Mediapolis staff, parents, students, and community members strive
to promote continuing improvement for our school district.
Members of various groups and committees contribute ideas that
help guide the districtís decision making.
They focus on improving student achievement and using resources
effectively. While some
groups have specific functions, they all work together to address the
needs of our students and the families in the Mediapolis Community
School District. (Several
other committees work within the school as well for various purposes.)
MCSD has implemented the following structure or model for School
Building Level Teams/Committees:
Staff) These teams research, plan, implement and refine strategies to achieve
district goals. (Goal teams
may be K-12 in scope as needed.
of each Team, Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, Staff as needed)
The Building Level Teams serve as an advisory committee to
receive and dispense communication from building level goal teams
regarding building needs/concerns.
School Improvement Team:
least two representatives from each Building Level Team, Administrative
Team) The SIT is a liaison between the staff and the School
Advisory Committee. It
communicates to colleagues and the community the ongoing goals and
activities relating to the School Improvement Plan.
The team strives to facilitate the flow of school improvement
planning and implementation, and acts as a resource in providing support
to the Mediapolis staff in their continual efforts to enact and monitor
the School Improvement Plan.
School Improvement Advisory Committee:
as mandated by the State of Iowa including students, parents, community
representatives, business representatives, teachers, administrators,
etc.) The SIAC receives
information from the School Improvement Team/Staff and makes
recommendations to the Board of Education.
It may also make recommendations to the School Improvement Team. (This group was responsible for the creation of the
district mission statement, development of student
learning goals as essential learnings, and the analysis and
selection of long
range district goals in the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.)
Board of Education:
(Seven district residents elected for three-year terms)
The Board of Education governs the Mediapolis Community School. It approves goals and initiatives. The Board reviews goal progress and may make recommendations
to the Advisory Committee or School Improvement Team.