|State School Reform/Redesign Office|
Schools are placed under the supervision of the State School Reform/Redesign Office as a result of being identified as the lowest achieving five percent of schools in the state. Michigan's approved ESEA flexibility request now designates the lowest achieving five percent of schools as Priority Schools. The goals of the Reform/Redesign Office are:
- Establish policies and procedures for rapid turnaround in Priority schools.
- Coordinate reform efforts for Priority schools across the Department of Education to ensure thorough integration of activities and monitoring of schools.
- Strengthen teacher effectiveness in Priority schools.
- Develop policies and strategies to support effective school leaders in Priority schools, including principals and teacher leaders.
- Identify, advocate and recommend policies that ensure the reallocation of academic and financial resources to support the implementation of school plans.
- Identify and develop tools and resources to ensure schools implement effective school redesign plans.
State School Reform/Redesign Office Staff
Deborah Clemmons, Executive Director - 517.335.5310
Jill Baynes, Department Analyst - 517.335.2741
Robin Hanson, Education Consultant - 517.241.5182
Julie Haun-Frank, Educational Consultant - 517-373-8242
Holly LaBelle, Secretary - 517.241.4262
Connie McCall, Senior Executive Management Assistant - 517.335.5310
|State School Reform/Redesign District|
The State School Reform/Redesign District was created in 2010 and is under the leadership and general supervision of the state board of education. Schools that do not make satisfactory progress may be placed in the State School Reform/Redesign District.
State Reform/Redesign Legislation