HILLSBOROUGH, NC 25 SEPTEMBER 2017- Public Schools in North Carolina are required to submit a School Improvement Plan (SIP) to the local board of education for review and approval. Local boards of education are required by federal and state regulations to review and take action on submitted SIPs. The School Improvement Plans are written by School Improvement Teams at individual schools.
This year, Orange County Schools will use a new school improvement plan process. The new process will focus continuous attention on student achievement data, actions taken toward improvement, and strategies that are utilized to adapt to changing needs of students throughout the year. “Schools have been working since this summer to prioritize needs and identify focus areas for their plans,” said Dr. Jake Henry, Chief Academic Officer for Orange County Schools.
School Improvement Teams consist of the principal of each school, an assistant principal, teachers, support staff, teacher assistants, and parents of children enrolled in the school. Parental involvement is a critical component of school success and positive student achievement. The team develops a school improvement plan to improve student performance. For more information on SIPs, please contact the principal of your school.