• Broad Based Planning Committee 
     
    Composition of Required Broad Based Planning Committee
     
    The Indiana Administrative Code defines a Broad Based Planning Committee as the following:
    “Broad-based planning committee” means a diverse group with representation from:
    (1) educators;
    (2) parents;
    (3) students;
    (4) community members; and
    (5) other stakeholders;
    organized for the purposes of planning and development of programs.

    Members should have an interest in and support for high ability education. Members should also include decision-makers within the corporation. The High Ability Coordinator keeps a record of official members, including contact information.
     
    Purpose of the Broad Based Planning Committee
     
    The BBPC represents stakeholders and its purpose is to review the continuous development and implementation of the services and programs for high ability students. The committee serves as the:
    • Representation of key stakeholders
    • Sounding board for programmatic ideas
    • Keeper of the vision for high ability education
    • Assessor of the degree to which program goals are being met
    • Impetus for improvement
    • Ambassador for high ability services in the community
     
    Although the local governing body has ultimate responsibility and authority for all student services, the committee has the role of planning and reviewing policies and services. Suggested roles for the Broad Based Planning Committee include:
    • Review the 5 required written plans that are to be available for public inspection (511 IAC 6-9.1-1)
      • Multifaceted Student Assessment Plan
      • Curriculum & Instructional Strategies Plan
      • Counseling & Guidance Plan
      • Systematic Program Assessment Plan
      • Professional Development Plan
    • Review implementation of the 5 required plans
    • Review the results of the programs for students with high ability, including student assessment results, program effectiveness, or student achievement. (IC 20 – 36 – 2)
    • Prepare an action plan for improvement related to the 5 plans
    • Develop a collaborative relationship between school staff(s) and the committee
    • Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan for program development