• 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.