The Rochelle ISD District Improvement Plan
Under provisions of the Texas education code, every school district is required to develop a district plan to improve student performance. Rochelle ISD utilizes a collaborative planning process including community and staff input to develop the district’s education plan. District and campus plans are developed annually to be mutually supportive of the state goals and objectives under Education Code, Chapter 4.
In Rochelle ISD, the team that convenes to review and create the District Improvement Plan (DIP) is composed of individuals from the Rochelle community; anyone interested in joining this committee is eligible to do so. The Board of Trustees for the district oversees the meeting procedures of the District-level planning and decision-making committee and annually approves their plan recommendations.
Site-based decision-making implementation has been mandated for all Texas school districts since 1992. The basic premise of site-based decision making is that the most effective decisions are made by those who will actually implement the decisions. The belief is that people involved at the campus level have a greater opportunity to identify problems, develop problem resolution and change strategy than people located off-campus. Site-based decision-making concepts also recognize that people at the campus level are more likely to internalize change and to support its implementation if they are involved in the decision making than if they are not. The objective of site-based decision making is to improve student performance and to enhance accountability.