SIAC

Community Involvement and the School Improvement Advisory Committee

The CAM Community School District seeks the active participation of all stakeholder groups in its comprehensive school improvement efforts.  The local School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC), representative of the diversity in the community, plays a significant role in establishing a close relationship between the school and community members.  Having a strong SIAC promotes the community’s sense of ownership in the school system and gives valuable direction to the school district on educational priorities.  Its primary purposes are to determine major educational needs and to make recommendations to the school board on prioritized student learning goals based on these needs.

As a board-appointed advisory committee, meetings of the SIAC are open to the public.  Members of the community are welcome as interested observers.  Anyone present who is not a committee member is an observer, not a participant, at the meeting.  Any communication about topics addressed at the meeting can be arranged with one of the administrators at a later time or may be brought up at the public comment time at a regular school board meeting.


Roles of the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)

  • At five-year intervals, the SIAC analyzes needs assessment data and makes recommendations to the school board about the following:
    1. Major educational needs
    2. Student learning goals
    3. Long-range goals including, but not necessarily limited to, the state indicators that address reading, mathematics, and science achievement
    4. Harassment and bullying prevention goals, programs, training and other initiatives
  • At least annually, the SIAC makes recommendations to the school board about the following:
    1. Progress toward annual improvement goals on state indicators addressing reading, mathematics, and science achievement
    2. Progress toward goals related to other locally determined indicators
    3. Formulation of the next year’s annual improvement goals for the state indicators that address reading, mathematics, and science achievement
  • On an ongoing basis, the SIAC will monitor progress on student learning goals and provide feedback on educational needs.
  • The SIAC will be integrally involved in implementing the Iowa Core Curriculum, with particular emphasis on integrating literacy and the 21st Century Skills into the school curriculum.
Meeting Dates for 2016-2017: