A Local Assistance Plan (LAP) is a designation given to New York schools by the State Education Department. Schools are identified as LAP for either failing to make Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) for a subgroup for multiple years or for having a subgroup performance at or below the Focus District cut point.
The George L. Cooke Elementary School has been identified as a LAP school for failing to make AYP for Economically Disadvantaged Students and African American or Black students.
The “Plan” part of this designation are the steps the school and district will take to correct the deficiencies identified by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
The 2014-15 plan has been submitted to the Monticello Central School District Board of Education for approval. Upon approval, Cooke School administration in conjunction with district administration will begin implementing the necessary steps outlined in the Plan.
Absolutely not. The purpose of this review is to ensure that schools DO NOT fail. "LAP schools have a responsibility to move toward successful growth for ALL students," explains Tammy Mangus, Superintendent of Schools. "The Local Assistance Plan provides the framework for this growth to occur. It will only make us better."