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  1. 1. Richland School District Strategic Plan Tim Praino
  2. 2. Communication <ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>Union Leadership-John Steach </li></ul><ul><li>Staff-Principals </li></ul><ul><li>PTA-Principals </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Business/Community-Dr. Jean Lane </li></ul>
  3. 3. Principals Touchstones <ul><li>Strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next three to five years or more, how it’s going to get there and how it’ll know if it got there or not. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is going to be drastically different when our current Kindergartners graduate from high school in 2021. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Touchstones Continued <ul><li>What will be the outcomes and implications for the future? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and shared focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Levels of Community and Parent involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a sense of ownership by all constituents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective use of organizations resources </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Staff Involvement <ul><li>Center of Effectiveness Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers/Adminstrators/Paraprofessionals/Secretaries/Custodial/MOT/Food Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Core Team </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Parent Involvement <ul><li>Center of Effectiveness Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All parents will be asked to fill out a parent survey in late October/early November </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent Focus Group-October </li></ul>
  7. 7. Business/Community Involvement <ul><li>Focus Group in October </li></ul><ul><li>Summit meeting in February </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Core Team </li></ul>
  8. 8. Provide continuity of effort for the district, rather than temporary nature of a “task force” Core Planning Team and Focus Groups create sample commitments Research data: perceptions, demographics, achievement, contextual Stakeholder input: Vision, commitments, goals, strategies <ul><li>Form Expanded Core Team (meet monthly) </li></ul><ul><li>Refine stakeholder input </li></ul><ul><li>Establish key performance indicators (key actions) essential to the accomplishment of the strategic goals. March-May, 2009; Board Approval: June, 2009 </li></ul>Core Planning Team and representative teams develop action plans that will contribute to the achievement of goals. June-August, 2009 Implement plans, provide resources called for in plans, and take on supportive action steps. Fall, 2009 Determine if strategies associated with key performance indicators and action plans prove to be effective in meeting strategic goals. 2009-10 Strategic Planning Timeline RSD 2008-09 Step 1: Form Core Planning Team Step 3: Clarify Commitments Step 2: Create data portfolio Step 4: Richland Summit Step 5: Develop the Preliminary Plan Step 6: Create Action Plans Step 7: Coordinate Action Plans Step 8: Measure Results Revised 7.24.08 Source: ESD 123 Dates: February 20-21, 2009 (staff, students, parents, community) Educational Effectiveness Survey (Summary of Parent Perceptions) Center for Educational Effectiveness, Achievement Data, Perceptions, Growth Fall, 2008 (Focus groups: staff, students, parents, community) Administer rubrics to administrators (August, 2008) October, 2008 -Core Planning Team -Focus groups Core Planning Team formed July, 2008; determine research framework for plan; establish timeline
  9. 9. October’s Accomplishments <ul><li>7 Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>79 staff members from 15 buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 students from RHS and HHS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33 Parents and Community members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The focus groups worked on key commitments that centered around student learning and parent involvement. Staff focus groups also completed the Rubric on the Nine Characteristics of Highly Effective School Districts </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 9 Characteristics of Highly Effective School Districts
  11. 11. Staff Focus Groups <ul><li>Facilitator’s Form for Focus Group Data Collection: Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding Questions: List the key themes reported by table groups for each question that was addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district communicate and collaborate with stakeholders about instructional focus? School improvement? Use of data? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district build a culture of commitment, collegiality, mutual respect and stability? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district provide opportunities to communicate and collaborate as part of professional development? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How are the principles of learning implemented in the classrooms? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district support schools to provide culturally relevant educational practices? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the processes used by the district to support school improvement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district allocate resources to support school improvement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district support increased parent and community communication and involvement at all levels? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district support staff and administrators to work effectively with parents and community? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Developing Commitments (Staff) <ul><li>What is the role of the family in maximizing student learning? What do you think parents believe? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you go about incorporating new knowledge into your practice? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you seen in schools and classrooms where our students learn best? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you believe is true about the conditions that support learning? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Parent/Community Focus Groups <ul><li>Guiding Questions: List the key themes reported by table groups for each question that was addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district develop and share its focus on improving student learning? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district emphasize closing the achievement gap among students? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do leaders demonstrate their commitment to student learning and improved instruction? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do district and school administrators lead and support schools in closing achievement gaps among students?How does the district gather and use data to improve teaching and learning? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district staff demonstrate that they honor and value students from all backgrounds? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district support safe and supportive learning environments, addressing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>classroom management, legal rights and responsibilities of students and staff, and crisis management? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district support increased student, parent, community communication and involvement at all levels? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district ensure student, parent and community participation in decision-making at district and school levels? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does the district help students love learning? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If parent and community involvement is extensive, how would that look? What would be happening? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Developing Commitment (Parents) <ul><li>What is the role of the family in maximizing student learning? What do you think school staff members believe? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you go about sharing new knowledge with schools? How can parents become more involved in student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you seen in schools and classrooms where our students learn best? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you believe is true about the conditions that support learning? </li></ul>
  15. 15. October’s Data Warehouse <ul><li>* WASL Scores </li></ul><ul><li>* MAP Reading, Math, and Science Scores </li></ul><ul><li>* DIBELS Scores </li></ul><ul><li>* Free/Reduced Lunch Students </li></ul><ul><li>* SPED Students </li></ul><ul><li>* ESL Students * Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>* Gender </li></ul><ul><li>* Average Daily Attendance </li></ul>
  16. 16. Data Warehouse Continued <ul><li>* # of High School Students who received D or F grades in core classes (Language, Literature, Math, Science only) </li></ul><ul><li>* Average GPA's for the High School Students who received D or F grades in core classes </li></ul><ul><li>* # of Discipline Incidents </li></ul><ul><li>* # of Discipline Incidents by Type </li></ul><ul><li>* Mobility Rate </li></ul><ul><li>* End of Year Enrollment </li></ul>
  17. 17. Coming in November <ul><li>CEE Staff Survey </li></ul><ul><li>CEE Parent Survey </li></ul>
  18. 18. February Summit Meeting <ul><li>The meeting will be Feb 20-21 st at the ESD. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Members (5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admin (15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers (30) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents (15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Staff (15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business (15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students (5) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. December <ul><li>CORE Team will draft up to ten broad goal statements that will be shared at the summit </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Themes from the Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent and Community involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fidelity; monitoring implementation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized; differentiated; interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math, special education, poverty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and shared focus </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Additional Data <ul><li>CEE Staff Survey---683 </li></ul><ul><li>CEE Parent Survey---2764 </li></ul><ul><li>CEE Student Survey---2471 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Survey---5918 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Comparison Perspective
  22. 22. Overall Staff Summary
  23. 23. Comparison Perspective
  24. 24. Center of Educational Effectiveness Fall 2008 Parent Survey
  25. 25. Please Recruit the following from your building <ul><li>2 teachers (that didn’t attend the focus groups) </li></ul><ul><li>1 support staff member (that didn’t attend the focus groups) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Parent (that didn’t attend the focus groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Please email Sue Bumgardner and I the names as soon as possible. </li></ul>
  26. 26. February 20-21 Summit <ul><li>63 RSD Staff Members </li></ul><ul><li>51 Parent/Community Members </li></ul><ul><li>Drafted a Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Narrowed the Commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Narrowed Goal Statements </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstormed </li></ul>
  27. 27. RSD Drafted Mission Statement <ul><li>The Richland School District’s educational excellence inspires and prepares students to become: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinkers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passionate learners; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributing and responsible members of society; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful in the global community </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Drafted Commitments <ul><li>We commit to:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Providing a safe environment where teachers and students share mutual respect for one another. Skilled teachers who care about students improve the quality of learning through an understanding of diversity and a belief that all students can learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Providing a carefully aligned K-12 curriculum taught with quality materials, technology and research-based interventions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Insuring classrooms with high expectations and clear standards, strong classroom management, and effective teaching practices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Maximizing student learning through our partnership with families and the school community. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Commitments Continued <ul><ul><li>5. Helping families stay connected with their students’ learning by communicating expectations and student progress, building relationships, and providing parents the tools need to help their children succeed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Incorporating new knowledge into practice through professional development and promoting open and shared instructional practices with time to collaborate, evaluate and reflect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Involving parents and community in an active role in supporting our schools including mutual sharing of new knowledge, building positive relationships and opening the schools for volunteering. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8. Supporting and recognizing our students for playing a vital role in their own and each other’s learning as dedicated learners with positive attitudes. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Drafted Goals <ul><li>Goal One: Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote high levels of student achievement and instructional excellence through the alignment of district curricula, resources and programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal Two: Support for System Improvement (Systematic Improvement of Instructional and Business Practices) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assure district improvement focused on student learning based in clear benchmarks, measurement and feedback. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal Three: Parent and Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively build a partnership with parents and community members to fulfill our shared responsibility for our children’s education. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal Four: Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop leadership alignment that creates a cohesive community of educators, parents and stakeholders focusing actions on achieving high performance and quality results. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. May-Aug <ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Team will Revise the action plans (May 28 th ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Board meeting in June the draft will go before the board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In July the Core Team will begin creating the 3- year timeline for implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August-Implementation </li></ul></ul>