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ALTERNATIVE GOVERNANCE PLANNING for RESTRUCTURING I & II SCHOOLS. Thomas Lewis Paula McGee New Mexico Public Education Department Priority Schools Bureau BEST WORKSHOP Albuquerque, NM May 1, 2006. OBJECTIVES…. Alternative Governance Overview.
Thomas LewisPaula McGeeNew Mexico Public Education DepartmentPriority Schools BureauBEST WORKSHOPAlbuquerque, NM May 1, 2006
Alternative governance is an opportunity for educators to make significant, fundamental changes to increase student achievement.
The plan should be developed in direct response to your school’s identified needs with input from all stakeholders.
What happened in previous years?
What was implemented (or not)?
What does the data indicate?
What worked (or didn’t) as you went through the school improvement process?
List at least three successfully/unsucessfullly implemented initiatives of school improvement and identify why they did/did not improve student achievement.
Notify stakeholders (educators, staff, parents, community, Education Associates, EPSS Coordinators, school support teams, others) of how designation was achieved, what it means, and seek input on requested Alternative Governance remedy.
with paid transportation.
…to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand
Engage school support teams that “shall be composed of persons knowledgeable about scientifically based research and practice on teaching and learning and about successful school wide projects, school reform, and improving educational opportunities for low-achieving students, including—”
(see NCLB handout)
Go where the data take you…
Combining arrangement may be most beneficial for students.
Replace all or most of staff (which may include the principal) who are relevant to the failure to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Enter into a contract with another organization (excluding private entities per NMSA 22-2C-7K) with a demonstrated record of effectiveness, to operate the school.
Turn over the operation of the school to the state,
if the state agrees.
Major restructuring of a school’s governance arrangement that makes fundamental reforms, such as significant changes in the schools staffing and governance…
A. Extend the school day or year
B. Change the public school’s internal organizational structure.
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“Please explain how this action will increase student achievement in areas currently identified as not meeting adequate yearly progress. Include how the action will be measured and evaluated.”
1.Identify areas not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress.
2. Alternative GovernanceArrangement selected:
Please attach the notices and documentation provided to parents and educators regarding the restructuring status of the school and the opportunity for comments by educators and parents.
Describe how educators and parents equitably participated in developing the Alternative Governance Plan.
Attach documentation to support that development of this plan occurred with input from an equitable representation of stakeholders.
Attach documentation or detailed information to explain the steps to be taken to provide educational services to those students who will be impacted by the restructuring of the school, should that occur.
Provide detailed information AND describe the specific impact pertaining to:
as each relates to the proposed restructuring actions.
Look for models of success:
Have other LEAs and schools
implemented a similar plan with success?
Look at the “total cost of ownership”.
Down the road, what implications will this plan have on future work?