Pinellas County Schools created the Bridging the Gap Strategic Plan to close the achievement gap between black students and their peers. The plan's six key goals address:
- Graduation rates
- Grade level proficiency
- Participation and performance in accelerated courses
- Disciplinary infractions
- Eligibility for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) programs
- Minority Hiring
The latest version of the action steps to address the plan’s six key goals is available for review:
Public invited to provide input on closing the achievement gapWith student performance and equity being a community and School Board priority, Pinellas County Schools held a series of community input sessions on the 2016-2017 Bridging the Gap plan.
Each meeting included a presentation on the latest progress in closing the achievement gap and a summary of proposed action steps. The greater part of each meeting allowed for small group discussions and the gathering of ideas and opinions from school leaders, teachers, parents and community members. The comments received at each of the meetings have been gathered and are available for review:
Feedback Summary (PDF file)
Community Input (Excel file)
If you are unable to attend a meeting and would like to provide input electronically, please complete this form.