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Identify your LEA's phase (PDF)

Chapter 4 Planning Requirements (PDF)

Comprehensive Planning
Wiki Site

(Training Documents/
Offline Guides)

Comprehensive Planning is a web-based framework for thoughtful data-driven and research-based district and school planning.  Comprehensive Planning facilitates communication and collaboration, promotes shared practices and resources, and ensures that every stakeholder is working toward common goals. Additionally, Comprehensive Planning assists local education agencies (school districts, charter schools, area vocational technical schools/career and technical centers, and intermediate units) to create and manage a continuous, comprehensive plan to submit to the Department in order to maintain compliance with state and federal mandate. 

The Comprehensive Planning web application’s purpose is to serve as a single, streamlined, systematic, comprehensive planning process and plan management system for LEAs and schools within the Commonwealth. 
Features of the online Comprehensive Planning web application include:

  • Single district level plan instead of six separate plan reports
  • School level data analysis is shared to the district level plan
  • District strategies and action steps influence school level planning
  • Single site for stakeholders district-wide to view district & all school plans
  • Streamlined user roles
What to know before you start the Web Application:

Access the Comprehensive Planning Web Application

Access: The first step to gaining access to Comp Plan is to ensure that you are a registered user on the PDE portal.  If you are not a registered user, please reference this document: How To Become A Registered PDE User.

Security & Roles: Two Administrator roles are needed to set up Initial Access to the Comp Plan web application.  

  1. Local Security Administrator: Top-level users, responsible for the overall security of the Education Portal for their institution.
  2. Comp Plan – Local Administrator: has the ability to add users who can access the Comp Plan web application.

If you do not know who your Administrators are please email the Comprehensive Planning support team at paplanning@caiu.org or call (717) 732-8403

Comp Plan Groups & Rights:

Within the Comp Plan web application, three different groups can view, edit and/or submit plans. Rights vary depending on the institution selected. The groups and rights are as follows:

Group

School Level Rights

District Level Rights

Planning Leader

View, Edit and Submit the school to which they are assigned. View all other schools in the district.

View, Edit and Submit the district level plan and all school level plans within that district.

Author

View and Edit the school to which they are assigned. View all other schools in the district.

View and Edit the district level plan and all school level plans within that district.

Viewer

View the district level plan and all school level plans in the district.

View the district level plan and all school level plans in the district.

Dates of Importance:
The comprehensive plan will be submitted on November 30 and will span 3 years, beginning the following July 1.  Please use the quick link titled – Identify your LEA’s phase to check your designated phase.

Training - Information & Upcoming Dates

The Comprehensive Planning Support Team (CPST) will announce the process training schedule for LEAs (Districts, CTCs, Charters & IUs) as they become available.

Training Documents & Calendar, please visit the Wiki Site: http://compplanning.wiki.caiu.org/home

For any additional technical assistance please contact:

Help Desk
email: paplanning@caiu.org
Telephone: 717-732-8403