Paw Paw Public Schools

Achieving Excellence

Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
The system has the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.
Quality School System Indicators
In fulfillment of this standard, the system:
Human Resources
Establishes and implements processes to recruit, employ, retain, and mentor qualified professional and support staff to fulfill assigned roles and responsibilities
Establishes and implements a process to assign professional and support staff based on system needs and staff qualifications as may be required by federal and state law and regulations (i.e., professional preparation, ability, knowledge, and experience)
Establishes and implements a process to design, evaluate, and improve professional development and ensures participation by all faculty and staff
Ensures that staff are sufficient in number to meet the vision and purpose of the school system and to meet federal and state law and regulations, if applicable
Financial Resources
Engages in long-range budgetary planning and annually budgets sufficient resources to support its educational programs and to implement its plans for improvement
Ensures that all financial transactions are safeguarded through proper budgetary procedures and audited accounting measures
Physical Resources
Maintains sites, facilities, services, and equipment to provide a safe, orderly, and healthy environment
Establishes and implements written security and crisis management plans with appropriate training for stakeholders
Implements processes and plans for maintaining and improving sites, facilities, and equipment
Provides technology infrastructure and equipment that is up-to-date and sufficient to accomplish the system’s goals
Support Systems
Provides and coordinates support services that meet the health, counseling, nutrition, safety, co-curricular, transportation, and special learning needs of all students
Provides student support services coordinated with the school, home, and community
Impact Statement
A system is successful in meeting this standard when it has sufficient human, material, and fiscal resources to implement a curriculum that: enables students to achieve expectations for student learning, meets special needs, and complies with applicable regulations. The system employs and allocates staff well-qualified for their assignments. The system provides ongoing learning opportunities for all staff to improve their effectiveness. The system ensures
compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.