Schools post improvement plans


By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools has posted online the district's plan for moving out of low-performing district status and the individual school improvement plans for the district's low-performing schools.

Low-performing schools as indentified by the N.C. Department of Instruction are those that have received a grade of D or F in the most recent state accountability report. Districts with half or more of their schools falling into the low-performing category are deemed low-performing school districts.

The district improvement draft plan and the draft plans for the district's low-performing schools are posted online at www.ecpps.k12.nc.us. If you click on the "Pathway to Transparency" tab it will take you to a page with links to the district plan and the individual school plans.

The district calls for the superintendent to conduct monthly meetings with each principal individually in order to set goals and monitor progress.

The plan also calls for monthly support meetings for individual low-performing schools. The support meeting will include the principal, school level instructional coach, district leadership team and district instructional coach team.

The plan indicates that a full-time assistant principal will be employed at the restart and transformation schools in low performing status. This has already been done.

P.W. Moore Elementary School and Elizabeth City Middle School are operating under the transformation model, and Pasquotank Elementary and River Road Middle schools are operating under the restart model.

The district plan also indicates that district grade level and content meetings will occur monthly to allow teachers to collaborate and share best practices.