One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships

This planning tool asks for detailed information on the activities that the Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) will implement for all of the Six Types of Involvement to reach specific school improvement goals. There are two versions of the One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships that a school's ATP may use or adapt.

Form G (Goals)
The four-page plan, designed for ATPs organized by school improvement goal, focuses on the activities for family and community involvement linked to school improvement goals. Four goals are selected: two academic goals, one behavioral goal, and one goal to promote a welcoming school climate.
Form T (Types)
The six-page plan, designed for ATPs organized by type of involvement, focuses on activities for each of the Six Types of Involvement.
Both formats of the One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships require ATP members to list the dates, grade levels involved, preparations needed, persons in charge and assisting, and evaluation tools to gauge results of the planned activities.

Every year, the ATP should obtain reactions to and ideas for the One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships from the School Improvement Team, PTA/PTO, faculty, parents, and others.

Templates for the One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships are in the NNPS Handbook and in .pdf form on the CD in the Third EditionFor Word documents, click here for Form G – Goals or Form T – Types.  Members of NNPS may contact a Facilitator to receive the forms by e-mail.

Title I schools may elect to adapt the One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships Form G by adding one column on each page to tell how each activity fulfills an NCLB requirement. Click here for this alternate form for Title I schools.

More Information

For more information, answers to questions about writing a One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships, and tools for ATPs to organize and conduct their work, see Chapter 9, “Planning and Evaluating Your Partnership Program” in the NNPS handbook: Epstein, et al. (2002), School Family, and Community Partnerships, Your Handbook for Action (2nd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.