The mission of the Pine-Richland School District is to Focus on Learning for Every Student Every Day. Within the PRSD Strategic Plan, long-term and short-term goals outlined in the Teaching and Learning category form the foundation for continuous improvement.
One of the short-term goals for 2016 - 2017 was to design and pilot an in-depth program review process for two of our departments (i.e., Science and Health & Physical Education). That initial work led to a final report for each department and set of recommendations for program improvement. The process itself has been refined and implemented each year and has now been used with a total of nine different departments and programs. In-Depth Program Review is now a key strategy used to evaluate and improve our educational programs and services.
A full list of departments that completed this work includes Science (2017); Health & Physical Education (2017); Mathematics (2018); Business & Computer Science (2018); Social Studies (2019); Gifted and/or Highly Achieving Students (2019); English Language Arts (2020); Library Science (2020); and Music (2020). This report outlines the process, findings, and recommendations from that work related to the K-12 Music Program. As an organization, it is understood that the pace of change may be dependent upon the impact of that change on other aspects of the educational program. The committee utilized the action-priority matrix to evaluate each recommendation and established an implementation timeline with associated cost estimates.