TO: Parents With Children Who Attend Schools in Cocke County
FROM: School Principals and Eddie Surber, Title I Director
DATE: August 5, 2009
SUBJECT: Tennessee Comprehensive System-wide Planning Process (TCSPP)
The Cocke County School System is required by the State Department of Education to develop a system wide performance plan for each school year to address strengths and weaknesses in student performance for our system. The purpose of the plan is to involve all community educational stakeholders/total team members (director of schools, school administrators, teachers, educational assistants, guidance counselors, central office supervisors, community leaders, business leaders, parents, family members etc.) in the process of developing an educational plan at the system level to address student performance across the system. The Tennessee Comprehensive System-wide Planning Process (TCSPP) Total Team goal is to develop a plan that will recognize current student performance levels and help them to improve these levels each year.
The Cocke County School System recognizes that all community stakeholder input is necessary and important if students are going to improve their educational performance in all academic areas. Stakeholders will meet throughout the year to discuss and develop strategies that will help students increase their academic level of performance. An initial plan will be developed and updated yearly by the TCSPP Total Team and posted on the system web site. The goals to be developed by the Total Team are that 100 percent of all students in grades three through eight will be proficient in reading and math by the 2013 - 2014 school year, high school students obtain a 100 percent graduation rate and increase ACT scores to the level of national averages, and to help elementary students maintain and exceed a 93 percent attendance rate.
The Cocke County School System educators and stakeholders believe that with the support of the community our students can meet and exceed all performance goals. If you would like to be a member of the TCSPP Total Team or have suggestions and strategies pertaining to how student performance goals can be increased from school-year to school-year, please make your suggestions and strategies known to Eddie Surber by calling 423-623-2936. In order to view the current Cocke County School System TCSPP plan, please go to the school system web site at http://www.cocke.k12.tn.us/ . If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Eddie Surber to receive a copy of the TCSPP plan. Your suggestions, input, and support for student performance are greatly appreciated by the Cocke County School System.