Receivership at Giffen
When a school is identified as academically under-performing by State Education Department standards, it is appointed a receiver to help.
In our case, the receiver is Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, who is given increased authority to make changes directly to our school, including changes to curriculum, staffing, budgeting and more.
Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the placement of a school under superintendent receivership is a consequence of it being identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) based on the state’s new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
Our school is required to submit a plan to the State Education Department outlining our process and timeline for improving in designated areas. The documents are available below on this page.
You can learn more about the mechanics of recievership by visiting the State Education Department's website.
Because we are in receivership, our school is eligible for a state grant to support turnaround efforts. These turnaround efforts are being conducted in a variety of areas, and you can learn more specifics by reviewing the documents below on this page.
If our school fails to demonstrate improvement, it school may be placed in independent receivership for three years. This means that the receiver will change from Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams to an outside individual or organization.
Schools can exit receivership in one of three ways:
- The school is not identified as an under-performing school on the next state accountability list
- The school meets certain performance benchmarks set by the State Education Department for two consecutive years
- The school can be closed and restructured
This plan outlines the needs-assessment of our school and community. It explains the activities that will be grant-funded, and contains a progress monitoring process and timeline.