The Planning Commission is a group of volunteer Madeira residents and teachers who routinely research, report, and make recommendations to the Board of Education on a variety of topics. The Planning Commission is currently divided up into groups researching the following topics for the 2016-2017 school year:
Strategic Planning Process This study will look at best practice approaches for strategic planning in a school district. Examining how we can work together to create a long-term plan for the district. Identifying and focusing on components that should be included in a school district strategic plan.
Gifted Services This study will examine what the best practices for gifted service delivery are that support the academic, social, and emotional needs of students. Current practices in providing enrichment and methods/criteria used to identify students for gifted services will also be studied.
Annual Salary & Benefits Study This study will examine how the Madeira teacher salary schedule compares to other area districts.
Elementary School Grading/Report Cards This study will explore how our district's current grading practices in grades K-4 compare with other high performing school districts locally, regionally, and nationally. How we can best provide feedback to parents on student achievement and growth. Some areas of focus will be on when letter grades are introduced and most effective in reporting student progress and what a model report card should include for grades K-4.
Please click on the links to the right to access past Planning Commission reports.