- improve student achievement of state and local education standards in all areas of the curriculum by using best practices methods;
- effectively meet the needs of a diverse student population, including at-risk children, children with disabilities, and gifted children, within the regular classroom and other settings;
- provide an inclusive curriculum for a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse student population that is consistent with the state education diversity rule and the district’s education diversity plan;
- improve staff collaboration and develop mentoring and peer coaching programs for teachers new to the school or district;
- effectively teach and model violence prevention policy and curriculum that address early intervention alternatives, issues of harassment, and teach nonviolent alternatives for conflict resolution;
- effectively deliver digital and blended learning and curriculum and engage students with technology; and provide teachers and other members of site based management teams with appropriate management and financial management skills.
About the committee
Staff development in the Byron School District will be guided by an advisory committee comprised of representatives from each of the district building sites, along with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. The advisory committee may include support staff, teachers, parents, and administrators; of which a majority must be teachers.