing the whole thing district-wide."
After having met with state and federal representatives, Superintendent Terry Lorenz seemed confident about the district's proactive stance.
Although it doesn't necessarily fall under the accountability plan, administrators have taken a closer look at the district's attendance policy -- even gathering thoughts and concerns from students, teachers and a parent advisory committee.
"There was a lot of good community support," Lorenz said. "They were able to provide some genuine input, thoughts and ideas."
One of the changes is recording an absence as just that, an absence, if a parent calls in for their sick child. A certain amount of absences will be allowed, and administrators' goals are to decrease the amount of unnecessary absences.
The board approved the new policy, as well as a change to Policy IKC, which now has a subheading of Outstanding Academic Achievement. This recognition is in lieu of valedictorian and salutatorian during graduation. The class rank will remain open to juniors, versus seniors, for this year.
In other news, opening bids for snow removal was approved as well as the use of the school facility as an American Red Cross shelter in the event of an emergency.
Filing for two seats on the Board of Education will open Tuesday, Dec. 11, and closes Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Up for re-election next year are Darla Arni and Joey Gochenour.
Board members Rick Hays, Joey Gochenour, Darla Arni, Jayme England, Brenda Guthrie and Bud Griffith were present. The next regular meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.
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