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Non-Negotiable Goals For Improvement
Elva Lutz
Friday, June 05, 2020

Improve Average Junior Class ACT score from <18 to >22 by April 2021
➢ Have provided ACT test prep for many years without fidelity or accountability
➢ ACT Prep through John Baylor was mandatory for Sophomores and Juniors 2018-19
➢ 22 Sophomores took the ACT test in April 2019
➢ All Juniors (accept 1) took the ACT in April 2019
➢ ACT Parent Meeting was held in February 2019 (will be held August 2019)
➢ Fix parent communication and Test Day Readiness
➢ Explore the test preparation program provided by  ACT.com
❖ Consider an initiative for next year’s sophomores with an ACT partnership contract for the school to pay for 5 ACT tests for the class of 2022
➢ Must agree to take 5 times on schedule provided
➢ Must agree to maintain passing grades in all classes
➢ If on the down list, they must agree to meet with teacher before or after school to learn to master the content and complete unfinished assignments or projects
➢ Must agree to reimburse the school for an ACT registration if they don’t show up

 

➢ Improve Average NSCAS Reading so that at least 60% are On Track at each grade level by April 2021
➢ Adopt new 7-12 ELA curriculum
➢ Adopt new K-2 grade Really Great Reading Curriculum (Let’s Play Learn for Preschool, Sonday Essentials for 3 grade and Sonday Interventions for Elementary)
➢ Double 7###span class="s9" & 8>span class="s9" Grade instructional time
>span class="s4"###➢ Introduce Accelerated Reader program into the secondary program
➢ Analyze performance and mastery data each month K-12 in data analysis committee meetings and report at least quarterly to the board.  Jadie Beam from the ESU will coach us 1 day per month through this process each month next year (actually she is starting this month)

 

➢ Improve Average NSCAS Math so that at least 50% are On Track at each grade level by April 2021
➢ Adopted new K-6 Math curriculum in 18-19 school year
➢ Adopt Let’s Play Learn for Preschool has early numeracy skills that will aid us in having kids more kindergarten ready
➢ Double 7###span class="s9" & 8>span class="s9" Grade instructional time
>span class="s4"###➢ Began Elementary Math Progress monitoring meetings in January 2019
➢ Will have Jadie Beam’s assistance all of next year for monthly Data analysis meetings
➢ Beginning to explore new 7-12 Math Curriculum

 

➢ Improve student proficiency on 21st Century Skills
❖ Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
❖ Creativity and Innovation
❖ Social Responsibility and Cultural, Global and Environmental Awareness
❖ Communication
❖ Digital Literacy
❖ Lifelong Learning, Self-Direction and Personal Management
❖ Collaboration and Leadership

In this globally and digitally interconnected world, all learners, from cradle to career, need new skills and knowledge to succeed. If we want to prepare our children for success in school, work and life, opportunities to learn 21st-century skills are essential.

These 21st-century skills are more important to students now than ever before.

They not only provide a framework for successful learning in the classroom, but ensure students can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. And they are also tremendously important for our nation’s wellbeing. Our business community demands a workforce with these skills to ensure our competitiveness in a global economy. And at a time when our civic life feels strained, we want our learners to enter the world with an understanding of what it takes to be a good citizen—one who can be civically engaged,digitally literate, globally aware, a critically thinker and an effective communicator.

 

➢ Improve Staff Morale and reduce staff turnover
❖ Address Systemic Issues by healthy, productive means
❖ Build capacity in and awareness of intrapersonal and interpersonal issues
❖ Work to assure all staff that they are valued and cared for

 

➢ Improve effectiveness in resource allocation
❖ Build reliability in technology: Copiers, Promethean Systems, 1:1, Intercoms
❖ Attend to all facility issues: Camera System, Kitchen Cooler Roof, Shop Building Roof, Kindergarten Carpet, Secondary Doors, ADA concrete work at track complex
❖ Establish and maintain a replacement schedule for:
➢ Curriculum 10 years?
➢ Computers 4 years?
➢ Furniture10 years?
➢ Uniforms5 years?
➢ Buses 20 years / 200,000 miles?
➢ Vehicles 15 years / $150,000?
➢ Tractor/Mower10 years?

 

➢ Improve Stakeholder Communication
❖ State of the Schools Report, Website-Facebook, Media, Activity Streaming, Highway Sign

 

➢ Improve District Financial Condition
❖ Increase cash reserve to four months operating expenditures:  Contingency Fund By law, the disbursements from this fund shall not exceed 5% of the Total Budgeted General Fund Disbursements and Transfers of the district and may only be used for defense against losses, payment of losses and transfers to the General Fund.  (this year $293,000 permitted).  Transfer $300,000 to Depreciation Fund. A Depreciation Fund may be established by a school district in order to facilitate the eventual purchase of costly capital outlay by reserving such monies from the General Fund.
❖ Decrease QCPUF and Special Building Fund Debt more aggressively than agreement??
❖ Work on Agriculture Building plan and financing beginning in the 20__-20__ school year.