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    Initiatives
    • USD 305 Bond: 
      Academic achievement for all students is at the center of every decision made in Salina USD 305. We understand the way students learn today is different than 20, 30 or 40+ years ago and we are educating our next generation of leaders and positioning our community for continued success. A school bond was passed in April 2014 and work is currently underway throughout the district.
       
    • Graduation Rate: 
      • An Alternative School is in its second full year of operation.
      • A USD 305 Diploma Completion Program opened in August 2013 for adults, 18 years or older, whose original high school class graduated.  Students can complete credits to earn a Central High School or South High School diploma.  
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    • Career Technical Education: 
      • An updated welding lab opened in the fall of 2013 at Central High School. (Local business support for the Career-Technology Initiatives helped make this possible.)
      • Production Blueprint Reading was added in the fall of 2013 and 11 career pathways are currently available to high school students. 
      • New pathways will be rolled out by fall of 2018 and will include coursework in audio-visual communications, restaurant and event management (culinary arts), public service, and programming and software development.
         
    • Continuous Improvement:
      Work on the Kansas School Accreditation model is progressing (relationships, relevance, responsive culture, rigor, results) 
      Over 270 teachers worked at curriculum academy in June 2015 where elementary ELA including social studies and science were created. The results are implemented this 2015-2016 school year. 
       
    • Public Schools Advocacy: 
      An effort to influence education policy and resources allocation to protect public education of society’s greatest asset – its children – is ongoing. The district’s advocacy through the Legislative Platform, publications and public forums continuously supports the critical work of teachers and the importance of developing and sustaining a system where all children excel.
Last Modified on January 28, 2016