The District Accountability System – Reporting, Evaluating, and Monitoring Instrument (DAS-REMI) of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System and the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham provides the framework for the school system’s strategic planning process. The DAS-REMI is a data-driven accountability system that serves a two-fold purpose: (1) supports and informs the district-wide continuous improvement process and (2) provides a straightforward, measurable, transparent tool for assessing district performance in academic and non-academic areas using Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that support each of the Board’s strategic goals and Key Performance Outcomes (KPO), which reflect high-stakes testing and other key measures that are components of the district and statewide accountability system. As the data gathered and reported highlight both district success and areas of improvement, the DAS-REMI is designed to: (1) help guide the work of the School Board, Superintendent, and administrators; and (2) serves as one of the tools the School Board uses to assess its own performance and that of the Superintendent each year. Because the Board and Superintendent intend for this to be an evolving document, the components of the DAS-REMI may be modified upon recommendation by the Superintendent and subsequent adoption by the School Board.
On September 8, 2021, the Board approved the five-year Strategic Plan, The Way Forward 2026 (TWF 2026*), which is included in Board Policy BA: Goals and Objectives. TWF 2026 is the blueprint that will help guide the work of the School Board, Superintendent, administration, and the schools to achieve its overall mission and its defining statement, “One Team One Goal: Student Achievement.” TWF 2026 consists of two components: (1) the School Board’s Strategic Plan, consisting of the Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles, Priority Goals, and Performance Objectives; and (2) the operational component, which includes reports and progress against the Performance Measures, baseline percentages or numbers, and yearly targets indexed in the DAS-REMI.
Starting January 2022, the DAS-REMI and reporting services will be on the Simbli platform. This online planning platform provides a straightforward, measurable, transparent tool for assessing district performance in academic and non-academic areas. This instrument defines, gathers, and reports key performance indicators (KPI) from graduation to budget. The information gathered and reported will show where the district is successful and where to focus for improvement.