Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education supports the concept of school improvement as established by the State Board of Education and will seek to create and/or maintain effective schools as defined by State guidelines. In addition to adopting a Vision, Mission, Goals, and Educational Philosophy for the District, the Board shall create, as needed, policies which support the School Improvement Process.

The Superintendent shall establish administrative guidelines which will ensure that the following objectives can be achieved:

 A.Development and implementation of a District-wide school-improvement plan which provides for building-level decision-making; and the development and implementation of a building school improvement.

 B.Collaboration at both the building and District levels with parents, relevant institutions, and groups, especially those in the community, who can support and facilitate school improvement in the District. The District school improvement plan is to include an explanation of the decision-making processes; the role of adult and community education, libraries, and community colleges, use of community resources and volunteers; and other matters as determined by the Superintendent.

 C.Building school improvement plan aligned with the District Vision, Mission, Goals, and Educational Philosophy. The school-based goals for students are identified and correlated to the District Goals, and then achieved through effective planning, problem-solving, and assessment. The building school’s improvement plan is to include a mission statement, goals based on academic assessment measures and linked to the State Grade Level Content Expectations or High School Content Expectations (when applicable), a target for improvement with identified measures of success that show whether students are learning/improving, the research-based strategies that will be implemented to achieve the targeted success (with notations of the research), action plan, professional development plan, and a monitoring plan (or evaluation plan).

 D.School improvement plan will be reviewed periodically by the Superintendent, and modifying improving of the school’s plan and/or programs will be based on the assessment of student performance and/or accomplishment of program goals.

Upon approval of a school’s initial plan and its later revisions, the Superintendent shall fully support, to the extent that resources allow, the school’s educational improvement program.

This improvement plan must address improving academic achievement in the school’s weakest academic area, and may include other goal areas including, but limited to character development, co-curricular activities, and extra-curricular activities.

M.C.L.A. 380.1204(a), 380.1277

Adopted 5/91
Revised 2/8/99
Revised 4/07