School Year 2016-17 Recommendations

All children deserve
A GREAT SCHOOL close to where they live.

Despite investments in all schools, some schools are not meeting students’ needs and parents’ expectations. These are schools that require additional support right now so that children can have the learning opportunities they deserve. To achieve the goal of a great school close to where all children live, the School District is prioritizing schools to receive focused intervention as we work to ensure better academic outcomes for students.

The District is seeking the active engagement and participation of families, teachers, principals, and community members about how best to improve the academic performance of their school through school community meetings, focus groups, neighborhood canvassing, and surveys. Conversations will focus on identifying school strengths to build upon and developing input on how to rapidly improve learning opportunities for children attending the school. We will look at the facts, consider school community input, and then make decisions on the best way to intervene to improve academic outcomes for children at each school.

Each school has unique strengths and challenges, and each school community is special. The goal for all children and all schools is the same: to ensure children are able to learn and to succeed. We are excited to work with schools and parents across the city to make this goal a reality.