Goals

TUSCOLA CUSD #301 GOALS

 

I. Student Achievement

Goal: Increase achievement for all students

 

The board is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students to succeed. Every school must focus on a continuous improvement process in teaching and learning in order to increase achievement for all students. All students should have the support needed to actively engage in their learning, although some schools may require additional resources in order to achieve district and state academic goals. The board will be responsible for supporting schools in achieving this goal by prioritizing resources for curriculum implementation and students’ academic and social-emotional development.

 

Benchmarks
● By the end of the 2018-19 school year, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) will be fully implemented to support all students across all three school buildings.
● By the end of the 2020-21 school year, complete a PreK-12 vertical alignment of curriculum with updates provided to the board on at least a yearly basis each spring.

 

 

II. Staff Capacity Building

Goal: Continue to improve upon teacher support structures


The Board of Education is committed to providing professional learning support for teachers, administrators, and support staff. Given that there are professional development requirements for educator licensure renewal, it is important for the board to provide reasonable support where possible. Additionally, recognizing educators as adult learners who engage in their own individual processes of continuous improvement of their practice, the board is cognizant that meeting the specific needs of every individual presents a challenge. It is not the intent of the board to devalue any area of speciality within the school district.


Benchmarks
● Implement training for all staff in trauma-informed practices
● Implement trainings for all staff in response to areas identified from staff feedback



III. Stewardship of District Resources

Goal: Provide prudent stewardship of district resources to best support student success, educational equity and choice.

The Board of Education is committed to being responsible stewards of district resources as is expected of us by the students, employees, and community at large. It falls upon the Board to make decisions about appropriating scarce district resources in a way that best supports all students’ learning and development, educational equity and opportunity, and choices available to the diverse needs and interests of students.

 

Benchmarks

● By the end of the 2018-19 school year, create a prioritized strategic plan of capital updates/improvements to review with the architect
○ Within the next 10 years, update all classrooms
● By the end of the 2019-20 school year, create and maintain a plan for the systematic evaluation of curriculum materials (both print and technology materials), including time frames for replacing curriculum as needed.
● By the end of the 2019-20 school year, create and maintain a 3-5 year technology plan, to include a plan for technology hardware replacement on the proper rotation schedule.
● Continue to make financial decisions within the parameters of existing resources with the goal of achieving financial standing in the top 25% of the state by the end of the 2023-24 school year

 


IV. Stakeholder Engagement

Goal: Engage the community, staff, families, students, elected officials and other stakeholders in supporting our schools and improving educational outcomes for all Tuscola District 301 students.

 

The Board of Education is committed to working with diverse stakeholders on a variety of issues that impact our students’ educational experiences. We recognize that when many voices have an opportunity to provide input and feedback on educational initiatives, that the decision made by the board is stronger and more informed. We are committed to continuing to listen to the public regarding their wants and expectations for the children in our community. As a board, we will continue to respect the opinions of each individual board member, as well as community members and staff, while working toward the common good of the district.

 

Benchmarks:
● When appropriate, with full board approval, and where it would further the work of the district, seek board representation on outside civic or community groups.
○ As of October 2018, board representation on outside civic or community groups includes: EIASE; Tuscola Community Economic Development.
● In 2018-20, the board and staff will work with post-secondary education and business community leaders to expand opportunities for students to prepare for a range of college and career choices including, but not limited to, trades and two-year degree programs.
● During 2018-20, explore and research the feasibility of establishing a regional/county-wide career and technical education program.

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