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Columbia Board of Education discuss next five-year plan to improve schools

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

As Columbia Public Schools' five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) comes to an end, the Columbia Board of Education is moving on to what the next five-year plan will encompass on Monday night.

Education Governance Leadership provided an update on the process of revising the district's CSIP for 2023-2027.

Dr. Jim Hinson, leadership for the EGL said the five-year comprehensive school improvement plan is getting a new name for the next five years. 

"Now the name is changing to continuous school improvement plans or process for each district," Dr. Hinson said.

The next five-year plan for Columbia public schools is currently being put together and school district leaders say some of their key priorities so far are data dive matched with indicators and stakeholder engagement.

Dr. Jim Hinson said stakeholder engagement is a crucial part of the plan. Another part of the next plan will be establishing goals the district has to meet.

Over the next several months all stakeholders will fill out several extensive surveys.

Anyone in the district that wants a voice parents, teachers, staff, and more will be able to give input on the improvement plan.

The state board of education will have the final say and will be making adjustments to the plan.

According to the districts 2017-2022 CSIP, for the past five years its vision was to be the best school district in the state, its mission was to provide an excellent education to all students, and value trust, integrity, transparency, collaboration, empathy and grace.

The plan says Columbia Public Schools first goal was to be a valuable asset for the community by preparing children so that they will be competitive in an ever-changing, unpredictable world.

The plan says the school's second goal was to develop a five-year plan that establishes a culture of dignity and empowers stakeholders to take ownership of learning, monitor growth, and seek continuous feedback.

The plan says the third goal was to develop strategies focused on supporting students learning.

An update and more details on the new plan will be discussed tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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  1. “According to the districts 2017-2022 CSIP, for the past five years its vision was to be the best school district in the state, its mission was to provide an excellent education to all students, and value trust, integrity, transparency, collaboration, empathy and grace.”

    How’d that work out…………………

  2. “According to the districts 2017-2022 CSIP, for the past five years its vision was to be the best school district in the state, its mission was to provide an excellent education to all students, and value trust, integrity, transparency, collaboration, empathy and grace.”

    How’d that work out?

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