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 2020-2021 school year:
Study: RESTART Madeira Response Team
This team of PC members will be assigned the ongoing task of monitoring, responding to, and working on our RESTART Madeira plan. What's working, what's not working and how can we continue to plan to make our circumstances better? This team will also assist and provide support or research on best practices to support student and staff emotional needs including those students who are accessing learning at home.
Study: Mirrors & Windows: Equity & Inclusion Curriculum Review
This study will provide guidance and resources to staff as they look to evaluate current materials provided for students, staff and families. What are our current curriculum resources? What are the best practice curriculum approaches that should exist within our schools in order to ensure our schools are truly a welcoming and inclusive environment? How can we ensure that students are provided with windows into worlds outside of their experiences as well as materials that they can form personal connections with and representative of who they are as an individual?
Annual Salary & Benefits Study - This study will examine how the Madeira teacher salary schedule compares to other area districts.
Study: Staff Mental Health & Wellness
The focus of this study will be to gather best practices to promote staff wellness and positive mental health among educators. Within a school setting, how can we help support our staff through regular programming and opportunities that prioritize mental health as well as in times of trauma, expanded duties, and increased pressures. What are businesses doing to promote healthy employees?
Please click on the links to the right to access past Planning Commission reports.