District / Charter School Planning

Each year by October 1, school districts and charter schools must update their Continuous Improvement Plan, post it on their website, and submit it via e-mail to plans@osbe.idaho.gov.

During the 2021 legislative session, changes were made to the sections of statute related to district plans (Continuous Improvement Plans, Literacy Intervention Programs Plans, and College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plans). Please note the following:

  • Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) requirements were expanded.
  • Districts and charter schools must maintain a Literacy Intervention Program Plan, but are no longer required to submit it for review.
  • The College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plan is no longer required. Templates are provided for districts and charters who wish to update their plans for internal use.

If you have questions about developing or submitting your Continuous Improvement Plan, please contact Alison Henken.

Templates for the Required Continuous Improvement Plan

Districts and charters have options for updating their Continuous Improvement Plans, including using a locally-designed format. Due to changes in statute, we strongly encourage those using a locally-designed format to reference the 2021-22 Continuous Improvement Plan templates and Review Checklist to ensure your plan meets current requirements.


Continuous Improvement Plan


Templates for Other Plans

Effective July 1, 2021, both the Literacy Metrics and Advising Metrics have been integrated into the Continuous Improvement Plan. Districts and charters must maintain a Literacy Plan (narrative and budget are recommended), but are not required to submit it. District-level Literacy Plans must be aligned to the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan. The State Board of Education revised Idaho’s plan in December 2020, so districts and charters should plan to update their Literacy Plan Narrative. The College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plan (narrative and budget) is now fully optional. The following templates are provided for your internal use.


Literacy Intervention Program Plan


College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plan (optional)


Qualified Trainers

Individuals and organizations wishing to train district administrators and school board members in strategic planning, finance, superintendent evaluations, public charter administrator evaluations, or ethics and governance must submit an application to determine all qualifications requirements are met.

Literacy Intervention Tools

The Literacy Tools RFP Process allows vendors to submit a proposal to demonstrate that their product(s) are aligned to Idaho statute and the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan. Vendors who meet applicable criteria are posted on the Approved Vendor List.