This post is for those who could not attend the Oct. 21 Women’s Agenda Assembly (WAA) in Statesville. A printed copy of this material was in the folder. It is also provided by Keith Howard of the NC Legal Aid Society. Mary
Elements of a Leandro Compliant School
- There is a fully certified teacher in every classroom.
- Every certified teacher is teaching in his or her field.
- Teachers engage in regularly scheduled staff development on effective teaching methodologies and strategies.
- There are quality standards for teaching assistants.
- Teaching assistants engage in regularly scheduled staff development on effective instructional methodologies and strategies.
- There is an expectation that all students will demonstrate academic competence by making Level 3 or above on end-of-grade or end-of-course exams.
- Students who are not demonstrating academic competence (Level 3 or above on ABCs) have a Personal Education Plan (PEP).
- Students with special needs have IEPs that address specific goals to help them achieve academic competence.
- The school provides tutoring and/or remediation for students not making Level 3.
- The school ensures students have access to remedial/ tutoring programs held outside of normal school hours by providing transportation.
- The school has a written plan for raising the achievement levels of underachieving students.
- Parents and students are provided with written discipline policies at the start of each school year.
- The stated goal of the school is to provide discipline in such a manner as to avoid interruption of the studentâ€™s education.
- Alternative education is provided for every student who is removed from the school setting.
- There is an annual review of discipline policies and rules with input from students and parents.
- The school principal demonstrates effective leadership, setting goals for staff, providing supervision in working towards the set goals and regular evaluation on progress made towards achieving those goals.
- The school leadership adheres to supporting the goals and policies of the school.
- The school leadership demonstrates that it supports an education policy grounded in a belief that all children can learn.
- The school leadership requires that instructional staff demonstrate high expectations for all students.
- The school leadership will take affirmative steps to encourage community involvement in the school.
- Parents are involved in the governance of the school.
- There is a formal process for parents to participate in the decision making process at the school.
- There is a formal process for parents to address issues of concern or grievances with the school.
- There are opportunities for community input into the structure and operation of the school.