Long-range needs assessment enables the school district to analyze assessment data, get feedback from the community about its expectations of students and determines how well students are meeting student learning goals. The board shall conduct ongoing and in-depth needs
assessment, soliciting information from business, labor, industry, higher education and community members, regarding their expectations for adequate student preparation as responsible citizens and successful wage earners.

In conjunction with the in-depth needs assessment of the school district, the board shall appoint the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC), representing administrators, employees, parents, students and community members, to make recommendations and assist the board in
determining the priorities of the school district in addition to the basic skills areas of the education program.

Ongoing opportunities for community involvement are provided to all members of the community through participation on numerous committees at the building or district level. Every five years a survey will be implemented to seek feedback from the community.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the school district community is informed of students’ progress on state and locally determined indicators. The superintendent shall report annually to the board about the means used to keep the community informed.

As a result of the board and the School Improvement Advisory Committee, (SIAC) committee’s work, the board shall determine major educational needs and rank them in priority order; develop long-range goals and plans to meet the needs; establish and implement short-range and intermediate-range plans to meet the goals and to attain the desired levels of student performance; evaluate progress toward meeting the goals and maintain a record of progress under the plan that includes reports of student performance and results of school improvement
projects; and annually report the school district’s progress made under the plan to the committee, community and Iowa Department of Education.

Approved: 10/5/95 Reviewed: 2/9/09 Revised: 8/28/2000

First Adoption:
Revision Adoption:
August 27, 2000
Reviewed Dates:
February 10, 2013/ February 12, 2021