Comprehensive Plan

Planning Requirements in Pennsylvania

Chapter 4 specifies planning requirements for school entities. A school entity is defined as a local education provider (e.g., public school district, charter school, cyber charter school, AVTS or Intermediate Unit).  To learn more, visit PA Dept of Education.  Planning requirements are as follows:

  • Every 3 years, a school entity must submit to the Secretary for approval a professional education plan. The professional education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the board and then submitted to PDE.
  • Every 6 years, a school entity must submit to the Department for approval an induction plan. The induction plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board and then submitted to PDE.
  • Every 6 years, a school entity must develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated K-12 program of student services. This student services plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board.
  • Every 3 years, each school district must develop and submit to the department a special education plan. The special education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board and then submitted to PDE.
  • Every 6 years, each school district must develop and implement a gifted education plan. The gifted education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board.

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NEWS

JULY 2022

Every three years, the District is obligated to develop a comprehensive plan that sets the direction for the district. It serves to offer opportunities to hear from various stakeholders about what’s going well and what could be improved in terms of student experiences. The process affords us the opportunity to ask, “What do we need to consider for our students and staff that might be different from three years ago?”

At the June Board meeting, administration presented an overview of the proposed Comprehensive Plan, scheduled to be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) by August 30, 2022. A draft including all three phases of the plan (Ready, Set, Go) is posted above. The final plan is quite extensive and includes strengths and challenges, priority areas, goals, action steps, and associated professional development and communications. As a note, an executive summary is posted above if you prefer a shorter version.