I have learned from the NYCDOE Office of School Improvement (Sharon Rencher) that the 2008-2009 CEP templates will be available on May 12th.
This is an outrage as many principals are refusing to start the process of developing a CEP until the template is issued. This is another example of the NYCDOE undermining the CEP process to ensure its failure.
A SLT should not wait for a template to be issued. The process of developing a CEP begins in September and concludes in June. The process is the same regardless of the template. The team takes a needs assessment of the school, completes goals and objectives, writes action plans, develops the budget and aligns it with the CEP.
Don't let your principal get away with the excuse of waiting for the template.