The schools of the district need restructuring plan in order to not only accommodate the children of newly arrived families who possess high standards of studies but also to enhance the standards of studies of the previously living in students of the district. This need of restructuring plan for district schools is necessary in order to keep the newly arrived students to continue their studies in district schools rather than shifting to the private schools. If the district schools fail to develop such plan then they will not only lose the newly arrived students but it will also downgrade the reputation of the district schools further as compared to private schools.
Key Issues in developing Restructuring Plan
The teaching faculty at district schools is not of the standard that can compete with the private schools. The teaching standard of the faculty of any school plays vital role in setting high standards of studies . The simplest solution can be hiring of new teaching staff of high standards; however, this is not possible at this point in time to take place overnight. The other alternate solution to the issue is to train the existing faculty on such lines that aim to enhance their teaching capabilities. Another important issue is the lack of self confidence in the students of district schools. Self confidence of a student is the key to performing exceptionally good in exams hence improving the self confidence through various programs like speech competitions etc are considered necessary to be included in the restructuring plan.
Role in Restructuring Plan
As superintendant of the district schools, I can arrange and coordinate various training programs for the teaching staff of the schools to enhance their teaching capabilities. Similarly, for improving the confidence level of the students, I can organize speech competitions at district level and give awards and certificate along with prizes to the winners in order to motivate the students to develop their self confidence.
Carr, Judy F. and Doug Harris. Improving Standards-Based Learning: A Process Guide for Educational Leaders. Thousand Oaks (CA): SAGE Publications, 2009.