Indicator 3

The community funds and the school implements a long-range e plan that addresses:

  • programs and services
  • enrollment changes and staffing needs
  • facility needs
  • technology
  • capital improvements.

What to Look for:

  • adequate long-range plans to address programs, staffing, and facility needs as well as capital improvements
  • a strategic long-range plan designed jointly by the school board, administrators, and teachers with involvement by parents, students, and community members delineates future needs in the areas noted above for a five year period
  • the long-range plan identifies chronological steps to be used to address these needs
  • the school uses data to inform regular, thoughtful program planning
  • a formal record-keeping system tracks yearly school enrollment with breakdowns by course and department (or other organizational structure) as well as staffing allocations to provide the data necessary for appropriate planning
  • necessary bond proposals and other mechanisms needed to raise and provide revenue for capital projects are prepared and presented in a timely and efficient manner
  • a formal multi-year technology plan that addresses the needs, costs, and strategic purchasing of technology including computers, software, LCD’s SmartBoards, Promethean Boards, has been developed, is being implemented, and is reviewed and revised on an annual, if not more frequent basis