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Public invited to Gainesville City Schools planning meeting
System to address plans for improvement
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Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan Meeting

What: meeting for Gainesville City School System officials and stakeholders to review and discuss the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, 830 Century Place

More info: 770-536-5275,

The public is invited to a meeting regarding Gainesville City Schools’ plans for improvement.

The school system will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center to discuss, review and revise its fiscal year 2016 Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan, or CLIP.

Paula Rufus, Title I system coordinator, said, “The CLIP is basically the district’s version of a school improvement plan.”

Title I is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act that gives “federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards,” according to the Georgia Department of Education.

In 2006, the Georgia Department of Education implemented the CLIP, which is a required plan for every local education agency, or school board, in the state. The CLIP includes every bit of required information for federal and state funded programs.

The Gainesville City School System will revise the 23-page plan, available for viewing on the district’s website, in collaboration with stakeholders “to ensure that we are addressing the needs of our students,” according to a release from the system.

Rufus said the meeting is open to all Gainesville City Schools’ stakeholders, and the school system is seeking community feedback on the subject. More information is available at the bottom of the system’s website,