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					Tift County Schools
         Tifton, Georgia



 Three-Year Technology Plan
 July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012



         Superintendent:
        Patrick Atwater, Jr.
     patwater@tiftschools.com

 Instructional Technology Director:
            Dana Spurlin
      dspurlin@tiftschools.com

   Technology Services Director:
          Harris Tucker
     htucker@tiftschools.com

  ETC – Valdosta State University
         Mimi McGahee
    mmcgahee@valdosta.edu
I. Vision for Technology Use
Compose an overall mission and/or vision which describes the steps the LEA is taking to ensure all
students/teachers have increased access to technology. Include a list of specific vision statements for
system educational improvement over a three year period.
    Component
a. District Mission/   The plan includes an overall mission statement (usually 3-5 sentences) that communicates the
Vision and Access      primary purpose, the primary duties, the core beliefs, values and accessibility of system
                       technology.
                        The plan includes specific vision statements (usually 10-15 bulleted sentences) that
                          communicate specific areas of impact and/or improvement.
                        The plan includes a clear description of how technology will be used to deliver rigorous academic
                         courses (e.g. GA Virtual School, video conferencing, video streaming, web based instruction).




II. Current Reality
Identify your data sources. What data does your technology inventory survey tell you? Compose a
narrative analyzing the gap in access to technology across the district. Address the following
groups—instructional, administrative, parent/community, system readiness/system support—
personnel/resources.
    Component
a. Access to             Identified data sources (such as annual hardware survey) are collected and cited to
Technology/Data           determine system members’ current level of access to computer hardware, instructional
Sources                   software, and the Internet.

b. Technology Use      Collected data is used to determine the following:
                        Instructional uses of technology
                        Administrative uses of technology
                        Parent/community uses of technology


c. Gap Analysis         Collected data is analyzed to determine the gap between what levels of technology access
                          is needed to achieve the vision and what is currently available.
                        Analysis includes trends across sub groups in the school system.




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GOALS, BENCHMARKS, AND STRATEGIES
    Component

a. Goals              Based on the vision, data collection, and the gap analysis, clear and concrete goals are
                      established in the following categories:
                            Instructional uses of technology
                            Administrative uses of technology
                            Parent/community uses of technology
                            System readiness (staff technical competencies/attitudes)

                       Each goal is accompanied by benchmarks that serve as tangible indicators of successful
b. Benchmarks              progress toward goal completion.



c. Evaluation Plan     Data collection strategies to monitor progress for each technology GOAL/BENCHMARK
                           are provided.
                       Responsibility for collecting and analyzing data on each technology GOAL
                           /BENCHMARK is assigned and documented. (Titles are sufficient.)
                       Evaluation plan includes specific methods to determine how technology program
                           successes affect (1) student achievement, (2) student technology literacy; and (3) the
                           quality of students’ learning experiences.

d. Budget              A budget figure and a funding source or a projected funding source is provided for each
                           strategy.
                       When the purchase of technology is present in the budget, the “type” of technology is
                           specified.



e. Responsibility      A list of persons responsible for the implementation of each strategy is included. (Titles
List                       are sufficient.)



                       III. Communication and Marketing
Describe strategies to share system progress, disseminate evaluation results, encourage broad
stakeholder involvement, and market the role technology can have in helping students achieve in
innovative ways. How are we sharing what we are doing? How can we show that the way we are
sharing is meeting our needs? How are we encouraging more people to be actively involved with the
system?




     Component
a. Communication/           Strategies for the following are provided: sharing progress, disseminating evaluation
Marketing                    results, encouraging broad stakeholder involvement, and marketing the role technology
                             can play in helping students achieve the QCC in innovative ways are provided.
                            Multiple methods of dissemination and marketing are used (for example, web-based
                             resources, newsletters, meetings, local media, etc.)

b. Integration/            There is evidence that a regular and consistent technology plan results from intra-system
coordination with           collaboration between the technology department and system-level staff development,
long-range planning         curriculum, media, Title I, special education, and ESOL personnel.
initiatives




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IV. Professional Development
Describe how the local educational agency will provide professional development and ensure that
specific funds like E-Rate and other sources are spent on scientifically and/or evidence based practices
in relation to the purchase of technology and technology tools.
    Component
                        Professional Development programs are clearly outlined.
                        Funding sources of professional development are provided.
a. Professional         Local staff development programs are consistent with nationally established criteria for
Development              quality professional development, with such characteristics as incentives, self-directed
                         learning, and authentic connections to actual work
                        Professional development programs promote research-supported instructional practices that
                         actively engage students in their own learning.
                        Professional development programs help teachers target their instructional practices toward
                         student achievement of GPS/QCC standards.

V. 8th Grade Technology Literacy
    Component
                        Evidence of the tools and strategies defining technology literacy are clearly outlined.
                        An estimation of the students’ school-based experiences with developing technology skills and
    th
a. 8 Grade               technology literacy at all grade levels
Technology              Evidence of the tools and strategies the LEA is implementing to ensure that all students are
Literacy                 technologically literate by end of 8th grade.

                                               Appendices
a. Policies and      Copies of the system’s Acceptable Use Policy and CIPA policy are provided.
Procedures           Copies of any other policies that govern action (for example, purchasing policies, contract
                        awards and management, redeployment of old equipment, minimum specifications for
                        classroom equipment, etc.) are provided.




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                                         Table of Contents




I.   Vision for Technology Use
         a.   System Vision/Mission
         b.   Technology Vision
         c.   Technology Mission
II. Current Reality
         a.   Access to Technology/Data Sources
         b.   Administrative Technology Use
         c.   Administrative Technology Gap Analysis
         d.   Instructional Technology Use
         e.   Instructional Technology Gap Analysis
         f.   Parent/Community Technology Use
         g.   Parent Community Technology Gap Analysis
III. Goals, Benchmarks, and Strategies
         a.   Goals
         b.   Benchmarks
         c.   Evaluation Plan
         d.   Budget
         e.   Responsibility List
IV. Communication and Marketing
         a.   Communication/Marketing
         b.   Integration with long-range planning activities
V. Professional Development
VI. 8th Grade Technology Literacy
VII. Appendices
         a.   Internet Acceptable Use (IFBG-R)
         b.   CIPA – Compliant Internet Safety Policy (IFBG-E)
         c.   Interoperability and Redeployment Procedures




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                                     Tift County Schools
                                      Vision Statement
        In 1997, the Tift County Board of Education worked for several months developing its own beliefs
 and mission statement. This document guides our daily efforts.
        In its pursuit of educational excellence, the Tift County School System will
        provide learning opportunities for all students, will accommodate the needs of
        all students, will challenge all students to use their innate abilities, and will
        assist all students to live responsible, productive, and meaningful lives.
                            The Tift County Board Of Education Believes That:

           All students can achieve in school.
           All students will have an opportunity for an appropriate education.
           All students have a right to a safe and drug free environment.
           Education is the shared responsibility of the student, the home, the educators, and the
            community.
           Reading is the foundation of learning.
           Education is a lifelong process.
           Learning is directly related to the quality of teaching.
           Schools must prepare students to live productively in a rapidly changing society and world.
           Public education is the cornerstone of our democratic society.
           Teaching is the cornerstone of all other professions.
           Educators will have the resources needed to fulfill their mission.
           Adequate facilities will be provided to ensure the best learning environment for students.
           The Board of Education must ensure that the school system is providing the best educational
            opportunities for all of its students.
           Actions of the Board of Education should be in concert with the values of the community.
           Local control is an essential element in the governance of public education.
           Commitment to and participation in public education by all citizens are critical to the future of
            the school system and to the community.
           The quality of life in our community is significantly influenced by the quality of our school
            system.

        Tift County Public Schools developed a vision based on the beliefs and mission of the Tift County
Board of Education. The vision guides our daily actions and focuses our efforts on commonly held values
about education and learning.


        The Tift County School System envisions a school community where all students acquire critical
        thinking, communication, and problem solving skills; content knowledge; technology skills; and
        the positive attitudes necessary for success in school and life.




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                        Technology Vision Statement

      Our vision is to provide students, staff and the community with resources, skills and
training necessary to retrieve, collect, and process information in today’s global
community. We see our schools as community learning centers that make maximum use
of technology in motivating and exciting teachers, students, staff and parents to become
self-directed life-long learners.
      Through the use of technology, we believe our teachers can create interdisciplinary
learning environments where all students, regardless of ability level or special needs, can
be successful both as individuals and as members of a group. We want our students to be
actively involved in their learning, make responsible decisions, solve problems, work
cooperatively and communicate effectively with others, appreciate and accept
multicultural diversities, and keep abreast of current social, scientific and geographical
changes. We want our students, teachers and staff to use technology to enhance
efficiency and to link technology to the arts as well as to academic areas of learning.
      We believe that the ultimate goal of technology is to create successful citizens. In
order to achieve our goal, the Tift County Public Schools must utilize technology to
provide the following:

   Tools to deliver, enhance and individualize instruction
   Atmosphere where technology becomes an integral part of classroom learning
   Media centers equitable access to information
   Access to global information and resources
   Seamless electronic environment
   Technology training for staff to ensure technology integration
   Access for all students and teachers throughout all buildings
   Family and community communication
   Enhanced professional opportunities
   Updated hardware and software
   Exemplary technical support
   Access to administrative records at schools and district office
   Opportunities for students to become proficient in the basic technology skills to
    prepare for the work place
   Updated technology to provide safe and secure buildings.

      By providing these opportunities, we can create a learning environment that will
foster motivated, informed, and contributing members of our society for the 21st century.




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                           Technology Mission Statement

       The mission of the Tift County Public Schools Three-Year Technology Plan is to use technology to
promote equity among all students, enhance the learning and teaching environment, and empower all of our
students and staff to be self-directed, lifelong learners who can retrieve, process, and manage information
and resources in a global community.




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Access to Technology/Data Sources
The Tift County School System continues our system-wide school improvement effort to provide strategic
planning at every level. The Tift County’s Comprehensive Planning Team comprised of Central Office: the
curriculum and instruction staff, assessment, professional learning, technology directors, special education
director, and coordinators of all Federal Programs; School Level: a principal and teacher from a primary,
elementary, middle school and each high school; a school council member from each grade division; and
Board of Education curriculum committee members. The planning team assembled for the purpose of
determining both the academic and non-academic needs of Tift County’s students. In order to make
informed decision for administrative and instructional use of technology we utilize the following sources of
information.

        Annual Technology Budgets
              o SPLOST budget for hardware and software purchases.
              o Instructional technology budget.
              o Technology services budget.
              o Additional funding sources such as federal programs (Title I, Title V-A, Title VI-B, etc.)
        Annual District Technology Inventory Survey submitted to the Georgia Department of Education
              o Administrative access to modern computers
              o Instructional access to modern computers
        Annual Professional Learning Needs Assessment
        8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment
        Ongoing analysis to determine equality of access to technology among schools.


Administrative Technology Use

At the Board of Education Office, we have upgraded our all of our district network servers. These servers
provide the schools access to the Food Service systems, BOE shared files, E-mail, Web Services for school
web pages, Filemaker Pro database, Web Content filtering, Trend Micro Virus Protection updates,
Schoolmax Student Information System, and internet connectivity control.

During the 2008 – 2009 school year the Filemaker Pro database server was upgraded to the latest version of
this software. This server is used throughout the district to access Purchase Order databases, Staff data,
Professional Learning data, and to maintain the Career Pathways data for all students in Grades seven
through twelve.

Each building principal was provided with a new laptop during the 2007 – 2008 school year. This mobile
access to technology allows the administrators to complete teacher observations in a timelier manner. This
also allows them the convenience of utilizing technology while out of the office at district level meetings or
at monthly instructional meetings. These laptops are also available for parent meetings that may be held at
the building level where connection to an external projection device is necessary.

During the 2007 – 2008 school year a laptop lab was purchased for the Board of Education office. These
laptops are used for Professional learning that is delivered at this location and are used by the Board of
Education members at each workshop and meeting to access their minutes and agenda through the use of
EBoard. These units are available for checkout to administrators or teachers who may be traveling to a
conference or other meeting where access to technology is necessary.
With the receipt of E-Rate funding, Southern Linc radios are provided for each school. This allows for
communication not only within the building but with others throughout the district. Administrators are
provided cellular phone access through their Southern lincs. Southern linc radios are also provided for
district technology, maintenance and grounds staff.




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Since 2005 a Voice over IP (VOIP) phone system was installed has been utilized. This system operates
over our wide area network and consolidates all schools under one system offering 4 digit dialing to any
extension within the system as well as one bill. During the 2008 - 2009 school year the last school was
moved into this system. Voice mail is provided for all phones.

Administrative Technology Gap Analysis

In analyzing the data submitted in our Annual Hardware Survey we did not find any significant gaps
between any administrative groups throughout the system. The software packages utilized by our
administrative staff are upgraded as necessary by the technology staff. The hardware is part of our annual
hardware lease so all administrative computers are scheduled on a three year rotation for upgrade or
replacement.

Currently our email runs on a Linux based send mail server. Once a user downloads their incoming email
from the server, it is no longer available to that user via the web format. During the summer of 2009 we
will migrate all network servers from Novell to Microsoft. Along with this migration will be the addition of
a Microsoft Exchange Server for email. This will enable the same email interface locally as well as
remotely for all administrative and staff email accounts.

Instructional Technology Use

Tift County Schools upgraded our implementation of an integrated learning system, SuccessMaker, in
grades one through three during the 2005 – 2006 year to include a district module. At the beginning of the
2007 – 2008 school year the program was extended to grades four through eight. All students in these
grades work within this program on a daily basis and progress is reviewed by teachers and administrators
on a regular basis. Correlations with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) as well as the Georgia
Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) and progress within Successmaker have provided teachers
and administrators with performance benchmarks to identify for each student.

Previously, an analysis of software availability showed a deficit in grades nine through twelve. During the
2007 – 2008 school year the A+LS (Anywhere Learning System) was implemented for ninth grade. This
courseware program provides four fundamental components to allow teachers to create and implement a
complete learning solution. The program provides not only core curriculum content but assessment tools to
match skill levels of all students, whether on a developmental, remedial, or enhanced learning track. It is
supported by an instructional management system and is delivered via the school’s Local Area Network.
Following the first year of implementation it was extended into grades ten through twelve.

Instructional computers are available in all classrooms at approximately a 5:1 ratio of students to
computers. Currently all instructional classrooms have a teacher computer, student computers, network
printer and either a television or other projection device for whole group instruction. Upgrades to our
instructional networks have been completed when necessary to meet the needs of new implementations of
instructional programs; all of our schools have local area networks that connect the classrooms, media
centers and administrative offices.

Currently, we offer Internet access throughout our schools via our WAN/LAN networks. This service
provided by BellSouth and the Georgia Department of Education is a DS-3 connection, which provides
excellent bandwidth to our school system. The Internet is an exciting technological advancement that is
already profoundly effecting the change in education and communication. However, the Internet also
represents millions of sources of information which teachers and administrators have little or no
opportunity to review or control. At the same time that we are providing our children with access to this
valuable media, we make every effort to protect them from objectionable material through our web filtering
service.

E-Rate funding, allowed for the initial completion of the networks at all of our schools (connecting the
administrative offices, classrooms and media centers). We have added additional teacher network
connections in the classrooms, wiring a room in each school as a lab, and connected the schools to the


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Central Office in a wide-area network (WAN) using fiber gigabit Ethernet technology. SPLOST funds have
been used to provide any upgrades since the initial installation.

Omega School received funds as part of the Enhancing Education through Technology Grant. The focus of
this grant was the implementation of the new Math Georgia Performance Standards for grades three
through five. As part of this implementation, student laptops, Promethean boards, digital cameras as well as
other technology resources were purchased for the 11 classrooms involved in the grant. Since the end of the
grant, the school has recently been totally renovated and as part of this renovation Promethean boards and
projectors were installed in the remaining classrooms throughout the building. Teachers have access to the
interactive white boards through ceiling mounted projectors which also is used as the projection device for
their television and DVD/VCR. Each classroom also has access to a set of Activotes.

Under the guidelines of the system plan, all schools maintain a three-year site-based technology plan. It is
essential that school personnel feel that they have the responsibility and the authority to make technology
decisions at their schools. School level plans were reviewed and approved by the district technology
committee. The schools use their plans as a guide when making purchasing decisions. Each school receives
an allocation of either local funds or Federal Grant monies to purchase software and other equipment to
meet the goals outlined in their site-based plans. Current school level plans are scheduled for updates in
spring 2010.

Instructional Technology Gap Analysis
Beginning with the 2007 school year, over seventy five percent of computers for both instructional and
administrative use will be under a three-year lease so that current technology is maintained. This was
possible by the availability of SPLOST funding for this project. However, because of the lack of
availability of funds for purchasing software, many of the instructional software programs purchased in the
past are no longer compatible with the currently available hardware. Current plans are to maintain this three
year rotation for hardware replacement at least through the end of the current SPLOST availability.

There are no significant gaps between subgroups throughout the school system pertaining to access to
hardware. The only identifiable gap lies at Tift County High School where the individual departments
chose to remove their student computers from the classroom and replace them with mobile computer labs.
The labs that were purchased are approximately three to four years old and in need of upgrades. It would
be a significant advantage to add these mobile labs to the lease so they do not become obsolete.

Available funds have been utilized by special populations for access to remedial software targeted
especially for a subgroup. For example, Title III funds have been used to purchase Rosetta Stone software
for our ELL (English Language Learner) population. Assistive Technology funds have been used for
students with identified needs as recommended by their IEP (Individualized Educational Program) and an
Assistive Technology Evaluation.

SPLOST plans include a proposal to put an interactive white board in all instructional classrooms district-
wide. Since Omega School currently has access to this technology as well as the other instructional tools
that are part of this package, it is very important that we make every effort to bring all classrooms to the
standard of the 21st Century Classroom.

The Media Centers in our eleven schools are operating on a management system that is approximately
eleven years old. The system is designed so that each school maintains a separate database and the software
does not allow for web based access outside of the school. In order to provide our students with the latest in
instructional resources through our Media Centers, this system needs to be upgraded.

Parent/Community Technology Use

The Tift County school system utilizes available technology to communicate with parents and community
members. Methods of communication include school newsletters, district and school websites, and
telephone calls.


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The school system has subscribed to the Crisis Communication System as a means of communication
between the school and students, parents and staff members. This system is used by district and school
administrators to place one call and direct to an intended audience as a notification for events or in the
event of an emergency.

During the 2007 – 2008 school year the district website and all school websites were completely
reconstructed. We felt that this was our best public relations tool and an ongoing effort is made to maintain
these sites with accurate and up-to-date information for our students, staff and community members.

Parent/Community Technology Gap Analysis

One area of need that has been identified is access to computers by the parents of our Migrant population.
Current plans are being reviewed to provide access to computers for Migrant families through a checkout
system.




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                            Academic and Technology Goals
Goal 1

By FY10, 67.60% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia Criterion
Referenced Competency Tests in the area of Math.

By FY11, 75.70% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia Criterion
Referenced Competency Tests in the area of Math.

By FY12, 83.80% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia Criterion
Referenced Competency Tests in the area of Math.

By FY10, 73.30% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia Criterion
Referenced Competency Tests in the area of Reading and Language Arts.

By FY11, 80.00% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia Criterion
Referenced Competency Tests in the area of Reading and Language Arts.

By FY12, 86.70% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia Criterion
Referenced Competency Tests in the area of Reading and Language Arts.

By FY10, 74.90% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia High School
Graduation Test in the area of Math.

By FY11, 81.20% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia High School
Graduation Test in the area of Math.

By FY12, 87.40% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia High School
Graduation Test in the area of Math.

By FY10, 87.70% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia High School
Graduation Test in the area of English/Language Arts.

By FY11, 90.80% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia High School
Graduation Test in the area of English/Language Arts.

By FY12, 93.90% of our students will score at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia High School
Graduation Test in the area of English/Language Arts.

In FY10, the number of students in Grades 3, 5, & 8 scoring at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia
Writing Assessment will increase by 5%.

In FY11, the number of students in Grades 3, 5, & 8 scoring at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia
Writing Assessment will increase by 5%.

In FY12, the number of students in Grades 3, 5, & 8 scoring at Performance Levels 2 and 3 on the Georgia
Writing Assessment will increase by 5%.

In FY10, the number of students scoring 500 or higher on the Georgia High School Writing Test will
increase by 5%.

In FY11, the number of students scoring 500 or higher on the Georgia High School Writing Test will
increase by 5%.




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In FY12, the number of students scoring 500 or higher on the Georgia High School Writing Test will
increase by 5%.

By FY10, 75% of our students will use technology in acquiring knowledge and skills across all curriculum
areas and grade levels.

By FY11, 80% of our students will use technology in acquiring knowledge and skills across all curriculum
areas and grade levels.

By FY12, 85% of our students will use technology in acquiring knowledge and skills across all curriculum
areas and grade levels.

Goal 2

In FY10, the number of students scoring at the passing rate or higher on End of Course Tests will increase
by 5%.

In FY11, the number of students scoring at the passing rate or higher on End of Course Tests will increase
by 5%.

In FY12, the number of students scoring at the passing rate or higher on End of Course Tests will increase
by 5%.

In FY10, the number of our English Language Learners performing at Proficiency Levels 4 & 5 as
measured on the Access Test will increase by 5%.

In FY11, the number of our English Language Learners performing at Proficiency Levels 4 & 5 as
measured on the Access Test will increase by 5%.

In FY12, the number of our English Language Learners performing at Proficiency Levels 4 & 5 as
measured on the Access Test will increase by 5%.

Goal 6

FY10, 90% of our students will use in-house and online technologies to enhance their learning
opportunities.

FY11, 95% of our students will use in-house and online technologies to enhance their learning
opportunities.

FY12, 100% of our students will use in-house and online technologies to enhance their learning
opportunities.

FY10, 80% of staff members will use technology in their daily job performance.

FY11, 80% of staff members will use technology in their daily job performance.

FY12, 80% of staff members will use technology in their daily job performance.

FY10, 90% of our 8th Grade students will be assessed on technology literacy. 75% will be proficient
according to our system technology literacy standards.

FY11, 92% of our 8th Grade students will be assessed on technology literacy. 80% will be proficient
according to our system technology literacy standards.




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FY12, 95% of our 8th Grade students will be assessed on technology literacy. 80% will be proficient
according to our system technology literacy standards.




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 Annual Measurable Objective(s): Student achievement in the core academic areas of the Quality Core Curriculum and Georgia Performance Standards, as measured by norm-
 referenced, curriculum-based and/or criterion-referenced assessments, will improve annually in accordance with State Accountability benchmarks.
                                                                          Resources
                                                                               or                                           Means of
        Performance Goal




                                                                                        Person or
                                                          Professional     Materials                                       Evaluation




                                              NCLB Goal #

                                                            IDEA Goal #
                                                                                         Position      Timeline for
                    Actions/Strategi                       Learning         Needed                                        (What will be
                                                                                       Responsible    Implementatio                        Monitoring of    Evidence of
                                        GSS
                           es/                              (Include        (Include                                    used to evaluate
                                                                                            for        n (Plan should                      Intervention   Impact (Student
                    Interventions or                         funding        funding                                         the action,
                                                                                       Monitoring       include 2-3                         (Artifacts)    Learning Data)
                       Programs                            source and        source,                                         strategy,
                                                                                            and            years)
                                                               cost)        funding                                      intervention, or
                                                                                        Evaluation
                                                                           cycle and                                        program?)
                                                                              cost)
1.1 System-wide     1.1.1 Continued   I1, I2   1,        Reading         Substitutes   District       2009/ongoing      Discontinuation   Daily Logs,    District Site
achievement scores implementation              2,        Recovery        for teacher   Teacher                          of students       District Site  Report, Portfolios
in reading,         of Reading                 5         district        release,      Leaders –                                          Report         of Student Work,
language arts, and Recovery in First                     training        Training      Becky                                                             CRCT Results
math as measured Grade.                                  (T-I,           Materials,    Powell
by the Georgia                                           $60,000)        Conference
Criterion-                                                               s
Referenced                                                               (T-I, BN
Competency Tests                                                         $18,000)
will show annual
increase in the
number of students
scoring at
Performance
Levels 2 and 3 as
defined by State
Accountability
Benchmarks.




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1.1.2 Continued     I1, I2,   1,   1,3   LFS Training    Donnie         Building        2009/ongoing   Classroom          5x5s, Teacher     State Mandated
implementation      I3,       2,                         Connell–       Level                          implementation,    Evaluations       Assessments,
of Learning         C1,       5          (T-IIA-         Consultant,    Administrato                   reflection logs,   (GTOI)            Benchmark
Focused Schools     C2,                  $20,000)        Substitutes    rs, LFS                        5x5s, Teacher                        Assessments,
in 4-12.            C3,                                  for teacher    Coach,                         Evaluations                          Portfolios with
                    A1,                                  release,       Curriculum                     (GTOI)                               student work
                    A2,                                  materials      Coordinators
                    A3,                                  and books      , Teachers,
                    PO2,                                 (T-IIA-        Superintende
                    PO3                                  $7500,         nt
                                                         Professiona
                                                         l Learning-
                                                         $17,000)
1.1.3 Continued     I1, I2,   1,   1,3   LC, ILC         Bookroom       District        2009/ongoing   Classroom          5x5s, Teacher     State Mandated
implementation      I3,       2,         Year            and            Literacy                       implementation,    Evaluations       Assessments,
of Primary          C1,       5          1,2,ongoing     classroom      Collaborativ                   coaching logs,     (GTOI)            Benchmark
         Literacy   C2,                  courses;        materials,     e Trainer –                    5x5s, Teacher                        Assessments,
Collaborative in    C3,                  Lesley          Conference     Jane Jones,                    Evaluations                          Portfolios with
K-2 and             A1,                  University      s, Training,   Site-Based                     (GTOI)                               student work
Intermediate        A2,                  training        Substitutes    Literacy
Literacy            A3,                  (T-1,           for teacher    Coordinators
Collaborative in    PO2,                 $49,250, T-     release,       , Principals,
3-6.                PO3                  VIB $72,424)    (T-1,          Teachers,
                                                         $20,950)       Curriculum
                                                                        Coordinators
1.1.4 Continued     I1, I2,   1,   1,3   Ongoing for     Coaching       Special         2009-2012      Classroom          Classroom         State Mandated
implementation      I3,       2,         new and         and            Education                      implementation,    implementation,   Assessments,
of co-teaching      PO3,      3,         veteran staff   Consultant     Director –                     5x5s, Teacher      5x5s, Teacher     Benchmark
K-12.               C1,       5          (Special Ed-    Support,       Joy West,                      Evaluations        Evaluations       Assessments,
                    C2,                  VI-B,           Workshops      Principals,                    (GTOI)             (GTOI)            Portfolios with
                    C3                   $5,000)         (Special Ed    Curriculum                                                          student work, IEP
                                                         -VI-B,         Directors                                                           Goals
                                                         $20,000)




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1.1.5 Continued   I1, I2,   1,   1,3   LC, ILC,        CRCT            Extended       2009/ongoing   Benchmark       Student Progress   State Mandated
implementation    I3,       2,         LFS,            Coach           Day                           testing,        Reports            Assessments,
of Extended Day   PO3,      5          Instructional   materials,      coordinator-                  Successmaker                       Benchmark
Program K-12.     C1,                  Strategies      SuccessMa       Tammie                                                           Assessments,
                  C2,                  (TI,            ker, District   Smith,                                                           Portfolios with
                  C3                   $15,000),       curriculum      principals,                                                      student work
                                       Statewide K-    guides and      lead
                                       8 Extended      materials       teachers,
                                       Day,($40,000    ($8,000)        classroom
                                       ) and 20                        teachers
                                       add’l days of
                                       instruction,
                                       ($90,000)
1.1.6 Continued   I1, I2,   1,   1,2   LC, ILC,        CRCT            Summer         2009/ongoing   Benchmark       Student Progress   State Mandated
implementation    I3,       2,   ,3    LFS,            Coach           School                        testing,        Reports            Assessments,
of Summer         PO3,      5          Instructional   materials,      Coordinator,                  Successmaker,                      Benchmark
School K-12.      C1,                  Strategies      SuccessMa       principals,                   CRCT retest                        Assessments
                  C2,                  (TI,            ker, District   classroom
                  C3                   ($90,000)       curriculum      teachers
                                       Statewide K-    guides and
                                       8 Extended      materials
                                       Day,            (T-I,
                                       ($60,000)       $6,000),
                                       and 20 add’l    (Migrant,
                                       days of         $3,000)
                                       instruction,
                                       ($80,000)




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1.1.7               I1, I2,   1,   1,3   NovaNet         NovaNet        Alternative     2009/ongoing   NovaNet             Student Progress    State Mandated
Implementation      I3,       2,         training, LFS   ports,         Ed Director                    progress reports,   Reports             Assessments,
of alternative      PO3,      5          instructional   PACE           – Tommie                       5x5 monitoring,                         Benchmark
school during the   C1,                  strategies      instructiona   Dopson                         GTOI                                    Assessments,
regular school      C2,                  (No cost        l materials,                                  evaluations                             IEPs, Increased
day in 6-12.        C3                   involved)       Adopted                                                                               graduation rate
                                                         curriculum
                                                         (Alternative
                                                         Ed funds,
                                                         $60,000)
                                                         Special Ed
                                                         VI-B
                                                         $12,000;PL
                                                         $$750; T-
                                                         IIA $750,
                                                         T-III)
1.1.8               I1, I2,   1,   1,3   NovaNet         NovaNet        Alternative     2009/ongoing   NovaNet             NovaNet             State Mandated
Implementation      I3,       2,         training, LFS   ports,         Ed Director                    progress reports,   progress reports,   Assessments,
of Credit           PO3,      5          instructional   PACE           – Tommie                       Student Progress    Student Progress    Benchmark
Recovery during     C1,                  strategies      instructiona   Dopson,                        Reports.            Reports.            Assessments,
the regular         C2,                  (No cost        l materials,   Principal-Dr.                  Benchmark           Benchmark           IEPs, Increased
school day for      C3                   involved)       Adopted        Willie Miles,                  assessment          assessment          graduation rate
10-12 and after                                          curriculum     Graduation
hours for 9-12.                                          (see 1.1.7)    Specialist-
                                                                        Carol Bell,
                                                                        High School
                                                                        Assistant
                                                                        Principal
                                                                        LaShonda
                                                                        Flanders




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1.1.9               C1,       1,   1,3   Pearson         Substitute     Curriculum      2009/ongoing   SuccessMaker        SuccessMaker      CRCT results
Continued           C2,       2,         Digital         for teacher    Directors-                     reports, mid- and   reports, mid-
implementation      C3,       5          Learning        release, (T-   Laura Pope                     end-of-year         and end-of-year
of Pearson          I1, I2,              Consultant-     I, $1,500)     and Kechia                     reports             reports
Digital             I3,                  Brenda                         Graves,
Learning’s          A1,                  Anderson (T-                   Principals
SuccessMaker        A2,                  I, $14,000)                    and teachers
software in         A3,
grades K-6.         PO2
1.1.10              C1,       1,   1,3   ALS             Instructiona   Instructional   2009/ongoing   ALS                 ALS               State Mandated
Implementation      C2,       2,         Training        l Modules      Technology                     benchmarks          benchmarks        Assessments
of A+LS             C3,       5          Consultant      (Medicaid      Director –
assessment and      I1, I2,              (Professional   $7,000)        Dana
instructional       I3,                  Learning -                     Spurlin,
software to         A1,                  $1,000, T-                     Curriculum
monitor student     A2,                  IIA-$1,000)                    Directors-
progress on         A3,                                                 Tammie
attainment of       PO2                                                 Smith,
curriculum                                                              Kechia
standards.                                                              Graves,
                                                                        Principals
                                                                        and teachers
1.1.11              A1,       1,   1,3   Consultant      Testing        Principals,     2009/ongoing   Disaggregated       GTOI, student     State Mandated
Utilization of      A2,       2,         (No cost        software       Curriculum                     data and re-        achievement       Assessments
testing software.   A3,       3          involved)       (Special Ed    staff                          rostering of        goals
                                                         VI-B,                                         classes
                                                         $12,000)
1.1.12              C1,       1,   1,3   As needed       Software       Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of            Curriculum        Levels of
Continued           C2,       2,         according to    license        Technology                     integration into    documents, 8th    proficiency
implementation      C3,       5          Professional    (SPLOST,       Director –                     GPS units, 8th      Grade             reported on
of instructional    I1, I2,              Learning        $55,000)       Dana Spurlin                   Grade               Proficiency       assessment.
software, i.e.,     I3,                  Needs                                                         Proficiency         Assessment,
Inspiration,        A1,                  Assessment                                                    Assessment          School Media
Microsoft Office    A2,                  (SPLOST,                                                                          Fairs
Suite, etc.         A3,                  $55,000)
                    PO2


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1.1.13 Develop      C1,       1,   1,3   GPS             Substitutes    Curriculum    GPS Phase-In   Maps, units,   Curriculum   Guides
comprehensive       C2,       2,         Redelivery,     for teacher    staff,                       daily lesson   documents    developed;
curriculum          C3,       5          Development     release,       Principals,                  plans                       Benchmark
guides for each     I1, I2,              of curriculum   stipends for   Coaches                                                  assessments of
course to include   I3,                  maps and        after hour                                                              student learning;
syllabus, maps,     A1,                  units,          work and                                                                portfolios with
units, daily        A2,                  collaborative   consultant                                                              student work
lesson plans that   A3,                  planning,       fees (T-I,
encompass all       PO2,                 RESA            $2,500)
GPS standards       PO3                  consultants     Professiona
and elements,                            (Professional   l Learning -
common                                   Learning -      $12,000, T-
assessments, and                         $13,000         IIA--
benchmark                                system          $16,500, T-
assessments.                             annual RESA     III -
                                         dues)           $2,400)
1.1.14 Develop      C1,       1,   1,3   GPS             Substitutes    Curriculum    GPS Phase-In   Maps, units,   Curriculum   Guides
calendar-based      C2,       2,         Redelivery,     for teacher    staff,                       daily lesson   documents    developed;
maps for each       C3,       5          Development     release,       Principals,                  plans                       Benchmark
grade and core      I1, I2,              of curriculum   stipends for   Coaches                                                  assessments of
content area that   I3,                  maps and        after hour                                                              student learning;
identifies a        A1,                  units,          work (See                                                               portfolios with
timeline to teach   A2,                  collaborative   1.1.13)                                                                 student work
the standards and   A3,                  planning,
elements.           PO2,                 RESA
Utilize maps to     PO3                  consultants
align curriculum.                        (Professional
                                         Learning -
                                         $13,000
                                         system
                                         annual RESA
                                         dues)




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1.1.15 Create        SFCI    1,   1,    (No cost      (No cost      Curriculum      GPS Phase-In      Units            Performance     Performance
consistent           1, I1   2,   2,    involved)     involved)     staff,                                             standards and   standards and
performance                  5    3                                 Principals                                         Units syllabi   Units syllabi
standards/bench-                                                                                                                       made available to
marks and                                                                                                                              students and
course syllabi for                                                                                                                     parents.
parents and
students.

1.1.16 Place         C1,     1,   1,3   (No cost      (No cost      Instructional   GPS Phase-In      Units            Performance     Performance
maps and             C2,     2,         involved)     involved)     Technology                                         standards and   standards and
curriculum           PL3     5                                      Director-                                          Units syllabi   Units syllabi
syllabi on the                                                      Dana Spurlin                                                       made available to
school website                                                                                                                         teachers, students
for parents and                                                                                                                        and parents.
students to
access. Place
maps and units
on the employee
website for
teachers to
access.
1.1.17               I2      1,   1,    VSU           Tuition and   VSU             Three courses     Completion of    5x5s, GTOI      State mandated
Continued                    2,   3     Reading       books (T-     Instructor      over the period   courses and      evaluations     tests
Implementation               5          Endorsement   IIA -         Curriculum      of 3 semesters    implementation
of Reading                              Instructor    $14,000)      Director-       with ongoing      of strategies.
Endorsement                             (No cost                    Kechia          implementation.
certificate                             involved)                   Graves,
opportunities for                                                   Principals
grade 4-8
language arts
teachers.




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                      1.1.18 Provide    C1,P      1,   1,3   GPS            Subs for       Curriculum      GPS Phase-in   Implementation      Implementation     State mandated
                      services of a     O2,P      2,         redelivery,    release        Director,       timeline,      of effective math   of effective       tests
                      Math Coach        L1,L1     5          professional   time, (see     Kechia          ongoing        strategies, Math    math strategies,
                                        ,L3                  learning to    1.1.13)        Graves,                        units, 5 X 5s,      Math units, 5 X
                                                             strengthen                    Principals                     GTOI                5s, GTOI
                                                             content                                                      evaluations         evaluations
                                                             knowledge
                                                             (No cost
                                                             involved)
1.2 An increase in    1.2.1 Continued   I1, I2,   1,   1,3   Continued      Subs for       Curriculum      2009-ongoing   Writing             Writing            State Writing
the number of 3rd,    implementation    I3,       2,         implementati   teacher        Directors                      Portfolios          portfolios, 5X5s   Assessment
5th , and 8th grade   of Literacy       C1,       5          on of LC/ILC   release,       Laura Pope,
students scoring in   Collaborative     C2,                  Framework      LC/ILC         and Kechia
meets and exceeds     Framework,        C3,                  (T-IIA -       Ongoing        Graves,
on the Georgia        Continued         A1,                  $15,000)       courses (T-I   Principals,
Writing               implementation    A2,                                 $1,200)        District
Assessment            of Writing to     A3,                                                LC/ILC
                      Win strategies    PO2,                                               Trainer –
                                        PO3                                                Jane Jones,
                                                                                           Site Based
                                                                                           Literacy
                                                                                           Coordinators
                      1.2.3 Continued   I1, I2,   1,   1,3   ELA unit       Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing        Units, maps         Curriculum         State mandated
                      implementation    I3,       2,         revisions      teacher        Coaches,                                           documents          assessments
                      of Georgia        C1,       5          (No cost       release T-I-   Curriculum
                      Performance       C2,                  involved)      $1,500, T-     Directors
                      Writing           C3,                                 IIA – see
                      Standards         A1,                                 1.1.13)
                                        A2,
                                        A3,
                                        PO2,
                                        PO3




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                     1.2.4 Annual       I1, I2,   1,   1,3   ELA unit    Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing   Units, maps   Curriculum   State mandated
                     Revision of ELA    I3,       2,         revisions   teacher        Coaches,                                documents    assessments
                     Units based on     C1,       5          (No cost    release T-I,   Curriculum
                     performance data   C2,                  involved)   ($1,500), T-   Directors
                                        C3,                              IIA – see
                                        A1,                              1.2.1)
                                        A2,
                                        A3,
                                        PO2,
                                        PO3
1.3 An increase in   1.3.1 Continued    I1, I2,   1,   1,3   ELA unit    Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing   Units, maps   Curriculum   State mandated
the number of 11th   implementation     I3,       2,         revisions   teacher        Coach,                                  documents    assessments
grade students       of Writing to      C1,       5          (No cost    release T-     department
scoring 500 or       Win strategies     C2,                  involved)   IIA-$4,000)    chair,
higher on the                           C3,                                             Curriculum
Georgia High                            A1,                                             Director-
School Writing                          A2,                                             Kechia
Test                                    A3,                                             Graves
                                        PO2,
                                        PO3
                     1.3.2 Continued    I1, I2,   1,   1,3   ELA unit    Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing   Units, maps   Curriculum   State mandated
                     implementation     I3,       2,         revisions   teacher        Coach,                                  documents    assessments
                     of Georgia         C1,       5          (No cost    release T-     department
                     Performance        C2,                  involved)   IIA – see      chair,
                     Writing            C3,                              1.1.13)        Curriculum
                     Standards          A1,                                             Director-
                                        A2,                                             Kechia
                                        A3,                                             Graves
                                        PO2,
                                        PO3




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                    1.3.3 Annual        I1, I2,   1,   1,3   ELA unit       Subs for     Instructional   Ongoing        Units, maps        Curriculum       State mandated
                    Revision of ELA     I3,       2,         revisions      teacher      Coach,                                            documents        assessments
                    Units based on      C1,       5          (No cost       release T-   department
                    performance data    C2,                  involved)      IIA-see      chair,
                                        C3,                                 1.1.13)      Curriculum
                                        A1,                                              Director-
                                        A2,                                              Kechia
                                        A3,                                              Graves
                                        PO2,
                                        PO3
1.4 The system      1.4.1 Identify      C1,       1,   1,3   As needed      Software     Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of           Curriculum       Levels of
will require        appropriate         C2,       2,         according to   license      Technology                     integration into   documents, 8th   proficiency
students to use     software to         C3,       5          Professional   (SPLOST,     Director –                     GPS units, 8th     Grade            reported on
technology in       support the         I1, I2,              Learning       $55,000)     Dana Spurlin                   Grade              Proficiency      assessment.
acquiring           development of      I3,                  Needs                                                      Proficiency        Assessment,
knowledge and       technology skills   A1,                  Assessment                                                 Assessment         School Media
skills across all   for students in     A2,                  (SPLOST,                                                                      Fairs
curriculum areas    grades K-12.        A3,                  $55,000)
and grade levels                        PO2




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                       1.4.2 Support       C1,       1,   1,3   As needed      Software    Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of           Curriculum       Levels of
                       implementation      C2,       2,         according to   license     Technology                     integration into   documents, 8th   proficiency
                       of GPS              C3,       5          Professional   (SPLOST,    Director –                     GPS units, 8th     Grade            reported on
                       Technology          I1, I2,              Learning       $55,000),   Dana Spurlin                   Grade              Proficiency      assessment, DOE
                       Integration         I3,                  Needs          Hardware                                   Proficiency        Assessment,      Annual Hardware
                       standards by        A1,                  Assessment     (SPLOST,                                   Assessment,        School Media     Survey
                       ensuring the        A2,                  (SPLOST,       $500,000)                                  DOE Annual         Fairs, DOE
                       availability of     A3,                  $55,000)                                                  Hardware           Annual
                       technology          PO2                                                                            Survey             Hardware
                       resources to all                                                                                                      Survey
                       students and
                       staff regardless
                       of program, with
                       adaptations and
                       additions as
                       needed for those
                       with disabilities
                       and special
                       needs.
1.5 Learning           1.5.1 Maintain      PO2       1,   1,3   (No cost       (No cost    Building        2009/ongoing   5x5s, GTOI         5x5s, GTOI       State mandated
opportunities for      scheduling                    5          involved)      involved)   Principals                                                         tests
all students will be   models to meet
enhanced through       class size
more personalized      reduction
classroom              guidelines.
environments and
increased support
from parents in the
educational
process.




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1.5.2 Develop        C1,       1,   1,2   Leadership      (No cost       RESA           2009/ongoing   Implementation     Site Based         Student
and implement        C2,       2,   ,3    GPS training,   involved)      Consultants,                  of the             Professional       achievement
pyramid of           C3,       5          Site-Based                     Building                      intervention       Learning Plans
interventions.       I1, I2,              Redelivery of                  Administrato                  strategies
                     I3,                  training                       rs
                     A1,                  (No cost
                     A2,                  involved)
                     A3,P
                     O1,
                     PO2,
                     SFCS
                     2,
                     SFCS
                     3,
                     PL1,
                     PL2,
                     PL3,
                     L1,
                     L2,
                     L3,
                     L4,
                     SC1,
                     SC2
1.5.3 Utilize        SFCS      1,   1,3   Title I         Maintain       Parent         2009/ongoing   Workshop           Workshop           Student
parent liaisons to   1,        2,         conferences,    parent         Involvement                   agendas, sign in   agendas, sign in   achievement
increase support     SFCS      5          RESA parent     resource       Coordinator-                  logs, parent       logs, parent
for parents and      2,                   involvement     center (T-1-   Vicki Cox                     resource center    resource center
students.            SFCS                 resources       $6,000)                                      check out logs     check out logs
                     3                    (T-1-$1,000)




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1.5.4 Provide      SFCS   1,   1,3   Parent         (No cost    Graduation    2009/ongoing   Program            Program            Graduation Rate
parent             1,     2,         Orientation,   involved)   Coach,                       agendas, School    agendas, School
information        SFCS   5          Open House,                Counselors,                  Council meeting    Council meeting
opportunities in   3                 School                     Principals                   minutes, Student   minutes, Student
all schools to                       Council                                                 4 year plan        4 year plan
include                              Meetings
assistance with                      (No cost
academic work                        involved)
and
understanding
the secondary
program of
study.




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 Annual Measurable Objective(s): Increase reading and math achievement for all students in accordance with Adequate Yearly Progress Annual Measurable Objective
 Benchmarks. Increase by 5% annually the pass rate on EOCT by all students. Increase by 5% annually the number of students performing at Proficiency Levels 4 and 5 on
 ACCESS.
                                                                       Resources
                                                                            or                                           Means of
      Performance Goal




                                                                                      Person or
                                                        Professiona    Materials                                        Evaluation



                                              NCLB Goal #

                                                            IDEA Goal #
                                                                                       Position       Timeline for
                                                         l Learning      Needed                                        (What will be
                  Actions/Strategies/   GSS                                          Responsible    Implementatio                       Monitoring of       Evidence of
                                                           (Include      (Include                                    used to evaluate
                   Interventions or                                                       for        n (Plan should                     Intervention     Impact (Student
                                                           funding       funding                                         the action,
                       Programs                                                      Monitoring        include 2-3                       (Artifacts)      Learning Data)
                                                         source and       source,                                         strategy,
                                                                                          and             years)
                                                             cost)       funding                                      intervention, or
                                                                                     Evaluation
                                                                        cycle and                                        program?)
                                                                           cost)
2.1 Reading     2.1.1 Continued        I1,   1,         Reading       Substitutes   District        2009/ongoing     Discontinuation   Daily Logs,      District Site
and Math are    implementation of      I2    2,         Recovery      for teacher   Teacher                          of students       District Site    Report, Portfolios
taught using    Reading Recovery in          5          district      release,      Leaders –                                          Report           of Student Work,
research-based First Grade.                             training      Training      Becky                                                               CRCT Results
best practices.                                         (T-I,         Materials,    Powell
                                                        $60,000)      Conference
                                                                      s
                                                                      (T-I,
                                                                      $18,000)




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2.1.2 Continued          I1,   1,   1,3   LFS             Donnie         Building        2009/ongoing   Classroom          5x5s, Teacher     State Mandated
implementation of        I2,   2,         Training        Connell –      Level                          implementation,    Evaluations       Assessments,
Learning Focused         I3,   5                          Consultant,    Administrato                   reflection logs,   (GTOI)            Benchmark
Schools in 4-12.         C1,              (T-IIA-         Substitutes    rs, LFS                        5x5s, Teacher                        Assessments,
                         C2,              $20000)         for teacher    Coach,                         Evaluations                          Portfolios with
                         C3,                              release,       Curriculum                     (GTOI)                               student work
                         A1,                              materials      Coordinators
                         A2,                              and books      , Teachers,
                         A3,                              (T-IIA-        Superintende
                         PO                               $7,500,        nt
                         2,                               Professiona
                         PO                               l Learning-
                         3                                $17,000)
2.1.3 Continued          I1,   1,   1,3   LC, ILC         Bookroom       District        2009/ongoing   Classroom          5x5s, Teacher     State Mandated
implementation of        I2,   2,         Year            and            Literacy                       implementation,    Evaluations       Assessments,
Primary Literacy         I3,   5          1,2,ongoing     classroom      Collaborative                  coaching logs,     (GTOI)            Benchmark
Collaborative in K-2     C1,              courses;        materials,     Trainer –                      5x5s, Teacher                        Assessments,
and Intermediate         C2,              Lesley          Conference     Jane Jones,                    Evaluations                          Portfolios with
Literacy Collaborative   C3,              University      s, Training,   Site-Based                     (GTOI)                               student work
in 3-6.                  A1,              training        Substitutes    Literacy
                         A2,              (T-1-           for teacher    Coordinators
                         A3,              $49,250, T-     release,       , Principals,
                         PO               VIB-            (T-1-          Teachers,
                         2,               $72,424)        $20,950)       Curriculum
                         PO                                              Coordinators
                         3
2.1.4 Continued          I1,   1,   1,3   Ongoing for     Coaching       Special         2009-2012      Classroom          Classroom         State Mandated
implementation of co-    I2,   2,         new and         and            Education                      implementation,    implementation,   Assessments,
teaching K-12.           I3,   3,         veteran staff   Consultant     Director –                     5x5s, Teacher      5x5s, Teacher     Benchmark
                         PO    5          (Special Ed-    Support,       Joy West,                      Evaluations        Evaluations       Assessments,
                         3,               VI-B,           Workshops      Principals,                    (GTOI)             (GTOI)            Portfolios with
                         C1,              $5,000)         (Special Ed    Curriculum                                                          student work, IEP
                         C2,                              -VI-B-         Directors                                                           Goals
                         C3                               $20,000)




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2.1.5 Continued        I1,   1,   1,3   LC, ILC,        CRCT            Extended         2009/ongoing   Benchmark       Student Progress   State Mandated
implementation of      I2,   2,         LFS,            Coach           Day                             testing,        Reports            Assessments,
Extended Day Program   I3,   5          Instructional   materials,      coordinator-                    Successmaker                       Benchmark
K-12.                  PO               Strategies      SuccessMa       Tammie                                                             Assessments,
                       3,               (No cost        ker, District   Smith,                                                             Portfolios with
                       C1,              involved)       curriculum      principals,                                                        student work
                       C2,                              guides and      lead teachers,
                       C3                               materials       classroom
                                                        (Migrant -      teachers
                                                        $1,500, T-I
                                                        - $1,500,
                                                        Extended
                                                        Day-
                                                        $2,500)
2.1.6 Continued        I1,   1,   1,2   LC, ILC,        CRCT            Summer           2009/ongoing   Benchmark       Student Progress   State Mandated
implementation of      I2,   2,   ,3    LFS,            Coach           School                          testing,        Reports            Assessments,
Summer School K-12.    I3,   5          Instructional   materials,      Coordinator,                    Successmaker,                      Benchmark
                       PO               Strategies      SuccessMa       principals,                     CRCT retest                        Assessments
                       3,               (No cost        ker, District   classroom
                       C1,              involved)       curriculum      teachers
                       C2,                              guides and
                       C3                               materials
                                                        (Migrant -
                                                        $1,500, T-I
                                                        - $1,500,
                                                        Extended
                                                        Day-
                                                        $2,500)




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2.1.7 Implementation     I1,   1,   1,3   NovaNet         NovaNet        Alternative     2009/ongoing   NovaNet             Student Progress    State Mandated
of alternative school    I2,   2,         training,       ports,         Ed Director –                  progress reports,   Reports             Assessments,
during the regular       I3,   5          LFS             PACE           Tommie                         5x5 monitoring,                         Benchmark
school day in 6-12.      PO               instructional   instructiona   Dopson                         GTOI                                    Assessments,
                         3,               strategies      l materials,                                  evaluations                             IEPs, Increased
                         C1,              (No cost        Adopted                                                                               graduation rate
                         C2,              involved)       curriculum
                         C3                               (Alternativ
                                                          e Ed funds,
                                                          $60,000)
                                                          Special Ed
                                                          VI-B
                                                          $12,000;PL
                                                          $$750; T-
                                                          IIA $750)
2.1.8 Implementation     I1,   1,   1,3   NovaNet         NovaNet        Alternative     2009/ongoing   NovaNet             NovaNet             State Mandated
of Credit Recovery       I2,   2,         training,       ports,         Ed Director –                  progress reports,   progress reports,   Assessments,
during the regular       I3,   5          LFS             PACE           Tommie                         Student Progress    Student Progress    Benchmark
school day for 10-12     PO               instructional   instructiona   Dopson,                        Reports.            Reports.            Assessments,
and after hours for 9-   3,               strategies      l materials,   Principal-Dr.                  Benchmark           Benchmark           IEPs, Increased
12.                      C1,              (No cost        Adopted        Willie Miles,                  assessment          assessment          graduation rate
                         C2,              involved)       curriculum     Graduation
                         C3                               (see 2.1.7)    Specialist-
                                                                         Carol Bell,
                                                                         High School
                                                                         Assistant
                                                                         Principal
                                                                         LaShonda
                                                                         Flanders




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2.1.9 Continued           C1,   1,   1,3   Pearson        Substitute     Curriculum      2009/ongoing   SuccessMaker        SuccessMaker      CRCT results
implementation of         C2,   2,         Digital        for teacher    Director-                      reports, mid- and   reports, mid-
Pearson Digital           C3,   5          Learning       release,       Laura Pope,                    end-of-year         and end-of-year
Learning’s                I1,              Consultant-    contracted     Principals                     reports             reports
SuccessMaker software     I2,              Brenda         consultant     and teachers
in grades K-6.            I3,              Anderson       days (T-1-
                          A1,              (T-I-          $1,500)
                          A2,              $14,000)
                          A3,
                          PO
                          2
2.1.10 Implementation     C1,   1,   1,3   ALS            Instructiona   Instructional   2009/ongoing   ALS                 ALS               State Mandated
of A+LS assessment        C2,   2,         Training       l Modules      Technology                     benchmarks          benchmarks        Assessments
and instructional         C3,   5          Consultant     (Medicaid      Director –
software to monitor       I1,              (Professiona   $7,000)        Dana
student progress on       I2,              l Learning -                  Spurlin,
attainment of             I3,              $1,000, T-                    Curriculum
curriculum standards.     A1,              IIA-$1,000)                   Director-
                          A2,                                            Kechia
                          A3,                                            Graves,
                          PO                                             Principals
                          2                                              and teachers
2.1.11 Continued          C1,   1,   1,3   As needed      Software       Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of            Curriculum        Levels of
implementation of         C2,   2,         according to   license        Technology                     integration into    documents, 8th    proficiency
instructional software,   C3,   5          Professional   (SPLOST,       Director –                     GPS units, 8th      Grade             reported on
i.e., Inspiration,        I1,              Learning       $55,000)       Dana Spurlin                   Grade               Proficiency       assessment.
Microsoft Office Suite,   I2,              Needs                                                        Proficiency         Assessment,
etc.                      I3,              Assessment                                                   Assessment          School Media
                          A1,              (SPLOST,                                                                         Fairs
                          A2,              $55,000)
                          A3,
                          PO
                          2




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2.1.12 Develop             C1,   1,   1,3   GPS            Substitutes    Curriculum    GPS Phase-In   Maps, units,   Curriculum   Guides
comprehensive              C2,   2,         Redelivery,    for teacher    staff,                       daily lesson   documents    developed;
curriculum guides for      C3,   5          Developmen     release,       Principals,                  plans                       Benchmark
each course to include     I1,              t of           stipends for   Coaches                                                  assessments of
syllabus, maps, units,     I2,              curriculum     after hour                                                              student learning;
daily lesson plans that    I3,              maps and       work (T-I,                                                              portfolios with
encompass all GPS          A1,              units,         $2,500)                                                                 student work
standards and elements,    A2,              collaborativ   Professiona
common assessments,        A3,              e planning,    l Learning -
and benchmark              PO               RESA           $12,000, T-
assessments.               2,               consultants    IIA--
                           PO               (Professiona   $16,500, T-
                           3                l Learning -   III -
                                            $13,000        $2,400)
                                            system
                                            annual
                                            RESA dues)
2.1.13 Develop             C1,   1,   1,3   GPS            Substitutes    Curriculum    GPS Phase-In   Maps, units,   Curriculum   Guides
calendar-based maps        C2,   2,         Redelivery,    for teacher    staff,                       daily lesson   documents    developed;
for each grade and core    C3,   5          Developmen     release,       Principals,                  plans                       Benchmark
content area that          I1,              t of           stipends for   Coaches                                                  assessments of
identifies a timeline to   I2,              curriculum     after hour                                                              student learning;
teach the standards and    I3,              maps and       work (see                                                               portfolios with
elements. Utilize maps     A1,              units,         2.1.12)                                                                 student work
to align curriculum.       A2,              collaborativ
                           A3,              e planning,
                           PO               RESA
                           2,               consultants
                           PO               (Professiona
                           3                l Learning -
                                            $13,000
                                            system
                                            annual
                                            RESA dues)




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2.1.14 Create               SF     1,   1,    (No cost       (No cost      Curriculum      GPS Phase-In      Units               Performance        Performance
consistent performance      CI1    2,   2,    involved)      involved)     staff,                                                standards and      standards and
standards/bench-marks       , I1   5    3                                  Principals                                            Units syllabi      Units syllabi
and course syllabi for                                                                                                                              made available to
parents and students.                                                                                                                               students and
                                                                                                                                                    parents.
2.1.15 Place maps and       C1,    1,   1,3   (No cost       (No cost      Instructional   GPS Phase-In      Units               Performance        Performance
curriculum syllabi on       C2,    2,         involved)      involved)     Technology                                            standards and      standards and
the school website for      PL     5                                       Director-                                             Units syllabi      Units syllabi
parents and students to     3                                              Dana Spurlin                                                             made available to
access. Place maps and                                                                                                                              teachers, students
units on the employee                                                                                                                               and parents.
website for teachers to
access.
2.1.16 Continued            I2     1,   1,    VSU            Tuition and   VSU             Three courses     Completion of       5x5s, GTOI         State mandated
Implementation of                  2,   3     Reading        books (T-     Instructor      over the period   courses and         evaluations        tests
Reading Endorsement                5          Endorsemen     IIA-          Curriculum      of 3 semesters    implementation
certificate opportunities                     t Instructor   $14,000)      Director-       with ongoing      of strategies.
for grade 4-8 language                        (No cost                     Kechia          implementation.
arts teachers.                                involved)                    Graves,
                                                                           Principals
2.1.17 Provide services     C1,    1,   1,3   GPS            Subs for      Curriculum      GPS Phase-in      Implementation      Implementation     State mandated
of a Math Coach             PO     2,         redelivery,    release       Director -      timeline,         of effective math   of effective       tests
                            2,P    5          professional   time, (T-     Kechia          ongoing           strategies, Math    math strategies,
                            L1,               learning to    IIA-see       Graves,                           units, 5 X 5s,      Math units, 5 X
                            L1,               strengthen     2.1.12)       Principals                        GTOI                5s, GTOI
                            L3                content                                                        evaluations         evaluations
                                              knowledge
                                              (No cost
                                              involved)




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                 2.1.18 Provide              I3   1,   1,3   RESA           Translators    ELL Director   2009/ongoing      ELL Subgroup     Translator’s     Increase in test
                 assistance of translators        2,         courses for    Salary (T-     – Tammie                         test date,       Daily Schedule   scores for ELL
                 for classroom                    5          paras          III -          Smith,                           ACCESS test                       subgroup,
                 instruction.                                (No cost       $10,000)       Principals                       data                              Increase in
                                                             involved)      Benefits       Teachers                                                           parental
                                                                            (T-III-                                                                           involvement,
                                                                            $1,500)                                                                           increase in
                                                                                                                                                              parents attending
                                                                                                                                                              conferences
                 2.1.19 Continuation of      I2   1,   1,    VSU ESOL       (No cost       ELL Director   Three semesters   Completion of    5x5s, GTOI       State mandated
                 funding for ESOL                 2,   3     Endorsemen     involved)      – Tammie       with ongoing      courses and      evaluations      tests
                 Endorsement                      5          t Offerings,                  Smith,         implementation.   implementation
                                                             Online                                                         of strategies.
                                                             Courses (T-
                                                             III, $6,000)
2.2 Parents of   2.2.1 Provide               SF   2,   1,3   (No cost       Translators    ELL Director   2009 ongoing      ELL Subgroup     Logs kept by     Increase in test
ELL students     assistance of translators   C1   5          involved)      (see 2.1.18)   – Tammie                         test date,       translator       scores for ELL
are provided     for home visits, parent     SF                                            Smith,                           ACCESS test                       subgroup,
support          conferences,                C3                                            Principals                       data                              Increase in
                 registration and            L3                                            Teachers                                                           parental
                 translation of forms        SC                                                                                                               involvement,
                                             2P                                                                                                               increase in
                                             L3                                                                                                               parents attending
                                                                                                                                                              conferences




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2.3 An            2.3.1 Continued          I1,   1,   1,3   Redelivery    Subs for       Curriculum      2009-ongoing   Writing       Writing            State Writing
increase in the   implementation of        I2,   2,         of training   teacher        Directors                      Portfolios    portfolios, 5X5s   Assessment
number of 3rd,    Literacy Collaborative   I3,   5          on New        release,       Laura Pope,
5th , and 8th     Framework, Continued     C1,              Writing       LC/ILC         Tammie
grade students    implementation of        C2,              Assessment,   Ongoing        Smith and
scoring in        Writing to Win           C3,              Continued     courses (T-    Kechia
meets and         strategies               A1,              implementat   I $1,200)      Graves,
exceeds on the                             A2,              ion of                       Principals,
Georgia                                    A3,              LC/ILC                       District
Writing                                    PO               Framework                    LC/ILC
Assessment                                 2,                (T-IIA -                    Trainer –
                                           PO               $15,000)                     Jane Jones,
                                           3                                             Site Based
                                                                                         Literacy
                                                                                         Coordinators
                  2.3.3 Continued          I1,   1,   1,3   ELA unit      Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing        Units, maps   Curriculum         State mandated
                  implementation of        I2,   2,         revisions     teacher        Coaches,                                     documents          assessments
                  Georgia Performance      I3,   5          (no cost      release T-I-   Curriculum
                  Writing Standards        C1,              involved)     $1,500, T-     Directors
                                           C2,                            II - see
                                           C3,                            2.1.12)
                                           A1,
                                           A2,
                                           A3,
                                           PO
                                           2,
                                           PO
                                           3




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2.3.4 Annual Revision   I1,   1,   1,3   ELA unit    Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing   Units, maps   Curriculum   State mandated
of ELA Units based on   I2,   2,         revisions   teacher        Coaches,                                documents    assessments
performance data        I3,   5          (no cost    release T-I,   Curriculum
                        C1,              involved)   $1,500, T-     Directors
                        C2,                          IIA- see
                        C3,                          2.1.12)
                        A1,
                        A2,
                        A3,
                        PO
                        2,
                        PO
                        3
2.4.2 Continued         I1,   1,   1,3   ELA unit    Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing   Units, maps   Curriculum   State mandated
implementation of       I2,   2,         revisions   teacher        Coaches,                                documents    assessments
Georgia Performance     I3,   5          (no cost    release T-I,   Curriculum
Writing Standards       C1,              involved)   $1,500, T-     Directors
                        C2,                          IIA-see
                        C3,                          2.1.12)
                        A1,
                        A2,
                        A3,
                        PO
                        2,
                        PO
                        3




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                    2.4.3 Annual Revision     I1,   1,   1,3   ELA unit       Subs for       Instructional   Ongoing        Units, maps        Curriculum       State mandated
                    of ELA Units based on     I2,   2,         revisions      teacher        Coaches,                                          documents        assessments
                    performance data          I3,   5          (no cost       release T-I-   Curriculum
                                              C1,              involved)      $1,500, T-     Directors
                                              C2,                             IIA-see
                                              C3,                             2.1.12)
                                              A1,
                                              A2,
                                              A3,
                                              PO
                                              2,
                                              PO
                                              3
2.5 The             2.5.1 Identify            C1,   1,   1,3   As needed      Software       Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of           Curriculum       Levels of
system will         appropriate software to   C2,   2,         according to   license        Technology                     integration into   documents, 8th   proficiency
require             support the               C3,   5          Professional   (SPLOST,       Director –                     GPS units, 8th     Grade            reported on
students to use     development of            I1,              Learning       $55,000)       Dana Spurlin                   Grade              Proficiency      assessment.
technology in       technology skills for     I2,              Needs                                                        Proficiency        Assessment,
acquiring           students in grades K-     I3,              Assessment                                                   Assessment         School Media
knowledge and       12.                       A1,              (SPLOST,                                                                        Fairs
skills across all                             A2,              $55,000)
curriculum                                    A3,
areas and                                     PO
grade levels                                  2
                    2.5.2 Support             C1,   1,   1,3   As needed      Software       Technology      2009/ongoing   Level of           Curriculum       Levels of
                    implementation of GPS     C2,   2,         according to   license        Director –                     integration into   documents, 8th   proficiency
                    Technology Integration    C3,   5          Professional   (SPLOST,       Dana Spurlin                   GPS units, 8th     Grade            reported on
                    standards by ensuring     I1,              Learning       $55,000),                                     Grade              Proficiency      assessment, DOE
                    the availability of       I2,              Needs          Hardware                                      Proficiency        Assessment,      Annual Hardware
                    technology resources to   I3,              Assessment     (SPLOST,                                      Assessment,        School Media     Survey
                    all students and staff    A1,              (SPLOST,       $500,000)                                     DOE Annual         Fairs, DOE
                    regardless of program,    A2,              $55,000)                                                     Hardware           Annual
                    with adaptations and      A3,                                                                           Survey             Hardware
                    additions as needed for   PO                                                                                               Survey
                    those with disabilities   2
                    and special needs.


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 Annual Measurable Objective(s): All students will be taught by highly qualified teachers:
                                                                            Resources
                                                                                 or                                                             Means of
       Performance Goal




                                                                                            Person or
                                                             Professiona    Materials                                                          Evaluation




                                                        NCLB Goal #

                                                                      IDEA Goal #
                                                                                             Position                       Timeline for
                                                             l Learning       Needed                                                          (What will be
                   Actions/Strategies/                                                     Responsible                     Implementatio                        Monitoring of       Evidence of




                                                  GSS
                                                               (Include       (Include                                                       used to evaluate
                    Interventions or                                                           for                          n (Plan should                      Intervention      Impact (Student
                                                               funding        funding                                                           the action,
                        Programs                                                           Monitoring                        include 2-3                         (Artifacts)       Learning Data)
                                                              source and       source,                                                           strategy,
                                                                                               and                              years)
                                                                 cost)        funding                                                        intervention, or
                                                                                           Evaluation
                                                                             cycle and                                                          program?)
                                                                                cost)
3.1 Recruit and 3.1.1 Continue to use    L3     3      4    GASPA and Recruitmen Director of                               2009/ongoing      TeachGeorgia.or    TeachGeorgia.or   Number of highly
hire highly      and expand online                          AASPA          t supplies      Human                                             g website,         g website,        qualified teachers
qualified        application process.                       conferences    (folders,       Resources –                                       Number of          Number of         hired.
teachers and                                                and            applications Kevin                                                Applications       Applications
paraprofessional                                            workshops.     , brochures) Dobard
s.                                                          Title I and    (T-IIA,
                                                            II-A           $500 )
                                                            conferences
                                                            and
                                                            workshops.
                                                            College
                                                            campus
                                                            visits.
                                                            (T-IIA,
                                                            $2,000 )
                          3.1.2 Monitor all new   L3    3             4             (no cost    (no cost     Director of   2009/ongoing      Hi-Q report        Hi-Q report       Number of highly
                          hire High-Q status.                                       involved)   involved)    Human                                                                qualified teachers
                                                                                                             Resources –                                                          hired.
                                                                                                             Kevin
                                                                                                             Dobard




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                     3.1.3 Promote the “grow     L3   3   4   GASPA and     (no cost     Director of   2009/ongoing   Hi-Q report   Hi-Q report   Number of highly
                     your own” recruitment                    AASPA         involved)    Human                                                    qualified teachers
                     process                                  conferences                Resources –                                              hired.
                                                              and                        Kevin
                                                              workshops.                 Dobard
                                                              Title I and
                                                              II-A
                                                              conferences
                                                              and
                                                              workshops.

3.2 Increase by      3.2.1 Advise teachers on    L3   3   4   GACE          Required     Director of   2009/ongoing   Hi-Q report   Hi-Q report   Percentage of
10% the number       a regular basis regarding                study         course       Human                                                    teachers passing
of Special           coursework and GACE                      session and   materials    Resources –                                              the GACE.
Education            needs.                                   guides        (T-IIA,      Kevin
teachers whose                                                (T-IIA,       $2000)       Dobard
certification will                                            $500)
allow them to be
the teacher of
record.
                     3.2.2 Monitor               L3   3   4   (no cost      (no cost     Director of   2009/ongoing   Hi-Q report   Hi-Q report   Retention of
                     placement in the                         involved)     involved)    Human                                                    teachers and
                     teaching assignments.                                               Resources –                                              administrators.
                                                                                         Kevin
                                                                                         Dobard




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 Annual Measurable Objective(s): School environments will be conducive to teaching and learning by being safe, disciplined and drug-free.
                                                                        Resources
                                                                             or                                             Means of
      Performance Goal




                                                                                      Person or
                                                          Professiona Materials                                            Evaluation




                                                NCLB Goal #

                                                              IDEA Goal #
                                                                                       Position       Timeline for
                                                           l Learning     Needed                                          (What will be
                  Actions/Strategies/                                                 Responsibl    Implementatio                           Monitoring of        Evidence of


                                          GSS
                                                             (Include     (Include                                      used to evaluate
                   Interventions or                                                      e for       n (Plan should                         Intervention       Impact (Student
                                                             funding      funding                                           the action,
                      Programs                                                       Monitoring        include 2-3                           (Artifacts)        Learning Data)
                                                           source and      source,                                           strategy,
                                                                                          and             years)
                                                               cost)      funding                                        intervention, or
                                                                                      Evaluation
                                                                         cycle and                                          program?)
                                                                            cost)
4.1 The number 4.1.1 Continue zero      SC    4    3      (no cost      (no cost     Principals     2009/ongoing        Student Data        Discipline         Reduction of
of weapons     tolerance policy         1.S               involved)     involved)                                       Record              records from       number of
related                                 C2                                                                                                  annual Student     students placed in
disciplinary                                                                                                                                Data Record        OSS or
incidents will                                                                                                                              reports            alternative
be zero.                                                                                                                                                       school.
4.2 The        4.2.1 Implementation     SC    4    3      (no cost      (no cost     SDFS           2009/ongoing        Student Data        Discipline         Reduction of
number of      of Danger Zone:          1,                involved)     involved)    Coordinator                        Record              records from       number of
alcohol,       Steering Clear of Drugs  SC                                           – Gina Cox                                             annual Student     students placed in
tobacco, and   in K-3.                  2                                                                                                   Data Record        OSS or
drug-related                                                                                                                                reports, Georgia   alternative
related                                                                                                                                     Health Survey      school.
disciplinary
incidents will
decrease 2%
annually.
               4.2.2 Implementation of SC     4    3      (no cost      (no cost     SDFS           2009/ongoing        Student Data        Discipline         Reduction of
               Gateway to Drugs in 4-   1,                involved)     involved)    Coordinator                        Record              records from       number of
               6.                       SC                                           – Gina Cox                                             annual Student     students placed in
                                        2                                                                                                   Data Record        OSS or
                                                                                                                                            reports, Georgia   alternative
                                                                                                                                            Health Survey      school.



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                  4.2.3 Continue            SC   4   3   (no cost    (no cost     SDFS          2009/ongoing   Student Data     Discipline         Reduction of
                  implementation of “Life   1,           involved)   involved)    Coordinator                  Record           records from       number of
                  Skills” curriculum in     SC                                    – Gina Cox                                    annual Student     students placed in
                  grades 7-12.              2                                                                                   Data Record        OSS or
                                                                                                                                reports, Georgia   alternative
                                                                                                                                Health Survey      school.
4.3 The           4.3.1 Implementation      SC   4   3   (no cost    Red          SDFS          2009/ongoing   Georgia Health   Discipline         Reduction of
students who      of Danger Zone:           1,           involved)   Ribbon       Coordinator                  Survey           records from       number of
self-report the   Steering Clear of Drugs   SC                       Week         – Gina Cox                                    annual Student     students placed in
use of alcohol,   in K-3.                   2                        Materials                                                  Data Record        OSS or
tobacco, and                                                         (T-IV,                                                     reports, Georgia   alternative
drugs in grades                                                      $5500)                                                     Health Survey      school.
five, eight and
ten will
decrease two
percent
annually.
                  4.3.2 Implementation      SC   4   3   (no cost    (no cost     SDFS          2009/ongoing   Georgia Health   Discipline         Reduction of
                  of Gateway to Drugs in    1,           involved)   involved)    Coordinator                  Survey           records from       number of
                  4-6.                      SC                                    – Gina Cox                                    annual Student     students placed in
                                            2                                                                                   Data Record        OSS or
                                                                                                                                reports, Georgia   alternative
                                                                                                                                Health Survey      school.
                  4.3.3 Continue            SC   4   3   (no cost    (no cost     SDFS          2009/ongoing   Georgia Health   Discipline         Reduction of
                  implementation of “Life   1,           involved)   involved)    Coordinator                  Survey           records from       number of
                  Skills” curriculum in     SC                                    – Gina Cox                                    annual Student     students placed in
                  grades 7-12.              2                                                                                   Data Record        OSS or
                                                                                                                                reports, Georgia   alternative
                                                                                                                                Health Survey      school.




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4.4 Implement    4.4.1 Continue              SC   4    3     (no cost      (no cost     SDFS           2009/ongoing   Georgia Health   Discipline         Reduction of
high quality     implementation of           1,              involved)     involved)    Coordinator                   Survey           records from       number of
violence         “Second Steps”              SC                                         – Gina Cox                                     annual Student     students placed in
prevention       program in grades K-6.      2                                                                                         Data Record        OSS or
programs and a                                                                                                                         reports, Georgia   alternative
progressive                                                                                                                            Health Survey      school.
discipline
system.
                 4.4.2 Implement             SC   4    3     (no cost      (no cost     Joey Woods     2009/ongoing   Student Data     Student Data       Decrease in gang
                 GREAT (Gang                 1,              involved)     involved)    and SDFS                      Record           Record             related incidents
                 Resistance Education        SC                                         Coordinator                                                       reported.
                 and Training) program       2                                          – Gina Cox
                 in grade 7.
                 4.4.3 Implementation of     SC   4    3     (no cost      (no cost                    2009/ongoing   Student Data     Student Data       Reduction in
                 Alderman Discipline         1,              involved)     involved)                                  Record           Record             student discipline
                 strategies in grades K-6.   SC                                                                                                           referrals.
                                             2
                 4.4.4 Development and       SC   1,   1,2   Leadership    7 Habits     RESA           2009/ongoing   Implementation   Site Based         Student
                 Implementation of           1,   2,   ,3    GPS           of Highly    Consultants,                  of the           Professional       achievement
                 Pyramid of Intervention     SC   5          training,     Effective    Building                      intervention     Learning Plans
                                             2               Site-Based    Teens        Administrat                   strategies
                                                             Redelivery    Books (T-    ors
                                                             of training   IV,
                                                             (no cost      $14,000)
                                                             involved)

                 4.4.5 Continue current      SC   4    3     (no cost      (no cost     SDFS           2009/ongoing   Student Data     Student Data       Reduction in
                 system student code of      1,              involved)     involved)    Coordinator                   Record           Record             student discipline
                 conduct.                    SC                                         – Gina Cox                                                        referrals.
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4.5 All          4.5.1 Expansion of         SC   4   3   Redelivery    (no cost     SDFS          2009/ongoing   Student Data   Student Data   Reduction in
students will    “Talk about Touching”      1,           of training   involved)    Coordinator                  Record         Record         student discipline
learn personal   program from               SC           to                         – Gina Cox                                                 referrals.
safety skills.   Kindergarten into Grade    2            Counselors
                 1.                                      (no cost
                                                         involved)
                 4.5.2 Implementation of    SC   4   3   (no cost      (no cost     SDFS          2009/ongoing   Student Data   Student Data   Reduction in
                 “Flirting or Hurting” in   1,           involved)     involved)    Coordinator                  Record         Record         student discipline
                 Grade 6.                   SC                                      – Gina Cox                                                 referrals.
                                            2
                 4.5.3 Implementation of    SC   4   3   (no cost      (no cost     SDFS          2009/ongoing   Student Data   Student Data   Reduction in
                 “Talking about Sexual      1,           involved)     involved)    Coordinator                  Record         Record         student discipline
                 Harassment” in Grades      SC                                      – Gina Cox                                                 referrals.
                 7 &8.                      2




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 Annual Measurable Objective(s): Increase the graduation rate in accordance with Adequate Yearly Progress benchmarks:
                                                                        Resources
                                                                             or                                       Means of
     Performance Goal




                                                                                     Person or
                                                         Professiona Materials                                       Evaluation




                                               NCLB Goal #

                                                             IDEA Goal #
                                                                                      Position     Timeline for
                                                          l Learning      Needed                                    (What will be
                 Actions/Strategies/                                                Responsibl    Implementatio                       Monitoring of        Evidence of


                                         GSS
                                                            (Include      (Include                                 used to evaluate
                   Interventions or                                                     e for      n (Plan should                     Intervention       Impact (Student
                                                            funding       funding                                     the action,
                       Programs                                                     Monitoring      include 2-3                        (Artifacts)        Learning Data)
                                                          source and       source,                                     strategy,
                                                                                        and            years)
                                                              cost)       funding                                  intervention, or
                                                                                    Evaluation
                                                                         cycle and                                    program?)
                                                                            cost)
5.1 The        5.1.1 Implementation    I1,    1,   1,3 NovaNet          NovaNet     Alternative   2009/ongoing    NovaNet             Student Progress   State Mandated
number of      of alternative school   I2,    2,         training,      ports,      Ed Director                   progress reports,   Reports            Assessments,
students who during the regular        I3,    5          LFS            PACE        – Tommie                      5x5 monitoring,                        Benchmark
graduate from school day in 6-12.      PO                instructional instruction Dopson                         GTOI                                   Assessments,
high school                            3,                strategies     al                                        evaluations                            IEPs, Increased
will increase                          C1,               (no cost       materials,                                                                       graduation rate
in accordance                          C2,               involved)      Adopted
with annual                            C3                               curriculum
AYP intervals.                                                          (Alternativ
                                                                        e Ed
                                                                        funds,
                                                                        $60,000)
                                                                        Special Ed
                                                                        VI-B
                                                                        $12,000;P
                                                                        L$$750;
                                                                        T-IIA
                                                                        $750, T-
                                                                        III)




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5.1.2 Implementation        I1,   1,   1,3   NovaNet         NovaNet       Alternative   2009/ongoing   NovaNet             NovaNet             State Mandated
of Credit Recovery          I2,   2,         training,       ports,        Ed Director                  progress reports,   progress reports,   Assessments,
during the regular          I3,   5          LFS             PACE          – Tommie                     Student Progress    Student Progress    Benchmark
school day for 10-12        PO               instructional   instruction   Dopson,                      Reports.            Reports.            Assessments,
and after hours for 9-12.   3,               strategies      al            Principal-                   Benchmark           Benchmark           IEPs, Increased
                            C1,              (no cost        materials,    Dr. Willie                   assessment          assessment          graduation rate
                            C2,              involved)       Adopted       Miles,
                            C3                               curriculum    Graduation
                                                             (see 5.1.1)   Specialist-
                                                                           Carol Bell,
                                                                           High School
                                                                           Assistant
                                                                           Principal
                                                                           LaShonda
                                                                           Flanders
5.1.3 Provide services      PO    1,   1,3   DOE             Travel        Principals,   2009/ongoing   Student 4 year      Leadership          Graduation Rate
of a Graduation             2,    2,         Training        expenses      Graduation                   plan, Graduation    Team minutes,
Specialist                  I3,   5          (no cost        (Professio    Specialist-                  Specialist school   Student 4 year
                            SF               involved)       nal           Carol Bell,                  implementation      plan, Graduation
                            CS                               Learning-     Student                      plan                Specialist school
                            1,                               $1,500, T-    Services                                         implementation
                            SF                               IIA-          Coordinator                                      plan
                            CS                               $1,500)       – Gina Cox
                            2,
                            SF
                            CS
                            3
5.1.4 SWD will be           C1,   1,   1     Ongoing         Coaches       Principals,   2009/ongoing   December Full       Student IEPs        Number of
educated to the             C2,   5          professional    and           Special                      Time Equivalent                         students meeting
maximum extent              C3,              learning for    workshop      Education                    Count                                   IEP goals.
possible in the general     I1,              current and     presenters    Director –
education classroom         I2,              new staff       (Special      Joy West,
                            I3,              members         Ed T-VIB,     Curriculum
                            SC               (Special Ed     $20,000)      Staff
                            1                T-VIB,
                                             $3000)


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5.1.5 11th & 12th grade     C1,   1,   1     Moultrie       (no cost     Alternative   2009/ongoing   Course            Student Data    Graduation rate.
alternative education       C2,   5          Technical      involved)    Ed Director                  enrollment        Record
students will participate   C3,              College                     – Tommie
in dual enrollment at       I1,              Parent                      Dopson,
Moultrie Technical          I2,              Orientation                 Moultrie
College                     I3,              (no cost                    Tech –
                            SC               involved)                   Shawn
                            1                                            Utley
5.1.6 Implementation        C1,   1,   1,3   GPS            (no cost     Principal –   2009/ongoing   GHSGT scores      GHSGT scores    GHSGT scores,
of an annual school-        C2,   2,         training,      involved)    Dr. Willie                                                     Graduation rate
wide GHSGT review.          C3,   5          Site-Based                  Miles
                            I1,              Professional
                            I2,              Learning
                            I3,              (no cost
                            A1,              involved)
                            A2,
                            A3
5.1.7 Continuation of       C1,   1,   1,3   GPS            GHSGT        Principal –   2009/ongoing   Past GHSGT        GHSGT scores,   GHSGT scores,
GHSGT prep course           C2,   2,         training,      study        Dr. Willie                   scores (12th),    Classroom       Graduation rate
and GHSGT review            C3,   5          Site-Based     guides       Miles                        Course Pre-Test   assessment
sessions                    I1,              Professional   (School                                   and Post-Test
                            I2,              Learning       QBE                                       (11th), Student
                            I3,              (no cost       Allotment,                                Transcripts
                            A1,              involved)      $1,500)
                            A2,
                            A3




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 Annual Measurable Objective(s): Technology will be used to promote equity among all students and staff, enhance the learning environment, and empower all students to
 be self-directed, lifelong learners who can retrieve, process, and manage information and resources in a global community:
       Specific Academic Areas within Content (i.e., domains) and Subgroups (i.e., Special Education, LEP, etc.) to Address (based on analysis of the Comprehensive
           Plan (NCLB Descriptors) information, the AYP Report, and Performance Data from the Profile over the last three years).

     Unless otherwise specified, all figures are monthly or annual estimated amounts.
                                                                                                  Resources
                                                                                                       or                                           Means of
       Performance Goal




                                                                                                                Person or
                                                        NCLB Goal #                 Professiona   Materials                                        Evaluation

                                                                      IDEA Goal #
                                                                                                                 Position       Timeline for
                                                                                    l Learning      Needed                                        (What will be
                          Actions/Strategies/                                                                   Responsibl     Implementatio                         Monitoring of       Evidence of
                                                  GSS



                                                                                      (Include      (Include                                     used to evaluate
                           Interventions or                                                                       e for         n (Plan should                       Intervention      Impact (Student
                                                                                      funding       funding                                         the action,
                              Programs                                                                          Monitoring       include 2-3                          (Artifacts)       Learning Data)
                                                                                     source and      source,                                         strategy,
                                                                                                                   and              years)
                                                                                        cost)       funding                                      intervention, or
                                                                                                                Evaluation
                                                                                                   cycle and                                        program?)
                                                                                                      cost)
6.1 Students              6.1.1 Continued        C1,    1,            1,3           Pearson       Substitute    Curriculum     2009/ongoing      SuccessMaker        SuccessMaker      CRCT results
will use in-              implementation of      C2,    2,                          Digital       for teacher   Director-                        reports, mid- and   reports, mid-
house and                 Pearson Digital        C3,    5                           Learning      release,      Laura Pope,                      end-of-year         and end-of-year
online                    Learning’s             I1,                                Consultant-   contracted    Principals                       reports             reports
technologies to           SuccessMaker           I2,                                Brenda        consultant    and teachers
enhance their             software in grades     I3,                                Anderson      days. (T-
learning                  K-6.                   A1,                                (T-I-         1-$1,500)
opportunities.            (Instructional Uses)   A2,                                $14,000)
                                                 A3,
                                                 PO
                                                 2




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6.1.2                   C1,   1,   1,3   ALS            Instruction   Instructional   2009/ongoing   ALS             ALS             State Mandated
Implementation of       C2,   2,         Training       al            Technology                     benchmarks      benchmarks      Assessments
A+LS assessment         C3,   5          Consultant     Modules       Director –
and instructional       I1,              (Professiona   (Medicaid     Dana
software to monitor     I2,              l Learning -   $7,000)       Spurlin,
student progress on     I3,              $1,000, T-                   Curriculum
attainment of           A1,              IIA-$1,000)                  Director-
curriculum              A2,                                           Kechia
standards.              A3,                                           Graves,
(Instructional Uses)    PO                                            Principals
                        2                                             and teachers
6.1.3     Utilization   A1,   1,   1,3   Consultant     Testing       Principals,     2009/ongoing   Disaggregated   GTOI, student   State Mandated
          of testing    A2,   2,         (no cost       software      Curriculum                     data and re-    achievement     Assessments
          software.     A3,   3          involved)      (Special      staff                          rostering of    goals
(Instructional Uses)                                    Ed VI-B,                                     classes
                                                        $12,000)
6.1.4 Utilization of    C1,   1,   1,2   As needed      Hardware      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Annual DOE      Annual DOE      Teacher
teacher workstations    C2,   2,   ,3    according to   Leases        Technology                     Hardware        Hardware        Generated
for classroom           C3,   5          Professional   (SPLOST,      Director –                     Survey, 5x5s    Survey, 5x5s    Reports
instruction in core     I1,              Learning       $500,000)     Dana
academic and            I2,              Needs                        Spurlin,
special population      A1,              Assessment                   Principals
classes.                A2,              (no cost
(Access to              A3,              involved)
Technology)             PO
                        3




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6.1.5 Utilize student    C1,   1,   1,2   As needed      Hardware      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Annual DOE      Annual DOE        8th Grade
workstations (1          C2,   2,   ,3    according to   Leases        Technology                     Hardware        Hardware          Technology
computer : 5             C3,   5          Professional   (see 6.1.4)   Director –                     Survey, 5x5s    Survey, 5x5s      Literacy
students) in core        I1,              Learning                     Dana                                                             Assessment
academic and             I2,              Needs                        Spurlin,
special population       I3,              Assessment                   Principals
classes.                 A1,              (no cost
(Access to               A2,              involved)
Technology)              A3,
                         PO
                         3
6.1.6 Utilize            C1,   1,   1,2   As needed      Hardware      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Annual DOE      Annual DOE        8th Grade
computer labs K-12       C2,   2,   ,3    according to   Leases        Technology                     Hardware        Hardware          Technology
for delivery of core     C3,   5          Professional   (see 6.1.4)   Director –                     Survey, 5x5s    Survey, 5x5s      Literacy
curriculum software.     I1,              Learning                     Dana                                                             Assessment, State
(Instructional Uses      I2,              Needs                        Spurlin,                                                         mandated
and Access to            A1,              Assessment                   Principals                                                       assessments
Technology)              A2,              (no cost
                         A3,              involved)
                         PO
                         3
6.1.7 Continue and       A1,   1,   1,3   DOE or         (no cost      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Use of online   Benchmark tests   State Mandated
expand the use of        A2,   2,         RESA           involved)     Technology                     applications                      Assessments
online assessment        A3,   3          Training and                 Director –
systems, SAT                              Site Based                   Dana
online, and other test                    Redelivery                   Spurlin,
preparation software                      (no cost                     Principals,
packages to increase                      involved)                    Student
student scores on                                                      Services
state mandated tests.                                                  Coordinator
(Instructional Uses,                                                   – Gina Cox,
Administrative                                                         Counselors
Uses)                                                                  and SAT
                                                                       Site
                                                                       Coordinator



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6.1.8 Identify          C1,   1,   1,3   As needed      Software      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of           Curriculum       Levels of
appropriate software    C2,   2,         according to   license       Technology                     integration into   documents, 8th   proficiency
to support the          C3,   5          Professional   (SPLOST,      Director –                     GPS units, 8th     Grade            reported on
development of          I1,              Learning       $55,000)      Dana                           Grade              Proficiency      assessment.
technology skills for   I2,              Needs                        Spurlin                        Proficiency        Assessment,
students.               I3,              Assessment                                                  Assessment         School Media
(Instructional Uses)    A1,              (SPLOST,                                                                       Fairs
                        A2,              $55,000)
                        A3,
                        PO
                        2
6.1.9 Support           C1,   1,   1,3   As needed      Software      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Level of           Curriculum       Levels of
instruction of GPS      C2,   2,         according to   license       Technology                     integration into   documents, 8th   proficiency
Technology              C3,   5          Professional   (see          Director –                     GPS units, 8th     Grade            reported on
Integration standards   I1,              Learning       6.1.8),       Dana                           Grade              Proficiency      assessment, DOE
by ensuring the         I2,              Needs          Hardware      Spurlin                        Proficiency        Assessment,      Annual Hardware
availability of         I3,              Assessment     Leases                                       Assessment,        School Media     Survey
technology              A1,              (SPLOST,       (see 6.1.4)                                  DOE Annual         Fairs, DOE
resources to all        A2,              $55,000)                                                    Hardware           Annual
students regardless     A3,                                                                          Survey             Hardware
of program, with        PO                                                                                              Survey
adaptations and         2
additions as needed
for those with
disabilities and
special needs.
(Access to
Technology)




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6.2 The number    6.2.1 Assessment of       PL   3   4   As needed      (no cost      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Assess Online     Georgia
of staff          all certified staff for   1,           according to   involved)     Technology                     Scores, Georgia   Professional
members using     satisfying the state      PL           Professional                 Director –                     Professional      Standards
technology in     technology                2,           Learning                     Dana                           Standards         Commission
their daily job   requirement for           PL           Needs                        Spurlin,                       Commission        data
performance       basic technology          3            Assessment                   Director of                    data
will increase.    literacy.                              (no cost                     Human
                  (Administrative                        involved)                    Resources –
                  Uses)                                                               Kevin
                                                                                      Dobard
                  6.2.2 Continue            L2           (no cost       (no cost      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Use of online     Use of online
                  implementation of                      involved)      involved)     Technology                     forms             forms
                  online electronic                                                   Director –
                  forms for system-                                                   Dana
                  wide completion of                                                  Spurlin
                  required documents
                  (i.e., leave forms,
                  expense
                  reimbursement,
                  purchase orders,
                  etc.)
                  (Administrative
                  Uses)

                  6.2.3 Ensure              L2           As needed      Software      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Staff computer    Staff computer
                  availability of                        according to   license       Technology                     usage survey      usage survey
                  technology                             Professional   (see          Director –
                  resources to all staff.                Learning       6.1.8),       Dana
                  (Access to                             Needs          Hardware      Spurlin
                  Technology)                            Assessment     Leases
                                                         (no cost       (see 6.1.4)
                                                         involved)




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6.3 Increase the   6.3.1 Utilize          I2,   1,   1,2   Consultant,     Software      Instructional   2009/ongoing   Student IEPs,    Student IEPs,    State Mandated
use of assistive   assistive and          I3,   2,   ,3    Conferences     license as    Technology                     ACCESS Test,     ACCESS Test      tests
and diagnostic     diagnostic             PL    5          , Software      needed        Director –                     State Mandated
technology of      software/resources     2,               training        (Special      Dana                           tests
targeted           to increase student    A1,              (Special Ed     Ed T-VIB,     Spurlin,
subgroups.         achievement among      A2,              T-VIB,          $1,500, T-    Special
                   special education      A3               $5,000, T-      III-$1,000)   Education
                   students,                               III , $1,000)                 Director –
                   economically                                                          Joy West,
                   disadvantaged                                                         ELL
                   students, and ELL to                                                  Director –
                   determine                                                             Tammie
                   appropriate                                                           Smith
                   instructional
                   software to be
                   provided for ELL
                   students to increase
                   student achievement.
                   (Instructional Uses,
                   Access to
                   Technology)

6.4 The system     6.4.1 Maintain and     L2,              Software        Maintenan     Instructional   2009/ongoing   State Mandated   State Mandated
will support a     support all                             Maintenanc      ce and        Technology                     Reporting        Reporting
comprehensive      administrative                          e&              Support       Director –                     (GSSIS, CPI,     (GSSIS, CPI,
information        software and data                       Training,       Fees          Dana                           FTE, Student     FTE, Student
management         collection functions                    DOE             (General      Spurlin                        Data Record)     Data Record)
system.            (i.e. Schoolmax,                        Workshops,      Fund
                   CPI, FTE, Student                       State SIS       $16,000)
                   Data Record)                            Conference
                   (Administrative                         (Professiona
                   Uses)                                   l Learning,
                                                           $5,000)




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6.4.2 Maintain web      SF   (no cost    (no cost    Instructional   2009/ongoing   Counter on         Posted web
pages to provide:       CS   involved)   involved)   Technology                     system web page    pages:
      Student          1,                           Director –                     recording          http://www.tifts
          data access   SF                           Dana                           number of visits   chools.com,
          (attendanc    CS                           Spurlin                        to site.           http://schoolmax
          e and         3,                                                                             .tiftschools.com,
          grades)       L2                                                                             http://schoolmax
      Teacher                                                                                         .tiftschools.com/
          data access                                                                                  icue,
      School                                                                                          http://iparent.tift
          office data                                                                                  schools.com
          access                                                                                       http://schoolmax
      Central                                                                                         .tiftschools.com/
          Office data                                                                                  reportmax
          access
      Communit
          y data
          access
      Parent
          informatio
          n and ideas
      Calendars
(Administrative
Uses,
Parent/Community
Uses, System
Readiness)




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                  6.4.3 Continue        L2   (no cost    Site         Instructional   2009/ongoing   Use of online   Number of
                  implementation of          involved)   License      Technology                     application     maintenance and
                  online application                     (SPLOST,     Director –                                     technology
                  for submission of                      $2100)       Dana                                           requests;
                  technology and                                      Spurlin,                                       software reports
                  maintenance                                         Director of
                  requests.                                           Operations
                  (Administrative                                     – William
                  Uses)                                               Dasher

6.5 The system    6.5.1 Continued                        Annual       Technology      2009/ongoing
will support a    implementation of                      Technical    Services
VOIP phone        VOIP Phone System                      Support      Director –
system            (Administrative                        (Local and   Harris
                  Uses,                                  E-Rate -     Tucker
                  Parent/Community                       $10,000
                  Uses, System                           annually,
                  Readiness)                             estimated
                                                         cost)

6.6 Replace all   6.6.1 Expand                           Monthly      Instructional   2009/ongoing
school radio      implementation of                      Service      Technology
systems with      cell phone/instant                     (Local and   Director –
cell              linc phones system-                    E-Rate -     Dana
phone/instant     wide with system-                      $2500,       Spurlin
linc phones.      wide talk group.                       monthly
                  (Administrative                        estimated
                  Uses,                                  cost)
                  Parent/Community
                  Uses, System
                  Readiness)




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Communication and Marketing


The public relations/communications team is responsible for maintaining effective
communications within Tift County Schools. It also serves parents and other members of the
community and the news media by delivering clear, timely and accurate information about TCS.
We communicate the objectives and accomplishments of TCS so that the public effectively
understands district functions and goals.

The public relations/communications staff encourages and coordinates news coverage with
media, arranges staff interviews and provides responses to requests for information to promote
full public understanding of TCS issues, policies and accomplishments.

Goal

In order to support the mission and goals of TCS, the public relations/communications department will effectively
and consistently engage stakeholders to raise public awareness about TCS excellence, improve community support
of public education and enhance parental involvement.

Strategies

       Strengthen the TCS brand by using a uniform, integrated and cohesive marketing approach that creates
        value and positions TCS as the system of choice among core audiences.
       Deliver news and positive messages to core audiences (internal and external) while ensuring the accuracy
        of information to our publics.
       Build capacity among schools to improve school-to-home communications.
       Assess and evaluate barriers to parental involvement and engage parents in support of student achievement.
       Engage the community in educational success.
       Measure and monitor core audience satisfaction and public perception.

Tools

       District and school websites
       Newsletters (internal and external)
       Publications
       TCS-TV95
       Local TV channels




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Professional Development
The implementation of a comprehensive school improvement plan requires massive amounts of professional
learning opportunities to be successful. Teachers and other staff members must have abundant and continuing
training in new initiatives if those initiatives and strategies are to become a part of the school district’s way-of-
work. Without professional learning, well-intentioned changes will die from lack of understanding and support.
The Tift County Professional Learning Program works to collaborate all funding sources in support of the various
Tift County school improvement initiatives.

All instructional services and products are thoroughly evaluated on the bases of best practices with proven results.
Stakeholders solicit and review research statements of all program initiatives and support services.

From meetings with all stakeholders and after thorough evaluation of school improvement initiatives, the following
professional development needs were identified. These efforts support the major initiatives for school improvement.

Improvement of Reading/Writing
        Literacy Collaborative, Reading Recovery, Reading Endorsement certificate courses, Learning Focused
         Schools
        Implementation of Georgia Professional Standards (GPS)
        Review and development of district curricula, performance standards and benchmarks
        Mentoring program for teachers in the induction phase of the profession
        Evaluation of test data and development of test improvement strategies
Tift County Schools will continue professional development in Literacy Collaborative, Reading Endorsement,
Learning Focused Schools, and Reading Recovery.

Literacy Collaborative is a K-2 language arts initiative. In Literacy Collaborative classrooms, the majority of
instruction is based on careful observation of what students know and can do. The concept differs radically from
traditional instruction where the introduction of materials is based on the sequence listed in the teacher’s manual. In
traditional teaching, many students are introduced to materials they already know, while others struggle with
material that is much too difficult (Pinnell and McCarrier (1998). Pinnell and McCarrier (1998) state, “It is
important that instruction is not too simple or too difficult, yet offer challenges for the learner.”

Tift County’s commitment to the K-2 Literacy Collaborative program has brought great results for K-2 students.

Students in a Literacy Collaborative classroom participate in literacy activities for a 2½-3 hour literacy block each
day. Students participate in four types of reading and four types of writing during the block. The reading and
writing activities are as follows: Interactive Read Aloud, Independent Reading, Guided Reading, Literature Study,
Shared Writing, Guided Writing/Writing Workshop, Independent Writing, and Investigations.

The Intermediate Literacy Collaborative™ initiative was selected to raise the base of reading and writing
instruction for students in grades 3. Tift County fully implemented Literacy Collaborative during the 2003-2004-
school term to include grades K-3. The implementation and results have proven to be very productive and has led to
the expansion of the Intermediate Literacy Collaborative at grades 4-6. The Intermediate Literacy Collaborative™ is
a long-term professional development program designed to provide a comprehensive, school-wide approach to
literacy instruction in the intermediate grades. The goal of the program is to raise significantly the level of literacy
achievement of third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The Intermediate Literacy Collaborative™ developers
provide a dynamic framework for literacy lessons that build connections between reading and writing.

The Intermediate Literacy Collaborative™ framework for literacy lessons consists of a number of elements that
provide massive amounts of reading and writing. These authentic opportunities for reading and writing are arranged
on a continuum based on more or less teacher support. The teacher demonstrates some reading and writing tasks;
others are accomplished with the support of the teacher; a few are done independently by the child.

Students in an Intermediate Literacy Collaborative classroom participate in literacy activities for a 2½-3 hour
literacy block each day. Students participate in four types of reading and four types of writing activities during the
block. The reading and writing activities are as follows: Interactive Read Aloud, Independent Reading, Guided
Reading, Literature Study, Shared Writing, Guided Writing/Writing Workshop, Independent Writing, and
Investigations.


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Participation in both the Primary Literacy Collaborative and the Intermediate Literacy Collaborative™ develops
local capacity by training a building-level literacy coordinators. The literacy coordinators then assist the staff in
learning how to teach for skills and strategies within the applicable Literacy Collaborative™ framework. Both
initiatives require literacy coordinators to participate in on-going professional learning with the university affiliate.
Literacy coordinators, in turn, lead a year-long training course during the first year of a teacher’s training followed
by monthly professional development sessions in ensuing years.

Literacy Collaborative schools must meet university program evaluation requirements, which include collecting and
analyzing data and writing an annual report.

Reading Recovery is an early intervention reading program that Tift County has used since 1997. It involves a
trained Reading Recovery teacher working with individual students to diagnose and accelerate their specific reading
needs. Teachers work individually with four students for half the day and then return to regular primary classrooms
for the other half of their teaching day. It is Tift County’s goal that all K-1 teachers become Reading Recovery
trained teachers. Reading Recovery, teamed with Literacy Collaborative, is the primary reading/language arts
instructional model, which has produced outstanding student achievement results.

NCS Pearson- SuccessMaker Instructional Software is a well-known, time-proven piece of reading and math
software. Tift County Public Schools has had the software in its primary schools for several years. In 2000 Tift
County Board of Education committed almost one million dollars of SPLOST funds to purchase new hardware and
software for all grades 1-8 classrooms. The Board has maintained its commitment to this instructional software
program through its continued allocation of funds needed for hardware upgrades. Since the initial implementation
teachers and administrators have participated in on-going training lead by Pearson’s professional development staff.

Reading Endorsement - Elementary and Middle Grades language arts teachers have the opportunity to add the
Reading Endorsement to their teaching certificate through Valdosta State University. Reading Endorsement is a
teaching certificate endorsement offered by the Professional Standards Commission since summer 1999. Tift
County Public Schools first included it in its staff development offerings for 1999-2000. The system remains
committed in its support of this initiative for intermediate language arts teachers and will renew its commitment to
have teachers complete the nine semester-hour sequence in the district with professors from Valdosta State
University coming to Tifton to provide the instruction. Participants continue to be very pleased with the reading
strategies they learned and have successfully implemented these strategies in their classrooms. They each reported
positive gains in student achievement in reading comprehension because of the Reading Endorsement strategies.

Learning - Focused Schools initiative (Thompson, M. & Thompson, Jr., 2000) is based on the existing research
regarding Exemplary Practice and School-wide Reform. The practices described in the initiative are based on those
utilized in 90/90/90 schools: 90% of students receiving free/reduced meals; 90% minority population; and 90% of
students performing below grade level. The Learning Focused Schools strategies serve to help school personnel in
setting school-wide goals for improvement in student achievement.

Since 2001 the Tift County Public School System has focused on training, implementing, and monitoring of
Learning-focused schools strategies for teachers and administrators at grades four through twelve.

Site-based Learning-focused schools coaches are assigned to each 4-6 school with two additional coaches at the 7-
12 schools. These coaches support the implementation on learning-focused schools’ strategies by providing on-
going professional development, modeling and supporting teachers in the classroom.

Curriculum revision and standards development represents a comprehensive local effort to clearly identify the
knowledge, skills, and attitudes the System wants students to know and be able to do. The National Study of School
Evaluation (NSSE) model was adopted in the fall of 1999 as a model for mathematics curriculum evaluation and
revision and has resulted in the SACS Accreditation of all eleven schools. This extensive review along with the re-
writing of curriculum standards and performance benchmarks will continue as the new Georgia Performance
Standards are rolled out. Annual reviews will continue as standards are refined and as state mandated tests are
aligned to the new standards.

Test results disaggregation is a local effort to re-roster test results. Each principal re-rosters his/her school’s tests
results, compares gain scores, and confers with individual teachers. Scores are discussed in annual instructional
goals conferences with the superintendent, assistant superintendent for instruction, and principals. The focus is on
student achievement results. The re-rostering software and data disaggregation allow schools to determine exactly
where students are learning GPSs and CRCT objectives and where improvement is needed.



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To comply with the mandates in all Federal programs, the Tift County School system complies with the Principles
of Effectiveness by selecting and implementing scientifically and/or evidence-based practices and products that
target the assessed needs from all surveys including the SDFS survey. Professional Learning in the Principles of
Effectiveness for Safe and Drug Free Schools is an annual, ongoing effort that follows Title IVA guidelines and
includes all school faculty and staff as well as community members. Specific groups have been targeted include
Science and Health teachers responsible for implementing the Principles of Effectiveness for Safe and Drug Free
Schools who have been trained in specific research based programs including Botvin Life Skills, Second Steps,
Gateway to Drugs, The Danger Zone: Steering Clear of Drugs, and Get Real About Violence.

Tift County’s teachers participate in professional learning as aligned with nationally established criteria, as well as
instructional strategies that target QCC and GPS standards. Professional learning includes redelivery of State
Standards and curriculum revisions aligned to the new standards.

Technology Training is provided to all certified staff members in accordance with the state mandated Technology
Requirement. Contemporary software and modern hardware to increase student achievement via technology is
provided to assist teachers in meeting the GPS Technology Integration Standards. Network cabling, additional
hardware and Internet connectivity have been implemented through a combination of local, E-Rate, SPLOST, and
federal funds. Tift County Schools will use Federal and State funds to support continued teacher training in using
technology as an instructional tool. School personnel will receive technology training from district technology staff
members, a local college, Coastal Plains RESA, and a regional university.

Instructional strategies in the plan include the following:

    1.    Professional learning that provides many examples of effective technology-based strategies supports and
         enhances the curriculum and can provide a catalyst for fundamental change in the overall teaching and
         learning processes. Participating teachers learn basic technology skills while focusing on project-based
         activities that use Georgia’s Performance Standards.
    2.   Use of the Internet and multimedia resources in developing student projects
    3.   Regular practice in process writing skills across the curriculum will be assigned.
    4.   Students will use Writing Expeditions software on a regular basis to assist in development of writing skills.
    5.   Students will access, analyze, manipulate, and synthesize data through electronic sources.
    6.   Students will utilize the Internet for research, report construction, and problem solving to improve research
         and writing skills.
    7.   Modifications will be made to meet benchmarks based on regular evaluation of data.




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8th Grade Technology Literacy
During the 2008 – 2009 school year, 479 students (92.6%) completed the 8th Grade Technology Literacy
Assessment using an evaluation instrument created and administered through the Georgia Online Assessment
System. The results of this assessment show that fifty seven percent of our students minimally met the learning
objectives of this assessment.
An item analysis of this assessment revealed the top five areas of weakness for the entire population that participated
in this administration. Listed below are the objective, standards and the percentage that answered the question(s)
correctly.
Objective: Demonstrating a sound understanding and proficiency with basic operations and concepts.
        Standard 3: Identify appropriate file formats for a variety of applications.
         Question 4 (36%)
         Question 7 (41%)
        Standard 6: Identify characteristics that suggest that the computer system hardware or software might need
         to be upgraded.
         Question 8 (38%)
Objective: Practicing responsible use of technology systems, information, and software
        Standard 2: Describe possible consequences and costs related to unethical use of information and
         communication technologies.
         Question 27 (49%)
        Standard 6: Provide accurate citations when referencing information from outside sources in electronic
         reports.
         Question 12 (37%)
         Questions 30 (29%)
Objective: Using a variety of technology tools to collaborate and to communicate information and ideas effectively
to multiple
        Standard 1: Use a variety of telecommunication tools (e.g. email, discussion groups, IM, chat rooms, blots,
         video conferences, web conferences) or other online resources to collaborate interactively with peers,
         experts, and other audiences.
         Question 31(65%)
         Question 35 (39%)
         Question 37 (33%)
         Question 39 (22%)
Goal 6 of the Tift County Consolidated Application’s LEA Implementation Plan directly addresses the use of
technology by students at all grade levels. The other goals address technology through their imbedded application of
the Georgia Performance Standards. Through the access to the technology resources provided by the system and the
incorporation of the use of this technology as defined by the Implementation Plan, students will achieve the
technology proficiency desired. Specific goals defined for students and staff according to Goal 6 are:
FY10, 90% of our students will use in-house and online technologies to enhance their learning opportunities.

FY11, 95% of our students will use in-house and online technologies to enhance their learning opportunities.

FY12, 100% of our students will use in-house and online technologies to enhance their learning opportunities.

FY10, 80% of staff members will use technology in their daily job performance.

FY11, 80% of staff members will use technology in their daily job performance.

FY12, 80% of staff members will use technology in their daily job performance.


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FY10, 90% of our 8th Grade students will be assessed on technology literacy. 75% will be proficient according to
our system technology literacy standards.

FY11, 92% of our 8th Grade students will be assessed on technology literacy. 80% will be proficient according to
our system technology literacy standards.

FY12, 95% of our 8th Grade students will be assessed on technology literacy. 80% will be proficient according to
our system technology literacy standards




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APPENDICES




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Administrative Regulation                                                                 Descriptor Code: IFBG-R
Internet Acceptable Use



The purpose of computer and telecommunications technology in our schools is to support research, education, and
the use of technology as a tool for life-long learning. The use of computers and the Internet shall be guided by the
curriculum and the objectives of the Tift County Board of Education (TCBE), as well as the instructional needs of
the school community. Use of any other network accessed through the TCBE connection must comply with this
acceptable use policy.

The State of Georgia and the United States have promulgated laws governing the use of computers and related
technology. The Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act states that "Whoever intentionally and without
authorization, directly or indirectly accesses, alters, damages, destroys, or attempts to destroy any computer,
computer system, or computer network, or any computer software, program or data shall, upon conviction thereof,
be fined not more than $50,000.00 or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both." The U.S. copyright laws govern
the duplication of computer programs. By signing the Tift County Computer/Internet Access Agreement and using
the computer resources of Tift County School System, the user agrees to abide by the referenced Georgia law, any
and all other relevant laws of the United States and the State of Georgia, and the following guidelines and
regulations regarding the use of computers and the Internet developed by the Tift County Board of Education.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

The Internet is a worldwide network of computer networks to which several million individual computers are
connected. It is the largest scientific, research, and academic network in the world. A wide variety of organizations
participate in the Internet, including government agencies and departments, colleges and universities, non-profit
organizations, commercial institutions, and K-12 schools. The Internet allows for global communications between
individuals and/or groups, resource sharing, and information.

In order to match electronic resources as closely as possible to the approved system curriculum, classroom teachers
will review and evaluate Internet resources in order to offer "bookmarks" and menus of materials that comply with
Board guidelines. In this manner, staff will provide developmentally appropriate guidance to students as they make
use of telecommunications and electronic information resources to conduct research and other studies related to the
system curriculum. All students will be informed by staff of their rights and responsibilities as users of the system
network prior to gaining access to that network, either as an individual user or as a member of a class or group.

As much as possible, access to system information resources will be designed in ways that point students to those
resources that have been reviewed and evaluated prior to use. While students may be able to move beyond those
resources to others that have not been evaluated by staff, students shall be provided with guidelines and lists of
resources particularly suited to the learning objectives. Students may pursue electronic research independent of staff
supervision at school only if they have been granted parental permission and have submitted all required forms.
Permission is not transferable and may not be shared.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

      A. ACCEPTABLE USE

Access to the Internet is provided for educational purposes and research consistent with the Tift County Board of
Education's educational mission and goals. Use of the school system's computers and access to the Internet are for
use related to class work including unique resources not available in the local setting. The computing resources of
the Tift County Board of Education shall be fully accessible for instructional use only during normal school hours.

All users (staff members as well as students and their parents/guardians) shall be required to sign the appropriate
Computer/Internet Access Agreement form allowing access to the Internet. By signing these agreements, all users
shall affirm that they have read and understand the administrative procedures on Acceptable Use of
Computer/Internet Resources and understand the consequences for the violation of said administrative procedures.
Failure to comply with these administrative procedures shall be deemed grounds for revocation of privileges,
potential disciplinary and/or appropriate legal action.

II.    PRIVILEGES
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The use of the Tift County Board of Education's equipment for computing and for access to the Internet is a
privilege, not a right, and as such is conditional upon the individual's compliance with any and all Georgia and
federal laws, school regulations, and the exercise of good manners. Inappropriate use may result in the cancellation
of those privileges, and conduct otherwise in violation of Tift County Board of Education policies or regulations
may also result in disciplinary proceedings. The Superintendent, or designee(s), shall make all decisions regarding
whether or not a user has violated these procedures and may deny, revoke, or suspend access at any time.

III.     ETIQUETTE

All users are responsible for their behavior while using school computing resources. All general school rules
regarding conduct, behavior, and communications apply to the use of the school computing resources, including but
not limited to those rules contained in the Tift County Board of Education's handbooks.

Users must be reminded to refrain from mistaking the apparent anonymity of the Internet as a license to behave in a
manner not otherwise appropriate. Because all TCBE computer accounts are identified by their TCBE addresses,
every transmission involving a TCBE account reflects upon the entire school system. Therefore, access to TCBE
computing resources will be provided only to those users who agree and continue to act in a considerate and
responsible manner. All users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette, most of
which are listed below.

    A. Users shall be polite and considerate of others.
    B. Users shall use appropriate language at all times. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate
       language.
    C. Users are encouraged to use their best grammar and spelling at all times, so that their ideas may be
       evaluated on their content rather than on the manner of their presentations, but be forgiving of the errors of
       others.
    D. Users shall use printing resources wisely.
    E. Users shall use computers in a timely manner, so that all users may have an opportunity to utilize
       computing resources.
    F. Users are encouraged to tell the system operator whenever they find a particularly interesting site on the
       Internet.
    G. Users shall never reveal their personal addresses, e-mail addresses, Social Security numbers, phone
       numbers, or any personal information, or those of any other students or colleagues.
IV.   UNACCEPTABLE USE

As stated previously, the purpose of the TCBE computer/Internet resources is to support research and education.
Unacceptable use of these resources is prohibited. Examples of prohibited conduct include but are not limited to the
following:

       A. Neither students nor employees shall use TCBE computers, other equipment, or Internet access:
1      for commercial business or profit, or for solicitations or purchases of any kind.
       2. to play games except those included in educational activities.
       3. to access, send or post materials or communications that are:
       a. damaging to another's reputation,
       b. abusive,
       c. obscene,
       d. sexually oriented,
       e. threatening,
       f. contrary to the system's policy on harassment,
       g. harassing,
       h. illegal, or
       i. advocating illegal acts, violence, or discrimination towards other people (hate literature).

       A. Neither students nor employees shall:
       1. use personal software in TCBE computers without prior approval of system operator.
       2. deliberately access, remove, or copy any program or file on a network belonging to someone else without
          specific authorization from system operator
       3. add programs to the TCBE computer system, delete programs, copy programs or tamper with existing
          programs in any way. (Including, but not limited to, downloadable freeware applications available on the
          internet.)
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      4.  use any TCBE computer or computer network in such a way that causes it to stop performing or disrupts
          the use of the network by others.
      5. disguise or hide their identity, including changing their name on the system. Only the system operator may
          change a user name and account.
      6. forge electronic messages or post anonymous messages.
      7. create "home pages" or directories without approval by the system operator.
      8. use TCBE computing resources to advertise any product.
      9. use TCBE computing resources to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any TCBE network or other
          global network that goes beyond the user's authorized access. This includes attempting to log in through
          another person's account or accessing another person's files
      10. use the network while access privileges are suspended or revoked.
      11. use the network in a fashion inconsistent with directions from teachers and other staff and generally
          accepted network etiquette.

C. Under absolutely no circumstance shall students or staff arrange to meet an individual they have contacted while
utilizing the TCBE computing resources and users should notify their teachers and/or the system operator
immediately upon any attempt by any user to arrange to meet them or upon a contact from any user for an illicit or
suspicious purpose. Students should also notify their parent or guardian if any of the above should happen.

D. The fact that something is not protected does not mean that you have the right to access it. This includes
information and system actions. Most actions and information accesses that are not allowed are prevented by
mechanisms built into the systems. However, computer systems are complex and errors may keep the systems from
preventing prohibited access. Such access is STILL PROHIBITED. That the system did not prevent your
misbehavior is not an excuse for misbehavior. Effort on your part directed toward bypassing a preventive
mechanism is an extremely serious offense.

Any user mistakenly accessing inappropriate information should immediately report the error or site to a teacher or
system operator. Such action may protect the user against a claim that the user has intentionally violated these
administrative procedures.

System operators and administrators shall have the discretion to suspend or terminate any student or employee's
access to and use of the TCBE computing system upon the breach of these administrative procedures by the user. In
the event there is a claim that a user has violated these procedures the user will receive a written notice of the
suspected violation and an opportunity to present an explanation before a system administrator. If the violation also
involves a violation of other school or system regulations, it will be handled according to system guidelines. Any
grievance following such incidents will be handled in accordance with system guidelines.

V.    SERVICES

All accounts authorized through the Tift County Board of Education will be granted for up to one academic year at a
time. Upon completion of the Computer/Internet Access Agreement, individual users will be officially registered
through the school's network administrator.

Students may obtain individual accounts at the request of their teacher with the written approval of their
parent/guardian through the Student Computer/Internet Access Agreement. Students and parents indicate their
willingness to comply with this agreement by signing the Student Code of Conduct each year. These signed pages
are maintained by the office at each individual school.

Staff members may obtain an Individual School Internet Account through the Tift County School System by
completing the Staff Computer/Internet Access Agreement. Students should never be allowed access to a
computer when a staff member is logged on under his/her individual account. All staff members must log off
the network when they will not be using or supervising their account and must shut down their computer at
the end of the day following proper procedures. The Technology Director will keep the signed agreements on
file. Once a signed agreement is on file the individual accounts for these staff members will be created.

VI.    PRIVACY

All users should understand there is no guarantee or reasonable expectation of privacy in electronic mail or in the
contents of your personal files on the TCBE computer system. Users should understand that any recipient of an e-
mail can forward the message to any other user. Additionally, system operators have access to all electronic
messages, and may in the course of maintaining the system be required to exercise this access. Any messages
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relating to or in support of illegal activities should be reported to the authorities and may result in the loss of TCBE
computing resource user privileges as well as civil or criminal liability.

The following guidelines for privacy must be followed:

    1. Under no circumstances shall any student give out or post their full name, home address, phone number or
       other personal information while using TCBE computing resources.
    2. No student or employee shall give out or post personal or private information of this kind regarding any
       other person.
    3. No student or employee shall give out their passwords to anyone other than the system operator, nor shall
       any student or employee use the account or password of any other TCBE account holder.
    4. No student or employee shall re-post a message that was sent to him/her without permission of the person
       sending the message.
VII. SECURITY

Security of any computer system is always a high priority. The Tift County Board of Education abides by all federal
copyright guidelines, laws and licensing agreements governing the use of software. All users of TCBE computing
resources are expected to abide by all federal copyright guidelines, laws and licensing agreements, including laws
and guidelines regarding the duplication of computer programs. Information regarding any security problem or
infringement of copyright law should be reported to the system operator immediately, and should not be
demonstrated to other users.

No user shall deliberately view, remove or copy the files of another user or the file or software of the Tift County
Board of Education without specific, written authorization to do so. The ability to access a file or program shall not
be interpreted as permission to access a file or program. Any effort by a user to bypass a preventative security
mechanism, including violating, "borrowing," or changing a password, will be considered an inappropriate use of a
computing resource, and may lead to revocation of user privileges as well as additional disciplinary or criminal
penalties. No user shall make any malicious attempt to harm, modify, or destroy the data, materials, equipment or
software of another user or of the Tift County Board of Education. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, the
uploading or creating of any computer virus. The system operator must review any software not provided by the Tift
County Board of Education before it can be used in any school computer.

Vandalism will result in immediate cancellation of privileges as well as additional disciplinary action when
appropriate. The user and/or the user's parent/guardian will be responsible for compensating the school system for
any losses, costs, or damages incurred by the school system relating to or arising out of any malicious violation of
these procedures.

VIII.    LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

The Tift County Board of Education makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, for the computing
resources it provides. All users must assume responsibility for their own actions, since access is possible to the
massive, unpredictable contents of the world-wide computer network. The Tift County Board of Education will not
be responsible for any damages suffered while using the services, including but not limited to, loss of data, delays,
non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, service interruptions, technology-related physical problems, or exposure to offensive
or threatening materials. Computer users are encouraged to maintain back-up files of all information that is not
easily replaced.

The Tift County Board of Education specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained
through these services. Use of any information obtained through the Internet is undertaken at the sole risk of the
user, as the Internet has not been verified for accuracy. The Tift County Board of Education denies any
responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its computing resources


Tift County Schools                                                                            Date Issued: 9/12/2000
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Board Policy                                                                                   Descriptor Code: IFBG-E
Internet Safety

CIPA-Compliant Internet Safety Policy

For Tift County Schools

Introduction

It is the policy of the Tift County Board of Education to: (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or
transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic
communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online
disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and (d) comply with the Children's
Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].

Definitions

Key terms are as defined in the Children's Internet Protection Act.

Access to Inappropriate Material

To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or Internet filters) shall be used to block or filter Internet, or
other forms of electronic communications, access to inappropriate information.

Specifically, as required by the Children's Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of
material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.

Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled or, in the case of minors, minimized
only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes

Inappropriate Network Usage

To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Tift County Board of
Education online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of
direct electronic communications.

Specifically, as required by the Children's Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage
includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called hacking, and other unlawful activities; and (b) unauthorized
disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.

Supervision and Monitoring

It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Tift County Board of Education staff to supervise and monitor
usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and the Children's
Internet protection Act.

Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of
the technology director or designated representatives.

Adoption

This Internet Safety Policy was adopted by the Board Tift County Board of Education at a public meeting, following
normal public notice, on January 10, 2006.

CIPA DEFINITION OF TERMS:


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TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURE. The term "technology protection measure'' means a specific
technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are:

       1. OBSCENE, as that term is defined in section 1460 of title 18, United States Code;

       2. CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, as that term is defined in section 2256 of title 18, United States Code; or

       3. Harmful to minors.

HARMFUL TO MINORS. The term "harmful to minors'' means any picture, image, graphic image file, or other
visual depiction that:

       1. Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion;

        2. Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an
actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd
exhibition of the genitals; and

       3. Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.

SEXUAL ACT; SEXUAL CONTACT. The terms "sexual act'' and "sexual contact'' have the meanings given such
terms in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.

Internet Links for Additional Information on CIPA and Internet Safety Policies

CIPA BACKGROUND
 Full text of the Children's Internet Protection Act
http://www.fcc.gov/ccb/universal_service/chipact.doc

FCC regulations implementing CIPA; FCC 01-120
http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2001/fcc01120.doc

SLD's FAQ on E-rate certification procedures and timing
http://www.sl.universalservice.org/reference/CIPAfaq.asp


Tift County Schools                                                                           Date Adopted:    1/10/2006




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                       Interoperability and Redeployment Procedures


Interoperability

    A. Teachers may not purchase software or hardware with their personal funds to install on the computers
       connected to our system Wide Area Network.
    B. Students may not purchase software or hardware with their personal funds to install on computers
       connected to our system Wide Area Network.
    C. Security measures are in place on all computers to prevent the installation of third party software on any
       computer connected to our system Wide Area Network.
    D. All software installed must be approved by the Technology and/or Curriculum Department and will be
       installed only by a member of the technology staff.

Redeployment

    1.   When technicians in the schools determine that equipment is inoperable, it is reported to the Instructional
         Technology Director and submitted to the Board of Education to be declared as surplus.
    2.   If similar equipment is operational in other locations in the system, some equipment may be stored for
         possible use of parts.
    3.   Outdated but usable equipment can be purchased by the public. The individual purchasing the equipment
         understands they are purchasing the equipment “as is” with no guarantee of operation. The individual
         purchasing the equipment is responsible for having the hard drive reformatted and reinstalling the operating
         system. The system technicians will not remove the security program, allowing the individual access to
         currently loaded software.
    4.   If equipment is to be discarded, it is disposed of in accordance with state and federal regulations.




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