Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI)

  • Accountability and flexibility are hallmarks of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ success. Under the Board’s Theory of Action for Change to Improve Student Achievement, Gwinnett schools gain flexibility by meeting certain accountability measures outlined through the district’s Results-Based Evaluation System (RBES). As a Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS), GCPS receives flexibility in the form of waivers of certain state laws, rules, and guidelines in ex- change for greater accountability for increased student performance.

    Each school is responsible for the development of a local school plan for improvement (LSPI). Using data, schools determine areas needing improvement and write long-term goals that are focused on the identified areas. For each goal, a school will identify specific, measurable, annual objectives and then determine how to best achieve these goals, taking into account the flexibility granted and accountability expected under RBES and SWSS. The LSPI development process involves teachers, parents, and community members, so the entire school community has the opportunity to be involved in conversations about school improvement. For more about your school’s LSPI, contact your local school principal.