What the agreement now affirms is that there will be a Collaborative School Committee at each school site.
The work of the former CDM is now divided into three separate areas. They are:
Understanding the role and function of each and the way they have a distinct task as well as those times when they inter-connect is important to each CSC member.
The policy also outlines the areas that are not the responsibility or connected to the work of the CSC. They are:
The role of CSC will be far-reaching, explore now what is focus and structure.
The template for the district School Improvement Plan provides what are core objectives that apply to each school across the district as well as the opportunity for each school to envision those ideas that represent the uniqueness of the given school.
The School Improvement Plan should be viewed as a living document and it becomes a strategic plan for the school.
Keeping in mind that some areas like teacher working conditions are now the work of the SLT.
The CSC has a broad range of activities that are found in policy. These include:
A School Improvement Plan that is truly a living plan will have a far-reaching impact on the achievement of the school, and the parents and community surrounding the school.
Structure for CSC
The operating procedures provide the structure for CSC. Some highlights in this section are:
The mission, focus and structure of CSC offers the committee a great deal of promise and potential. To unite principals, parents, teachers, support staff and students around the common purpose of planning and implementing strategies for the achievement of all children is one of the greatest responsibilities that any group can be assigned today.