ERIC Number: ED157146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The District Master Plan for School Improvement: Instructions and Suggestions.
California's School Improvement Program for grades K-12 requires all participating districts to establish a master plan. This plan is intended to enhance intradistrict communication, provide a context for planning, help establish accountability, allow for the assessment of school and district programs and personnel, and generally clarify the administrative process. Mandated by state law, the two-part plan calls first for a permanent framework of procedures and policies for providing information about the program; for establishing and involving school site councils; for phasing-in schools; for serving students with special needs; for approving, evaluating, and terminating school programs; and for approving requests for released time. The second part of the plan requires the district to provide an annual description of its program's status. Districts must provide assurance that they will meet requirements for distributing information, providing staff development and school organization activities, inventorying community-based learning, and waiving curriculum requirements for secondary students of proved proficiency. Clarifications and suggestions for implementation are integrated into the statement of planning requirements. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Master Plans, School Districts, State Programs
California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.