When is the school improvement plan (SIP) due?

For schools not in Differentiated Accountability (DA), districts may set timelines for the submission and publication of SIPs as desired.

For schools in DA (i.e., Focus, Priority, and Former F schools) based upon 2017 school grades and for all SIG Cohort 3 and 4 schools, the following timeline applies for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Early June 2017: 2017-18 SIP opens in CIMS
  • By September 15, 2017: Draft of the SIP forwarded in CIMS from the district to the regional executive director (RED) for review (schools must submit to the district first)
  • By October 13, 2017: SIP feedback provided by RED or regional team to the district; school then revises SIP in CIMS, if needed, before district approval
  • By October 31, 2017: SIP approved by district and published in CIMS (if edits have been made after the RED review, school must resubmit to district for approval first)

It is worth noting that while the department establishes deadlines to facilitate the DA regional team's review of SIPs, districts may set earlier deadlines for schools to allow for the district’s review process.

Submission deadlines are important milestones for auditing purposes; however, the SIP is intended to be used and refined throughout the year.

Last Updated: 10/25/2017