For districts with one or more Priority or Focus schools based upon 2017 school grades, the following timeline applies for the 2017-18 school year:
- May 2017: 2017-18 DIAP opens in CIMS
- By August 31, 2017: Draft DIAP forwarded in CIMS to the regional executive director (RED) for review and feedback
- By September 15, 2017: DIAP feedback provided to the district by the RED; district then revises DIAP in CIMS, if needed, before approval by district school improvement contact
- By September 29, 2017: DIAP approved by district school improvement contact and published in CIMS
Submission deadlines are important milestones for auditing purposes; however, the DIAP is intended to be used and refined throughout the year.