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Aromas-San Juan USD |  AR  0420.5  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

School-Based Decision Making   

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School Decision Teams

Each school decision-making team shall be composed of the principal, certificated employees, classified employees, and parent advisory representatives. In the secondary school, students will be included in making decisions. Team members shall be selected by their fellow staff members or students.

The team shall establish operational procedures, including a process that ensures effective two-way communication with the entire staff, students, parents/guardians and other members of the community.

The team shall establish objectives designed to foster professional growth, instructional improvement and higher student achievement. These objectives may be related to:

1. Teaching strategies and techniques, including student grouping and the use of instructional technology

2.Program priorities

3.Use of available space and equipment to support instruction

4.Staff development programs

5.Staff selection and assignment, including the use of professional and paraprofessional staff to deliver instruction

6.Coordination of student services such as counselors and health staff

7.Parental and community involvement to support student learning

8.Scheduling of instruction and instructional time, including supplementary learning experiences such as field trips and community projects

9.Allocation of discretionary moneys to support instruction

10.Student behavior and discipline

The school decision-making team shall annually evaluate the results of its efforts.

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

District Requirements

Until changes are approved or waivers granted, schools will need to adhere to the following requirements:

1.Work to support district goals and objectives

2.Adhere to Board policy and state rules and regulations

3.Adhere to collective bargaining agreements

4.Operate within resource allocations

5.Avoid activities that negatively impact other schools

Guidelines for Planning

Each school decision-making team shall:

1.Commit to the Board's school-based decision-making policy

2.Engage in broad-based decision making involving the school administration, staff, parents/guardians, community members and students as appropriate

3.Engage in a planning process to create a vision statement, define school needs, establish goals and priorities, design implementation plans and develop appropriate assessment strategies to measure improvements in student learning

4.Apply for a change or waiver as necessary

5.As opportunities are identified, seek additional outside funding to support restructuring planning


approved: January 14, 2004 San Juan Bautista, California