iBerkshires.com  reports Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee last week approved a District Improvement Plan for this school year.
The plan presented Monday by Superintendent Aaron Dean that was lauded before the committee's formal approval.
The plan is split into four objectives: curriculum and instruction, teaching all students, family and community engagement, and professional culture. Dean said these objectives were informed by district administrators.
Before diving into the presentation, Dean said he thought the district needed to do a better job prioritizing.
"A lot of what we need to do going forward is to prioritize instead of trying to fix everything all at once," he said. "We need to see where we can get the most bang for our buck."
Dean said with curriculum and instruction, the plan to focus on the growth of all students by providing "high quality and coherent instruction" informed by student assessment and data.
This will be achieved through "rigorous standard-based unit design and "adjustments to practices" powered by focused walk-throughs, common planning, and rigorous standards-based curriculum.
He said this will extend to teacher evaluations and it will be clear what the district expects from teachers.

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