School Improvement Advisory Committee

How it works:

Board Regulation 406.3 specifies that School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) shall be established to ensure community involvement in:

1. the determination of major educational needs;
2. the determination and prioritization of student learning goals;
3. the provision of long range goals that include, but are not limited to, the state indicators that address reading, mathematics and science achievement;
4. the harassment or bullying prevention goals, programs, training, and other initiatives.

At least annually, the School Improvement Advisory Committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Education with regard to:

1. progress achieved with the annual goals for the state indicators that address, reading, mathematics, and science;
2. progress achieved with locally determined core indicators, and
3. annual improvement goals for the state indicators that address reading, mathematics, and science achievement.

Committee membership shall include students, parents, teachers, administrators, and representatives from the local community. To the extent possible, committee membership has balanced representation of the following: race, gender, national origin, and disability. (Gender balance is defined as half male and half female for even-numbered committees or half plus one for odd-numbered committees.) The Superintendent/ designee shall serve as ex-officio Chair of the Committee.

At least annually, the SIAC shall make recommendations to the Board with regard to progress achieved with annual improvement goals for the State indicators that indicate reading, mathematics, and science, progress achieved with other locally determined indicators, and annual improvement goals for the State indicators that address reading, mathematics, and science.

Committee Members:

Hala Azmeh
Kim Becicka
Kathleen Bevins
David Brandon
Stacy Cataldo
Rod Dooley
John Dusek
Carlos Grant
Sha Hall
Laurie Hamen
Jennykaye Hampton
Joslin Hanna
Becky Helle
Melissa Hocking
William Jacobson
Dennis Jordan
Shannon Kehoe
Mary Klinger
Michelle Kruse
Christine Landa
Karmen Larson
Joy Long
Mary Ellen Maske
Brian McGrath
Alex Meeks
Kate Minnette
Trace Pickering
Darcel Pledge
Todd Prusha
Cassidy Reinken
Karla Ries
Diamond Roundtree
Mariann Ryan
Jillian Schulte
Sricharan Sheshashai
Kathy Slaman
Daryl Spivey
David Tominsky
Ann Torbert
Clint Twedt-Ball
Doug Wall
Lawrence Wenclawski
Jessica Westercamp
Elise Williams
Laurie Worden

 

committee Chairperson:

Noreen Bush
Associate Superintendent, Cedar Rapids Community Schools

 

2017-2018 Meeting dates

Please contact Associate Superintendent's Office to confirm meeting date/time @ 319/558-1131

October 30, 2017
January 30, 2018
April 30, 2018