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Continuous School Improvement Process

Clarkson Public School

Continuous School Improvement Process


Goal and Objectives

Goal:  Clarkson Public students will increase vocabulary across the curriculum.


1. Students at Clarkson Public Schools will improve vocabulary proficiency.


Motto:                                    One School.  One Team.  One Goal


Mission Statement:           To empower our students to be self-sufficient, socially responsible learners and conscientious, contributing citizens.


Vision Statement:   To engage our students in authentic and positive educational experiences that will prepare students for a variety of lifelong endeavors, encourage collaboration, and cultivate curiosity.


Our Beliefs


The Clarkson Public School believes that our students will achieve their full potential when we:


  • connect with people, programs, and experiences within and beyond the classroom

  • ensure that students feel safe and respected,

  • celebrate individual and school accomplishments and progress,

  • integrate and optimize technology,

  • maintain a rigorous, diverse, and relevant curriculum,

  • foster a collaborative community effort,

  • encourage extracurricular participation in academics, arts, athletics and service opportunities,

  • provide a framework for student mentoring and support,

  • embrace individualism and diversity,

  • cultivate high expectations, mutual respect, and encouragement,


Organization of Steering Committee


The Continuous School Improvement Process (CIP) begins with the organization of the Steering Committee. Steering Committee meetings occur monthly.  The Steering Committee will communicate with staff members as decisions are made.



The Steering Committee will include six members with two serving long-term positions and four rotating positions. The team will include one administrator and all other members will collectively represent PreK-12.



The Steering Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advising Administration regarding

    • Calendar

    • Professional Development

    • Student Needs / Concerns

    • Staff Needs / Concerns

  • Monitoring the progression of the CIP Process

  • Monitoring and adjusting practices to ensure success of goals

  • Managing and maintaining the CIP Profile

  • Organizing and managing student data


Steering Committee Team

Rich Lemburg, Superintendent

Lee Schneider, Principal

Jennifer Kappel

Caitlin Kabes

Tami Sayers

Abby Gall