School improvement is an on-going continual process and something that the Alta school district is taking pride in.
The state legislature requires that every school district in the state submit an Annual Progress Report Self-Assessment plan to the state, along with a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
"Our school improvement team did an excellent job putting this together," Superintendent Fred Maharry said. "This is something that is really going to benefit our kids."
The plan requires members of the school faculty and staff along with community members to determine the needs of the school on a regular basis. Needs are determined through various academic tests and through surveys and questionaires. Goals and objectives are then written to address the needs of the individual school.
An action plan is set up, which allows the entire school to carry out the goals. New goals are determined each year making this a very important cycling process to school districts.
The long range goals for the 2000-2001 school year deal with academics, community involement, assessment and curriculum and staff development.
Read the rest of this article in the 9/21 Pilot Tribune.