LEA/district administrators are accountable to serve schools throughout their organization. LEA/district administrators create the conditions that make it possible for school teams to be more effective in leading school improvement.
PDE’s Theory of Action for School Improvement highlights the LEA’s responsibility to:
- Establish effective, standards-aligned instructional programs;
- Support schools and their communities in removing barriers to learning;
- Customize support systems to meet school-level needs and context;
- Implement data-informed human capital systems; and
- Allocate resources based on the needs of individual school and their communities.
The resources included in section serve to guide LEA/district administrators as they:
- Review, develop, or enhance district-wide systems and structures
- Directly support schools throughout the 6 phases of the Cycle of Continuous Improvement
This site contains links for each LEA/District to access the agendas for their LEA/District Routine facilitated by a member of the Statewide Team for School Improvement. Only those who have been given permissions to access the folder will be able to see any agenda. If you believe you should have access to a folder, please request access.
- 21st Century Cyber CS
- Achievement House CS
- Agora Cyber CS
- Allentown City SD
- ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber CS
- Bethlehem Area SD
- Bristol Township SD
- Central PA Digital Learning Foundation CS
- Chester-Upland SD
- Coatesville Area SD
- Commonwealth Charter Academy CS
- Crispus Attucks CS
- Esperanza Cyber CS
- Harrisburg City SD
- Hazleton Area SD
- Innovative Arts Academy CS
- Insight PA Cyber CS
- Keystone Education Center CS
- KIPP North Philadelphia
- La Academia Partnership CS
- Lancaster SD
- McKeesport Area SD
- New Day CS
- Norristown Area SD
- Passport Academy CS
- Pennsylvania Cyber CS
- Pennsylvania Distance Learning CS
- Perseus House CS of Excellence
- Philadelphia City SD
- Pittsburgh SD
- Pottstown SD
- Propel CS-Homestead
- Reach Cyber CS
- Reading SD
- Steelton-Highspire SD
- Sto-Rox SD
- The New Academy CS
- Wilkes-Barre Area SD
- William Penn SD
- York City SD
- Youth Build Phila CS
Pennsylvania’s Essential Practices for Districts:
District Level Surveys:
LEA/District and school teams created meaningful improvement plans based on a significant needs assessment process. Once implementation of the plans is occurring, it is vital to monitor progress. Multiple checkpoints are built into the cycle of continuous improvement to inform stakeholders of progress, success, and barriers. High-quality monitoring will allow schools and districts to determine if they are implementing the evidence-based strategies effectively, as well as whether they are on-track to accomplish their established measurable goals.
Routines are intended to support the implementation, monitoring, and adjustments of action plans. The following resources are available to empower LEA/district leadership to establish and maintain a focused system for continuous improvement and ensure organizational coherence. This system includes routines for monitoring the implementation and impact of both LEA/district comprehensive plans, and school improvement plans.
Opportunities for Leadership Growth*
Successful district teams develop a culture of trust, shared responsibility, and a growth-oriented team. Attention is placed on developing the capacity of central office and school administrators. (PA Essential Practices for LEA/Districts)
- Small or large group professional learning opportunities focused on leadership
- 1:1 leadership coaching
- Community of Practice facilitation
Consider this support if:
- Your LEA/district has one or more CSI designated schools.
- Your district has experienced leadership turnover and you want to enhance the leadership capabilities of new leaders.
- You want to retain your current leaders and teachers.
- Personalized leadership support is a priority.
- Offering a non-threatening collaborative learning opportunity focused on a specific topic is of interest to the leaders in your organization.
If you are interested in exploring this type of support for your district, please complete this FORM, and a member of the Statewide Team for School Improvement will be in contact with you. *This opportunity is available to a limited number of leaders from CSI schools or their district administrators.
LEA/District Routine Development*
Effective LEA/District teams engage in formal routines to ensure implementation and impact of both comprehensive plans and school improvement plans. These routines allow teams to monitor effectiveness and know when adjustments are needed. Routines provide organizational coherence and maintain a system focused on continuous improvement. (PA Essential Practices for LEA/Districts)
- Consulting with district administrators to explore current routines and develop systems based on current status.
- Collaborating with district administrators to develop routines for monitoring district level plan implementation and impact.
- Collaborating with district administrators to develop routines for monitoring school level plan implementation and impact.
Consider this support if you:
- Your LEA/district has one or more CSI designated schools.
- Implementing comprehensive plans and monitoring the impact of those plan is a high priority for your LEA/district team.
- Your LEA/district doesn’t yet have systems in place to monitor implementation or impact of comprehensive plans.
- As a district team you would like to develop organizational coherence and understand the implementation status of all school improvement plans.
- As a district team you would like to develop a system for monitoring the impact of school improvement plans.
- Supporting school teams to address barriers to implementing their school improvement plans is a high priority for your team.
If you are interested in exploring this type of support for your district, please complete this FORM, and a member of the Statewide Team for School Improvement will be in contact with you. *This opportunity is available to a limited number of LEA/district that have at least one CSI designated school.