School Improvement Planning
Since 2002, the State of Washington has required all schools to implement a planning process that promotes ongoing improvement of student achievement (WAC 180-16-220).
The South Whidbey School District adopted a continuous school improvement model to improve student achievement in the district based upon the Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools. Each school develops a School Improvement Plan (SIP), under the leadership of the building principal or director. The Building Leadership Team (BLT), made up of school staff and administration take the responsibility to review school performance data, develop goals, and action plans to address the goals. The BLTs monitor the progress of the plan and make adjustments as necessary as the year progresses. The SIPs are presented to the school board each October, reviewed in January and again in June. This continuous review and monitoring allows BLTs to focus on areas on need. Many times school buildings continuing to work on goals developed in previous years. This school year, each building was asked to include a goal that was focused on improving reading, writing, math and science. The building SIPs are also aligned with the districts strategic plan called Navigation 2020.
If you have questions, please contact the building principal or director for clarification of their School Improvement Plans. You may also contact Jo Moccia, Superintendent - firstname.lastname@example.org.