Shared Decision Making Plan
As outlined in Section 100.11 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, each school district in New York State is required to establish a framework for school-based planning and decision making. As stated in the regulations, the purpose of school based planning and shared decision making "shall be to improve the educational performance of all students in the school, regardless of such factors as socioeconomic status, race, sex, language background, or disability."The Lancaster Central School District is committed to establishing a professional learning community with a laser-like focus on the student achievement. This learning community will continue to be built through a process known as Comprehensive District Educational Planning - henceforth referred to as "CDEP". The learning community concept embodied in the CDEP process is built upon and committed to the values of teamwork, collective inquiry, collaboration and continuous improvement. These values are predicated upon and necessitate a process for discussion and input by the entire school community - including teachers, parents, administrators, board members, non-instructional personnel and where appropriate, students.