Thursday, June 1, 2017

Finalizing the 2017-2018 CEP

Prepare Your Preliminary School/Comprehensive Educational Plans And Online Attestations In iPlan School Type: All schools Action required by: June 30; July 31 Workflow Subcategory: School Improvement As noted in the April 25 edition of Principals’ Weekly, School Leadership Teams (SLTs) must review and update their preliminary 2017–18 School/Comprehensive Educational Plans (S/CEPs), including five goals, using the online document editor in the iPlan Portal by June 30. You and your SLT should update your S/CEP and other planning documents and must click “Share for Review.” You must also complete an online attestation stating that your preliminary 2017–18 school-based budget is aligned with your S/CEP by this same date. New this year, iPlan will remain open throughout the summer so that superintendents can provide you with feedback, and so that you and your SLT have online access to iPlan. During this time, SLTs may continue to update educational planning documents based on feedback provided in the coordinated review period, which will take place from July 5 through August 31. Your School/District Improvement Liaisons (SDILs) may reach out to you to provide technical assistance in plan development using the iPlan portal, and support your school in meeting key dates reflected in the S/CEP and Document Development Timeline. To access the tentative draft timeline (slide 3), and information on updating S/CEPs, including the online attestation process, see here. You may also access the enhanced Help page of the iPlan Portal for additional resources and guidance. For questions regarding S/CEP development, contact the School/District Improvement Liaison who is associated with your superintendent; for technical assistance with iPlan, email cep-iplansupport@infusion.com.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SLT Signature Page Requirement

v Upload the 2016–17 School Leadership Team Signature Pages and Attest that the Configuration Aligns with Chancellor’s Regulation School Type: All schools Action required by: February 28; Event: March 15 Workflow Subcategory: School Improvement This year, a new feature in the iPlan portal enables you to upload a scanned copy of your School Leadership Team’s (SLT) signature page to a secure storage location, which is now required. This signature page will only be accessible by you, iPlan administrators, superintendents, and Family Leadership Coordinators (FLCs). You are required to upload your SLT Signature page on the iPlan portal using the following steps by February 28: § Click on “Attest and Upload SLT Signature Documents” from the CEP Planning page to access the new feature; § Enter your electronic signature attesting that the School Leadership Team (SLT) is in alignment with Chancellor's Regulation A-655; § Click the “Attest Online” button to complete the attestation; § Open the SLT Signature Page upload window; § Upload a scanned copy of the SLT signature page and any other related documents for secure storage. The original signed SLT signature page, along with any written communications pertaining to this page should also be kept on file in your office and be made available upon written request. For additional guidance on uploading the SLT signature pages, see slides here. As noted in previous editions of Principals Weekly, you should be working with your School Leadership Teams (SLTs) to review the midpoint progress-monitoring benchmarks, and make any necessary updates to your S/CEP using the online document editor in the iPlan Portal. To make updates in the document editor, using slide 15 outlined here, you must click on the “Share for Review” button that is located in the top right corner of the webpage. Revised S/CEPs must be completed in the iPlan Portal by February 28; the DOE will then post all revised plans on schools’ public webpages by March 15. For questions or support, contact the School/District Improvement Liaison associated with your superintendent. For technical assistance with iPlan, email cep-iplansupport@infusion.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Assessing Meeting Annual Goals of CEP

Assess Midpoint Progress Towards Meeting Your Annual Goals Reflected In Your School/Comprehensive Educational Plan (S/CEP) School Type: All schools Deadline: February 28; Event: March 15 Workflow Subcategory: School Improvement Between now and February 28, you should work with your School Leadership Team (SLT) to review the midpoint progress-monitoring benchmarks that are included in your approved School/Comprehensive Educational Plan (S/CEPs) and determine whether your school is on track to meet your annual S/CEP goals. If you and your SLT determine that your school has not made sufficient progress towards meeting a particular goal, you and your SLT should identify resources and strategies to support meeting that goal by the end of the school year. Once additional resources and strategies have been determined, you must make any necessary updates to your S/CEP using the online document editor in the iPlan Portal; to finalize revisions in the document editor, using slide 15 outlined here, you must click on the “Share for Review” button that is located in the top right corner of the webpage. Revised S/CEPs must be completed in the iPlan Portal by February 28; the DOE will then post all revised plans on schools’ public webpages by March 15. For questions or support, contact the School/District Improvement Liaison associated with your superintendent. For technical assistance with iPlan, email cep-iplansupport@infusion.com.