The CSC committee purpose is to focus on the Unified Improvement Plan as its primary responsibility at the school based level, on the “Multiple Measures.” These are district-established indicators of individual school performance and data in the following areas: attendance, graduation-rate, school leadership, instructional quality, student respect, school safety, and other measures such as the School Performance Framework.
In particular the CSC will work to provide guidance, evaluation, and recommendations regarding staffing allocations as it relates to the UIP, school budget, innovation plan and school program design, including consultation regarding adjustments that may be made due to pupil-count issues:
- to enhance student achievement and school climate by engaging the school community in collaborative efforts, supporting the school and district’s goals,
- to provide strategic direction in support of the school’s mission and vision as stated in the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP). The UIP with the school’s program design, should serve as the strategic plan for the school, in accordance with the innovation plan,
- to be in compliance with state and federal law, regulations of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), applicable U.S. District Court orders, the District Affirmative Action plan, the DPS/DCTA Agreement, other contracts and District mandates, in accordance with the innovation plan,
- to use evaluation tools and systems using a variety of longitudinal measures or the School Performance Framework to determine student achievement, overall organizational strength, school’s accreditation ratings for reporting to the CDE,providing input and feedback on the principal’s involvement in and support of the CSC.