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 2021-2022 school year:
Study: You are Enough: Developing a Healthy Perception of Self in our School Community
This study will be a continued focus on mental health (students, staff, parents) and how we can develop a more healthy perception of self for each person in our school community. What are tangible ways that we can improve our mental health and dispel the myths of constantly wanting to compare ourselves? What are ways that the school and community can partner in creating stronger social emotional connections and strategies for seeing setbacks and failures as true growth opportunities? What are the proactive measures to teach social emotional skills and coping strategies so each person can begin to view their strengths and weaknesses in a more well-rounded manner? How can people feel more real in a more real school and feel less pressure to be perfect?
Study: High School Science Lab Renovation Study
This study will examine our Madeira High School science labs to evaluate current uses and future needs. The high school science labs were last updated nearly 25 years ago. What are the current uses of the science labs? What are the current needs? What do other similar high schools have in terms of science labs? What are new trends or designs of these spaces that could enhance innovative practices and support student learning?
Annual Salary & Benefits Study - This study will examine how the Madeira teacher salary schedule compares to other area districts.
Study: Managing Change and Merging Teams
This study will look for best practices in how teams manage change and merge teams in light of our redesign of district grade levels. What are the pitfalls to look for? What are strategies for success? What are key aspects that parents should be informed of in rolling out communication on this major adjustment for our school district?
Please click on the links to the right to access past Planning Commission reports.