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 2019-2020 school year:
Study: STEAM K-12
How can we include more STEAM opportunities across our district? How can we embed the design thinking process to inspire more students? What resources and training are needed to equip staff to deliver meaningful STEAM experiences to students K-12?
Study: Healthy Homework Balance
What are our current homework practices at the elementary school and middle school levels? What does the research say about best practices in homework at different grade levels. What is the most effective use of homework? What does homework look like at different grade levels? What are reasonable expectations for homework? How can parents best support their student learning at home? How do Madeira practices compare with neighboring districts?
Annual Salary & Benefits Study - This study will examine how the Madeira teacher salary schedule compares to other area districts.
Study: Raising Healthy Kids in a Digital Age
What does the research say about how much screen time is too much? How can we as parents and a school community effectively manage all that comes with social media and our kids? How can we as parents model effective and productive communication on social media? What resources do we have available to help parents navigate healthy digital habits with their child?
Please click on the links to the right to access past Planning Commission reports.