The CP Tip Jar

April 2017

Reminder: Special Education Plan update for Phase 3 Districts

Attention Phase 3 District Superintendents and Special Education Directors/Coordinators:

As a Phase 3 District, the NEW due date for your Special Education Plan is May 1, 2018; however, please pay special attention to the item below:

  • ALL PHASE 3 DISTRICTS must check the ‘Assurance’ box in the Assurances>Program Profile section of your Special Education Plan by May 1, 2017.

Please contact your Special Education Advisor or Amy DeLuca ( if you have any questions.

Priority and Focus Schools

Priority and Focus schools should continue to update/revise their School Improvement Plans this year. Plans should be resubmitted through the web application on or by June 30, 2017.

Directions on SIP Resubmission:

School Improvement Planning (SIP) Webinar Recording

The PA Planning Team conducted a webinar on March 30th at 9:00 am to discuss the components and requirements of the School Improvement Plan.

Webinar Recording:
SIP Webinar Slides

Title I Schoolwide Plan Information

As a reminder, any schools implementing a Title I Schoolwide Plan will need to have their School Level/School Improvement Plan completed in the web application by June 30, 2017.

For additional information regarding this new format, please see below for materials provided during the webinar held on April 6, 2017.

This webinar discussed the new format, components and requirements for the Title I Schoolwide Plan.
Webinar Recording:
Webinar Slides: Title I Schoolwide Plan

Charter School Annual Reports - For CHARTER Schools ONLY

All Charter Schools are now able to start entering their 2016/2017 Charter Annual Report data into the web application. Charter Annual Reports are due through the web application on or before August 1, 2017.

Click here for additional information.

Charter School Webinar

This webinar discussed the requirements for Charter Schools in regards to Comprehensive Planning, School Improvement Planning (for Priority and Focus Schools), Title I Schoolwide Planning and the Charter Annual Report.
Webinar Recording:
Webinar Slides: Charter School Webinar

CP Summer Training

The PA Planning Team will once again be traveling around the Commonwealth during June, July and August to conduct training. Please be on the lookout for registration information coming to you soon!

Important! Account Cleanup!

As leadership and staff changes occur in your school, please be sure the Comprehensive Planning web application user roles are kept up to date. Local Security Administrators need to be updating their accounts to ensure all account holders are still active members of the school and should have access to the Comprehensive Plan.

For anyone still receiving information regarding Comprehensive Planning that no longer wishes to receive it, please reach out to the school in which you were at one time connected with to have them remove you from the account.

Please click here for more details.

Comprehensive Planning Office Hours

Have specific questions regarding your Comprehensive Plan, School Improvement Plan or Charter Annual Report?

Join me at the next CP Virtual Office Hour on May 3rd from 2-3 pm.

The office hours will be held in a virtual format so participants may come and go anytime between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm on designated days. These online sessions will be offered for anyone who may have questions regarding content, action planning, data analysis, etc.

*Please note – you will need to add these office hour sessions to your calendar in order to set a reminder.

Please use the link below to attend when needed:

2016-2017 Remaining Dates for CP Office Hours:

May 3rd

May 17th

Having trouble accessing the CP web application?

Click here for more information!

Updating Contact Information

Have you had any recent changes to your school - phone number, school name, administrator, etc.? Be sure to update your information in EdNA. The PA Planning Team has a web service that generates an import from EdNA on a daily basis so the demographics section of your plans are up to date. Be sure to check EdNA to ensure your school's contact information is up to date. If updates are needed, please contact the Center for Data Quality & Information Technology by emailing or calling 717-787-2644.

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