Quality Instructional Council (QIC)

Penn Yan CSD: QIC Committee Description
I. Rationale
The call for higher federal and state standards requires local school districts to be more purposeful in determining specific goals, directions and actions regarding improvement of student achievement.

II. Purpose
The purpose of this council is to help create a Pre K-12 environment within which continuous improvement occurs in all Penn Yan Central School District instructional programs and services.

III. Scope of Work
A group that looks at issues district wide and provides guidance and leadership using multiple indicators.

* Receive and discuss information regarding federal, state and RIC regulations/guidelines/initiatives and current research.
* Receive regular updates on PYCSD Pre K-12 programs/initiatives.
* Identify and forward to the PDP (Professional Development Plan) Committeeinput on staff development needs.
* Provide input into the development, implementation and evaluation of districtwide initiatives/programs/studies where appropriate (Literacy Direction, Pre K-12Reading Philosophy, etc.)
* Provide input into program decision Pre K-12 and discuss overall impact.
* Evaluate, clarify and promote the relationship between and among QIC (QualityInstruction Council), Departments, Grade Levels, BIC’s (Building Instructional
Council) and AIS (Academic Intervention Services) Diagnostic Team* Evaluate, clarify and promote the role of the above organizations in developing,
implementing and monitoring the following plans: Professional Development Plan(PDP), Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), Shared Decision MakingPlan (SDM), Academic Intervention Services Plan (AIS), Technology Plan* Participate in district-wide goal setting and action planning process.
* Lead data driven decision making.
* Review longitudinal student achievement data from state and alignedassessments.
* Review data report from AIS Diagnostic Team and develop the charge to theBIC’s (Building Instructional Council).
* Regularly review the progress on the Pre K-12 Curriculum Cycle (develop,
implement, evaluate, revise).
* Prioritize district initiatives in order to effectively use resources.
* Celebrate the successes of the district.

IV. Type of Committee - Standing

V. Meetings: TBD

VI. Membership

 A. Representation:
(21) Department and Grade Level Chairs:
PreK-K Grade Level Chair
First Grade Level Chair
Second Grade Level Chair
Third Grade Level Chair
Fourth Grade Level Chair
Fifth Grade Level Chair
Sixth Grade Level Chair
English/Language Arts 6-12 Department Chair
Library/Media Pre K-12
Mathematics 6-12 Department Chair
Career and Technology Education Department Chair
LOTE 6-12 Department Chair
Social Studies 6-12 Department Chair
Science 6-12 Department Chair
Art Department Chair
Music Department Chair
Guidance Department Chair
Reading Department Chair
Physical Education/Health Department Chair
Special Ed. Chair PreK-5
Special Ed. Chair 6-12
(2) Staff Developers/Mentor Teachers,
(8) Administrators: Superintendent (as needed), Assistant Superintendent for Business (as needed), Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Staff Development, Building Principals and Assistant Building Principals, Director of Student Information, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Director of Health, P.E. and Athletics

(3) Board of Education Representatives
Members’ Responsibilities
1) Attend meetings on a regular basis and participate in the meeting activities.
2) Represent views, opinions, data/information from all constituents.
3) Communicate back to constituents, in a timely manner, information receivedfrom QIC meetings.
4) Support decisions made by QIC as a collective body.
5) Come prepared for meeting.

VII. Chairperson(s)
1. Selection: Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Staff Development

B. Responsibilities:
 1) Develop and distribute agenda for each meeting.
 2) Oversee the writing and distribution of minutes.
 3) Oversee implementation of QIC decisions.
 4) Facilitate QIC meetings.