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Last Updated: 09/14/2011
Garrett County Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
School Improvement Team Training
The Garrett County Board of Education recognizes that a student's education is the joint responsibility of the school, family, and the community. The Board encourages and invites parents to participate in the education of their students through involvement in school decision making, including governance and committee work. The Board also encourages and invites community participation in the educational system through involvement in educational planning and decision making. One attempt to achieve these ideals has been the formation of locally-based School Improvement Teams whose membership may include parents, community residents, teachers, other school staff, and administrators. As with any team, all members of the School Improvement Team must understand the purpose of the team, the rules of operation, and the parameters of decision making and governance. Additionally, Team members need basic information regarding legal and systemic mandates, current issues and research in education, and other broad-ranging topics.
To affirm the Board's commitment to the development of effective School Improvement Teams by providing training for all principals. It will be the principal's responsibility to ensure School Improvement Teams have an understanding of the process.
The elements of the training may include, but shall not be limited to, the following topics:
an overview of School Improvement in Maryland
the principals' role in improving student achievement
the School Improvement Teams' role in improving student achievement;
building the School Improvement Plan into a working document by setting goals based on analyzed data that aligns teaching with the needs data and state core standards;
timelines for continual monitoring of student achievement that measures School Improvement as it works towards the goals set forth by the State of Maryland; and
designing Professional Development to help teachers meet the needs of each individual student within the Garrett County School System.
Title I Components
Training will be based on the needs of the school system. The training session(s) will occur on an as needed basis.
The training schedule, plan organization, and implementation shall be the responsibility of the county's Coordinator of Professional Development and Curriculum.
Each training session shall be evaluated by the participants so that input/suggestions for future training can be accommodated.
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