Parents, Guardians and Community Members
Wyalusing Area School District is engaged in a state-required comprehensive planning process. Every District must complete a new Comprehensive Plan every three years. Our District plan is due to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on November 30, 2021.
What is comprehensive planning?
Comprehensive Planning (CP) collectively consists of the District Level Plan (DLP) and its School Level Plans (SLP). The DLP is comprised of an entire collection of district-specific action plans. Each action plan consists of strategies implemented through implementation steps, geared towards accomplishing the identified goal. The DLP goals focus on one or more of the high priority systemic challenges documented within the Needs Assessment section.
The Comprehensive Plan is a compliance document that contains seven sections:
Prepare for Planning
Complete the Needs Assessment
Develop the Plan
Other Required Reports
Academic Standards & Assessment Requirements (Chapter 4)
Induction Plan (Chapter 49)
Professional Development Plan (Act 48)
Student Services Assurances (Chapter 12)
Gifted Education Plan Assurances (Chapter 16)
Approvals & Signatures
Summary Checklist & Communications
The District has assembled a Steering Committee comprised of parents, community members, teachers, school board members and administrators to provide input for the Plan. The Steering Committee will approach the drafting of the Plan as an opportunity to think critically about continuous improvement.
We are extremely grateful for the participation and dedication of the Steering Committee members in undertaking the work necessary to complete the proposed Plan. The Steering Committee has met on the following dates:
Meeting 1: May 5, 2020
Meeting 2: January 19, 2021
Meeting 3: July 8, 2021
The following timeline will be followed in order to meet the requirements of the plan:
January-March--complete Needs Assessment including Other State Reports
April-May--begin the Go section for Analyzing Strengths and Challenges, Goal Setting, Action Planning
June-July--complete the Go section for Action Planning, Evidence-based Strategies, Action Plan Steps, Professional Development Steps, and Communications
September--presentation to the board and 28-day public comment period will begin
October--formal Board approval of the Plan for submission to the State at the Regular Board meeting
November--plan submitted via the Future Ready Comprehensive Planning Portal
The proposed Plan will be posted to the District's website for the 28-day public comment period. You can read it when it becomes available in the Fall of 2021 by clicking on this link. Our administrative team values input from all stakeholders and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Paper copies of the proposed Plan will be available up request.