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 2022-2023 school year:
Study: Graduate Follow-Up Study
This study will survey and follow up on our past graduating classes. 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 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. Segmenting this follow up to include a new specific survey for graduating seniors (this year’s Class of 2023) would also be a component to this study.
Study: COVID-19 Impacts on Child Development
This study seeks to understand the possible impacts of the COVID 19 school experience from both an academic and emotional health perspective. While Madeira faired well in making sure students attended school to the greatest extent possible, the actual school experience of both in-person and at-home learning, safety protocols, quarantining, social distancing, and masking was very different with different outcomes for students and families. What are the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in schools across the country as well as within Madeira? What does emerging research say about the growth and development of students K-12 as a result of living and attending school during COVID-19 pandemic? Are there significant areas of academic growth and personal development that have impacted our students that schools should be mindful of as we work toward their success?
Study: Salary & Benefits Study
This study will examine how the Madeira teacher salary schedule and benefits compares to other area school districts.
Study: Extracurricular Programs & Student Activities
This study is intended to understand the important role extracurricular activities can have for students. How can we enhance our student’s experience in Madeira beyond the classroom through athletics, student clubs and after school opportunities? What are the current clubs and activities Grades 6-12 available for students to participate in? How do our offerings compare to similar small schools? Are there activities that are missing or that students might be interested in? What is our Madeira process for forming clubs / starting new activities? How can we recruit and retain club sponsors and coaches to support these experiences?
Please click on the links to the right to access past Planning Commission reports.