POLICY MANUAL

Comprehensive Plan - Policy AF

The Lynchburg City School Board will adopt a divisionwide comprehensive, unified, long-range plan based on data collection, an analysis of the data, and how the data will be utilized to improve classroom instruction and student achievement. The plan will be developed with staff and community involvement and will include, or be consistent with, all other divisionwide plans required by state and federal laws and regulations. The School Board shall review the plan biennially and adopt any necessary revisions. Prior to the adoption of the plan or revisions thereto, the School Board will post the plan or revisions on the division’s Internet website if practicable and make a hard copy of the plan or revisions available for public inspection and copying and will conduct at least one public hearing to solicit public comment on the plan or revisions.

The divisionwide comprehensive plan will include

(i) the objectives of the school division, including strategies for first improving student achievement, particularly the achievement of educationally at risk students, then maintaining high levels of student achievement;

(ii) an assessment of the extent to which these objectives are being achieved;

(iii) a forecast of enrollment changes;

(iv) a plan for projecting and managing enrollment changes including consideration of the consolidation of schools to provide for a more comprehensive and effective delivery of instructional services to students and economies in school operations;

(v) an evaluation of the appropriateness of establishing regional programs and services in cooperation with neighboring school divisions;

(vi) a plan for implementing such regional programs and services when appropriate;

(vii) a technology plan designed to integrate educational technology into the instructional programs of the school division, including the division's career and technical education programs, consistent with or as part of the comprehensive technology plan for Virginia adopted by the Board of Education;

(viii) an assessment of the needs of the school division and evidence of community participation, including parental participation, in the development of the plan;

(ix) any corrective action plan required pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:3; and

(x) a plan for parent and family involvement to include building successful school and parent partnerships that will be developed with staff and community involvement, including participation by parents.

The School Board will present a report to the public by November 1 of each odd-numbered year on the extent to which the objectives of the divisionwide comprehensive plan have been met during the previous two school years.

Each school will prepare a comprehensive, unified, long-range plan, which shall be given consideration by the School Board in the development of the divisionwide comprehensive plan.

Adopted: September 16, 2014

Legal Refs.:

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1‑253.13:6.

 

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