School Recognition Funds (A+Funds) and Other Decisions

School Board Policy 2.09 and Florida State Statute 1008.36 require: 

School recognition funds "must be used for purposes listed in Fla. Stat. § 1008.36(5) as determined jointly by the school's staff and School Advisory Council." For purposes of this subsection, "school staff" means all employees assigned to that school at the time of the decision.

  1. Pursuant to Fla. Stat. § 1008.36(5), school recognition funds must be used for any of the following:

    1. Nonrecurring bonuses to the faculty and staff;
    2. Nonrecurring expenditures for educational equipment or materials to assist in maintaining and improving student performance; or
    3. Temporary personnel for the school to assist in maintaining and improving student performance.

The Office of School Improvement recommends that each school outline in the SAC Bylaws a process for:

  1. Collecting ideas/recommendations
  2. Advertising and/or distribution of ideas/recommendations
  3. Voting on the ideas/recommendations
  4. Counting the votes on the ideas/recommendations (no secret ballots)
  5. Determining what will happen if there is a deadlock

All processes must be in accordance with School Board Policy and Florida State Statutes

View the Budget and Funding Revenues presentation (link to the right)

SIP WEBINARS:  9-6-18, 7:30AM, 9-13-18, 12:00PM, or 9-20-18, 3:00PM

LINK:  https://connect.palmbeachschools.org/sipfy19/

FY19 Schools SIP WEBINAR Training

SIP Timeline

FY19 School Improvement Plan Training Presentation

September 24, 2018, SAC Approval of Draft SIP

October 8, 2018, All Schools submission of SAC approved SIP through the CIMS Online System, Documentation (PBSD 2248)

October 15, 2018, Regional Offices reviews and approve SIPs, submits PBSD 2250 for School Board Approval

October 29, 2018, District Offices reviews and publishes SIPs

November 14, 2018, SIPs are presented for School Board Approval


SAC Audio Presentations *Click on Links Below*

  • Purpose of SAC (11 mins.) 
  • SAC Governance (9 mins.) 
  • Attracting and Maintaining SAC Membership (7 mins.) 
  • SAC Membership and Officers (10 mins.) 
  • SAC Election Procedures (7 mins.) 
  • SAC Bylaws  (5 mins.) 
  • SAC Meetings (11 mins.) 
  • SAC Minutes of Meetings (6 mins.)
  • Budget and Funding Revenues (10 mins.) 




Are charter schools subject to Differentiated Accountability under section 1008.33, Florida Statutes?

No, charter schools are exempt from this statute, pursuant to section 1002.33(16), Florida Statutes. If a charter has a current grade of D or F, they must follow the accountability requirements of Rule 6A-1.099827, Florida Administrative Code.

How do I print the SIP if it isn't published to the public site?

Logged in users may print an unpublished SIP two ways. They may go to the Plans page at https://www.floridacims.org/plans and click the black Export button next to the plan they wish to print. This will generate a PDF file that may be saved to the user's computer and/or printed. Alternatively, users already working within the plan may find the blackExport button in the left navigation tree of any page within the SIP


Does the FDOE produce a newsletter or bulletin?


YES:  BSI_Bulletin_-_Issue_4_Final


Does the FDOE have a School Improvement Website other than CIMS?


YES, NEW WEBSITE - recently added to the FDOE website

Florida Bureau of School Improvement Website: 


New EDW 

 The New EDW SIP Online  

School Advisory Council EDW Reports

  • School Advisory Council, Roster Report RXOOA0519
  • Compliance of School Advisory Membership, Report RXOOA0521
  • SAC Members (Used to edit members) PRINCIPAL ACCESS ONLY!

School Board Policy 2.09

School Board requires schools to address the following:




Title I Schools

The FDOE Bureau of School Improvement provided a list of all components a school-wide program must include in its School Improvement Plan pursuant to No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.


Submission of SIP Checklist eForm PBSD 2248 is required of all schools.

  • PBSD 2248 : School Improvement Plan Checklist is being updated. Release date TBD.

Voting SAC members complete SAC Member eForm PBSD 1710.

Executive Leadership submit SIP Confirmation Receipt eForm PBSD 2250.

Department of EDUCATION

Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) for Florida's Schools, Districts and the State


This document directs schools to the PeopleSoft queries:

School Public Accountability Reports

Covering Elementary and Secondary Education Act Requirements for State and LEA Annual Report Cards


Parent Involvement Goal(s) refer to Volunteers in Public Schools - VIPS. Each elected SAC member must complete eForm PBSD 1710 SAC Member and return to Principal.