School-wide Improvement Teams
PS/IS 217 staff is committed to continuous reflection and overall school improvement. Four years ago, we began School-wide Improvement Teams (SwIT). Our staff collaborates in vertical teams to address 5 main areas, priorities that align to our school vision and mission and were based on staff and parent/guardian concerns and feedback. They are: School Community, School Culture, Sustainability, Community Service, and Educational Resources. These are teams that staff have devoted a great deal of time and resources to over the years. The teams have all established philosophies and where appropriate policies. Each year, they set goals and monitor, evaluate, reflect and revise along the way. It is our goal this year to include families and students.