• Tipp City Schools
    School Building
    Action Plans – 2008-2009

     

        During the 2007-2008 school year, Tipp City Schools contracted with School Study Council of Ohio (SSCO) to provide a customer satisfaction evaluation of the district, gathering data from parents of school children, community members without children in school, and staff members.

     

        The study began with SSCO hosting focus groups with each category of school stakeholders. Following those meetings, SSCO developed sets of questions and rating items, using input from the focus groups as well as from district administrators and board members.

     

        The results of the surveys, including comments, provided great feedback for the district. Following are action plans that school representatives have developed to specifically address the concerns that were indicated on the surveys. While there are differences among schools, three major areas of concern were identified:  (1) accountability of educators; (2) customer service; and (3) guidance services and the need to define them for parents.

    Broadway Elementary School

     

        GOAL:  Use the guidance program at Broadway Elementary efficiently and effectively for students, parents and staff

    Strategy:  Facilitate the grade-level transition for students entering and exiting Broadway Elementary.

        Strategy: Encourage community partnerships and adult mentors to interact with students through the Lunch Buddy program.
    Strategy: Provide timely and current information to staff and students on techniques to deal with bullying, including proper documentation, informing parents, and taking a proactive stance on bullying.

        Strategy: Approach discipline issues proactively and creatively.

        Strategy: Assist staff in addressing student concerns: 1) excessive absences, 2) at-risk behavior, 3) family and peer relations.

        Strategy:  Make materials on a range of topics available to parents through Broadway's loaning library.

     

       
    GOAL:  Improve the diversity of cultural experiences at Broadway Elementary

        Strategy:  Use the reading program, Reading Around the World to promote awareness of other cultures.
    Strategy: Build positive character qualities through the Character Club program, Building Good Character One Block at a Time:

    • Teaches children how to treat others regardless of differences
    • Teaches children how to be respectful and responsible in society

        Strategy: Use local volunteers and staff members who have experienced different cultures to interact with Broadway students and discuss how others live around the world.

     

     

    Nevin Coppock Elementary School

     

        GOAL:  Use the guidance program at Nevin Coppock Elementary efficiently and effectively for students, parents and staff

    Strategy:  Facilitate the grade-level transition for students entering and exiting Nevin Coppock Elementary.

        Strategy: Encourage community partnerships and adult mentors to interact with students through the Lunch Buddy program.
    Strategy: Provide timely and current information to staff and students on techniques to deal with bullying, including proper documentation, informing parents, and taking a proactive stance on bullying.

        Strategy: Approach discipline issues proactively and creatively.

        Strategy: Assist staff in addressing students concerns: 1) excessive absences, 2) at-risk behavior, 3) family and peer relations.

        Strategy:  Make materials on a range of topics available to parents through Nevin Coppock's loaning library.

     

       

        GOAL: Improve staff accountability

     

        Strategy: Respond to concerns and questions within a reasonable amount of time – in most cases, within 24 hours – by telephone, email, or conference.

        Strategy: Respond promptly and appropriately to bullying issues, following district policy.

        Strategy: Build self-respect and responsibility for oneself and one's community using Nevin Coppock's Character Education Program:

    ·        Building Good Character One Block at a Time

    ·        John Wooden's Pyramid of Success

        Strategy: Maintain a welcoming atmosphere at Nevin Coppock by greeting visitors and directing them to the office for assistance.

     

     

    LT Ball Intermediate School

     

        GOAL:  Improve staff accountability

     

        Strategy: Ensure that all staff members are evaluated each year.

        Strategy: Respond to concerns and questions within a reasonable amount of time – in most cases, within 24 hours – by telephone, email, or conference.

        Strategy: Respond promptly and appropriately to bullying issues, following district policy.

     

     

        GOAL: Improve customer service

     

        Strategy: Standardize phone greeting and door greeting among all office staff.

        Strategy: When customers enter the office: stand, greet them and ask how you can help.

        Strategy: When having difficulty understanding a request or concern, staff member will politely

        ask the customer to repeat the question. If staff member still does not understand, ask if the visitor would like to speak to the principal.

        Strategy: Provide a reception area where visitors may wait comfortably.

        (LT Ball – Improve customer service, continued)

     

        Strategy: Schedule periodic meetings for office staff to discuss and stay focused on customer service.

        Strategy: At the end of each year, survey the LT Ball community to see how they think we

        are doing.
     

     

    Tippecanoe Middle School

     

        GOAL: Improve the grade-level transition from LT Ball to Tipp Middle School, and from grade to grade

     

        Strategy: Use parent surveys to collect data.

        Strategy: Reflect on parent surveys regarding sixth-grade Open House

        Strategy: Create updated teacher/student transition sheets to use in fifth, sixth and seventh grades.

        Strategy: Have students participate in the transition activities between the middle school and LT Ball.

     

     

        GOAL: Develop and maintain a positive relationship between Tipp Middle School and the

        community

     

        Strategy: Develop a parent group and hold monthly meetings.

        Strategy: Develop and maintain up-to-date information on building web pages.

        Strategy: Invite community members into the building for special events.

        Strategy: Greet visitors in a friendly manner and ask how you may help.

        Strategy: Administrators will welcome new students and parents, introduce themselves, and make them feel welcome.

        Strategy: Respond to concerns and questions within a reasonable amount of time – in most cases, within 24 hours – by telephone, email, or conference.

     

     

    Tippecanoe High School

     

        GOAL: Improve customer service

     

        Strategy: Standardize phone greeting and door greeting among all office staff.

        Strategy: When customers enter the office: stand, greet them and ask how you can help.

        Strategy: When having difficulty understanding a request or concern, staff member will politely

        ask the customer to repeat the question. If staff member still does not understand, ask if the visitor would like to speak to the principal.

        Strategy: Provide a reception area where visitors may wait comfortably.

        Strategy: Schedule periodic meetings for office staff to discuss and stay focused on customer service.

        Strategy: At the end of each year, survey the high school community to see how they think we are doing.

      

        GOAL: Improve staff accountability

     

        Strategy: Communicate the staff evaluation process to our community.

        Strategy: Respond to concerns and questions within a reasonable amount of time – in most cases, within 24 hours – by telephone, email, or conference.

        Strategy: Encourage students and parents to communicate with teachers about problems. If there is no resolution, then contact the principal.

        Strategy: Report incidences of "staff retaliation" to the principal.

        Strategy: Appraise staff members in mid-year to share positive feedback or point out areas for improvement.

     

     

    Tippecanoe High School Guidance Department

     

        Results from the SSCO survey indicate there is a need to increase awareness of the many services and programs offered through the Guidance Department. This awareness needs to be improved with community members, parents, school administrators, faculty and board of education members. We also need to provide more opportunities for student contact with counselors.

     

        GOAL: Heighten parent and student awareness of services and offerings currently provided by the Guidance Department

     

        Strategy: Continue using the guidance department's active website, where all scholarships, test dates, resources, test information and counselor information is provided.

        Strategy: Continue mailing bimonthly newsletters to all senior students to keep them informed about important dates and information for the senior year.

        Strategy: Continue to use the senior/parent email distribution list now in place to announce new scholarships as they are added, and distribute applicable college information and bulletins.

        Strategy: Promote use of the website. Draw attention to its usefulness in our meetings with students and parents and demonstrate its use during meetings and contacts with students, parents and staff.

        Strategy: Compile a Guidance Handbook listing guidance services and programs, including a timeline for each of the four high school years. The handbook will be incorporated into the 2009-2010 Program of Studies which is distributed to all students, and printed as a separate booklet for all newly enrolled students.

        Strategy: Use the E-Mail Alert system as important events and information need to be promoted.

     

     

        GOAL: Provide additional meetings and presentations for students, with an emphasis on the needs of freshmen and sophomores.

     

        Strategy: Continue individual conferences for all juniors and seniors to discuss career and college planning.

        Strategy: Continue large group meetings with all classes to discuss graduation requirements and scheduling options. This occurs during the scheduling process in the spring.

        Strategy: Continue large group meetings with all freshmen to demonstrate the Kuder Career System.

        Strategy: Continue individual and small group personal and crisis counseling as needed.

        Strategy: Implement transition meetings with all freshmen.

        Strategy: Provide additional presentations for freshmen and sophomores focused on timely social and emotional topics, such as depression, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol issues, etc.

        Strategy: Provide large group career and college planning presentations featuring speakers and programs such as Making College and Career Count.

     

     

        GOAL: Improve staff awareness of guidance programs and services

     

        Strategy: Continue sending emails announcing guidance programs.

        Strategy: Continue discussions about guidance services with individual staff members.

        Strategy: Provide a What's Happening in Guidance update in all monthly faculty meetings, which will include activities currently in progress and information on what is coming up.

        Strategy: Offer a guidance in-service for all new faculty.



       

     

       

Last Modified on October 31, 2008