The Comprehensive Plan Process in Council Rock
What is the Comprehensive Plan?
In November of 2022, a committee was formed to begin developing the Council Rock Comprehensive Plan for the 2023-2026 cycle. In Pennsylvania, public school districts must submit strategic, or "Comprehensive Plans" to the Department of Education in three-year cycles.
From the PDE Comprehensive Planning Portal: "Planning for continuous improvement of leadership, teaching and learning is critically important to ensuring that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college, career, and life. Pennsylvania’s cycle of improvement is grounded in evidence-based approaches that can both improve student outcomes and increase return on investment, as resources are spent on programs and practices likely to have a positive impact. Opportunities to create, assess, and adjust throughout the cycle empower local education agencies and schools to engage all stakeholders in pursuit of a shared vision for student success."
You can learn more about the process, and the rationale behind the Department of Education's requirements by visiting the PDE Comprehensive Planning portal at this link.
How was Council Rock's Comprehensive Plan created?
The 2023-2026 Council Rock Comprehensive Planning Committee was comprised of stakeholders across the Council Rock community, including taxpayers, School Board members, administrators, parents, teachers, staff, first responders, clergy, and students who volunteered their time. Their input and perspective helped create a plan that is responsive to the needs of the entire Council Rock community, no matter the stakeholder's role. The Committee met four times between October 2022 and January 2023.
What is included in Council Rock's DRAFT Comprehensive Plan?
There are 5 documents that comprise our draft plan:
- Draft Comprehensive Plan (full version)
- Draft Comprehensive Plan Overview
- Draft Induction Plan
- Draft Professional Development Plan
- Draft Gifted Education Plan
What is the timetable regarding the Comprehensive Plan?
The draft documents you see on this site will be available for public access and view from Monday, May 8, 2023, until Friday, June 9, 2023. This accommodates the PDE rule that the draft plan be available for public review for 28 days.
After June 9, the Plan will be added to the agenda for consideration at the June 15 meeting of the Board of School Directors.
Additional information from PDE on the Comprehensive Planning process is available at this link.