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The Office of School Improvement (OSI) assists schools in developing School Improvement Plans (SIPs) that are in alignment with the District Strategic Plan and state and federal requirements. 

Assistance to schools with the development of School Improvement Plans ensures compliance with the Florida Department of Education and federal legislation.  Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools is participating in Florida's Differentiated Accountability Model, a four-year pilot program intended to merge the state and federal accountability programs.  This model provides seamless support for schools designated as Prevent, Focus/Correct, and Priority/Intervene.


The Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC) is the sole body responsible for final decision making at the school relating to the implementation of the components of the School Improvement Plans.  The EESAC's function is to bring together all stakeholders and involve them in an authentic role in decisions which affect instruction and the delivery of programs.


Membership Requirements

  • Must be composed of the principal, teachers, education support employees, students, parents, and business/community representatives.
  • Must be representative of the ethnic, racial, linguistic, disabled, and economic community served by the school.
  • Must have a majority of members who do not work in the District.
  • SWD must be represented.
  • ELL parents should be included when possible.
  • Adult/vocational programs must be represented.

Selection of EESAC Members

  • Teachers elect teachers.
  • Parents elect parents.
  • Students elect students.
  • Education support employees elect education support employee.
  • Principal appoints business/community representative -- to ensure council diversity.
  • Principal and UTD designated steward are automatic members.


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