Clifton is located 35 miles northwest of Waco in the heart of scenic Bosque County. Clifton is one of 24 Texas Cultural Art Districts. Clifton is home to the Bosque Arts Center which hosts a variety of cultural events year round. Clifton is home to the CLIFTEX movie theater which is the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Texas. Annual events include Fall Fest held the third Saturday in October, Norwegian Country Christmas held the first Saturday in December, The Annual Art Classic Show held at the Bosque Arts Center, the Tour de Norway Bike Rally held each May, and numerous other activities and events for the entire family.
Clifton ISD is looking for individuals who are interesting in serving on district and campus committees throughout the school year. Stakeholder input is important to our district as we continue to build and refine the practices, policies and education of our students and community.
District Site-Based Committee & Campus Site-Based Committees
Site-based decision making implementation has been mandated for all Texas school districts since 1992.
It is defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as:
Site-based decision making is a process for decentralizing decisions to improve the educational outcomes at every school campus through a collaborative effort by which principals, teachers, campus staff, district staff, parents, and community representatives assess educational outcomes of all students, determine goals and strategies, and ensure that strategies are implemented and adjusted to improve student achievement.
The district-level committee is comprised of 2/3 classroom teachers and 1/3 other campus/district level professional staff with at least one professional staff representative for educating students with disabilities; in addition to, parents & community members that are representative of our community diversity as well as business representatives.
District-level committees also assist the superintendent in developing, reviewing and annually revising the district’s improvement plan. The plan must include provisions for a comprehensive needs assessment addressing student performance, measurable district performance objectives and strategies for improving student performance.
Campus-level committees assist the principal in developing, reviewing and revising the campus improvement plan. The committee is to be involved in decisions in the areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development and school organization. Staff development must be primarily campus-based and developed and approved by the campus-level committee. Districtwide staff development may be used only if it is developed and approved through the district-level SBDM process.
These committees also ensure the federal planning requirements at both the campus and district levels.
The expected outcome of these committees is for improved student performance by looking at:
School Climate, Safe & Healthy Schools
College & Career Readiness/Graduation Rate
Family & Community Engagement
School Safety & Security
The purpose of this committee is specifically related to ensuring the safety and well-being of the students and staff within the district.
The committee is made up of school district and community partners that collaboratively provide recommendations to the district’s board of trustees and district administrators.
To learn more about this committee please click here to visit The Texas State University Texas School Safety Center.
Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
This is a state mandated advisory council appointed at the district level. Members come from different areas of the community and from within the school district.
The majority of members are those not employed by the district.
This committee is required to meet at least four times each year.
To learn more about this committee please click here to visit Texas Department of State Health Services.