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Denton ISD Educational Improvement Council (District Site-Based Decision Making Committee) Training Handout 9/23/13

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EIC is acronym for Educational Improvement Council, which is the Denton ISD district site-based decision making committee consisting of representatives from across the district including a teacher …

EIC is acronym for Educational Improvement Council, which is the Denton ISD district site-based decision making committee consisting of representatives from across the district including a teacher from every campus as well as districtwide representatives for central office administrators, counselors, librarians, principals in addition to parents, community, and business members. The purpose of the EIC is to advise the Board in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major districtwide classroom instructional programs.

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  • 1. Denton ISD Educational Improvement Council Training Handout EIC is acronym for the Educational Improvement Council, which is the Denton ISD district site-based decision making committee consisting of representatives from across the district including a teacher from every campus as well as districtwide representatives for central office administrators, counselors, librarians, principals in addition to parents, community, and business members. The purpose of the EIC is to advise the Board in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major districtwide classroom instructional programs. The Board shall adopt a policy to establish a District- and campus-level planning and decision-making process that will involve the professional staff of the District, parents of students enrolled in the District, business representatives, and community members in establishing and reviewing the District’s and campuses’ educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs. BQ(LEGAL) The council shall include two parents of students currently enrolled within the District. The council shall include two community members. All community member representatives must reside in the District. The council shall include two businesspeople. Business member representatives need not reside in nor operate businesses in the District. The professional employees shall consist of: • Classroom teachers representing each of the campuses in the District. • One counselor representing all of the counselors in the District. • One librarian representing all of the librarians in the District. • Three campus administrators representing elementary, middle, and high school administrators. • Three central office administrators representing the Superintendent and the central office staff. • One technology division representative. Each teacher representative on the council shall also serve as an ex officio (nonvoting) member of their respective Campus Leadership Team for the purpose of communicating work and progress of the council and for the purpose of collecting campus input.
  • 2. The Superintendent shall be the Board’s designee and shall name the chairperson of the council from among the council’s members. The Superintendent shall meet with the council periodically. The chairperson of the council shall set its agenda. BQA(LOCAL) The chairperson of the council shall set its agenda, and shall schedule at least four meetings per year; additional meetings may be held at the call of the chairperson. All council meetings shall be held outside of the regular school day. BQA(LOCAL) The Board shall ensure that an administrative procedure is provided to clearly define the respective roles and responsibilities of the Superintendent, central office staff, principals, teachers, District-level committee members, and campus- level committee members in the areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and school organization. The Board shall also ensure that the District-level planning and decision-making committee will be actively involved in establishing the administrative procedure that defines the respective roles and responsibilities pertaining to planning and decision making at the District and campus levels. BQ(LEGAL) FASRG 5.2.1
  • 3. The District-level planning and decision-making committee shall analyze information related to dropout prevention. BQA(LEGAL) The District shall have a district improvement plan that is developed, evaluated, and revised annually, in accordance with District policy, by the Superintendent with the assistance of the District-level committee. The purpose of the District improvement plan is to guide District and campus staff in the improvement of student performance for all student groups in order to attain state standards in respect to the student achievement indicators. BQ(LEGAL)/BQA(LEGAL) The District’s planning process to improve student performance includes the development of the District’s educational goals, the legal requirements for the District and campus improvement plans, all pertinent federal planning requirements, and administrative procedures. The Board shall approve the process under which the educational goals are developed and shall ensure that input is gathered from the District-level committee. BQ(LOCAL) The expected outcome of site-based decision making is improved student performance. FASRG 5.1.1 The Educational Improvement Council shall advise the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major Districtwide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee. The council shall serve exclusively in an advisory role except that the council shall approve staff development of a Districtwide nature. BQA(LOCAL)