February 28, 2019
On March 19th all the schools in our district will host a team of educators from neighboring school systems, along with staff from the Vermont Agency of Education, as part of our triennial Integrated Field Review (IFR). The IFR is a review of documents, interviews with students, parents and staff, and observations of schools, designed to reveal common practices in our school district. This is a collaborative and reciprocal process, and staff members from our district will visit and review neighboring school systems in the weeks that follow.
This Integrated Field Review process leads to a written report, featuring district level commendations and recommendations in the areas of Academic Proficiency, Personalization, Safe Healthy Schools, High Quality Staffing and Investment Priorities, the five domains of Vermont’s Education Quality Standards. The IFR process is flexible and is not evaluative; the results of a school system’s IFR can be used at their discretion, be it to support continuous improvement planning, to create networking opportunities with neighboring districts, to guide future professional development or other.
You or your student may be asked l to participate in this process as an interviewee. Please know that this is entirely voluntary.