Trenton Board of Education approves Comprehensive School Improvement Plan

Trenton R-9 School District

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education recently approved a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan for the district.

Superintendent Dan Wiebers explains that the plan is a five-year plan that every school in the state is required to have.

He says it includes strategies to improve the district that district staff, students, and community members can work together to implement.

Wiebers says there are five goals that make up the framework of the plan.

One is to develop and enhance quality programs to improve performance and enable students to meet their personal, academic, and career goals.

The second goal is to recruit, attract, develop, and retain highly-qualified staff.

The third is to provide and maintain appropriate instructional resources, support services, and functional and safe facilities.

The fourth is to promote, facilitate, and enhance parent, student, and community involvement.

The last goal is to govern the Local Education Agency in an efficient and effective manner.

Wiebers says that the plan’s development started in the fall of 2016 when the district put together and sent out a survey to community members, teachers, students, and school board members.

He says it asked questions about what they liked and disliked about the district as well as what the district could work on.

The district invited community members, students, teachers, and parents to meetings in January to share results found in the survey.

Wiebers says the meetings generated a lot of ideas about how to improve the district.

He notes that District Technology Coach Taya Ray helped put the ideas into a rough draft for the CSIP plan.

The board of education reviewed the plan, and it was put online for community members to provide feedback. The board then approved the plan in May.

Wiebers adds that the district received about 600 responses to its survey.