Comprehensive Improvement Effort


Your school district will benefit from in-depth training for embedding PIPE in your school district through hands-on project work by action teams. Your team will identify and tackle four to five areas that may benefit from this tier level work. School districts participating in this level work often experience significant and recurring savings.

The following steps outline a district’s participation and commitment to this tier level work: 

  1. Commit to a six-month process of learning and hands-on work
  2. Participate in a project planning call with the assigned consulting firm (leadership team)
  3. Complete a questionnaire to determine baseline information about the district
  4. District team members participate in self-paced, facilitated online instruction OR on-site coaching to identify opportunities for improvement and establish action teams to address those opportunities. Expect 6 to 10 hours of training on the following:
    • Overview of PIPE, including basic methodologies and concepts
    • Project design tools
    • Action planning tools and templates
    • Measuring, evaluating, and sustaining success
    • Team selection considerations and teamwork development
  5. Participate in a three-day in-district workshop for team facilitation and coaching, which includes an opening meeting for district leadership (2-3 hours) to discuss creating an environment conducive to process improvement and performance excellence
  6. Participate in virtual coaching and follow-up throughout the term of the projects to ensure changes are successful and sustainable
  7. Utilize all training materials, templates, and related documentation
  8. Submit monthly status reports to consulting firm and KASA/CEL (reports must include project storyboards, solutions to-date, and benefits) via the online community (connect.kasa.org) by the 30th of each month
  9. Review comprehensive findings report which outlines activities conducted, measures of success and lessons learned
  10. Complete a post-analysis survey to indicate progress and next steps for embedding PIPE in the school district, as well as upload one best practice to the KDE (KY Department of Education) website


Districts who received a Comprehensive Improvement Effort Grant this year:

 Fleming County Schools                  Lawrence County Schools
 Henderson County Schools  Muhlenberg County Schools

They join the following districts:

Boone County Schools            

Christian County Schools           Daviess County Schools 
Garrard County Schools Greenup County Schools Lee County Schools
Lincoln County Schools Martin County Schools Nelson County Schools
Paducah Ind. Schools Taylor County Schools  


Annual estimated savings total over $4,800,000.