The School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a group made up of representatives from the community and school district. Its purpose is to enhance the relationship between the school and the community. The group also offers an avenue to get information and identify educational concerns from a community perspective.
The district is looking for representatives to serve on the BCSD School Improvement Advisory Committee – community members, staff, students, and parents. The 2019-2020 group will meet 4:30 – 6 pm on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 24, Nov. 12, Jan. 28 and March 31. If you are interested in serving on the School Improvement Advisory Committee and available to attend the meetings please contact Celeste Miller at (563) 359-3681, ext. 3005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 SIAC Meetings & Topics
Tuesday, September 24
Learn about the district’s math curriculum, philosophy and assessments from the K-2 foundation for math to alternative and advanced math opportunities for students.
Tuesday, November 12
Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision of the community's aspirations for all students. It includes a structure that not only provides for the acquisition of rigorous academic content, but also critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and other 21st century skills. The main purpose of the work is to provide a strategic direction for the overall educational experiences for our students and the habits of mind that are needed to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Future Ready connects students to their post-secondary plans. Using advisory sessions, students are guided through self and career exploration. In smaller group settings during high school PRIDE, the future-ready coach works closely with students to discuss their plans, questions, and action steps (including job shadowing, FAFSA assistance, college and job applications, and more) to make their future plans a reality. Students also have many opportunities to explore colleges and careers through in-building and out-of-building visits.
Tuesday, January 28
Learn about the district’s Iowa Assessment results and the variety of assessments used by the district as well as how the assessment results are used to help improve the success of students.
Tuesday, March 31
Learn how the district is funded, how tax money is used, about fund limitations, and our community grant support as well as the challenges we face and the opportunities we have in the Bettendorf Community School District.