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Comprehensive Planning for Pennsylvania School Districts
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive Planning is a continuous process used to ensure that all students are achieving at high levels.  All districts can create better environments so that more students are successful.  Continuous planning of public districts is essential to providing increased student performance and quality results.  Innovative, exemplary, and research-based programs, coupled with staff development, focused and aligned resources and public participation in planning, are critical factors in districts that demonstrate continuous growth.
 
This process will replace the traditional Strategic Planning used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
 
Please click here for the Bucks County Comprehensive Planning Document with more information.
Please click here for a Powerpoint of the Comprehensive Planning Process Training Overview.
 

Phase I Districts
Comprehensive Planning/Web Tool Training/July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012 - (rescheduled from July 26, 2012) This training on the new "web tool" for Comprehensive Planning will be from 1pm until 4pm at the IU Office Center in Doylestown.
 
To register with PDE  please click here.
There will be an AM Session listed, it is for Phase 2 districts that will be working on the process next year, do not choose the AM SESSION. Please register for the PM Session.

Target Audience:  Pilot Phase 1 Districts & School Personnel completing School Level Plans.      

Content:  This 3-hour session will strictly focus on the navigation and operation of the new online tool.  Participants will have an opportunity to  enter information into the tool after the initial presentation.

Phase 2 Districts
Comprehensive Planning Process Training

This training will be held on July 10, 2012 from 9am until 12 noon at the IU Office Center in Doylestown. (this was previously scheduled for July 26, but cancelled by PDE-this is the new date for training).
To register please click  here.

When you register, you will also see a PM Session listed – this is for Phase 1 districts that are already working on the process.
Please register for the AM Session.

Content:  This 3-hour session will provide of an overview of the new Comprehensive Planning Process and associated online tool that incorporates District and School Level Planning.  Tool navigation and operation is embedded into the Process activities.

For more information about the Comprehensive Planning process, please visit the PDE homepage at: http://tinyurl.com/CP-PDE-Home.
To preview the new Comprehensive Planning Process feel to preview the offline guidance tools.  The links to the offline guidance tools are at the end of this notice.  The online tool will be operational by your July training (anticipated release-June 30, 2012).To preview the new Comprehensive Planning Process feel to preview the offline guidance tools.  The links to the offline guidance tools are at the end of this notice.  The online tool will be operational by your July training (anticipated release-May 1, 2012).

Basic Vocabulary in Comprehensive Planning:

Comprehensive Planning- refers to the overall planning process that embeds the interaction of district and its schools’ planning efforts.  As a result, the planning process becomes continuous and cyclical in nature, eliminating the big event of producing a strategic plan every six years.
 
District Level Plan- refers to the single district level plan that incorporates the satisfaction of 22 Pa. Code, Chapters 4, 12, 14, and 16 requirements.  It contains a collection of action plans designed to implement researched-based strategies for the purpose of meeting district identified goals.  District goals are identified through an analysis of the district’s systems.
 
School Level Plan- refers to the school level plan that incorporates the satisfaction of federal and state regulations associated with school improvement.  It contains a collection of action plans designed to implement researched-based strategies for the purpose of meeting school identified goals.  Schools goals are identified through an analysis of the school’s systems.
 
In summation, District Level Plan + School Level Plans = Comprehensive Plan