Work Begins on Richmond, Davis School Schoo Improvement Plan

Committee plans three forums in early 2014 to gather parents’ views on improving student performance at the two schools.

A committee is taking input from parents as it begins to draft an improvement plan for the two St. Charles school that have been embroiled in a legal dispute for more than two years.

The Chicago Tribune reported this week that the committee’s work has begun even as St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 is advancing plans to improve student performance at some of its other schools.

The improvement plan is being drafted for Davis Primary School, 1125 S. 7th St., and Richmond Intermediate School, 300 S. 12th St., by  committee of the schools’ principals, four staffers and three parents, according to the Tribune.

The panel sent out a letter to parents of children at the schools to let them know about the committee and to ask to attend several forums planned in January and February. The forums are intended to discuss improving student academic performance.

The committee then willput together goals for the plan. Those goals, the Tribune said, will be sent to the Board of Education for approval and implementation beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

  • Read more details in the Tribune story.

The committee was put together in response to a judge’s ruling over the summer

A Kane County judge ruled in September to put together a school improvement plan for the schools as required by the  No Child Left Behind Act. The ruling was the product of a lawsuit filed by parents of children at the two schools who were attempting to dismantle a reorganization from the two elementary schools into a primary and an intermediate school.

The parents won the lawsuit, but the judge refused to dismantle the changes.

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