CSIP

GREENVILLE R-II
SCHOOL DISTRICT


Comprehensive School
Improvement Plan
(CSIP)
2019-2020

School District Vision

The Greenville R-II School District will provide the opportunity for all students to reach their full potential so they will become productive citizens.

School District Mission

The Greenville R-II School District will provide opportunity through education by offering a rigorous curriculum in all schools, developing character, and providing guidance so that all students may graduate college and/or career ready.

Values and Beliefs

Core Values:

• Potential
• High Expectations
• Accountability
• Safety
• Responsiveness

Beliefs:

Every student deserves the opportunity to achieve his or her potential.

In order to ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their potential the Greenville R-II School District will:
• Ensure all classes/course are taught by a highly qualified teacher
• Provide Differentiated Instruction
• Make every effort to close achievement gaps
• Provide ongoing character education and teach self-discipline
• Provide ongoing guidance to all students

The district will foster a culture of high expectations.

To achieve high performance the Greenville R-II School District will have high expectations by:
• Having high academic and behavior standards for all students
• Requiring a “no excuses attitude” for academic performance
• Having an expectation of professional collaboration
• Providing a rigorous and aligned curriculum across all grade levels

The district will be open, transparent, and accountable to the public.

The Greenville R-II School District will maintain an open, transparent, and accountable relationship with the public by:
• Being fiscally responsible
• Providing effective communication to stakeholders
• Making policies and procedures easily accessible
• Periodically reviewing and assessing performance data
• Seeking community and parental involvement
• Allowing for public participation on all staff committees

All schools will be safe and supportive.

The Greenville R-II school district will provide a safe and supportive learning environment by:
• Providing adequate safety training to all staff
• Limiting public access in all buildings during the school day
• Providing for a school resource officer
• Being intolerant of bullying and discrimination
• Maintaining adequate school discipline

Public education should be responsive to an ever-changing world.

The Greenville R-II School district will strive to respond to change by:
• Ensuring ongoing professional development for all staff
• Continually reviewing and revising curriculum
• Making informed data-based decisions regarding all aspects of district operations
• Responding to public input
• Having an expectation of flexibility for all staff


Commitment to Educational Excellence

Philosophy:

• The district has a written statement of philosophy through vision and mission statements
• The philosophy of the district is based on the success of all students
• The district’s philosophy is clearly communicated in the mission statement and applied to every aspect of the district’s operation, and curriculum in support of the school’s vision
• The philosophy of the district allows for differentiated learners so as to ensure individualized instruction

Public:

• The district is held accountable to the public
• The district honors all Sunshine and Freedom of Information Act Requests
• The district allows for public input through numerous avenues of communication
• The district seeks out public involvement through recruitment to district committees
• The district responds to public requests in accordance with board policy and procedures
• District employees act in the best interest of all students

Pupils:

• District programs are student centered
• The district provides all students the opportunity for intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development
• District administration strives to keep class sizes under MSIP 5 guidelines
• District programs are continually evaluated to ensure student needs are met
• There are appropriate safety nets in place for struggling students through Special Education and Title I services
• The elementary schools maintain discipline through the researched based School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports system
• The district has a tuition reimbursement program for dual credit courses and pays for all assessment fees in relation to career IRC’s (Industry Recognized Credentials) and AP exams.
• The district maintains commitment to the A+ program

Program of Instruction:

• The high school offers a diverse curriculum providing all students the opportunity to participate in various career clusters and/or participate in Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit courses
• The district provides and supports three full time preschool classrooms
• The district provides and supports an active PAT (Parents as Teachers) Program
• The district consults with non-public schools in accordance with the law and in the best interest of students
• The district maintains a wide variety of extra-curricular activities with numerous clubs and team sports
• The district is committed to providing students the opportunity to interact with technology
• The district employs 100% highly qualified teachers
• The districts programs are planned and frequently evaluated by administration, teachers, students, and community members

• Students are given latitude to become involved with their learning, yet are provided with education across curricular disciplines

Professional Staff:

• All staff are highly qualified for their respective positions
• Staff members are required to participate in high quality professional development
• Through the district professional development plan substantial resources are allocated for professional development
• The school calendar allows paid time for professional development and collaboration
• Administration frequently plans and collaborates with staff from all departments
• All school buildings have regular and frequent staff meetings
• Administration acts as a cohesive team leading the school district in pursuit of the established vision
• The school is sufficiently staffed to offer a diverse learning experience
• There is a low rate of teacher turnover, having stayed below 15% for the past 5 years
• All paraprofessionals are appropriately qualified and supervised by a fully certificated teacher

Principles of Finance:

• The district maintains current, accurate, and detailed financial records
• The district financial resources are sufficient to adequately support the program of instruction
• The district maintains adequate property and liability insurance protection
• The district participates in an external audit each year
• The district operates with an annual budget
• All district accounting procedures are in accordance with DESE procedures outlined in the “School Accounting Manual”
• All financial records are backed up offsite
• There are adequate policies and procedures in place to protect the district against fraud
• All district employees are paid in accordance with a board set salary schedule
• The district pursues all available sources of funding including both private and federal grants
• All federal revenues and expenditures are effectively managed following the procedures of “Separate Tracking”, “Supplement not Supplant”, and “Cash Management” in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and policies

Facilities:

• All district facilities are clean, safe, and appropriate for their educational purpose
• The district maintains an active “Facilities Committee”
• The district employs a sufficient number of custodial and maintenance personnel
• There is a system in place for all employees to request maintenance
• Administration periodically evaluates the conditions in all district facilities
• The district operates with a long range plan concerning the addition/development of new and existing facilities
• The district strives to continually improve/replace and add new facilities based on the needs of the student population

Technology:

• The district employs one full time technology specialist and one part technology specialist
• The district is part of the Erate Program
• A rotation has been established for teachers to receive updated laptop computers every three years
• The high school has two grant funded classrooms that updated every four years with the district retaining all equipment thereafter
• There are Smart-boards in every K-12 district wide
• The Jr. High has 80 iPads shared among the classrooms
• The Jr. High has 20 station computer lab
• The Greenville Elementary has two “EMINTs” styled classrooms
• The Greenville Elementary has a twenty-five station computer lab
• The Greenville Elementary added 49 Asus Google Chromebooks for student use in the fall of the 18-19 school year and will be adding 20 more in the fall of the 19-20 school year.
• The Elementary Library Media Specialist has ten IPADs for student use
• There are IPADs in every preschool and special education classroom
• The Williamsville Elementary Campus has a mobile lab consisting of thirty Macbook Airs
• The district has the full suite of Tyler Student Information Systems (SISK12) school managements systems
• The district utilizes an electronic Parent Portal
• The district utilizes the School Reach System (automatic calls)
• The district uses electronic marquees to communicate with stakeholders
• District personnel are committed to the integration of technology throughout the PK-12 program

Safety:

• Greenville R-II annually contracts with the City of Greenville to provide a full time School Resource Officer (SRO)
• The district maintains a closed campus with all campus doors locked during school hours
• Each campus has a “buzz-in buzz -out system”
• There is a security camera network in all district campuses
• All staff members participate in annual ALICE training
• There is an AED located at each campus
• All staff receives annual basic first aid training
• District bus drivers receive annual safety and first aid training
• The district has annual inspections of all alarms and fire suppression systems
• The district receives an annual safety audit courtesy of Missouri United School Insurance Consortium (MUSIC)
• The district periodically (every five years) contracts with MSBA to conduct an in-depth safety audit
• There are gas shutoffs in each building, kitchen, and science lab
• All custodians have received training regarding the proper use, storage, and disposal of chemical substances

SWOT Analysis
(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)


Strengths:

• The district has an ambitious vision and mission

• Small teacher to student ratio

• 100% highly qualified staff

• High rate of community sup-port

• The school is the focus of the community

• Historical support of school bond issues has been overwhelmingly high

• Graduates have a high rate of post secondary success

• Students are competitive and state and local levels in Beta, FBLA, FCCLA, etc.

• The district is financially sound

• The majority of district facilities are well kept and structurally sound

• The Greenville Elementary is fairly new (in its sixth year)

• The district is committed the integration of technology across all levels

• There is an attendance and credit recovery program at the secondary level

• Low rates of student discipline

• The district participates in State approved Missouri Options Program

• Staff morale is high

• Students actively participate in the district’s wide array of extracurricular activities

• District staff are committed to academic excellence

• The district devotes substantial financial re-sources to PD

Weaknesses:

• Students lack exposure to diverse cultures

• The district’s rural location limits access to museums, theaters, libraries, etc.

• The student population as whole needs to take more pride in their academic achievement

• Students lack exposure to career opportunities

• The Williamsville Elementary lacks a private student nursing facility and indoor play area

• The district’s Sr.’s have a low rate of participation in ACT testing

• The district’s graduates are as a whole are scoring less than the state average on the ACT

• The district has a low percentage of graduates meeting standards for being college and career ready

• The district is not consistently meeting the “90% of 90%” attendance goals

• The main building at the Williamsville Elementary Campus is 50 years old

• The high school is nearing forty years old and is in need of some remodeling and updates

• The outbuildings at Williamsville Elementary are in bad need of re-placement

Opportunities:

• There is a need for increased ACT preparation

• There is a need for more career education and counseling at all levels

• There is need for increased “at risk” programs for students in danger of failing/dropping out of school

• The Greenville Elementary is in need of more re-mediation services at the 3-6 grade levels

• There is need to increase availability of student technology especially at the elementary level

• District staff needs to better utilize the district website

• There is need for for further education regarding diversity

• The district needs to diversify methods in order to ensure more students are able to graduate college and career ready

• The district needs to increase efforts pertaining to improving student attendance

Threats:

• The district has a high rate of poverty

• The district is geographically very large causing transportation hardships

• Many district programs rely on the availability of federal funding

• Many programs owe their success to a single person instead of the district’s culture