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 2018-2019 school year:
Study: Legislative Advocacy Network - What are the best practices in informing school communities of legislative concerns that impact public schools? How could we work in Madeira to leverage community support for pro public school legislation? How can we work with legislatures to ensure that Madeira City Schools retains local control of educating Madeira students?
Study: Graduation Recognition Study - What are the current trends in how students are recognized upon graduation? How can we align our student recognition programs to reflect best practices in supporting the mental health of our teens? Should we continue to recognize valedictorian and salutatorian academic status? Are there other ways to honor top students without emphasis on rank?
Annual Salary & Benefits Study - This study will examine how the Madeira teacher salary schedule compares to other area districts.
Study: Graduate Follow-Up Study - How well are our Madeira graduates prepared for their future? How well were students prepared for college, the military, or career and technical programs? Are there common themes evident in the graduate follow-up surveys? This study should focus on the graduating classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Please click on the links to the right to access past Planning Commission reports.