Orchard Park Central School District CDEP Timeline

K-12 Comprehensive District Education Plan Orchard Park Central School District Plan Date, January 2012 - January 2015

Advanced Diplomas

Increase the percentage of students graduating with Advanced Diplomas as identified in the NYS School Report Card to 68%.

Parent/Student Orientations

09/01/2011 - 10/31/2011

Conduct parent / student orientations and information sessions.
Responsibility: HS Principal, School Counselors.
Resources: None.

Viability of K-12 Education

01/01/2012 - 1/1/2015

Ensure the viability of a comprehensive K-12 educational experience, allowing for the development of skills and the opportunity to excel in non-core.
Responsibility: Administrators and ILs.
Resources: District Budget.

Training on Assessments

01/01/2012 - 01/01/2013

Provide ongoing training in the development and implementation of common formative and summative assessments.
Responsibility: Principals and coordinators.
Resources: BOCES Participation Budget.

Enrollment in Reg. Chem. & Alg. II/Trig.

09/01/2012 - 06/30/2016

Increase the number of students enrolling in Regents Chemistry and Algebra II / Trigonometry.
Responsibility: MS and HS Counselors, ILs, Administrators.
Resources: None.

Academic Support


Provide added academic support for HS Juniors and Seniors, including students with disabilities.
Responsibility: DO Administration, Principals.
Resources: District Budget.

Curriculum Audits

09/01/2012 - 6/30/2015

Conduct curriculum audits to assure a viable and articulate curriculum.
Responsibility: All Coordinators and ILs.
Resources: Curriculum Budget.

Data Analysis


Allocate time for data analysis to identify strengths and gaps, share best practices and improve student achievement, including collaboration between general and special education teachers.
Responsibility: Principals, coordinators, and ILs.
Resources: Possible release time for substitutes.

AP and Honors Course

Increase the percentage of students participating in AP. Honors and accelerated courses by 10%

Research MS Advanced Courses

09/01/2011 - 12/31/2012

How: Research and explore Regents, Honors and accelerated course opportunities within the MS base model for possible implementation in September 2013.
Responsibility: MS IL Council, MS BET, Coordinators, HS staff, as appropriate.
Resources: Stipends for summer curriculum work approximately $5,000 for accelerated or Honors course.

Informational Meetings for Advanced Courses

01/01/2012 - 02/29/2012

How: Conduct MS meetings to inform parents of AP, Honors and accelerated opportunities.
Responsibility: MS and HS Counselors and Administration.
Resources: None.

Enroll More Students in Adv. Courses


How: Increase the number of students to engage in select AP, Honors and accelerated classes.
Responsibility: MS and HS Counselors and Administration.
Resources: None.

Review Eligibility for Advanced Courses


How: Review and revise as necessary, criteria practices for AP, Honors and accelerated student eligibility.
Responsibility: MS and HS Counselors, ILs, Coordinators and Administration.
Resources: None.

Offer More AP Courses


How: Increase offerings for HS AP courses, minimally by two sections.
Responsibility: HS IL Counsel, MS and HS Counselors and Administrators.
Funding: District Budget approximately $800/teacher.

Increase Student Scoring

Increase the WNY ranking of students scoring at the mastery level on 3-8 state exams (attain top 5 in Erie County using Data Warehouse district information).

Gifted and Talented Program

04/01/2012 - 01/01/2015

How: Redesign and implement a Gifted and Talented model for 3-8 students that focuses on ELA and mathematics performance.
Responsibility: ES and MS principals, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, former G and T catalysts.
Resources: Two Elementary teachers and one MS teacher $195,000.

Differentiated Instruction

09/01/2012 - 6/30/2015

How: Increase staff use of differentiated instruction to better meet and challenge students at their instructional level.
Responsibilities: ES and MS principals, ILs and coordinators.
Resources: BOCES PD training $4,500. Use conference days and/or release time.

Research Ability Grouping

09/01/2012 - 06/30/2013

How: Form a study group to research the effectiveness of ability grouping versus whole group instruction.
Responsibility: ES Principals and classroom teachers.
Resources: Possible visitations or release time $3,000.

Special Students Meet AMO

K-12 special education students and economically disadvantaged students will meet and/or exceed the AMO.

Research Other Practices

01/01/2012 - 06/30/2013

How: Visit and/or research schools and/or districts that are exceeding the special education AMO (for disabilities) to learn about and implement effective practices for delivery of services on the continuum.
Responsibility: Director of Special Education, Principals and Sp. Ed. ILs.
Resources: Teacher substitutes.

Expand Remediation

04/01/2012 - 01/01/2015

How: Expand remediation (before and after school, during lunch) to improve skills and prepare students for assessment.
Responsibility: Principals, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Pupil Services.
Resources: $7,500 beyond current annual allocation.

Autism Training

09/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

How: Train staff on autism spectrum disorders to increase knowledge of effective strategies.
Responsibility: Director of Special Education
Resources: $1,200

Apply Research Methods


How: Visit and/or research schools and/or districts that are exceeding the special education AMO (for disabilities) to learn about and implement effective practices for delivery of services on the continuum.
Responsibility: Special Education Administrators and Principals.
Resources: May lead to increase in FTEs, but may be more cost effective.

Safe Learning Environment, Part 1

Ensure that students have a safe learning environment by: 1. Utilizing the 2011 Building Condition Survey to address all high priority needs and prioritize other identified needs and make necessary improvements as resources allow.

Review Building Condition Survey

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2013

How: Review, analyze and prioritize the needs identified in the Building Condition Survey; Develop and present a plan to the BOE for consideration and approval.
Responsibilty: Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Supt. of Business and Support Services, Supt. of Buildings and Grounds and Safety, Principals (as needed) Gordon Jones and Associates.
Resources: TBD through Capital Project and required voter approval.

Safe Learning Environment: Part 2

Ensure that students have a safe learning environment by: 2. Use resources to create a comprehensive plan to ensure the physical and social well-being of staff and students.

Olweus Program

01/01/2012 - 01/01/2015

How: Implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program with fidelity; Assess student perceptions every other year to measure reduction in bullying behaviors; Continue Freshman Boost.
Responsibility: District Trainers BPCC members.
Resources: Survey cost of $5,500; Cost of substitutes if training occurs on a student day; Possibly one additional trainer $6,000.

Food Service Contract Bid


How: Charge the Nutritional Committee, a representative group of stakeholders, with the task of drafting specifications for the next food service contract bid with the outcome of improving quality and healthy choices at a reasonable price.
Responsibility: Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Supt. for Business and Support Services and Principals.
Resources: None.