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September 2021

Important Due Dates

All plans listed below are to be completed/ submitted in the Future Ready Comprehensive Planning Portal (FRCPP).

Comprehensive Plans
  • Phase 1 - Due November 30, 2022 (Opening in the FRCPP on September 30, 2021.)
  • Phase 2 - Due November 30, 2021 (Extension granted by PDE)
  • Phase 3 - Due March 30, 2022 (Extension granted by PDE)

Not sure what Phase your LEA is for Comp Planning?

  • Check the master list here.

Reminder: Induction (Chp 49), Professional Education (Act 48), and Gifted Education (Chp 16) Plans require 28-day public review and Board Approval.

Phase 2 Single Entities (Charters/Cyber Charters/CTCs, AVTs) who are also TSI/Title I or Schoolwide Title I

  • Title I plans were due on 9/1/21 in the FRCPP. This is comprised of the “Ready, Set, Go” portion of the plan within the FRCPP.
    • When this portion is complete and the building principal has signed the "Approvals and Signatures" page, please email your Federal Programs regional coordinator (if you know who he/she is) AND Amy Lena (PDE) at alena@pa.gov to let them know. The FRCPP will not allow for actual submission to occur without the State Required Reports being complete.
    • The State Required Reports, Board Affirmation, and CEO signature are due on November 30, 2021 in the FRCPP, and at that time, you can use the "Submit" button.
  • “Ready, Set, Go” and the State Required Reports make up your Comprehensive Plan. Prior to final submission, the Comprehensive Plan, Professional Development Plan, and Educator Induction Plan must be posted for public inspection for 28 days prior to board approval.

Phase 3 Title I Single Entities (Charters/Cyber Charters, CTCs, AVTs)

  • Phase 3 Single Entities who are also Title I will complete their Title I Plan in the FRCPP for 2021-2022. This consists of the Ready, Set, and Go sections within the portal.
  • Since next year’s Title I Plan overlaps with the Comprehensive Plan, Phase 3 Single Entities will complete the Ready, Set, and Go sections and the State Required Reports by June 30, 2022. The Ready, Set, and Go sections will serve as the Title I portion. Ready, Set, and Go combined with the State Required Reports will serve as the Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2025.
  • 2021-2022 - Title I due Sept 1, 2021 (Ready, Set, and Go in the FRCPP)
  • 2022-2023 - Title I (Ready, Set, and Go in the FRCPP) due June 30, 2022 (instead of Sept 1st) with the State Required Reports to complete the Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2025.

Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan can begin as soon as it is approved by PDE but must begin by:

  • Phase 1 – July 1, 2020 (Plan covers July 2020 - June 2023)

  • Phase 2 – July 1, 2021, *Begin immediately if submitted after that date.* (Plan covers July 2021 - June 2024)

  • Phase 3 – July 1, 2022 (Plan covers July 2022 - June 2025)

To help organize your planning efforts, the PA Planning Team and IU contacts across the state have developed suggested timelines for your reference. Feel free to use these to organize how your LEA will tackle the comprehensive planning process.

Special Education Plans:

  • Phase 1 - Due May 1, 2022
  • Phase 2 - Due May 1, 2023
  • Phase 3 - Due March 1, 2022 *UPDATED*

A mandatory pre-recorded webinar was released on April 1, 2021, for all school districts identified in Phase 3. It can be accessed by clicking here.

  • The purpose of the webinar was to train school districts on the Special Education Plan requirements and the new FRCPP system.
  • Special Education Plans for Phase 3 LEAs are now available in the FRCPP.
  • Users must be assigned to the Special Education Plan by the LocalUserAdmin in the "Admin" tab of the FRCPP and assigned the appropriate roles to be able to complete it.
  • The Superintendent/CEO information within the "Profile" page are populated from EdNA. If the information is incorrect, please make the changes in EdNA and then allow 48 hours for the integration to occur.
  • The print function is available for Phase 3 Special Education Plans within the "Plan Reports and Print" tab.
  • Special Education Plans for Phase 1 LEAs will be live in the FRCPP in late summer/early fall 2021.
  • If you have any questions about the Special Education Plan process or the transition to the Future Ready Comprehensive Planning Portal, please do not hesitate to contact your assigned Special Education Advisor or Amy Deluca, Division Chief, at amdeluca@pa.gov.

School Improvement Plans (CSI and A-TSI)

  • The next submission date is June 30, 2022.

Title I Schoolwide Plans for Non-designated Schools and TSI Designated Schools

  • The next submission date is September 1, 2022.

Charter School Annual Report

  • The next submission date is August 1, 2022.
  • For any questions regarding CSARs, please use the following email: RA-charterschools@pa.gov.

Charter School Authorizing Districts: A how-to guide has been created to help districts acknowledge the Charter School Annual Report. To access this guide, please click here.
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Helpful Hints for Submission of Plans Within the FRCPP

Accessing the FRCPP and Gaining Access to LEA and School Plans

This document includes:

  • a thorough explanation with screenshots on how to register for the FRCPP and gain access to plans.
  • directions for the LocalUserAdmin on how to assign users to plans and give them permissions to those plans.

Selecting the Correct User Role for the FRCPP
  • This document highlights the differences between the LocalUserAdmin and LocalUser roles to help determine which role to register for. (Note - users can only hold ONE of these roles, not both.)

Helpful Hints for Submission of Plans Within the FRCPP
  • This document provides troubleshooting ideas for the most common issues we see when people are working within the FRCPP and unable to submit and/or sign off on plans.

Tips for Uploading Affirmation Statements, Signing-off, and Submitting
  • This document provides specific tips for uploading affirmation statements, signing off on plans, and submitting plans.

Plans Requiring Revisions
  • This document provides an interpretation of the symbols users will see within the plan that requires revisions and provides guidance on how to resubmit.

Printing a Plan/Report

  • This document outlines how to download a Word/PDF version of a report/plan.
  • This feature allows you to easily create a report for the Comprehensive Plan, Induction Plan, and Professional Development Plan that can be posted for the required 28-day public review period.

FRCPP Features

Plan Monitoring

  • Once a plan has been submitted, the "Plan Monitoring" tab will become active.
  • Within this section, you can monitor your progress toward your measurable goals, action plans, and action steps.
  • You will not be able to adjust your measurable goals but you will be able to make adjustments to your action plans and professional development needs.

Charters, Cyber Charters, CTCs/AVTS are not required to complete a Gifted Education Plan. In order to be able to submit your comprehensive plan, all of the "other state-required reports" within the portal must have green checkmarks beside them. Here's how to get the green checkmark to appear for the Gifted Education Plan for these entities:
  1. Locate the section labeled, "Other Required Reports."
  2. Click on the "Gifted Education Plan Assurance (Chapter 16)" link.
  3. Scroll down to the grey box and click where it says, "Check if Charter/Cyber Charter School or Occupational CTC and gifted services are not provided."
  4. A green checkmark will now appear for that report.

*Click here for screenshots of this process.

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FRCPP Plan Summary

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FRCPP Updates

Comprehensive Planning Update

The Academic Standards and Assessment Requirements (Chapter 4) State Required Report has been updated. Due to the implementation of Act 13, the “Assurances: Curriculum and Instruction” page asks LEAs to respond to Act 13 questions rather than Act 82.

  • All LEAs who have never submitted a plan within the FRCPP will see this update.
  • Any plan which has been approved, in revision, or in PDE review will not see this update.

Single-entity Comprehensive Plans and School Plans

How-to guides have been created to help users with accessing and completing their new School Plan in the FRCPP. Please use the links below to access these resources.

When a new School Improvement Plan goes live:

  • The "Ready" and "Set" sections will be prepopulated for users.
  • The "Go" section will have "analyzing" and the measurable goals prepopulated and users will be able to add in new targets.

When a new Comprehensive Plan goes live:

  • The "Ready" section will be prepopulated for users.
  • The “Set," "Go," and all State Required Reports which are submitted as part of the Comprehensive Planning process will need to be updated.


  • Phase 2 CSI and ATSI Single Entities are required to submit their State Required Reports, Board Affirmation, and CEO signature if they haven't already done so by November 30, 2021.
  • Prior to final submission, the Comprehensive Plan, Professional Development Plan, and Educator Induction Plan must be posted for public inspection for 28 days prior to board approval.

*Please note:

  • No pre-population will occur between a school-level plan and a district-level plan unless the LEA is a single entity. In that case, the school and the LEA Comprehensive Plan are one and the same. Therefore, a single entity will check and update Ready, Set, Go yearly if they are designated (CSI, ATSI, TSI, Schoolwide Title 1).

When system maintenance needs to occur within the FRCPP, users will see a message a few days before in the "News and Updates" on the FRCPP Home Screen.

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To access a variety of materials from previous webinars and other helpful documents to assist you with the planning process, click here.

August 2021 FRCPP Webinar Resources

During August, webinars were held to provide general updates and specialized technical support. Below, you will find direct links to all the resources shared during these sessions.

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Looking for FRCPP Technical or Content Support?

We can help!
  • If you would like support with content requirements for the portal, please contact the FRCPP Support Team at RA-EDFRCPP@pa.gov.
  • If you would like support with technical issues, please contact the PA Planning Team at paplanning@caiu.org.
  • Use this Google Form to request content or technical assistance with a plan.

PVAAS Updates

The 2021-2022 Professional Learning sessions haven't been released yet. All of the resources from last year are available on the PDE PVAAS YouTube Playlist.

Here is a list of the SY20-21 videos now available:

  • Child Success Summary - Key Data You Have Now!
  • Connecting PVAAS to Student-Centered Goals
  • Core and Beyond
  • Educators in Action: Supporting Data Use in a Year of Change
  • Focus Forward: A Call to Action
  • Foundations to Understanding and Using PVAAS Projections (2 videos: Administrators & Teachers)
  • Planning for Next Year: Beyond Past Practices to Effective Data Use (2 videos: Elementary & Secondary)
  • Premiering the New PVAAS Value-Added Report: More Value to Value-Added
  • PVAAS & PIMS Data: Quality In, Quality Out
  • School Counselors: PVAAS is for You Too!
  • Secondary Scheduling: Using Data to Determine Need
  • Supporting Teachers in Monitoring Student Progress (2 videos: Elementary & Secondary)
  • Teachers Monitoring Student Progress Mid-Year (2 videos: Elementary & Secondary)
  • Using Multiple Data Points to Inform Keystone Retesting Decisions
  • What Decisions, So What Data? (3 videos: District Leaders, School Leaders, & Teacher Leaders)

Stay tuned for more offerings being developed for SY21-22! As always, please contact pdepvaas@iu13.org if you have any questions or if the team can be of assistance.

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Accelerated Learning Through An Integrated System of Support

As we plan for the 2021-22 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), PA Intermediate Units (IUs), and Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provide this resource bank for school leaders with the goal of helping teachers, support staff, families, and students emerge from these unprecedented times and start a new school year stronger than ever and focused on accelerating learning.

To offer support, we turn our focus to these critical needs and opportunities and offer a new phase of the Roadmap: Accelerated Learning through an Integrated System of Support.

This new series provides a systematic process and technical support for school communities to make key decisions for the start of the new year. It introduces a Cycle of Continuous Improvement mindset that will lead to strategic vision, needs assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and adjusting. Most importantly, each system supports the success of the others.

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How to Join the PA Planning Listserv

  • For all the latest and greatest information regarding Comprehensive Planning, head to http://mailinglist.caiu.org.
  • Click on "PA Planning" and then select "Subscribe."
  • You will receive an email confirming your subscription, so please be sure to look for that and accept the request.

The Pa Planning Support Team