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					                       School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


Bibb County School District
McKibben Lane Elementary School
CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2010-2011

The Consolidated School Improvement Plan (CSIP) contains and/or is aligned with the following guidelines and mandates:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA )                                             Federal and State mandate
                                                                                           Required for all Bibb County Schools
AdvancEd (SACS CASI)                                                                       Required for District-wide Accreditation
Georgia Department of Education Annual School Improvement Plan                             Georgia DOE mandate
                                                                                           Required for all Bibb County School District
                                                                                           Schools
AYP Addendum (as appropriate)
___NI School Improvement Focus Plan (NI-1 and NI-2)                                        NI, Corrective, and Restructuring Plans must be
___Corrective Action Plan (NI-3 and NI-4)                                                  implemented in the same year written with a two-
___Restructuring Plan (NI-5+)                                                              year plan required. Revisions may be made as new
                                                                                           data becomes available.
Title I                                                                                    Required for all Title I Bibb County School District
___New Title I Schoolwide Plan                                                             Schools
___Annual Addendum                                                                         New Schoolwide Plans require a stakeholder
___Targeted Assistance Plan                                                                survey and an intensive year-long research and
                                                                                           planning process
Bibb County School District Plans                                                          Required for all Bibb County School District
Special Education Plan                                                                     Schools
Professional Learning Plan                                                                 The Professional Learning Budget should be placed
                                                                                           in the CSIP Appendix and copied to the
                                                                                           Department of Professional Learning.




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                                                       Empowering Students to Excel
                       School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper      Plan Year: 2010-2011


Table of Contents


Section                                                                                                            Page #
Statement of Quality Assurance                                                                                          3
Integration of AdvancEd (SACS CASI) and Georgia DOE School Standards                                                    4
Steering Committee Members and Signatures                                                                               5
Developing a Comprehensive Needs Assessment                                                                             6
Mission and Vision                                                                                                    13
Leadership and Governance                                                                                             14
School Culture/Climate                                                                                                17
Teacher Involvement in Decisions Regarding the Use of Academic Assessments                                            18
Stakeholder Communication                                                                                             19
Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers                                                                              20
Focusing Daily Lessons and Differentiating Instruction to Meet Student Needs                                          20
Providing Students with Effective, Timely Additional Assistance to Meet Student Needs                                 23
Plans for Assisting Students during Transitions                                                                       25
Support Services for Student Learning                                                                                 25
Strategies to Increase Parental Involvement                                                                           26
Coordination and Integration of Federal, State, and Local Services and Programs                                       28
Reading/ELA Action Plan                                                                                               29
Math Action Plan                                                                                                      34
Science Action Plan                                                                                                   38
Social Studies Action Plan                                                                                            40
Attendance Action Plan                                                                                                42
Special Education Action Plan                                                                                         44
Professional Learning Action Plan                                                                                     47
Appendix




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                                   McKibben Lane Elementary School – School Improvement Plan 2010 – 2011
                                                      Empowering Students to Excel
                        School Name: Lane Elementary          Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper           Plan Year: 2010-2011


Statement of Quality Assurance

To ensure that school improvement stakeholders have a common understanding regarding the development and implementation of the
Consolidated School Improvement Plan prior to its approval, each party is asked to carefully review this section and the plan in its entirety. By his or
her signature on this page, each party attests to the fact that he or she approves of the plan.

 I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in the attached Consolidated Schoolwide Improvement Plan (CSIP)
 is correct, complete, addresses all components required under Federal, State, and district laws, policies, and regulations, and that all specified
 assurances have been and/or will be met within the operating period of this plan.

 Principal:                                                                                                                       Date:


 Deputy Assistant Superintendent:                                                                                                 Date:


 Director of Special Programs:                                                                                                    Date:


 Title I School Improvement Coordinator:                                                                                          Date:


 Superintendent:                                                                                                                  Date:


Establishing a CSIP Facilitator, Steering Committee, and Subcommittees

The principal appoints a CSIP Facilitator and ensures that the Steering Committee (SC) is representative of all stakeholders. The CSIP Facilitator is
responsible for oversight of the CSIP throughout the planning process and the submission of the final document to the principal for approval.
The SC is comprised of the CSIP Facilitator and the chairpersons of all subcommittees. The SC and subcommittees are responsible for the
development, the on-going monitoring, and implementation of the CSIP. The SC will make necessary revisions to the Plan, collect evidence files
for Quality Assurance and perform the End-of-Year Review of the school’s success in implementing the Consolidated School Improvement Plan.


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                                     McKibben Lane Elementary School – School Improvement Plan 2010 – 2011
                                                        Empowering Students to Excel
                       School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


Integration of AdvancED (SACS CASI) and Georgia DOE School Standards

The following standards are incorporated and adhered to in this CCSIP document:

     AdvancED (SACS CASI) Accreditation Standards        Georgia School Standards
1    Vision and Purpose                                  Sequenced and Organized School Curriculum
2    Governance and Leadership                           Collaborative Planning for Curriculum Delivery
3    Teaching and Learning                               Systematic Process for Monitoring/Evaluating Curriculum Implementation
4    Documenting and Using Results                       Systematic Use of Data to Maximize Student Achievement
5    Resources and Support Systems                       Comprehensive School-Based Assessment and Evaluation System
6    Stakeholder Communications and Relationships        Data Analysis
7    Commitment to Continuous Improvement                Instructional Alignment with GPS and District Expectations
8                                                        Research-Based Instruction
9                                                        High Expectations for All Learners
10                                                       Shared Vision and Mission
11                                                       Comprehensive School Improvement Planning Process
12                                                       Collaborative Planning for Fiscal Management and Resource Distribution
13                                                       Safe, Productive, and Inviting Learning Atmosphere
14                                                       Active and Sustained Involvement of Student, Family, and Community
15                                                       Organizational Structures and Process for Stakeholder Involvement
16                                                       Stakeholder Needs Addressed through Services and Partnerships
17                                                       Professional Learning Communities
18                                                       Alignment of Professional Learning with School Goals and Best Practices
19                                                       Professional Learning Content
20                                                       Leadership Commitment to High Expectations
21                                                       Leadership Management and Organization
22                                                       Distributed Leadership and Planning
23                                                       Shared Governance
24                                                       School Culture Reflects and Reinforces Stakeholder Growth
25                                                       Community of Teaching and Learning


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                                                     Empowering Students to Excel
                        School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


CSIP Steering Committee Members

             Participant/Role                            Printed Name                                       Signature
 CSIP Facilitator                                Dr. Dawn Owens – Title I

 School Administrator                               Ms. Peggy Nipper

 School Counselor                                 Ms. Roselle Holcombe

 Special Education Representative                 Mrs. Daphne Whetsel

 Parent/Community Representative                   Mrs. Jenny Richards

 Leadership Chair                                   Ms. Peggy Nipper

 Data Team Representative                         Ms. Annie Henderson

 Research Chair                                    Ms. Keisha Wallace

 Media Specialist                                  Mrs. Judy Sudderth

 Professional Learning Liaison                     Ms. Jennifer Arnold

 Classroom Teacher

 Writing and Editing Chair                       Ms. Keisha Wallace and
                                                  Mrs. Jennifer Arnold
 Family Engagement Facilitator                    Ms. Charkarra Rozier

 Other                                           Dr. Dawn Owens – Title I


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                                                       Empowering Students to Excel
                        School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper           Plan Year: 2010-2011


CSIP Steering Committee Members

 Participant/Role                               Description of Role
 CSIP Facilitator                        Review plan and monitor progress in plan development

 School Administrator                    Communicate implementation of plan to Title I School Improvement Coordinators and stakeholders

 School Counselor                        Serve as liaison between parent and School Improvement implementation in the school guidance focus

 Special Education Representative        Serve as liaison between general education and Special Education to ensure the needs of Students with
                                         Disabilities are met
 Parent/Community Representative         Serve as voice for the parents and share their views on School Improvement

 Leadership Chair                        Represent the School Leadership Team in the School Improvement Process

 Data Team Representative                Present data from a variety of sources on School Improvement

 Research Chair                          Work with data chair to evaluate current research to support the School Improvement process
                                         Share research with staff and support staff initiatives on School Improvement
 Media Specialist                        Provide information as to current resources available and work to ensure additional resources are
                                         procured to support School Improvement
 Professional Learning Liaison           Coordinate professional learning process to support School Improvement Plan implementation

 Classroom Teacher                       Assist in identification of classroom practices that support School Improvement goals and student
                                         learning
 Writing and Editing Chair               Consolidate information to write the plan and maintain the history of the process

 Family Engagement Facilitator           Ensure family engagement opportunities through the plan development process

 Other                                   Title I - Assist with transfer of information from Schoolwide plan to CSIP


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                                                       Empowering Students to Excel
                       School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper         Plan Year: 2010-2011


                                                    School Achievement Planning Process

                                     Establishing a School Improvement Team (SIT) and subcommittees

The principal assures that the SIT is representative of all stakeholders. The SIT and subcommittees are responsible for the development, the
on-going monitoring, and implementation of the CSIP. The SIT will make necessary revisions to the Plan, collect evidence files for Quality
Assurance and perform the End-of-Year Review of the school’s success in implementing the Consolidated School Improvement Plan. The SIT
is comprised by the member of all Subcommittees.

Subcommittee: VISION and MISSION
     Participants                       Names                                      Signatures                               Position/Role
Chairperson                    Ms. Peggy Nipper                                                                          Principal
Committee Member               Ms. Ellie Bunch                                                                    Kindergarten Teacher
Committee Member               Ms. Bonnie Berl                                                                  Special Education Teacher
Committee Member               Mrs. Patty Baser                                                                      Music Teacher
Committee Member

Subcommittee: DATA COLLECTION
     Participants                           Names                                  Signatures                               Position/Role
Chairperson                         Ms. Annie Henderson                                                             Assistant Principal
Committee Member                    Ms. Lynn Collins                                                               First Grade Teacher
Committee Member                    Mrs. Katherine Morris                                                           Special Education
Committee Member                    Mrs. Ginger Connell                                                                  Secretary

Subcommittee: RESEARCH
     Participants                           Names                                  Signatures                              Position/Role
Chairperson                         Ms. Keisha Wallace                                                        Performance Learning Coach
Committee Member                    Mrs. Lea Griffis                                                              First Grade Teacher
Committee Member                    Mrs. Cindy Olson                                                             Kindergarten Teacher
Committee Member                    Mrs. Annette Haddock                                                            REACH Teacher


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Subcommittee: CONTENT ACTION PLAN (Reading/ELA)
     Participants                      Names                                  Signatures                             Position/Role
Chairperson                   Mrs. Jennifer Arnold                                                             Literacy Coach
Committee Member              Mrs. Julie Ross                                                              Fourth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Valerie Driskell                                                         Fifth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Judy Sudderth                                                              Media Specialist

Subcommittee: CONTENT ACTION PLAN (Math)
     Participants                     Names                                   Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                                                                                                 Fifth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Latoria Vickers                                                          Fifth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Ms. Beckie Kersey                                                             Third Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Kathy Martin                                                            Second Grade Teacher

Subcommittee: CONTENT ACTION PLAN (Science)
     Participants                      Names                                  Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                   Mrs. Julie Stubbs                                                             Third Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Kelly Kernich                                                                EIP Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Sara Broda                                                              Fourth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Pam Ingram                                                                  Pre-K Teacher

Subcommittee: CONTENT ACTION PLAN (Social Studies)
     Participants                      Names                                  Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                   Ms. Nicole Harrell                                                           Fourth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Brenda Thompson                                                         Kindergarten Teacher
Committee Member              Ms. Elizabeth Harlow                                                          Fifth Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Ms. Shannon Haggins                                                           Third Grade Teacher




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                     School Name: Lane Elementary      Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011



Subcommittee: Attendance Action Plan
     Participants                       Names                                Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                     Ms. Roselle Holcombe                                                            Counselor
Committee Member                Ms. Chakarra Rozier                                                    Family Engagement Facilitator
Committee Member                Mrs. Cindy Hawkins                                                             Records Clerk
Committee Member

Subcommittee: Special Education Action Plan
     Participants                         Names                              Signatures                              Position/Role
Chairperson                      Mrs. Daphne Whetsel                                                   Lead Special Education Teacher
Committee Member                 Mrs. Sara Penland                                                              EIP Teacher
Committee Member                 Mrs. Alison Groeper                                                     Special Education Teacher
Committee Member                 Ms. Bridgitte Jones                                                     Special Education Teacher

Subcommittee: SCHOOL CULTURE/SCHOOL-WIDE DISCIPLINE
     Participants                     Names                                  Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                   Mrs. Candice Shelby                                                          Kindergarten Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Opal Taylor                                                             Third Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Candace Pohl                                                                ESOL Teacher
Committee Member              Coach Kevin Grooms                                                                    PE

Subcommittee: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (PLC)
     Participants                      Names                                 Signatures                              Position/Role
Chairperson                   Ms. Laurie Hoyle                                                              First Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Ms. Sylvia Rose                                                              Second Grade Teacher
Committee Member              Mrs. Chrisi Patterson                                                        Second Grade Teacher
Committee Member




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                                                  Empowering Students to Excel
                     School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


Subcommittee: PARENT INVOLVEMENT
     Participants                    Names                                     Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                  Ms. Charkarra Rozier                                                       Family Engagement Facilitator
Committee Member             Ms. Roselle Holcombe                                                                 Counselor
Committee Member             Mrs. Jenny Richards                                                                PTA President
Committee Member

Subcommittee: QUALITY REVIEW
     Participants                        Names                                 Signatures                              Position/Role
Chairperson                      Ms. Peggy Nipper                                                                   Principal
Committee Member                 Ms. Annie Henderson                                                          Assistant Principal
Committee Member                 Ms. Roselle Holcombe                                                              Counselor
Committee Member                 Mrs. Jennifer Arnold                                                           Literacy Coach
Committee Member                 Ms. Keisha Wallace                                                      Performance Learning Coach
Committee Member                 Mrs. Daphne Whetsel                                                    Lead Special Education Teacher

Subcommittee: WRITING AND EDITING
     Participants                      Names                                   Signatures                             Position/Role
Chairperson                    Ms. Keisha Wallace                                                        Performance Learning Coach
Committee Member               Mrs. Jennifer Arnold                                                             Literacy Coach
Committee Member               Mrs. Latoria Vickers                                                          Fifth Grade Teacher
Committee Member               Ms. Roselle Holcombe                                                                Counselor

Subcommittee: Parent Participants
     Participants                         Names                                Signatures                            Position/Role
Chairperson                       Ms. Charkarra Rozier                                                  Family Engagement Facilitator
Committee Member                  Mrs. Jenny Richards                                                           PTA President
Committee Member                  Mr. Swint                                                                     School Council
Committee Member                  Mrs. Faulkenberg                                                              PTA Treasurer
Committee Member                  Ms. Roselle Holcombe                                                            Counselor


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                                McKibben Lane Elementary School – School Improvement Plan 2010 – 2011
                                                   Empowering Students to Excel
                        School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper           Plan Year: 2010-2011


Developing a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (ESEA Mandate)

School Profile:

According to the 2009 Georgia DOE Report Card, the student population of Lane School consisted of 477 students 69% African Americans
students, 19% Caucasian students, 3% multi-racial students, 3% Hispanic students, 6% Asian students and 15% Students with Disabilities (SWD).
The school currently has a 75% free and reduced lunch rate. The families that are located in the Lane School zone are from both single family
homes and apartments. The population consists of both stable and mobile families. Lane School is the third most transient school in the system.
A large part of the transient population is a result of the 17 apartment complexes located in the school zone.

Describe how the school stakeholders and the CSIP Steering Committee developed a comprehensive needs assessment. Include information
about when, where, and how the team met*.

The needs assessment process began with a Bellsouth Survey and Professional Development Needs Assessment completed by all faculty
members. The results of the surveys were analyzed by Bellsouth as well as the Better Seeking Team. Priority needs identified through the
analysis of all data collected indicated the need to maintain and the feasibility to increase test scores in all areas. Significant improvement as
reflected in the school plan. The goal is for 100% of our students to meet or exceed the Georgia Performance Standards in all academic areas.
The first step in meeting this goal is to increase the reading and math scores for all grade levels by a minimum of 1%; thereby increasing the
students in meets and exceeds categories. Subgroups are not identified other than ethnic groups and gender because the numbers are less than
the minimum required to define a subpopulation.

During preplanning, teachers meet by grade level and cross-grade levels to disaggregate data from CRCT for grades first thru fifth. In addition,
teachers in grade four, along with the Better Seeking Team, analyzed data from the ITBS to identify student strengths and weaknesses. Teachers
regularly collaborate to analyze and score student work according to GPS requirements. The information is utilized to guide development of
instructional focus lessons and ensure that all standards are mastered.

Once test scores are received, teachers meet as a grade level to disaggregate the data to determine which research-based educational practices
will best meet student needs. They review grade level results as well as results of individual classes. During this review, teachers look for
strengths and weaknesses in each domain. Based on this information, they develop their focus calendars and plans.




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                                                       Empowering Students to Excel
                          School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


The ongoing data analysis is conducted by all staff members in professional learning communities. The data is disaggregated based on grade
level, classroom, and the individual students. Patterns of strengths and weaknesses are identified and appropriate instructional strategies are
developed to improve student achievement. Teachers plan their focus calendars, tutorials and enrichment lessons based on identified needs.

In order to ensure an increase in standardized test scores, information from multiple sources will be utilized to guide decision making and to
prioritize needs.
CRTC                                     Writing Assessments Grades 3 and 5              Benchmark Testing
Universal Screening                      Mini-assessments
AYP results                              ITBS

*CRCT 2010
         GRADE LEVEL                  READING                LANGUAGE ARTS                       MATH
          First Grade                   95%                       90%                            80%
         Second Grade                   95%                       98%                            91%
          Third Grade                   93%                       88%                            79%
         Fourth Grade                   96%                       97%                            64%
          Fifth Grade                   95%                      100%                            98%
*preliminary data – results not certified

Identify the subgroups for which assessment results are disaggregated regardless of whether or not the subgroup is large enough to
constitute a group that affects AYP.

Data is disaggregated for all subgroups reported by the Georgia Department of Education. These include: individual, class, grade-level, school,
ethnic groups, SWD, Economically Disadvantaged, and any other group for which any data was reported.
Teachers review the performance of their English Language Learners (ELL), Students with Disabilities (SWD), and regular education students. In
addition, they analyze performance based on race and gender.




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School Mission and Vision

                                                Bibb County School District                   School

 Vision                                         Vision                                        Vision
 What is our image of a successful school for   Achievement and Performance for…              Achievement and performance for
 our stakeholders?                               Every child                                   Every child
                                                 Every classroom                               Every classroom
                                                 Every school                                  Every day

 Mission                                        Mission                                       Mission
 How will we make our vision a reality?         Our Mission is to provide a high quality      Our mission at McKibben Lane Elementary
                                                education for all Bibb County students in a   school is to provide a high quality education
                                                safe and comfortable environment, and to      for all students in a safe and comfortable
                                                make use of all human and technological       environment, and to make use of all human
                                                resources in preparing graduates for post-    and technological resources in preparing
                                                high school objectives                        graduates for post-high school objectives.

 Values                                         Values                                        Values
 What beliefs and standards guide our             Highly qualified workforce                         Highly Qualified Workforce
 mission?                                         Positive culture and climate                       Positive Culture and Climate
                                                  Communication and Information                      Communication and Information
                                                  Student Achievement                                Student Achievement




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                        School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011


Leadership and Governance

Describe the school’s strengths.

The overall greatest academic strength for Lane School is in the area of Reading and English/Language Arts. According to the data analysis, there
was an increase in the areas of Reading and English/Language Arts on the 2010 CRCT. Other strengths of the school include incredible parental
support, dedicated teachers and staff, community support, and ongoing professional development.

What evidence do you have to support this perception?

The effectiveness of the implementation of the schoolwide plan was evident through the following:
    - Improved collaborative planning
    - Cross grade level planning
    - Consistency within grade levels
    - More effective utilization of support personnel
    - Professional development was aligned with county initiatives

Lane has a number of programs and initiatives in place to progress monitor student achievement. The effective Schoolwide programs include:
EIP
Co-Teaching
After School Program
RTI
8 Step Process
Balanced Literacy
Differentiated Instruction
Professional Learning
Parental Involvement
SuccessMaker lab
Spring Intervention
Saturday Tutoring
Release days for data disaggregation and planning
Test talks with parents and students
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                        School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011



Describe the school’s opportunities for improvement.

According to the 2009 Georgia AYP report, Lane School students with disabilities (SWD) only 66% of this sub population met or exceeded
standards in Math and 63% in the area of Reading, English Arts on the CRCT. Based on results from the writing tests, the 2009-2010 writing
scores did not improve. In fact, there was a 31 percent decrease in scores from the 2008-2009 school year. This area is critical and continues to
be one of the main focuses for school improvement at all grade levels. Strengthening students’ writing abilities will impact their academics in all
content areas. The greatest weakness occurred in the area of Math for grade 4 students. On the 2010 CRCT only 64% of fourth grade students
met or exceeded standards. This area experienced the greatest decline by decreasing 13 points from the previous school year. One of the most
attainable opportunities for improvement is moving students in the meets area to exceeds.

-Data analysis revealed the greatest area of need in 4th grade Math.

- The writing assessment indicated a weakness in student performance for grades 3 and 5.

-Analysis of sub population data indicated a need to focus on the students with disability population.

-The core areas of reading and math will be a continued focus to increase the percentage of students meeting and exceeding standards.

What evidence do you have to support this perception?

Analysis of student achievement data for 2009-2010 indicates a decrease in the Math scores for 4th grade. CRCT data also indicates an increased
percentage of students meeting and achieving minimal levels on Reading and English/LA on the CRCT. Ongoing progress monitoring, through
mini-assessments, Skills Tutor, and SuccessMaker lab reports, indicates improvement at all grade levels in Reading and Math.

Describe the current governance structure/decision-making process of the school.

The faculty, administration, and staff of McKibben Lane Elementary work well together. Care is taken to keep everyone informed of decisions
and of the many opportunities and programs offered. This is done through various committees, such as PTA Board and General Membership,
Local School Council, Grade Level Meetings, Better Seeking Team, Faculty/Staff Meetings, the Leadership Committee, Guidance and Mentoring.
In addition, weekly bulletins, newsletters, and a yearly calendar of scheduled events are distributed to all stakeholders. Better Seeking and
Leadership Team meetings are conducted throughout the school year. The Better Seeking and Leadership team is comprised of Administration,
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Grade Level Chairs, the School Counselor, Instructional Coach, Performance Learning Coach, EIP/Title I teachers and other Support Staff.

Each grade level has a grade level chair that disseminates information from the leadership team to the rest of the classroom teachers on the
grade level. The principal meets with the school council to disseminate information to the school council to aid in planning and making further
decisions.

     At Lane Elementary the governance structure is as follows:
     Teachers give their input, suggestions and requests to their grade level chairperson.
     The designated grade level chairperson brings those issues, concerns, or requests directly to the principal or to the leadership team
      during a Better Seeking Team meeting.
     The principal and the leadership team discuss matters pertaining to curriculum, instruction and operation.
     The grade level chairperson takes the information back to the grade level for opinions and discussion.
     The grade level chairperson will in turn report back to the leadership team and/or school principal on grade level concerns and
      recommendations.
     The administrator will report back to the staff, school council and PTA.


Describe how the school leadership makes instructional decisions regarding staffing, creating a master schedule, selecting instructional
initiatives, and providing professional learning opportunities.

All decisions are made by the entire staff. Information or requests are given to the staff either through a faculty meeting or from their grade
level chairperson after a Better Seeking Team meeting. The principal analyzes opinions and requests for school improvement and success.
Decisions are finalized by the principal and reported to all stakeholders. Every decision made is driven by the desire to increase student
achievement.


Briefly describe how the leadership communicates and enlists the assistance of central office personnel to ensure that SACS standards are
met in the areas of non-instructional support (facilities, finance, transportation, nutrition, and health).

Various reports, including the facility reports, are requested from the leadership of the school in regards to SACS standards. These reports are
completed in a timely manner and returned to the department that requested them. Should any questions arise, there is a contact person at
the school ready to provide assistance and guidance.
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                         School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011




School Culture/Climate
Describe the methods utilized to ensure a school culture that is pervasively academic and demonstrates high expectations for teaching and
learning. Consider such factors as maximization of instructional time, common planning time, job-embedded professional development,
philosophy reflects belief that all students can and will learn, etc.
Lane’s vision is, “Achievement and Performance for every child, every classroom, every school, every day.” Based on daily school-wide practices,
the atmosphere of high expectations is constant. The school’s administrators, teachers, and staff members exemplify high levels of commitment
toward providing the highest level of education possible. Every member of the instructional faculty is actively involved. There is an atmosphere of
high expectations present due to the history of high student achievement and the attainment of Title I Distinguished Schools recognition based on
meeting Adequate Yearly Progress. The administration strives to preserve instructional time with as few interruptions as possible. With the use of
specials including Physical Education, Success Maker Lab, Media Center, Guidance, and Music , teachers are afforded panning time every day.
Teachers meet weekly for common planning time and general housekeeping. Once during each grading period, grade level teachers are given a full
day of release time to plan for the next grading period. For half of the day, they meet with the IC and PLC to aid in planning for the next grading
period. The remainder of the day is spent laying out plans creating focus calendars, projects, etc. Student work is posted pervasively throughout
the school as proof of instructional practices within the classroom. Students enjoy reading largely due to the encouraging culture of the school. At
any given time, students may be participating in Accelerated Reader quizzes, class library time, and Book of the Month activities. The Book of the
Month responses are displayed in the hallways and are aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. Additionally, students are consistently
reminded about the significance of coming to school to meet personal and academic goals.
Describe how the school-wide discipline plan is developed and/or revised*.
The school-wide discipline plan is based on research-based practices/beliefs that promote the ideology that the best discipline is guided by
engaging instructional environments. Our school’s policy aligns with the school-system’s goals, plans, student rights, teacher rights, and parental
rights as it relates to expectations and consequences. The Lane School Behavior Matrix includes agreed upon local school procedures which
involve teacher-student, teacher-parent, and teacher-administrator protocols.
Describe the methods utilized to address the social and emotional growth of each student.
Daily, the school culture supports all learners by allowing all students to participate in auditory, visual, and kinesthetic instructional activities.
Students are actively involved with one another while working in centers and groups through the school day. Students also provide each other
with verbal and/or written feedback regarding student work. Students verbalize what they like about the work of their peers during sharing time.
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In addition, Lane has a behavior incentive program in which all students have the opportunity to participate. Students in fourth and fifth grades
have the opportunity to participate BETA, Student Council, Math Team, Quiz Bowl, and Math 24.




Teacher Involvement in Decisions Regarding the Use of Academic Assessments (ESEA Mandate)

Explain how data resulting from academic assessments are used to inform and revise daily instruction.

Once test scores are received, teachers meet as a grade level to disaggregate the data. They review grade level results as well as results of
individual classes. During this review, teachers look for strengths and weaknesses in each domain. Based on this information, they develop their
focus calendars and plans. Teachers also review the performance of their English Language Learners (ELL), Students with Disabilities (SWD), and
regular education students. In addition, they analyze performance based on race and gender.

Data analysis is conducted during grade level meetings. The data is disaggregated based on grade level, classroom, and the individual students.
Patterns of strengths and weaknesses are identified and appropriate instructional strategies are developed to improve student achievement.
Teachers plan their focus calendars, tutorials and enrichment lessons based on identified needs.

Describe how teachers are involved in the decision-making process of selecting, implementing and monitoring academic assessments.

Teachers serve as members of the Better Seeking Team and actively participate in shared decision making at all school levels. Teachers are
trained and empowered to utilize data to drive instructional decisions. Faculty and staff participate in book studies that focus on decision
making and implement, evaluate, and modify practices to meet the needs of students. Strengths and weaknesses of each student are identified
through various tests including formative and summative core and content assessments. Classroom assessments and mini-assessments are
analyzed to be sure the questions are valid and fair. Following the analysis, the poor questions are discarded and replaced. Programs that
provide additional assistance and support for students as needed include, Responsive to intervention (RTI), Early Intervention Program (EIP),
Student Support Team (SST), and Program for Exceptional Children (PEC).




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                                                       Empowering Students to Excel
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Stakeholder Communication (ESEA Mandate)

1. Provide Individual Student Assessment Results and Interpretation to Parents

Describe the process by which teachers and administrators interpret and articulate assessment results to stakeholders.

Ongoing assessments of student achievement and communication of assessments are available to parents through mid-term progress reports,
report cards, and weekly signed papers. Progress reports in grades kindergarten through five are sent home at the midpoint of each grading
period. Report cards go home every nine weeks. Parents may apply for a password for Parent Portal which allows them to check their children’s
grades at any time. Teachers consistently and continually communicate with parents via phones calls, notes, behavior reports, and email.
Teachers schedule individual conferences with parents to review assessments and test data.

2. Provisions for Public Reporting of Disaggregated Data

Describe the various ways by which your school will communicate to the widest possible range of stakeholders (e.g., parents and community)
the results of the disaggregated data.
Disaggregated test data shall be reported to the public in accordance with state guidelines. The State Report Card and local system reports shall
be disseminated to the media at the state and system levels. Information may also be shared through the school website and the school
newsletter.

3. Public Dissemination of the School Improvement Plan to all Stakeholders

Describe the methods and media by which the CSIP will be communicated with school stakeholders, including staff members, student,
parents, and community members. *

Copies of the CSIP will be maintained at the school and in the system Title I office. These copies will be readily available upon request to the LEA,
parents, and the public. The plan will be available on the school website. The plan will be shared with parents as appropriate at PTA/School
Council meetings.


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                        School Name: Lane Elementary          Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper           Plan Year: 2010-2011


* Translation or interpretation of the plan, to the extent feasible, shall be provided for any language that a significant percentage of the parents
of participating students in the school speak as their primary language.

Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers (ESEA Mandate)

Describe the policies and procedures used to ensure adherence to Federal mandates regarding “Highly Qualified” instructors.
The staff at McKibben Lane is highly qualified. Pre-K through third grade teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education. The third through
fifth grade teachers are either certified in grades Pre-K through fifth, Pre-K through eighth, or fourth through eighth. The administrative staff
consists of a principal and an assistant principal, and the office staff includes a secretary and a SASI clerk. Other personnel include a counselor,
an instructional coach, a home school facilitator, two interrelated resource teachers, two special education teachers, a hearing impaired
specialist, a speech and language pathologist, an occupational therapist, an ESOL teacher, two Early Intervention Program teachers, a Gifted
Education teacher, a physical education teacher, a media specialist, and a music teacher. Paraprofessional positions include one for Pre-K, four
for Kindergarten classes, three to assist with interrelated classes, three in the special education classrooms, one media clerk, and one
Technology Specialist. The certified staff of 42 professionals has 19 teachers with Bachelor’s degrees, 17 with Master’s degrees, and four with
specialist’s degrees. Staff teaching experience varies from teachers who are in their first year of teaching to a teacher who has 30 plus years of
teaching experience.

Describe policies, procedures, initiative, and programs in place to recruit and retain highly qualified instructors at this school.

In an effort to attract highly qualified teachers, Lane participates in the annual Middle Georgia RESA Job Fair. Administration maintains contact
with area colleges to locate prospective candidates. In an effort to employ highly qualified teachers, administration works in conjunction with
Bibb County School System Human Resource Department to recruit highly qualified teachers. The administration provides ongoing professional
development and teacher leadership opportunities.

Focusing Daily Lessons and Differentiating Instruction to Meet Student Needs (ESEA Mandate)

Describe how administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel ensure the use of a standards based curriculum delivery.

Educational administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel work cooperatively in the creation and delivery of a standards-based
curriculum. Education administrators, with support from teachers/instructional support, set educational standards and goals and establish the
policies and procedures required to achieve them. They set the academic tone and work actively with teachers and other instructional support
personnel to develop and uphold high curriculum standards, formulate mission statements, and launch performance goals and objectives. This is
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accomplished by administrator classroom and walk-throughs to observe teaching methods, review instructional objectives, and examine
evidence of standards-based student products. These stakeholders develop academic programs, monitor students’ educational progress and
identify training opportunities based upon teacher and student needs. Teachers maintain records indicating Mastery of Standards for each
student in all subjects.


Describe how administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel: plan for, implement, and monitor research-based instruction
that is effective and appropriate to student needs.

Administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel must plan for student needs by identifying what those needs are. An example of
that is the use of standardized test score analysis at the beginning/end of the year. Students’ specific needs are identified and possible solutions
to assist these students are devised. Other tools to determine student needs are DRA2, Star Reader/Math, AIMSWeb, and Thinkgate. This year,
measurement was identified school-wide as one of those areas of need based upon CRCT results. The use of a daily instructional focus in reading
and math gives students additional help in those areas of need. Balanced Literacy, a district-wide reading initiative, employs instructional
strategies, such as guided reading, to meet student needs based upon DRA2 test scores. Educators must reflect on their current teaching
strengths and weaknesses in order to create instruction that is effective and appropriate to student needs. For teacher and support personnel,
the use of inquiry-based instruction permits stakeholders a chance to examine how they teach (learning styles), and explore ways their students
learn best. In turn, they incorporate teacher and student experiences in order to meet the needs of all students. Staff members review research-
based best practices through the use of book studies and professional development training. Administrators and leadership team member s
conduct ongoing reviews to monitor best practice implementation by analyzing lesson plans, student products, classroom observations and
assessments, Star Reader and Star Math, AIMSWeb results, and monitor benchmark results. New research-based instruction ideas can be
identified or previous plans modified based on ongoing assessment results.

Explain the role of RTI/Student Support Team (SST) process in identifying students at risk and the process established to customize, monitor,
and evaluate effective strategies used to address students academic barriers.

The role of the RTI/Student Support Team (SST) is to identify and implement general education interventions, which are aligned with Georgia
Performance Standards, and increase academic success for at-risk students.

1. Identification of Student’s needs
The RTI/SST team determines specific skill areas of need based on formal and informal assessments.


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                        School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011


2. Reviewing the research to identify causes/possible solutions
The RTI team conducts a detail root cause analysis to determine the most appropriate action to take in order to provide individual instruction.
The RTI/SST teams works collaboratively to develop research-based goals and interventions.

3. Setting realistic goals for student achievement
The RTI/SST team works collaboratively to develop goals based upon the results of the data collection.

4. Develop a Plan
The action plan consists of a customized set of research-based strategies/timeline to assist the student in reaching those goals.

5. Monitoring student progress
The RTI framework incorporates the tiered system of instructional support. The team makes decisions on how to adjust the intensity and
frequency of the intervention according to what is learned from the students’ responses.

Describe how plans are developed and implemented to address the needs of students who have not met expectations.

Numerous plans are developed and implemented to address the needs of students who have not met expectations. PEC students receive
concentrated instruction based on their IEPs. Students that qualify for additional instruction in their area of need participate in the Early
Intervention Program (EIP). These students also have the opportunity to work within their ability level and build additional skills in a weekly
computer program called SuccessMaker. In the classroom, lesson plans are modified in the areas of reading and math. For example, students
participate in an instructional focus lesson at the beginning of the day that is based on specific indicators such as sentence structure and
problem solving. These students have an opportunity to come for two hour Saturday tutoring in February and March. Students who have not
met expectations in reading and math participate in winter intervention. All students are placed into small learning community groups and given
one hour of additional intensive instruction in reading and math. Lesson plans for instruction during the winter intervention are based upon a
pre-assessment to determine specific skills on which to focus. Following the winter intervention, students are given a post-assessment to
determine student progress.

Describe the procedures in place to identify and address the needs of students who have met expectations in order to facilitate their progress
toward exceeding expectations.

At the beginning and end of the school year, students who did not meet expectations (799 or lower on the CRCT in Reading and Math) are
identified using standardized test analysis. Teachers group students according to performance levels: Performance level 1 (799 or lower),
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                                                       Empowering Students to Excel
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Performance level 2 (800-849), and Performance level 3 (above 850). Teachers and students discuss test scores using test talks to identify short-
term and long-term goals. Students in Level 1 participate in EIP and lessons are modified for small group instruction (ex: guided reading).
Throughout the year, student progress is monitored using periodic testing such as STAR reader/math, system wide benchmarks, portfolios of
student products, and standards-based pre- and post-assessments.

Describe the school-wide policies, procedures and programs in place to address the needs of gifted, talented, and high achieving students
through academic rigor (advanced academics). How does the school schedule and classroom instruction ensure academic rigor, promote
student engagement, and increase student achievement for students with high ability levels?

Teachers increase the academic rigor for gifted, talented, and high achieving students by identifying their needs, developing and gaining access
to appropriate programs and curricula that correspond to those needs, and monitoring student progress throughout the year. First, teachers
must identify these students. These students typically differ from the general student population in three ways: (1) the pace at which they learn;
(2) the depth of their understanding; and (3) the interests that they hold. Teachers must differentiate instruction based upon student needs.
Flexible grouping opportunities allow students the opportunity to develop their abilities and interests without losing their sense of membership
in the class. During specific programs, such as the winter and spring intervention, these students were given an opportunity to delve deeper into
the standards using critical thinking and problem solving. These students have additional opportunities outside the classroom in programs
adapted for their needs such as REACH, SuccessMaker and Skills Tutor Lab, Math 24, Math team, Quiz Bowl and Accelerated Reader (AR)
program.

Providing Students with Effective, Timely Additional Assistance to Meet Student Needs (ESEA Mandate)

Describe how and when students in need of additional assistance are identified.

Results of data disaggregation, mini-assessments, EIP progress monitoring, grade progress reports and report card grades, Universal Screening,
and SuccessMaker Lab reports are used to identify student in need of additional assistance.

Describe how and when data is reviewed to ensure that student progress is occurring.

Teachers meet weekly and determine student needs. Teachers collaborate with colleagues to provide appropriate, supportive, and coordinated
services for students. They review grade level results as well as results of individual classes. During this review, teachers look for strengths and
weaknesses. Based on this information, they develop their focus calendars and plans. Teachers also review the performance of their English
Language Learners (ELL), Students with Disabilities (SWD), and regular education students.
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                                                        Empowering Students to Excel
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Data analysis is conducted during grade level meetings. The data is disaggregated based on grade level, classroom, and the individual students.
Patterns of strengths and weaknesses are identified and appropriate instructional strategies are developed to improve student achievement.
Teachers plan their focus calendars, tutorials and enrichment lessons based on identified needs.

List training opportunities provided to teachers in the identification of student difficulties, data analysis, and the appropriate assistance for
identified difficulties.

Teachers receive training in disaggregation and interpretation of data, and this provides a basis for understanding the needs of the students. RTI
training focuses on implementation of strategies to meet the needs of students at different tiers on the RTI pyramid. Teachers are trained to
analyze their CRCT, ITBS, and summative curriculum assessment data. They attend trainings in the implementation of EIP, Balanced Literacy,
Calendar Math, and differentiated instruction to learn interventions that are appropriate to meet the identified needs of students in different
academic areas. Many teachers hold Reading endorsement certification and possess in-depth training in diagnosis of specific reading needs and
appropriate interventions to improve student achievement in areas of difficulty.

The needs of low achieving students were addressed through the following interventions:
    - Students who did not meet standards on the CRCT were placed in the EIP program and received additional support in areas of weakness.
       Data analysis is an ongoing process that constantly guides teacher instruction.
    - The 8 step process, continuous progress monitoring (mini assessments, focus lessons, formative and summative assessments) and RTI
    - All teachers have developed focus calendars for the year using test data from last year.

Based on identified instructional and student needs, teachers and staff participate in conferences and workshops that support scientifically-
based instructional practices. Workshops on Guided Reading and Motivating the Unmotivated are two examples.


Describe any academic or behavioral growth opportunities provided outside the regular classroom environment in order to assist students in
identifying and reaching their goals.

At Lane, the staff strives to ensure that all students reach their full potential. The teachers at Lane are very dedicated to the students. At Lane,
the early care program provides additional support and instruction in the areas of reading and math from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. daily. Teachers
also provide additional tutoring to students before and after school each day. Lane School offers a Saturday tutoring program for all students
during the months of February - April.
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                                                        Empowering Students to Excel
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Plans for Assisting Children during Transitions (ESEA Mandate)
Describe your plans for assisting student transition (new students, PreK to Kindergarten, elementary to middle, middle to high, early
childhood programs, Special Education, English Language Learners Program, group home participants, etc.). CSIP, GNETS, Ombudsman, Neel
Academy, and Home School.


In the spring, several day care centers and preschools are invited to visit kindergarten classes and meet the teachers. A kindergarten orientation
is conducted for parents. At open house in the fall, students and parents visit the students’ assigned classrooms.

Transition to middle school is facilitated through “Smooth Move” orientation visits to feeder schools.

Support Services for Student Learning
Describe how the school provides support through counseling and academic advisements that provides access to an adult advisor, mentor, or
counselor.
The McKibben Lane Elementary School Counseling Department provides support to all students through classroom guidance, individual counseling
and group counseling. Group counseling sessions assist to encourage academic, personal/social, and career awareness. Responsive services are
provided to address the immediate and future needs of all students, such as individual or group counseling, consultation with teachers, parents,
other school personnel and referrals to outside agencies. McKibben Lane Elementary also participates in the Mentoring Program as students are
paired with a staff member. The Counseling Department works as a team with all stakeholders to provide students with educational, preventive
and intervention services.

Describe how counselors, social workers, Prevention/Intervention specialists, and other student support personnel work with the district
office and outside agencies to meet student needs.

The school counselor, social worker, school nurse consult and collaborate with each other to ensure academic, behavioral, social, mental, and
emotional health for all students. County identified procedures are closely followed when the need for outside intervention is needed. The
school social worker assigned to Lane quickly makes contact with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) when it is deemed
necessary. In addition, the Counseling Department supports visits to the school by DFCS workers. The school also receives services from agencies
such as Goggle Eye Care 4 Kids which provide free eye exams and glasses to qualifying students. Also, Help A Child Smile visits Lane twice a year
to provide dentistry services to students.
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Strategies to Increase Parental Involvement (ESEA Mandate)
Describe the parent/community outreach activities and initiatives in place.

McKibben Lane Elementary School Parent Involvement Committee believes that parent involvement is crucial to the success of students. Our
team, consisting of all school staff members, parents, students and community members, believes when parents become involved in the
instructional process, they are more likely to make school a priority for their children. We strive to enable all students to be responsible,
productive, caring citizens and lifelong learners.

To attain these goals, parental involvement is vital in the joint development, implementation, and review of the Title I plan and policy. School
support and coordination will be provided to assist personnel in planning and implementing effective parent involvement programs.

There are monthly PTA and School Council meetings. During these meetings, important information is provided by the principal. Each fall
surveys are given to parents to involve them in the decision making process of the Title I Plan, Parent Policy and Parent/Teacher/Student
Compact. Communication between teachers and parents is vital in ensuring the success of all students. Parents are encouraged to voice their
opinions in a suggestion box located near the school entrance. Parents are given the opportunity to volunteer through Partners in Education
and to be involved in the Title I program.

Describe how parents and community members are involved in the school decision-making process.

Many opportunities exist for parents and the community to be involved in the development of the CSIP by providing their input through surveys
and through their voice at a Student Council or PTA meeting. Parents are critical to the success of programs such as Career Day, Talent Shows,
and Book Fairs. These experiences give parents the opportunity to view the needs of our school and to offer suggestions as to ways to improve
what we do. Parents and teachers will stay in constant communication as we bridge the gap between home and school. By involving community
members and parents in decision making processes, we will compromise and cooperate to bring acceptable social and academic expectations of
home and school to both environments.




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Describe the level of involvement of parents and community members in the development of the CSIP.

Parents are welcomed to come and spend time in their child’s classroom throughout the year and are encouraged to participate as a classroom
reader on a weekly schedule. Parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress/development with the teacher or administrators at any time
through a scheduled conference. Many of our parents enjoy having lunch with their child on a daily or weekly basis.


*Briefly describe the process used for developing and implementing Title I compacts and Parent Involvement Policies (if applicable).

Parents are provided with individual academic assessment results and parent teacher conferences are used as an opportunity to review
assessment results. A copy of the CRCT and ITBS Performance Profile is attached to the report card and sent home to parents.

Progress reports are generated halfway through the nine weeks. Lane staff is constantly reviewing data from such reports and is held
responsible for making necessary modifications based on the results. Parents are encouraged to do the same at home. To support such efforts
progress reports are sent to parents. This is an opportunity for parents to evaluate student progress and status and in turn address any issues
that may be affecting the results.




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                                                      Empowering Students to Excel
                          School Name: Lane Elementary        Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


Coordination and Integration of Federal, State, and Local Services and Programs

Federal funds to implement the CSIP are consolidated through Fund 400. Coordination of the utilization of federal and state funds will ensure
maximum benefits. Other resources include, but are not limited to, Free and Reduced lunch program, Special Education, Gifted education,
media services, school nurse, professional training and material resources, pre-kindergarten, and any funding sources that are available through
system, state, and community sources.

     Funding Sources                   Amount               Targeted        State connection to SI plan by providing a narrative
                                                            Audience        explanation of how funds will be used to support student
                                                                            achievement and/or school improvement in relation to the
                                                                            components of this plan.
     Federal Funds           Title I                   All Stakeholders     All funds from Title I will be used to benefit the students at
                                                                            Lane. Instructional materials will be purchased to assist
                                                                            classroom teachers. Books will be purchased to assist with
                                                                            Balanced Literacy. Teachers will be sent to various
                                                                            conferences in order to gain additional knowledge in various
                                                                            subject areas. Substitutes will be paid for so teachers may
                                                                            have planning time during the school year. Salaries will be
                                                                            paid for the media clerk and the paraprofessional who
                                                                            manages the technology lab. Stipends will be paid to teachers
                                                                            who assist with Saturday tutoring.
     State Funds             QBE                       All Stakeholders     Per Pupil funding will be used to purchase materials and
                                                                            supplies that support the instructional program.
     Local Professional                                All Stakeholders     The funds for professional learning will be used to send
     Learning Funds                                                         teachers to training to help them in the areas of writing,
                                                                            math, Differentiated Instruction, and Response to
                                                                            Intervention.
     PTA                     TBA                       All Stakeholders     PTA provides programs and funding designed to support
                                                                            cultural activities and instructional needs of students.
     Partners in                                       All Stakeholders     Partners in Education provide programs and funding designed
     Education                                                              to support the instructional needs of our students.
     Other (list)
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Copies of all budgets referenced in this section should be placed in the appendix.

      Reading/English/Language Arts Action Plan (ESEA Mandate)
      Annual Measurable Objective: Increase the number of students in grades three through five meeting and exceeding standards
      in Reading/English Languages Arts from 94% to 98% as measured by the Spring 2011 Georgia CRCT.
      Intervention        Professional Estimated      Timeline        Means of Evaluation
                          Learning      Cost and      and
                                                                      Evidence of       Evidence of Mastery
                          Needed        Funding       Positions
                                                                      Progress
                                        Sources       Responsible
                                                                      Monitoring
      Continued           None                        Monthly         Focus Walks       Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
      implementation                                                                    student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
      of Principal’s Book               30 copies of  Teachers        Posted book       Running Records
      of the Month                      each title                    responses
      (BOM) designed                    every month
      to help expand                                                  Students using
      and integrate                                                   the book
      knowledge and
      build classroom
      libraries.
      Each teacher’s      None                        August          Focus Walks       Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
      schedule will                                   2010- May                         student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
      allow time for                                  2011            Teachers’         Running Records
      reading to                                                      Schedules
      students, reading                               Teachers
      with students,                                                  Classroom
      and independent                                                 Observations
      reading.
      Schedules must
      allow time for
      phonics (K-2) and
      word study (3-5).

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Expand classroom None               $2,800.00       2010-2011      Utilization of   Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
libraries that                                                     books by         student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
support reading at                                  Principal      students         Running Records
each child’s                                                       Classroom
independent                                                        libraries
reading level for
grades 4 and 5.
Renewal of         None             School-      August            AR test and      Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
Accelerated                         based staff  2010- May         reports          student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
Reading and STAR                    development 2011                                Running Records
Programs and                        By media                       STAR reading
copies for DRA to                   specialist                     reports
motivate and                        and Literacy
assess                              Coach (DRA)                    DRA Scores
independent
reading.                            Printing Cost
                                    $500.00
Continue EIP          None                          August         Running          Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
services for                                        2010- May      Records, DRA,    student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
reading and                                         2011           STAR, AR         Running Records
phonics.
                                                    EIP Teachers
                                                    Teachers
Provides support      None          Printing Cost   August         Comprehension    Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
and resources for                   $500            2010- May      scores, DRA      student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
teachers in the                                     2011                            Running Records, AIMS Web
areas of teaching
and assessing                                       Teachers
reading.




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Train teachers       Small group    District        August        Use of Running    Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
new to Lane:         planning       Balanced        2010- May     Records, DRA,     student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
-How to              time           Literacy        2011          STAR, AR,         Running Records
administer,                         Training                      Reader’s and
interpret and use                               Principal         Writer’s
the results of DRA                  School-                       Workshop
and running                         based staff Literacy
records to meets                    development Coach
student’s
individual needs                    Literacy        Media
-How to                             Coach           Specialist
implement
Reader’s and                        Media
Writer’s                            Specialist
Workshop
-How to utilize AR
and STAR reading
in their
classrooms
Increase teacher’s   Small group    School-     August                              Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
knowledge of         planning       based staff 2010- May                           student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
strategies to        Critical       development 2011                                Running Records
improve              thinking and   Book study
achievement in       problem        $250
Language Arts for    solving.
thinking and         Strategies     Release
problem solving      that Work      Time
including the        (3-5),         $1000
comprehension        Reading
strategies.          with           Instructional
                     Meaning        Supplies
                     (K-2)          $2500
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Each teacher’s        None                          August        Focus Walks       Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
schedule will                                       2010- May                       student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, Writing
allow time for                                      2011          Writing Team’s    Assessments
writing (K-2 160                                                  Writing Checks
min. weekly) (3-5                                   Teachers
135 min. weekly)
Provide support       Small group    Assessing      August        Focus Walks       Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
and resources for     planning       Writers, 6+1   2010- May                       student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, Writing
teachers in the       time           Writing        2011          Writing Team’s    Assessments
areas of assessing                   Traits                       Writing Checks
writing and giving    Professional   Feedback,
specific feedback.    Material       The
                                     Youngest
                                     Writers
Increase teacher      Small group    Writing in     August                          Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
knowledge of          planning       the Content    2010- May                       student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, Writing
writing in the        time           Areas,         2011                            Assessments
content areas.                       Release Time
Bi-Monthly            None                          August -May   Teacher/student Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
writing                                             Literacy      use of           student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, Writing
celebration sites                                   Coach         celebration site Assessments
set up for                                          PLC
teachers.
Writing Team          Small group                   August -May   Teacher Surveys   Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
meetings will be      planning                      LC                              student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, Writing
held to check         time                          Writing       Grade Level       Assessments
writing folders,                                    Team          Minutes
and discuss new
strategies for
assessing writing
and providing
feedback.
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                  School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


Planning Days will    Release         $700.00 per   August       Student Work       Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
be held for K-1, 2-   time: 1 day     day for 3     2010- May                       student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, CRCT,
3, & 4-5 to check     for each K-1    days (subs)   2011         Focus Walks        STAR, Running Records, Writing
writing folders,      teachers, 2-3                                                 Assessments
and discuss new       teachers, 4-5   Literacy
strategies for        teachers        Coach
assessing writing
and providing         Follow up       Teachers
feedback.             sessions

Provide an eight None                 Teachers      February     Tutorial sign in   Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
week Saturday                                       2011         sheets             student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, STAR,
Tutorial Program                                                                    Running Records
for students                                                     Tutorial lesson
needing extra                                                    plans
support in
Reading/Language
Arts based on
their previous
CRCT scores or
Reading/Language
Arts grades.
Technology       None                 AR –          August                          Benchmark Assessments, Quality of
Intergration                                        2010- May                       student work, ITBS, CRCT, AR, DRA, CRCT,
Accelerated                           STAR          2011                            STAR, Running Records, Writing
Reader, STAR                          Reader-                                       Assessments,
reading,                              $300
Promethean
Boards, Dana
Cart, Writing
Publisher


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                School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011



Mathematics Action Plan (ESEA Mandate)
Annual Measurable Objective: Increase the number of students in grades three through five meeting and exceeding standards
in Mathematics from 79% to 85% as measured by the Spring 2011 Georgia CRCT. All students will show a 4% improvement in
the areas of measurement, geometry, and problem-solving as measured by district-wide benchmarks (Thinkgate).
Intervention                             Professional Estimated Cost   Timeline and       Means of Evaluation
                                         Learning      and Funding     Positions
                                                                                          Evidence of     Evidence of
                                         Needed        Sources         Responsible
                                                                                          Monitoring      Impact
Teachers in grades 1 – 5 will            Math 24                       Training           Teacher         Students will
effectively use Math 24 card game        workshop                      provided by        observation;    show an
during station time, before and/or                                     Ms. Stadnik        Student         improvement
afterschool.                                                                              participation;  during formative
                                                                       August 2010        Math 24         and summative
                                                                       Implementation school wide         assessments.
                                                                       September          competition     CRCT
                                                                       2010-May 2011 Skills Tutor         ITBS
                                                                                          AIMSWeb         Benchmark
Teachers in grades K-5 will              Teachers on   None            Training           Teacher         Students will be
implement measurement activities         a grade level                 provided by the observations;      able to complete
three times a week. Teachers will                                      Ms. Stadnik        student         measurement
choose a monthly area of                 Use of tools                                     participation;  activities with
measurement (length, weight,             or equipment                  September          Benchmark       80% or above
capacity.                                                              2010 –May ‘11 Skills Tutor         accuracy.
September – Customary Length                                                              SuccessMaker CRCT
October – Customary Weight                                                                                ITBS
November – Customary Capacity                                                                             AIMSWeb
December – Metric Length; etc.
As a grade level, teachers will plan 5 -
10 minute long hands on activities to
help students master a certain
measurement area.

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                 School Name: Lane Elementary             Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper      Plan Year: 2010-2011


Teachers will use Georgia               Georgia             Training to be   Ongoing            Displayed         Students will
Frameworks to improve students’         Frameworks          provided by                         student           show an
critical-thinking, problem-solving, and training            Wallace and                         samples           improvement
application skills                                          Arnold                                                during formative
                                                                                                                  and summative
                                                            Instructional                                         assessments.
                                                            Supplies
                                                            $2500
Teachers will be trained in Singapore    Six week           $1500            TBA                Sign-in sheets,   CRCT
Math Online                              online course                                          class             ITBS
                                                            Book Study                          participation,    AIMSWeb
                                                            $250                                lesson plans,
                                                                                                student
                                                                                                products
Teachers will hold weekly math           Training                            Ongoing            Student           Students will
tutoring sessions for students during    done on a                                              portfolios        show an
dismissal (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Using      grade level                                                              improvement
weekly data analysis, teachers will                                                                               during formative
tutor students two-three times a                                                                                  and summative
week in order to insure the success of                                                                            assessments.
everyone.
Identify students who did not meet       Training           Classroom        Analysis will be   Lesson plans      Students’
the standards on the CRCT and those      done by the        teachers         done by            that will show    knowledge of
who met the CRCT with a score of         staff at Lane.                      September 1st.     ways teachers     weaker areas will
800-810. Develop individual plans for                                        Implementation     use to improve    improve and will
those students.                                                              by October         students’         be shown on
                                                                             2010               weakest areas     benchmark tests,
                                                                                                                  class test, etc.
                                                                                                                  Benchmark
                                                                                                                  Skills Tests



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                  School Name: Lane Elementary            Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper     Plan Year: 2010-2011


Provide a Saturday Tutorial Program                         Grade level      TBA            Tutorial sign in   Students will
for students needing extra support                          teachers                        sheets,            show an
and/or acceleration in mathematics                                                          Tutorial           improvement
based upon their previous CRCT                                                              lesson plans       during formative
scores as well as their current                                                                                and summative
mathematics grades.                                                                                            assessments.
Provide 1 to 2 questions daily word                         Grade level                     Teacher made       Grades will
problem to encourage students to                            teachers                        tests              improve in the
use higher order thinking skills.                                                           AIMSWeb            area of problem
                                                                                                               solving and
                                                                                                               critical thinking.
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:                   First in math     First –In-Math   September      Monitor data       Students will
2 – 5 grade teachers will use First in    training          $3100            2010 – May     using teacher      show an
Math (online Math 24) during their                                           2011           access.            improvement
math lessons and before and/or                                                              Benchmark          during formative
afterschool                                                                                 Skills Tutor       and summative
                                                                                            SuccessMaker       assessments.


Teachers will use Skills Tutor, Success   Success           Skills Tutor     Ongoing        Data analysis      Students will
Maker program and AIMS to monitor         Maker and         $300             September      Benchmark          show an
student progress in the area of           AIMS training     SuccessMaker     2010 – May     Skills Tutor       improvement
mathematics                                                 $11,250          2011           SuccessMaker       during formative
                                                                                                               and summative
                                                                                                               assessments.
Teachers will use Promethean Planet       Promethean                         Ongoing                           Students will
flipcharts to introduce mathematical      Planet                                                               show an
concepts                                  training                                                             improvement
                                                                                                               during formative
                                                                                                               and summative
                                                                                                               assessments.

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                 School Name: Lane Elementary      Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


Use Morning News to practice                                           Ongoing           Teachers at        Students will
measurement application problems                                                         grade level will   show an
“Math Wizard”. Start each morning                                                        monitor the        improvement
with a short measurement problem.                                                        progress of        during formative
                                                                                         each student.      and summative
                                                                                                            assessments.
Utilize Star Math, OAS, Promethean    Technology     Star Math         Ongoing           Benchmark          Students will
Board, laptops, computers to obtain   training       $400                                Skills Tests       show an
prescriptive solutions for math                                                          Score report       improvement
computation                                                                                                 during formative
and reasoning                                                                                               and summative
                                                                                                            assessments:
                                                                                                            CRCT,
                                                                                                            class tests




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                                               Empowering Students to Excel
                School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011



Science Action Plan (NCLB Mandate)
Annual Measurable Objective: Increase the number of students in grades three through five meeting and exceeding standards
in Science from 85% to 90% as measured by the Spring 2011 Georgia CRCT.
Intervention                       Professional Estimated Cost Timeline and        Means of Evaluation
                                   Learning      and Funding       Positions
                                                                                   Evidence of      Evidence of Impact
                                   Needed        Sources           Responsible
                                                                                   Progress
                                                                                   Monitoring
Science teachers across grade      none          No funding        August 2010     List of science Resources made
levels (science team) will meet to               needed                            materials        available to teachers to
review 2009-2010 CRCT science                                      Science team    needed will be enhance hands on
data and school wide science                                                       presented to     opportunities for
curriculum to determine                                                            Principal        students in science
curriculum focus and support
materials needed to enhance
instruction. These materials can
then be purchased gradually and
housed in science lab as a
teacher resource.
Inventory the materials currently none           No funding        August 2010     Inventory will Student work samples of
in the science lab for science                   needed                            be presented     hands on opportunities
team to use when establishing                                      Ingram/Broda    to the science for students in science.
needs.                                                                             team
Purchase science manipulatives     none          $1,300.00 for     2009-2010       Utilization of   3% rise in CRCT students
and consumable goods that                        materials and                     resources in     that meet and exceed
support curriculum and provide                   $100.00 for       Principal       lesson plans     standards
more hands on experience for                     grade level bins
students. List of needs will be
provided by the science team.
Purchase bins to hold science
materials by grade level.

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                 School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


Hold a staff meeting on how to    Staff meeting   No funding       Oct. 2010        Increase in      3% rise in CRCT students
manage materials                  information     needed                            hands on         that meet and exceed
    check in and check out                                        Principal and    approach to      standards
        process                                                    science team     teaching
    maintaining current                                                            science.
        inventory                                                                   Teachers will
                                                                                    complete at
                                                                                    least two
                                                                                    experiment s
                                                                                    per week.
Maintain a monthly web page or    none            No funding       2009-2010        Feedback from    Students will be able to
handout for sharing science                       needed           ongoing          students and     remediate and enrich
curriculum information with                                                         parents          their science knowledge
parents to be used for                                             Bunch/Rose                        as evident in
acceleration or remediation.                                                        Observation of   successfully completing
This should include web                                                             monthly          homework assignments
resources and information about                                                     updates to the   using the resource.
how to complete science fair                                                        resource
projects.


TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:           none            No funding       Fall 2010        Utilization of   3% rise in CRCT students
Utilize United Streaming – and                    needed           Science team     resources in     that meet and exceed
develop a resource listing the                                     and media        lesson plans     standards
videos that match grade level                                      specialist
standards




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                                                Empowering Students to Excel
                School Name: Lane Elementary      Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011



Social Studies Action Plan
Annual Measurable Objective: Increase the number of students in grades three through five meeting and exceeding standards in
Social Studies from 83% to 90% as measured by the Spring 2011 Georgia CRCT 2011.
Intervention                               Professional Estimated Cost and      Timeline and       Means of Evaluation
                                           Learning       Funding Sources       Positions
                                                                                                   Evidence of    Evidence
                                           Needed                               Responsible
                                                                                                   Monitoring     of Impact
                                                                                                   Progress
Critical thinking-applying historical      No             Release Time          Classroom          -Lesson plans Students
knowledge to daily situations              professional                         teacher over the -Increase in     will be
     - Use of themes of Social Studies to learning        $500                  course of the      standardized able to
          teach historical understanding,  needed                               year               test scores    apply
          geography, civics/government,                                                                           critical
          and economics                    All teachers                                                           thinking
     - Use of frameworks provided by       need to                                                                strategies
          the DOE for instruction and      follow the                                                             to other
          assessment                       frameworks                                                             content
     - Use of skill matrix to guide        and skills                                                             areas.
          maintenance skills across grade  matrix as                                                              CRCT
          levels for geography and         set forth by                                                           ITBS
          information processing skills    the DOE                                                                Benchmark
Economics                                                 Free through          Classroom          -Lesson plans Students
-teaching economic concepts in historical                 Georgia Council of    teacher over the -Increase in     will be
context                                                   Education (see        course of the      standardized able to
- teaching personal budgets through                       attached class list)  school year        test scores    apply
current real world experiences                                                                                    critical
                                                                                                                  thinking
                                                                                                                  strategies
                                                                                                                  to other
                                                                                                                  content
                                                                                                                  areas.

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                                              Empowering Students to Excel
                 School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


Geography and current events                                                      News team and    -increase
“Our World on Wednesday” segment on                                               departmentalized students
the news-enhance geography                                                        teachers         awareness of
understanding and comprehension and                                                                current
provide knowledge and vocabulary about                                                             events
the world around us



Artifacts and materials                                   310*$3.98=$1233.80 Classroom               -increase       Students
Time for kids magazine for grades 3-5                                         teacher over the       students        will be
                                                          1 set of 10 books   course of the          awareness of    able to
Mastering the Georgia Social Studies series               $169.90 x 3=$509.70 school year            current         apply
for 3-5 (created by the American Book                                                                events          critical
Company): a CRCT review that will improve                                                            -Lesson plans   thinking
students “confidence and mastery of                                                                  -Increase in    strategies
subjects, concept development, critical                   $279 x 2=$558                              standardized    to other
thinking, problem solving skills and test                                                            test scores     content
taking skills                                                                                                        areas.
-resource boxes from Lakeshore                            $119 * 2=$238                                              CRCT
collections for 3rd and 5th                                                                                          ITBS
-social studies teaching centers from                                                                                Benchmark
lakeshore 3rd and 4th

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:
-Promethean planet, United Streaming                      Our little earth.com
-Channel 1 news for 4th and 5th                           $40 a year school
-ourlittleearth.com(online current events                 subscription
newspaper),
timeforkids.com (across the curriculum)
historychannel.com


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                                                Empowering Students to Excel
                 School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper         Plan Year: 2010-2011



Attendance Action Plan (ESEA Mandate)
Annual Measurable Objective: By the end of the 2010-2011 school year, 85% of students will not exceed 5 unexcused absences.
By the end of the 2010-2011 school year, 90% of students will not exceed 5 tardies.
Intervention                                  Professional Estimated        Timeline      Means of Evaluation
                                              Learning        Cost and      and
                                                                                          Evidence of Evidence of Impact
                                              Needed          Funding       Positions
                                                                                          Monitoring
                                                              Sources       Responsible
                                                                                          Progress
Performance Tasks:                            Review the      $1000/per August            Attendance CRCT, ITBS scores will
a) Increase attendance by continuous          systems         year          2010-         will be       increase due to
contact with parents via phone                focus for                     May2011       monitored     attending school and
communication, Connect Ed, written letters, attendance                                    weekly.       being timely daily. In
conferences.                                  and                           Principal,    Students      addition, subject area
b) Decrease the number of late arrivals and   integrate                     Assistant     who have 3 grades will increase due
early sign outs by communication with         the vision                    Principal,    unexcused     to attending classes the
parents via phone, letters, and conferences. for student                    Counselor,    absences or entire instructional
Require all parents to sign students in and   attendance.                   Home          more will     period.
out when tardy. Give parents a reminder                                     Engagement receive          Increased attendance
letter indicating the start and end time of   School staff                  Facilitator,  written       rate.
instruction.                                  will receive                  School Social notification
c) Once a month, students who have no         constant                      Worker        from the
tardies or absences will be recognized on the training on                                 principal via
morning news and during the afternoon         attendance                                  U.S. mail.
announcements. These students will be         procedures.                                 Individuals
honored with a breakfast. In addition, they                                               who have 5
will receive a certificate to Chick-fil-A and                                             unexcused
Longhorn for a free meal.                                                                 absences or
d) At the end of the year students who have                                               more will be
never been absent or tardy will be                                                        reported to
recognized at the school’s Award’s Day                                                    the School
ceremony. Also, these students will have an                                               Social

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                  School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


opportunity to participate in a bowling party,                                           Worker
skating party, or a movie showing at the Cox
Capital Theater.
e) Attendance will be monitored weekly.
Students who have 3 unexcused absences or
more will receive written notification via U.S.
mail. Individuals who have 5 unexcused
absences or more will be reported to the
School Social Worker. Also, home visits will
be used as a means to monitor attendance.
The counselor will also conduct small groups
with students who display attendance
issues.
f) Students who have excessive tardies
and/or excessive absences (5 or more
tardies/absences) school staff will notify
parents of the truancy and request a
conference with the parents to sign an
Attendance Contract. Attendants in this
meeting will include, but not be limited to,
the administration, classroom teacher,
counselor, school social worker and campus
police.




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                              McKibben Lane Elementary School – School Improvement Plan 2010 – 2011
                                                 Empowering Students to Excel
                 School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper         Plan Year: 2010-2011


Special Education Action Plan (ESEA Mandate)
Annual Measurable Objective:
     1. By the end of the 2010-11school year, students with disabilities will meet and exceed in performance from 790 to 810 as
         measured by the spring 2011 CRCT Reading and Language Arts Sections with a 100% participation rate.
     2. By the end of the 2010-11 school year, students with disabilities will meet and exceed in performance from 790 to 810 as
         measured by the spring 2011 CRCT Mathematics section with a 100% participation rate.
Interventions                     Professional     Estimated          Timeline/ Positions         Means of Evaluation
                                  Learning         Cost/Funding       Responsible
                                                                                                  Evidence of     Evidence of
                                  Needed           Sources
                                                                                                  Monitoring      Impact
                                                                                                  Progress
Instruction Standard              Differentiated Funds needed         November 2010-May           Classroom       CRCT,
Performance Action 1              Instruction      for training       2011                        observation,    ITBS,
Use Differentiated Instruction    Training, Peer $500                 Principal, Assistant        Progress        Benchmarks,
Management Techniques to          Observation                         Principal, Special and      Monitoring      Aimsweb,
increase achievement of all K-5th of schools       Funds needed       Regular Ed teachers,        Data, Student   Success Maker
grade students with disabilities  who              for cross grade Paraprofessionals              work Samples, Scores,
in the areas of                   effectively use and school          Instructional Coach         AR              Progress
Reading/Language Arts and         differentiated training                                         Successmaker, Monitoring
Mathematics                       Instruction,     (Substitutes                                   Aimsweb,        Data,
                                                   needed)                                        Benchmarks
Instruction Standard              Co-teaching      Funds needed       November 2010-May           Classroom       CRCT,
Performance Action 2              and              for training       2011                        observation,    ITBS,
Continue to increase the          collaboration    $500               Principal, Assistant        Progress        Benchmarks,
number of students with           training, Peer Funds needed         Principal, Special and      Monitoring      Aimsweb,
disabilities into the co-teach    observation of for cross grade Regular Ed teachers,             Data, Student   Success Maker
setting and continue to improve schools who        and school         Paraprofessionals           work Samples, Scores,
the co-teaching and               effectively use training            Instructional Coach         AR Reading      Progress
collaborative models: station     co-teaching      (Substitutes                                   Data,           Monitoring
teaching, parallel teaching,      models           needed)                                        Successmaker, Data
alternative teaching, or team                                                                     Aimsweb,        Benchmarks
teaching to best support

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                                               Empowering Students to Excel
                  School Name: Lane Elementary          Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper         Plan Year: 2010-2011


students’ mastery of the
standards by continuing to
provide training for co-teaching
to all regular and special
education teachers.
Action 3                             Professional      Funding for       August 2010- May 2011    Highly           Highly
Regular and Special Education        Learning          professional      Principal, Assistant     Qualified        Qualified
Teachers will work to achieve        Classes           learning and or   Principal, Special and   Teacher          Teacher
highly qualified status through      Needed for        additional        Regular Ed teachers,     Checklist of     Checklist of
each individual learning plan as     each teacher      monies for        Paraprofessionals        Professional     Professional
set in place by the professional     to complete       additional        Instructional Coach      Learning         Learning
learning department.                 their             training out of                            Classes          Classes
                                     individual plan   county
                                     to become
                                     highly
                                     qualified
                                     None Needed       None Needed       August 2010-May 2011     Student work     CRCT,
Materials and Supplies                                                   Parents, regular and     Rubrics          ITBS,
Planning and Organization                                                special education        Projects         Benchmarks,
Standard                                                                 teachers and all other   Written          Aimsweb,
Select supplemental materials                                            school personnel         Responses        Success Maker
and teaching strategies based                                                                     Benchmarks       Scores,
upon school and student data                                                                      Teacher made     Progress
collected and analyzed to                                                                         assessments      Monitoring
address the identified needs of                                                                   Student work     Data,
students with disabilities as well                                                                samples
as addressing specific IEP goals
as dictated by the students’ IEP.




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                                                  Empowering Students to Excel
                  School Name: Lane Elementary       Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


Action 4                            None needed    Substitute       August 2010-May 2011       Student data    Student data
Regular Education Teachers will                    needed for       Regular Education          to show         to show
have 1 planning day with their                     Reg-ed           Teacher                    progress        improved
co-teacher every 9 weeks to                        classroom        Special Education                          progress of
become a more effective co-                        $80 a day        Teacher                                    students with
teaching team.                                     Estimated        Lead Special Education                     disabilities in
                                                   $1,000           Teacher                                    the co-teach
In addition, it will mandatory                                                                                 and
that all special education                                                                                     collaborative
teachers are actively present at                                                                               setting
the grade level team meeting
that coincide with the student
they serve at that grade level.

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:             Software       None Needed      August 2010-May 2011       Classroom       CRCT,
Effectively use technological       training,                       Parents, regular and       observation,    ITBS,
resources to provide real world     Technology                      special education          Progress        Benchmarks,
application, to enhance             training                        teachers and all other     Monitoring      Aimsweb,
students’ research skills, and to                                   school personnel           Data, Student   Success Maker
differentiate instruction to                                                                   work Samples,   Scores,
maximize student learning. The                                                                 AR Reading      Progress
technology activities will be                                                                  Data,           Monitoring
used to promote differentiation                                                                Successmaker,   Data,
and instruction aligned to                                                                     Aimsweb,
individual student needs.                                                                      Benchmarks
Teachers and students will use
classroom computers, individual
student response systems,
Microsoft Office software to
develop graphic organizers,
summaries and presentations.


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                        School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011


Professional Learning Plan
The plan below should include all professional (PL) activities conducted on or off-site during the school year, regardless of funding source. PL
Liaisons will submit a copy of this document along with the supporting budget and class proposals to the Department of Professional Learning
to served as the Comprehensive Plan. The PL budget should address only activities funded through the Professional Learning Department
budget. A copy of the PL budget and any other budgets utilized to support professional learning should be placed in the CSIP appendix.
Funding        Goal to Improve Student Description of Activity                          Timeline      Means of Evaluation
Source         Achievement
                                                                                                      Evidence of                Evidence of
                                                                                                      Monitoring                 Impact
Federal        1. Enhance teacher             1. Book studies: Provide varying          Aug. 2010- 1. Sign-in logs, Printed Increase in test
(Title I)      effectiveness based on             choices to match staff needs          May 2011      norms, Journals/class      scores on CTCT,
               teacher selected areas of          (Positive Discipline, Guided                        evidence, Lab              ITBS and
               need.                              Math, Assessing Writing,                            participations, group      Benchmarks
                                                  Standards-Based Classroom,                          observations/feedback
                                                  Differentiated Instruction, etc.)
                                                  Meet in small “Book Club” style
               2. Increase teacher                groups and participate in lab-                      2. Sign-in sheets, class
               effectiveness and student          style forums to provide                             participation, lesson
               achievement in                     feedback to group members.            Aug. 2010- plans, student
               Mathematics.                   2. Math Training: Singapore Math          Sept. 2010 products
                                                  Training Online (6 week course)
               3. TBD following teacher       3. Staff Meetings: Whole Group            Aug 2010-     3. Sign-in sheets, TBD
               input                              Professional Learning based on        May 2011
                                                  School-Wide Focus                                   4. Course attendance,
               4. Increase student            4. Participation in pending GA            Pending       lesson plans, Faculty
               achievement in Social              Council for Economics                 GCEE          meeting sharing
               Studies.                           Education: Economics-K-2, Econ Scheduling evidence/products
                                                  and Me-3, US Economic History-
                                                  4-5
State          Professional Learning
Grants         N/A
Local          N/A

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                                School Name: Lane Elementary                  Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper                    Plan Year: 2010-2011


                                                     McKibben Lane Elementary School Teacher Retention Plan 2010-11
   Strategic Objective 2: McKibben Lane leadership team, faculty and staff will recruit, employ, develop and retain a quality workforce that achieves the
mission and vision of the school.



          Activities                 Target Audience                   Timeline                 Person Responsible            Fiscal Implication             Evaluation

Bibb Co. Teacher
                                  New teachers and TSS            Aug. & Sept. 2009                                                                   Attendance and observed
Induction/Orientation                                                                              Central Office                    N/A
                                        mentors                      April 2010                                                                               changes
program& follow-ups
Monthly “Hot Topics”
                                  New teachers (veteran
Mentor/Mentee induction                                          Monthly: Oct. - Feb.               TSS Mentors                Building (snacks)      Attendance/Sign-in sheet
                                   staff, if interested)
meetings
Create model
                                                                                                  Literacy Coach &                                     Teacher participation &
classroom/resource room for              All Staff                     Ongoing                                                       N/A
                                                                                                 Instructional Lead                                         materials log
teachers

Informal observation of staff                                                               Principal, AP, Literacy coach,
                                                                                                                                                     Walk-Through forms & Post-
with specific                            All Staff              Monthly: Sept. - April         Instructional Lead, TSS               N/A
                                                                                                                                                      observation Conference
objectives/feedback                                                                                     leaders

Create walk-through
                                                                                                                                                       Walk-through forms and
opportunities for staff to               All Staff             2nd Nine Weeks/Ongoing          Principal, AP, Mentors                N/A
                                                                                                                                                         observed changes
observe peers/student work

Common Planning Time:
                                                                      Weekly &
Grade level & Cross-Grade                All Staff                                                    Principal                      N/A                  Meeting Minutes
                                                                      monthly
level
Grade-level planning day per
                                         All Staff                    Quarterly                     Principal, AP            Professional Learning        Meeting Minutes
nine-weeks

Principal’s Pow-wow                   New teachers                     Monthly                        Principal                Building (snacks)     Attendance & Participation

In-School Catered Meals from                                  Preplanning, Staff Planning
                                         All Staff                                           PTA Officers & Volunteers            PTA Funds             Teacher Participation
PTA                                                            Days, Post-Planning, etc.

Monthly dinners w/ new          New teachers and their TSS                                     Instructional Lead, TSS
                                                                       Monthly                                                       N/A             Attendance & Participation
teachers and mentors                    mentors                                                       Mentors

Appendix - Test Data
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                             Empowering Students to Excel
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                                 Lane Elementary School
                                         Bibb County
                             Grade Range: PK, KK, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
                                       Enrollment: 477


                                Performance Index Details


   The Percentage of Students Meeting and Exceeding Standards in the current year is 87.72%.
   This percentage reflects a Loss over the prior year of 0.11%.
   This change was at or above 59.23% of the elementary schools in Georgia.



    Students Meeting and Exceeding Standards




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            School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper           Plan Year: 2010-2011


                                           Performance Index Calculations

                                        Consecutive Years School Has Made AYP: 7
                                     School Improvement Status: Distinguished School
                                                     English
                                                                                                        Social      Total/
            Measurement                             Language    Reading    Mathematics      Science
                                                                                                       Studies    Percentage
                                                      Arts

2009         Number of Students                       327         327          327            165        165        1,311

                                                       34         24            38            32         33          161
           Did Not Meet Standards
                                                     (10.4%)    (7.34%)     (11.62%)        (19.39%)    (20%)      (12.28%)

                                                      184         164          168            77         90          683
             Meeting Standards
                                                    (56.27%)    (50.15%)    (51.38%)        (46.67%)   (54.55%)    (52.1%)

                                                      109         139          121            56         42          467
             Exceeding Standards
                                                    (33.33%)    (42.51%)       (37%)        (33.94%)   (25.45%)    (35.62%)

                                                      293         303          289            133        132        1,150
       Meeting and Exceeding Standards
                                                     (89.6%)    (92.66%)    (88.38%)        (80.61%)    (80%)      (87.72%)

2008         Number of Students                       296         297          298            176        174        1,241

                                                       27         23            44            50          7          151
           Did Not Meet Standards
                                                     (9.12%)    (7.74%)     (14.77%)        (28.41%)   (4.02%)     (12.17%)

                                                      166         157          141            76         117         657
             Meeting Standards
                                                    (56.08%)    (52.86%)    (47.32%)        (43.18%)   (67.24%)    (52.94%)

                                                      103         117          113            50         50          433
             Exceeding Standards
                                                     (34.8%)    (39.39%)    (37.92%)        (28.41%)   (28.74%)    (34.89%)

                                                      269         274          254            126        167        1,090
       Meeting and Exceeding Standards
                                                    (90.88%)    (92.26%)    (85.23%)        (71.59%)   (95.98%)    (87.83%)

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                                Lane Elementary School
                                      Bibb County
                          Grade Range: PK, KK, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
                                   Enrollment: 477

                     Percentage of Students by Range of Days Absent
                           For All Students and All Subgroups




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                        School Name: Lane Elementary         Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011


Appendix – Parent Involvement

McKibben Lane Elementary School

Title I Parent Involvement – 2010- 2011

Policy Planning

McKibben Lane Elementary School Parent Involvement Committee believes that parent involvement is crucial to the success of students. Our
team, consisting of all school staff members, parents, students and community members, believes when parents become involved in the
instructional process, they are more likely to make school a priority for their children. We strive to enable all students to be responsible,
productive, caring citizens and lifelong learners.

To attain these goals, parental involvement is vital in the joint development, implementation, and review of the Title I plan and policy. School
support and coordination will be provided to assist personnel in planning and implementing effective parent involvement programs.

The principal provides important information about the school improvement process during monthly PTA and School Council to all stakeholders.
Each fall surveys are given to parents to involve them in the decision making process of the Title I Plan, Parent Policy and
Parent/Teacher/Student Compact. Communication between teachers and parents is vital in ensuring the success of all students. Parents are
encouraged to voice their opinions in a suggestion box located near the school entrance. Parents are given the opportunity to volunteer through
Partners in Education and to be involved in the Title I program.




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                            School Name: Lane Elementary              Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper              Plan Year: 2010-2011


                             McKibben Lane Elementary School – Parent Involvement Plan 2010-2011

     Title I                      Activities/Strategies                      Participants           Time/Date          Evidence of          Cost
  Requirements                                                                                                         Compliance
Parents will be included     The Parental Involvement Committee           Parental Involvement      September 17,     Copy of minutes,
in the development and       Members, members of the PTA, School          Committee Members,        2010 @ 11 am      Agenda, and
implementation of Lane       Council and administration will meet as      members of the PTA,       and 6 pm          checklist, sign-in
School’s Title I Plan.       follows:                                     School Council and        Final meeting     sheet
                             1. September 17 parents will meet to         administration            will be held
                             discuss ways to implement the plan                                     during the last
                             2. during the last nine weeks to                                       nine weeks of
                             evaluate the effectiveness of the current                              school (TBA)
                             plan and discuss appropriate changes
                             in developing a plan for the upcoming
                             year.
                             Parents will be directly involved with the
                             planning and implementation of many
                             parent involvement activities as they
                             volunteer
                             McKibben Lane conducts a meeting to          Parent Involvement        Annually          Copy of Compact,
                             develop its Home-School Compact.             Committee                                   sign-in sheet
                             Along with the School Council and            School Council                              signed compacts
                             Parent Involvement Committee                                                             are held on file at
                             members, the entire Lane Family is                                                       the school
                             invited to attend. As they are engaged
                             in the development parent ownership of
                             responsibilities is secured.
Communication with           Administrators welcome families to           Administration, faculty   Annual and        Copy of Agenda,
parents will include, but    Lane by mail during the summer. At           and staff, parents,       NCLB meetings     sign in sheet, and
will not be limited to:      this time they are informed of school        students and              September 17      signed compacts
annual meeting, NCLB,        expectations and upcoming events.            community stakeholders    Each              and signed papers
school performance           The meetings will be held during the                                   Wednesday of a    and assessments
profile, student-parent-     time frames parents chose on annual                                    school week       are held on file at
teacher compact and          surveys. School website is active and                                                    the school
individual student           easily accessible to all parents having
assessment.                  internet access. Parents will receive a
                             home-school compact to sign on the
                             first day of school.


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                            School Name: Lane Elementary             Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper               Plan Year: 2010-2011


                             The School Performance profile will be      Principal, Grade Level     August           Copy of Agenda,      Baby-sitting
                             discussed at the beginning of the school    Teachers                  9,10,11,12,17     Sign-in Sheet,
                             year at “Parent Nights”. The meetings                                 and 19            Flyers
                             will be held based on grade level.
                             Parents will be afforded the opportunity                              6pm daily
                             to speak with their new teachers
                             individually.                                                         January (TBA)
                                                                                                   6 pm
                             A mid-year series of “Parent Nights” will
                             be conducted to relay student’s
                             achievement status to parents.

                             Individual student assessments are sent     School Staff              Each              Copies of signed
                             home weekly in signed paper folders.        Parents                   Wednesday         papers and reports
                             Faculty and staff will communicate with     WebMaster                 Every 4.5
                             parents through individual student’s                                  weeks and 9
                             communication logs as needed. The                                     weeks periods
                             students’ individual assessment results
                             are made available 24/7 (with some
                             exceptions) on ConnectEd, Schoolwires
                             and IC.

                             Progress reports are sent home at 4 ½
                             weeks and report cards every 9 weeks.

Addressing the               Parents are surveyed periodically to        Teachers, Family          County-wide       Surveys, Copies of   Printing Costs
importance of eliminating    assess their parental involvement           Engagement Facilitator,   conferences       conferences
parental involvement         barriers and needs. The home-school         Parents, and Students     and ongoing       schedules and
barriers through offering    facilitator then develops community         Community partners        seminars as       flyers
parent-teacher               relationships to eliminate or alleviate                               needed
conferences, workshops       those barriers (i.e. childcare, meals,
to explain curriculum,       etc). Parents are welcomed and made
forms explaining the         aware of the open-door policy; therefore
assessment used to           they may visit and speak with teachers
evaluate strengths and       and staff daily (or as obstacles are
areas of improvement.        removed). Parents will be encouraged
                             to use ConnectEd, School Wires,
                             voicemail, email and other means to
                             communicate with school staff
                             concerning their child.


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                            School Name: Lane Elementary             Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper          Plan Year: 2010-2011


Parents will have            McKibben Lane Parents are made              Faculty and Staff      Daily            Copies of school
reasonable access to         aware of the school’s open-door policy.                                             visitation logs,
administration, faculty      The staff adheres to this open door                                                 flyers
and staff. They will have    policy and strives to maintain a warm
opportunities to observe     and welcoming school environment as
and participate in           to make parents feel welcome. Staff
classroom activities.        members greet visitors at the entrances
                             before and after school.
                             Parents will receive general and
                             personal invitations to all school events
                             in a timely manner.

Home visits may be           McKibben Lane faculty and staff of          School Staff           As Needed        Copies of home     Mileage
conducted.                   interest will make home visits when                                                 visit reports.
                             needed, in coordination with
                             instructional staff.

Training will be provided    The Family Engagement Facilitator           District Staff, Lane   Staff Planning   Sign in sheets,    $1000
for all faculty and staff    provides a yearly Parent Involvement        Faculty and Staff,     Days             Agendas, Flyers    Food
and parents on how to        Informational for teachers and parents.     Parents and PTA        Monthly                             Printing
work together in a joint     Parents are surveyed and encouraged                                parenting                           Supplies
effort to reach out,         to sign up as classroom volunteers. As                             workshops                           Awards
communicate with and         the school provides workshops and
form equal partnerships      training sessions parents and teachers
to improve the               are encouraged to collaborate in the
connection between           planning and organization stages. The
home and school.             Parent Involvement Committee along
                             with the Family Engagement Facilitator
                             works to ensure that each homeroom
                             teacher has a room mom/dad who
                             recruits at least one parent volunteer
                             per week for their assigned room. The
                             weekly volunteers will assist the teacher
                             in areas necessary to ensure a quality
                             education for Lane students. Once
                             parent-teacher relationship is
                             strengthened, the home-school
                             connection is improved.
                             Bibb County School district informs staff
                             of trainings and professional
                             development opportunities through its
                             intranet. The highly qualified staff of
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                             School Name: Lane Elementary              Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper        Plan Year: 2010-2011


                              McKibben Lane is encouraged to
                              participate in parenting workshops so
                              that they may inform the parents on
                              their classroom and school wide
                              practices. In turn students will gain
                              reinforcement in the home as to what is
                              being taught in school. Parenting
                              workshops are designed to be
                              interactive. Parents are encouraged to
                              share ideas as to their knowledge in
                              parenting and academic areas. As
                              teachers attend and facilitated the
                              parenting workshops they receive
                              insight from the parents and visa versa,
                              thus potentially bridging the home-
                              school gap.

                              PTA sponsors parent participation in
                              state and national conventions.
                              Parents are required to sign a Home-
                              School Compact (see compact).
Provide materials and         McKibben Lane houses a parent              Family Engagement      ONGOING           Copies of sign/in   $1000
training such as              resource area for its parents to check     Facilitator, Parent-                     out                 Food
coordinating necessary        out materials and utilize in-house         Teacher Resource       Free Tutorials:   referral sheets     Printing
literacy and use of           resources.                                 Center Staff and       February                              Supplies
technology training to                                                   Volunteers             March                                 Awards
help improve their child’s    The Family Engagement Facilitator                                 April
academic performance.         maintains a schedule to be available to                           TBA
                              parents five days a week with some
                              exceptions. The Family Engagement
                              Facilitator is available to assist the
                              parents in uncovering material and
                              coordinating trainings and meetings
                              based on parent schedules and needs.
                              Parents are directed to The Bibb
                              County School District’s Parent-Teacher
                              Resource Center when the in-house
                              center cannot accommodate their
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                                School Name: Lane Elementary              Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper       Plan Year: 2010-2011


                                 Local college students will serve as
                                 reading tutors to students as parents
                                 attend Saturday parenting workshops
                                 and trainings.

                                 As parents receive training they are
                                 asked to assist with the Saturday
                                 Tutorials.
Develop partnerships             Community partnerships will be              Faculty and Staff,   Stevie B’s Pizza   Sign-in sheets,
with community- based            developed to help eliminate or alleviate    Family Engagement    Night: First       pictures, letters,
organization and                 parental involvement barriers. As           Facilitator, and     Tuesdays           flyers, and donation
businesses.                      parents frequent these community-           Community and        Chic-fil-a: Last   log
                                 based businesses they will be afforded      Business Members     Tuesdays
                                 the opportunity to attend workshops,                             Local Colleges:
                                 meet with teachers and staff about their                         Every Saturday
                                 child’s education, obtain educational                            Churches:
                                 materials and resources, etc (i.e. Stevie                        Saturday
                                 B’s Family Night). Relationships with                            Tutorials
                                 community organizations will be vital to                         Forest Hill
                                 providing parents with resources                                 Methodist:
                                 necessary to eliminate and alleviate                             Ongoing
                                 obstacles while bridging the home-                               Kroger, Publix,
                                 school gap.                                                      Barnes and
                                                                                                  Noble, Chili’s,
                                                                                                  Applebee’s,
                                                                                                  Steak N Shake,
                                                                                                  Papa John’s,
                                                                                                  Wal Mart, Pizza
                                                                                                  Hut, etc.
                                                                                                  Ongoing
Conduct activities as            McKibben Lane houses a parent               Faculty and Staff,   Daily              Copy of curriculum     $1000
feasible, such as parent         resource area for its parents to check      Family Engagement    Monthly            and/or agenda and      Food
resource centers and             out materials and utilize in-house          Facilitator          Parenting          sign-in sheet          Printing
opportunities for parents        resources.                                                       Workshops                                 Supplies
to learn about child                                                                                                                        Awards
development and child
rearing issues beginning
at the birth of a child, that
are designed to help
parents become full
partners in the education
of their child.
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                             School Name: Lane Elementary                 Principal: Ms. Peggy Nipper             Plan Year: 2010-2011


Involve parents in an         Parents will be surveyed throughout the       Administration, Faculty   First Grading     Surveys, Data,
ongoing and end of year       year. Evaluations are completed (by           and Staff, Parent         Period            Evaluation, sign-in
assessment to evaluate        parents) after each parental                  Involvement Committee,    Mid-Year          sheet
the effectiveness of the      involvement workshop. In the                  School Council, Parents   Final Grading
parent involvement            evaluation is a space for comments and        and Students              Period
initiatives as a measure      suggestions. The home-school
of performance                facilitator and appropriate parties use
evaluations of the school.    this assessment to adjust the program
                              as needed.

                              The school action plan is reviewed in
                              retrospect by stakeholders at the end of
                              the year.

To the extent possible,       Translation of notices, telephone calls,      Faculty and Staff,        As needed         Copies of district
information will be sent      letters and other documentation will be       Family Engagement                           and school
home in the language in       made available. An ESOL Staff                 Facilitator and ESOL                        information
forms all parents can         member has a relationship with their          Staff                                       translated in other
understand.                   parents. They are available to answer                                                     languages.
                              questions pertaining to this information.

Adopt and implement           As the Title I staff attends seminars,        Administration, Faculty   District HSF      Revised plans
model approaches to           workshops, and continuing education           and Staff, Family         Meetings:
improving parental            classes, they are introduced to new           Engagement Facilitator,   Monthly
involvement.                  ideas. These approaches will be               Parents and Students.
                              incorporated into the parental                                          Training:
                              involvement program. The Family                                         Ongoing
                              Engagement Facilitator meets monthly
                              with district colleagues. They share
                              new findings and ideas that they bring
                              back to their individual programs.

Provide other reasonable      The goal of each parental involvement         Administration, Staff     Monthly           Needs Assessment      $250 (Lane
support for parental          activity is to provide parents with           and Family                Workshops         Data, Workshop        PTA)
involvement activities as     resources to utilize in the home as they      Engagement Facilitator    Daily With        Evaluation.
parents may request.          strive for academic excellence, thus                                    Suggestion Box
                              bridging the home-school gap. As
                              parental involvement activities are
                              conducted, parents are encouraged to
                              write down their individual concerns.
                              Parents are also asked to ask questions
                              during the events. These questions and
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                             concerns are addressed through
                             referrals and materials on hand.
                             A suggestion box is made available to
                             parents. As they make suggestions
                             Lane follows through with materials and
                             workshops. As data is collected
                             throughout the school year McKibben
                             Lane makes every effort to address
                             negative results.
                             Monthly workshops are held on parent
                             requests obtained from Annual Parent
                             Survey.

Involve parents in the       Parents and stakeholders are invited to      Lane Faculty and Staff,   Final Nine         Parent-Student-   Printing Costs
joint development of the     join Lane’s staff as we review the           Stakeholders, Parents     Weeks              Teacher –
school-parent compact        effectiveness of the current year’s plan     and Students                                 Administration
that outlines how parents    in retrospect. Participants will review                                                   Compact
will be responsible for      each home-school responsibility                                                           Sign-in Sheet
supporting student           contained in the compact. They will
learning.                    express questions and concerns.
                             Changes will be made as deemed
                             appropriate.

Describe the school’s        McKibben Lane strives to provide a high      School Staff              Ongoing            Testing Data
responsibility to provide    quality education for all students. It is
high –quality curriculum     our responsibility to prepare students
and instruction in a         for their post high school objectives. It
supportive and effective     is necessary to meet the State’s student
learning environment that    performance standards in order to
enables the children         ensure success. In doing so, we
served under Title I to      provide a warm learning environment
meet the State’s student     that demands high expectations and
performance standards.       creates a strong foundation for students
                             to build upon. Lane’s School Motto is
                             “Empowering Students to Excel.” The
                             school’s vision is “Achievement and
                             performance for
                             …every child
                             …In every classroom
                             … Everyday!!


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                               As it is Bibb County School Districts
                               Mission “to provide a high quality
                               education for all Bibb County students
                               in a safe and comfortable environment,
                               and to make use of all human and
                               technological resources in preparing
                               graduates for post-high school
                               objectives.” Lane’s mission is in line
                               with that of the district as it is “to provide
                               a high quality education for all students
                               in a safe and comfortable environment,
                               and to make use of all human and
                               technological resources in preparing
                               graduates for post-high school
                               objectives.”
Explain the ways in which      McKibben Lane’s Home-School                      Parents            Ongoing         Parent-Student-
each parent will be            Compact outlines it’s expectations of                                               Teacher-
responsible for                parents:                                                                            Administration
supporting their children’s             Ensure that your child attends                                            Compact
learning, such as                        school regularly and on time.
monitoring attendance,
homework completion,                    Provide your child with school
and leisure time;                        supplies.
volunteering in the
classroom and                           Encourage your child to have a
participating, as                        positive attitude towards
appropriate in the                       school and learning.
decisions of their child
education.                              Show respect for self, your
                                         child and the school
                                         community.

                                        Supervise your child’s
                                         homework.

                                        Sign and return all forms,
                                         progress reports, and report
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                                  Discuss your child’s progress
                                   with their teachers.

                                  Ask your child everyday about
                                   school and actively listen to
                                   what he/she is telling you.

                                  Encourage your child to read
                                   for pleasure.

                                  Be a positive example for your
                                   child when resolving conflicts
                                   in a peaceful and calm
                                   manner.

                                  Encourage your child to
                                   always do their best. Even if
                                   no one is watching.

                                  Be the kind of person you want
                                   your child to be when they
                                   grow up.


Address the importance    As we work to promote a strong              Faculty and Staff,       Ongoing         Communication
of communication          foundation for academic and social          Family Engagement                        Logs, Sign in
between teachers and      development, we will strive to enable all   School Facilitator and                   sheets, conference
parents on an ongoing     students to become responsible,             Parents                                  logs, signed
basis through, parent-    productive, caring citizens and lifelong                                             progress reports
teacher conferences,      learners. Parents and teachers will                                                  and notes
progress reports and      have to stay in constant communication
access to staff.          as we bridge the gap between home
                          and school. By involving parents in
                          decision making processes, we will
                          compromise and cooperate to bring
                          acceptable social and academic
                          expectations of home and school to
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 As parents and teachers are constantly
 incorporating new ideas and strategies
 into their role in the education process,
 they will rely on their communication to
 determine effectiveness of these new
 strategies.

 Progress reports and conferences will
 serve as a regular and consistent
 means of communication. Access to
 staff is necessary to discuss the child’s
 education as the need arises. As
 Lane’s parents and staff are on the
 same team in ensuring the success of
 every child in every classroom,
 communication will be the key to the
 success of the team’s efforts to bridge
 the gap between home and school.




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Tentative Parent Involvement Schedule – 2010 – 2011

              DATE                       TOPIC AND DESCRIPTION                             FACILITATOR             Cost
             August        Curriculum (“Parent Nights”)                              Teachers from each grade   Babysitting
           9,10,11,12,     Parents will have the opportunity to speak with                     level
            17 and 19      teachers and staff about each grade level’s goals
              2010         and expectations (i.e. local, state and/ or national
                           standards) for the 2010-2011 of the year. Our goal
                           is to equip parents with the tools needed to
                           complete the year reaching maximum potential.

          September 17,    Parent Involvement Committee                                 Family Engagement
              2010         This meeting kicks off Lane’s 2010-2011 campaign                 Facilitator
                           to increase parent involvement. A meeting will be
                           held to inform parents of up and coming school
                           events and activities and to inform parents of ways
                           that they are able to be involved in the educational
                           process of their children. The goal is to get parents
                           enthused about and involved with “parent
                           involvement.”

                           Annual Title I Informational Meeting
                           Inform parents on their rights as to the NCLB Act as
                           it pertains to Title I and to inform parents on Title I
                           guidelines.

           October 19,     Improve My Child’s Behavior                                  School Psychologist        $500
              2010         This meeting is per parent request. The goal is to
                           give parents options on techniques of reversing and
                           preventing unwanted behavior.



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November 16,    Bridging the Communication Gap                                    TBA               $500
    2010        Taken from the “Finding Me, Parenting You Series,”
                the objectives of this workshop are to help
                participants:
                    a) begin to develop communication skills
                    b) understand the importance of fostering a
                        caring, supportive, and affectionate family
                        environment
                    c) learn to develop and communicate family
                        rules
                    d) understand the importance of providing
                        children with opportunities for
                        participation in family activities

 December       Improve My Child’s Math Skills                             Ms. Olena Stadnik        $500
   2010         A workshop for parents and community members
   TBA          interested in gaining knowledge and resources on
                helping students enhance their math skills.
January 2011    Parent Nights: CRCT, Ensure Success with                   Teachers from each    Babysitting
    TBA         Homework                                                       grade level
                Parents will have the opportunity to speak with
                their child’s teacher. Teachers will speak to
                parents, at grade level, about their child's goals and
                expectations for the 2010-2011 of the year. Our
                goal is to hopefully bring our mission full circle as it
                pertained to the 2010-2011 school year at
                McKibben Lane. Parents should leave the meetings
                feeling confident that their working relationship
                with the staff at Lane has and will be in the best
                interest of the education of every child in every
                classroom.

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 February 17,      Improve My Child’s Reading Skills                        Mrs. Jennifer Arnold     $1000
    2011           A workshop for parents and community members               Literacy Coach
                   interested in gaining knowledge and resources on
                   helping students enhance their reading skills.

March 18, 2011     Talent Show; Build My Child’s Self Esteem               Mrs. Roselle Holcombe
                   The goal of this workshop is to offer parents                 Counselor
                   activities, practices, and strategies to use to build
                   their child’s self esteem or confidence level.
                   Families will also have the opportunity to have fun
                   and be entertained by staff and students
                   showcasing their talents.

  April 2011                             Testing                                 Testing             Testing
                                       No Programs                             No Programs         No Programs

May 12, 2011       Summer Learning Fun (Make and Take):                     Ms. Keisha Wallace       $1000
   6pm             The goal of this workshop is to offer parents           Performance Learning
                   activities, practices, and strategies to use to over           Coach              $3000 –
                   the summer to continue learning.                                                 Summer
                                                                                                     Reading
                                                                                                    Books for
                                                                                                    Students




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Parent – Teacher Compact

As a Student, I promise to …
     Attend school regularly, and be on time
     Come prepared with daily supplies
     Obey school rules
     Show respect for others in my school, students and adults
     Complete my homework and class assignments
     Ask for help when I need it
     Share about my day with y family
     Spend time every day at home to study or read
     Solve problems in a peaceful way
     Respect the rights and properties of others
     Take pride in myself and my school
     Strive to do my best
Student’s Signature __________________________ Date ___________

As a Parent, I promise to …
     Help my child attend school regularly, and be on time
     Provide my child with the necessary supplies for school
     Encourage my child to have a positive attitude about school and learning
     Show respect for myself, my child, and my child’s school community
     Supervise my child’s homework, making sure it is complete
     Sign and return on time necessary forms, notes and report cards
     Review my child’s progress reports and report cards with him/her
     Discuss my child’s progress with teachers
     Ask my child everyday about school; listen to what he/she says
     Encourage my child to read for pleasure
     Set a positive example for my child by resolving conflicts peacefully
     Encourage my child to do his/her best
     Be the kind of person I want my child to be when he/she grows up
Parent’s Signature ____________________________Date_______________
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As a Teacher, I promise to …
     Prepare for each day
     Provide a positive learning environment
     Demonstrate professional behavior and positive attitude
     Show respect to each student and his/her parents(s)
     Maintain high expectations for students
     Listen to my students
     Communicate with students and parents regularly
     Inform parents of students growth and needs
     Set a positive example for students
     Encourage students daily to do and be their best
     Seek ways to involve parents in the school program
     Engage in continued professional development

Teacher’s Signature __________________________ Date ___________

As an Administrator, I promise to…
     Be available for students, parents, and staff members
     Expect excellence from each teacher and student
     Expect as much from myself as from others
     Show respect for each student, parent, teacher, and staff member
     Model an example of professionalism
     Encourage an orderly school climate where learning thrives
     Demand appropriate behavior from students to foster a positive learning environment
     Make sure all staff members have needed teaching materials/equipment
     Encourage parent involvement in our school
     Provide opportunities for professional growth for our staff
     Uphold local, state and federal educational policies mandates

Administrator’s Signature_    ____________________ Date________



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Appendix – Discipline Plan

                  DISCIPLINE
                  McKibben Lane Elementary School-wide Behavior Management Plan

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I. Vision:
Students, you are not only at Lane to learn academics, but also to learn about becoming a responsible and productive citizen in our society. Our
mission is to prepare you with the necessary life skills to be active participants in our world.

II. School Rules
Expectations of Students
     1. Arrive prepared
     2. Accepts responsibility
     3. Make good choices
     4. Use opportunities to learn
     5. Respect self and others
Students are expected to wear their A.R.M.O.R. each and every day!

III. Instructional behavior supports-To reinforce behavior expectations must be explicitly taught and discussed.
       The first few weeks of school, all staff members will explain and demonstrate Lane’s rules and procedures. Throughout the year,
          teachers & staff members will continue to remind students of these expectations.
       Teachers will discuss the expectations with students throughout the day.
       Teachers will serve as role models by displaying appropriate behavior with coworkers, students, and parents.
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       Counselors will conduct character education sessions which focus on character traits, behaving appropriately, and acting responsibly.
       The Lane News Team will reinforce character traits and procedures on a daily basis.
       Administrators will continuously stress the importance of behaving appropriately via the intercom, news broadcast, classroom
        discussions, and by being visible throughout the school.

IV. Positive Behavior Reinforcement

Lane Elementary School’s faculty and staff will implement the A.R.M.O.R. Wall of Fame as its positive behavior reinforcement. The goal is to
promote positive behavior to foster an environment conducive to learning.

       Students who stay on white for 40 days during the grading period are allowed to participate in the Principal’s Party.
            o Principal’s Party activities may include: movie party, game day, pizza parties, social time, school dances, etc.
       Students do receive incentives in ten day increments. Grade levels decide appropriate incentives. Incentives may include: free ice
        cream, homework pass, pencils, lunch with the teacher, etc.

V. Behavioral Corrections—The school has developed the following consequences to assist in consistency.

                                                Cluster Consequences (Minor Behavior Problems)
     Offenses                                      Disposition
     Academic dishonesty/ Forgery                  Zero given; Parent conference w/administration
     Bullying                                      Counseling intervention; Parent conference

     Minor classroom disturbances                  Classroom consequence; Parent Contact
     Violation of technology policy                Loss of computer privileges; Parent Contact
     Minor disrespect                              Classroom Consequence
     Loud Talking in Halls                         Classroom Consequence
     Possession of electronic communication        Confiscations of item, cell phones turned over to the campus
     device                                        police; There will be a $50 fine to retrieve the phone



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Dress Code Violations                      Corrected if possible
                                           1st offense    Warning
                                           2nd offense     Parent contact
                                           3rd offense     Parental contact by Counselor
                                           4th offense     Parental contact by Administrator
                                           5th offense     Out of school suspension (OSS)


  Administrative Consequences (Major Behavior Problems)

  Offenses                                        Disposition
  Assault and threat toward staff member          Law enforcement notified; Immediate suspension and
                                                  recommendation for expulsion
  Abusive Language/Profanity or Vulgarity         Counseling intervention, OSS dependent upon severity
  Harassment/ Taunting/ Bullying                  Counseling intervention; Parent Conference, or OSS
  Repeated Disrespect/ Direct Disobedience/       1st Offense Time Out in buddy classroom
  Refusal to carry out instruction of staff       2nd Offense Time Out in office
  members/Classroom Disturbance                   3rd Offense 1-2 days OSS
                                                  4th Offense 3-5 days OSS depending on the circumstance
                                                  and at the discretion of the administrator
  Fighting/Aggressive Behavior/Assault            1st Offense up to 3 days OSS
                                                  2nd Offense 5 days OSS
                                                  3rd Offense 7 days OSS
  Inappropriate Physical Contact                  Counseling and/or law enforcement agency notified;
                                                  punishment will be based on the severity of the event
  Weapons (real or fake)                          Law enforcement agency notified; immediate suspension
                                                  See Bibb County Code of Conduct.
  School Bus Violations                           1st Offense Warning; Parent Conference
                                                  2nd Offense 10 day suspension
                                                  3rd Offense Suspension from the bus for the remainder of
                                                  the year

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**NOTE: Extenuating circumstances may affect the handling of certain violations by the administrator.




VI.      Students Identified as Having Chronic Behavioral Issues

A. A student who has been to the office more than three times in one month or have accumulated 5 office referrals will be put into the SST
process (as stated in the Bibb County Code of Conduct).

            1. The SST team will deign developing individual plans to address behavioral issues.
            2. The team will meet on a regular basis to discuss the effectiveness of changes in the program for each child.
B. A student who has over five office referrals will be considered to have chronic behavioral issues.

      1. The student, parents and teachers will meet to complete a contract for behavioral improvement.
      2. Students who are continuous behavior problems will be referred to community agencies.

BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PROCESS
The Behavior Support Process is a mechanism for identifying and addressing those behaviors and environmental influences that promote the
positive emotional, mental, social, and physical health needs of students. Taking into account the severity of the student’s behavioral problem,
the process shall help the student and his family address behavioral problems through the school, the school district, other public entities and
community organizations. It is designed primarily to provide services to chronic disciplinary problem students and is available at any level in the
discretion of the school professionals.

Lane’s students identified with chronic behavioral problems will be referred for Behavior Support Services as a result of a report by a teacher,
counselor, or administrator. As one of their student support strategies, such students (and their families) will be referred to River Edge
Behavioral Health Center for voluntary participation in that agency’s Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Education program.
Behavior Support Services shall be provided through referral to the Student Support Team (SST). The goal of the SST will be to develop strategies
which build on the strength of students rather than those that focus on behavioral deficits. Each referral should be reviewed against the
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background of the student’s age and discipline and behavioral history. Utilizing current assessments from test results, teacher observations and
input from parents, school psychologists and/or outside organizations (DFCS, Mental Health, Juvenile Court, etc.) the SST shall develop or revise
a disciplinary and behavioral correction plan. The SST may make use of the behavior support specialists and/or school psychologists employed by
the school district or any other services available from both within and without the district to effectuate the plan.




VII. Data Analysis
*Grade levels will evaluate student discipline records through SASI on a monthly basis. School personnel will look for patterns and trends. The
Better Seeking Team will analyze discipline data on an ongoing basis to determine needs in the overall instructional program.
           After reviewing the data, decisions will be made on how to revise the plan as needed.
           Any revisions to the plan will be discussed during staff members’ planning period and leadership team meetings.

VIII. Professional Learning
McKibben Lane Elementary School personnel will engage in the following professional learning activities:
            Understanding Poverty workshop
            Terry Alderman websites
            Book Studies of Harry Wong’s The First Days of School
            Alternative Strategies RESA
            Counselor led workshops on how to teach character education
            Various Book Study Books




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“Thou Shalt Not Interfere With Teaching and Learning at Lane”

At Lane, we believe that in order to provide a quality education, a positive climate of order and exceptional behavior is imperative. Students are
deprived of instructional time when teachers are forced to spend an inordinate amount of time disciplining students; therefore, inappropriate
behavior is not tolerated. Parents will be notified when students consistently disrupt the learning environment and appropriate plans developed
to ensure appropriate behavior. As stated in the Bibb County School District Student Discipline Code guidelines have been developed in order to
provide a safe and orderly school climate. The following is a quote from the section, “Student Code of Conduct”:

Misconduct is conduct which interferes with the maintenance of good order and discipline in the schools and negatively affects the morale,
educational opportunities, personal rights, or safety of oneself or other students.
       Acts of Misconduct include but are not limited to:
       1. Violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
       2. Bringing a weapon to school (including toy guns or knives).
       3. Violation of the criminal laws of this State regarding drugs and alcohol or coming to school or a school-
          sponsored or school related activity under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
       4. Verbal and physical Misconduct, including but not limited to, causing bodily harm, threatening bodily harm,
          extortion, insubordination, coercion, fighting, sexual harassment or abuse, obscene language or gestures
          either oral or written, theft, deceit, disrespect for the rights and property of others, vandalism, and acts
          which are punishable as a felony under the laws of Georgia or the United States if committed by an adult.
       5. Bullying or intimidation of others, whether overtly or covertly, will not be tolerated!

Each student should also receive a Bibb County Student Code of Conduct Handbook which further explains expected behavior and consequences for
inappropriate behavior.


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McKibben Lane School - Specific expectations for discipline:

Lane School has extremely high expectations for the behavior of all students. We feel that effective instruction occurs best in a climate that is
safe and orderly. Upon entering the building, students should immediately show respect for their opportunity to get an education. Students and
guests are expected to enter our building in a quiet, orderly manner and maintain that demeanor anytime they are in the building. The following
expectations are applicable to all students and will be enforced firmly, fairly and consistently.


Administering Discipline:

Student discipline shall be administered fairly and equitably, and based on a careful assessment of the circumstance of each case. Factors to be
considered shall include but not be limited to:

       The seriousness of the offense
       The student’s age
       The frequency of misconduct
       The student’s attitude
       The requirements of the student’s Individualized Education Plan
       The effect or potential effect of misconduct on the school environment
       The requirements of Title 20, Official Code of Georgia Annotated
       The requirements of the Bibb Code of Conduct




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                                                    Lane Lancer’s A.R.M.O.R.
                                  A                              R                                M                                   O                                R
                           Arrive Prepared              Accepts Responsibility             Make Good Choices               Use Opportunities to Learn         Respect Self & Others


On the bus/bus     -Single file                    -Listen & follow directions         -Keep bus clean                  -Be safe                          -Obey driver
ramp               -Hands & feet to self           -Use quiet voices                   -Encourage others to do their    -Be on time                       -Keep hands/feet to self
                   -Use inside voice               -Stay seated                        best                                                               -Sit together nicely
                   -Go directly to assigned area
In the hall        -Stay in single file line       -Stay to the right                  -Keep hands off the              -Listen attentively               -Hands & feet to self
                   -Maintain the line quietly      -Keep the line moving               materials on the wall            -Pay attention to surroundings    -Speak when spoken to
                                                   -Walk quietly                       -Report any problems to a        -Observe instructional doors &    -Listen to ANY teacher
                                                                                       teacher                          boards while waiting              -Be considerate of others
                                                                                       -Go directly to where you        -Study or read while waiting
                                                                                       should be
In the classroom   -Single file                    -Keep agenda/planner                -Listen                          -Be prepared                      -Listen attentively to the
                   -Hands & feet to self           -Admit mistakes                     -Follow directions               -Work hard & do your best         speaker
                   -Use inside voice               -Tell the truth                     -Use inside voices               -Be on time                       -Raise your hand
                   -Go directly to your seat       -Complete work on time              -Accept feedback                 -Complete work neatly             -Follow directions the first time
                   -Have all supplies ready                                                                                                               -Speak positively
                   -Wait for directions
In the restroom    -Single file & wait turn        -Go in stall privately              -Flush the toilet                -Maintain proper personal         -Respect the privacy of others
                   -Hands & feet to self           -Place paper in trash               -Put trash in trash can          hygiene                           -Uses restroom appropriately
                   -Use inside voice               -Wash hands                         -Report problems
                                                                                       immediately
                                                                                       -Use time wisely
                                                                                       -Wash hands
In the             -No talking                     -Keep food & drinks inside          -Stay seated                     -Exercise table etiquette         -Receive & eat only your food
lunchroom          -Single file                    lunchroom                           -Use appropriate manners         -Try new foods                    -Respond appropriately to
                   -Hand & feet to self            -Keep track of belongings           -Wait patiently to return your   -Read silently when finished      lunch staff
                                                   -Keep account current               tray                                                               -Show lunch staff your
                                                   -Keep your area clean                                                                                  appreciation
On the             -Single file                    -Listen to teacher or adult in      -Take turns                      -Share                            -Use good sportsmanship
playground         -Hands, feet, objects, and      charge                              -Be safe                         -Include others                   -Treat others as you want to be
                   sports equipment to self        -Follow directions & safety rules   -Follow rules                    -Be friends                       treated
                   -No talking in line             -Use equipment properly             -Keep playground clean                                             -Be considerate of others
At assemblies/     -Single file                    -Listen to teachers / speakers      -Sit quietly                     -Listen attentively               -Praise others at appropriate
programs           -Hands & feet to self           -Be on time                         -Listen attentively              -Take notes when appropriate      times
                   -Go directly to seat            -Use audience etiquette             -Maintain personal space         -Observe presentation             -Be considerate
                   -Enter / exit silently                                                                               -Ask questions when appropriate   -Think of others
                                                                                                                                                          -Lead by example
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