School Improvement Advisory Committee

Enhancing the relationship between the school and the community and providing an avenue to get information and identify educational concerns from a different perspective

CELESTE MILLER
Director of Communications
cmiller@bettendorf.k12.ia.us
(563) 359-3681

School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)

SIAC is a group appointed by the board and made up of members representing students, parents, teachers, administrators, and representatives from the local community. Its purpose is to enhance the relationship between the school and the community and provides an avenue to get information and identify educational concerns from a different perspective. The committee helps assess district needs and makes recommendations to the school board on major educational needs and district initiatives such as:

  • Major educational needs
  • Student learning goals
  • Long-range and annual improvement goals that include, but are not limited to, the state indicators that address reading, mathematics, and science achievement
  • Desired levels of student performance
  • Progress toward meeting goals
  • Harassment or bullying prevention goals, programs, training, and other initiatives
  • Character education into the educational program

2019-2020 Meetings

Date Topic
Tuesday, Sept. 24 All Things Math

Learn about the district’s math curriculum, philosophy and assessments from the K-2 foundation for math to alternative and advanced math opportunities for students.


Tuesday, Nov. 12 Portrait of a Graduate & Future Ready

Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision of the community's aspirations for all students. It includes a structure that not only provides for the acquisition of rigorous academic content, but also critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and other 21st century skills. The main purpose of the work is to provide a strategic direction for the overall educational experiences for our students and the habits of mind that are needed to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world.

Future Ready connects students to their post-secondary plans. Using advisory sessions, students are guided through self and career exploration. In smaller group settings during high school PRIDE, the future-ready coach works closely with students to discuss their plans, questions, and action steps (including job shadowing, FAFSA assistance, college and job applications, and more) to make their future plans a reality. Students also have many opportunities to explore colleges and careers through in-building and out-of-building visits.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 Student Achievement

Learn about the district’s Iowa Assessment results and the variety of assessments used by the district as well as how the assessment results are used to help improve the success of students.

Tuesday, March 31 School Finance 101

Learn how the district is funded, how tax money is used, about fund limitations, and our community grant support as well as the challenges we face and the opportunities we have in the Bettendorf Community School District.



2019-2020 SIAC Committee Members