What is SIT?
SIT stands for School Improvement Team. School Improvement Teams are required by North Carolina law to develop School Improvement Plans. These plans set goals to improve student performance at the school based on an examination of data. School Improvement Plans remain in effect for no more than two years.
What does the SIT Team do?
The SIT may deal with issues related to instruction, student performance, and the school environment/improvement. The SIT develops, reviews, and amends the School Improvement Plan; approves the capital and operational budget requests; solicits input from and hears the concerns of constituents about school programs; reviews the results of all relevant state and district administered surveys; provides counsel to the Board of Education on issues and policies; participates in the selection process when there is a vacancy for the position of principal at the school; advocates for schools; and serves in an advisory capacity to the principal.
Who is on the SIT?
The team is made of the principal, assistant principal, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school. Representatives are elected by their respective groups (such as the PTA or their departments).
Can I attend a meeting, and when does the SIT meet?
Yes! School Improvement Teams are considered a public body and are subject to open meeting laws. The SIT strives to use a process of continuous school improvement that involves and informs all members of the school community in this work. Staff, parents, and community members are always welcome to attend and observe the meetings. 2016-17 meetings are held at the school from 3:00-4:30 PM on the third Thursday of every month (November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 18).
How do I join?
In the spring (late March/early May) the PTA sends a ballot to all Scroggs families, with SIT candidates to be elected. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Members serve a two year term.
How do I communicate a suggestion for school improvement to the group?
You can communicate directly with an individual on the team or send a request to the entire committee by emailing email@example.com.