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CB School District unveils comprehensive plan

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The Central Bucks School District hopes to collaborate more with members of the community under an updated comprehensive plan that administrators unveiled at the school board meeting Oct. 15.

The plan will be presented to the board for approval on Nov. 12.

The state requires school districts to update their comprehensive plans every three years. For several months, teachers, administrators and community members have been working on the update, which will cover July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

Dr. Nadine Garvin, the district’s assistant superintendent for elementary education, said the committee, made up of administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community members, initially met and started “celebrating successes and then brainstorming ways we could improve the district.” From there, the group identified three overall goals.

The plan calls for using common assessments within grades and subjects, and implementing the use of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics – principles in the classroom.

The district also plans to increase interaction with the community by bringing senior citizens into the schools and exploring opportunities for internships and other collaborations with businesses and community organizations.

School officials hope to address barriers to learning by providing targeted assistance to students, offering school-based mental health services and implementing a digital literacy curriculum.

Another goal involves finding ways to teach learners at every level, particularly gifted children, by using a Universal Design for Learning approach.

Finally, the plan calls for using intervention and instructional practices across all classrooms in the district through professional development and improved communication.

The full draft of the plan is available on the district’s website, cbsd.org.


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