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Athens Community School

Updated Jun 30, 2016
8 Fox Hill Road - P.O. Box 167 - Athens ME - 04912
Type of autonomy arrangement: site-gov. agreement
Basic Profile

Opened In

1960s

Grades

K through 8

Environment

Rural

Type

District
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
Athens Community School has de jure autonomy granted to them by the school board’s acceptance of their proposal to be a teacher-led school. De facto the school board and superintendent allow the teacher team to make decisions in the areas indicated above.

About the Learning Program

Athens Community School is a small rural K-8 school that transitioned to teacher-powered in 2015.