Strategic Plan

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Salina USD 305 Strategic Plan
Board of Education
Approved June 15, 2010
Reviewed/Revised September, 2013 | Reviewed/Revised October 2014

Strategic Goal - STUDENT SUCCESS

Provide in a safe and healthy environment a comprehensive curriculum that leads to each student’s academic achievement and personal growth.

Objective 1 - Academic Achievement

Target 1 - Students will attain critical academic benchmarks.

Indicator 1 - Graduation Rate
Desired Trend - All students will graduate from high school ready to enter the workforce or an institution of higher learning.

Indicator 2 - Reading on Grade Level
Desired Trend - All students will achieve targeted growth in reading.

Indicator 3 - Technology Literacy
Desired Trend - All students will demonstrate technology literacy by the end of eighth grade.

Indicator 4 - Algebra I Completed
Desired Trend - The number of students who complete Algebra I by the end of ninth grade will increase.

Indicator 5 - Performance on Academic Assessments
Desired Trend - The percent of students who move up one quartile each year will increase.
Desired Trend - The average score on the ACT will increase.

Target 2 - The district will offer a comprehensive curriculum at all levels.

Indicator 1 - Access to Curricular Offerings
Desired Trend - Course offerings will be maintained and increased as necessary to address diverse student needs.
Desired Trend - The number of students participating in electives and enrichment courses will increase.
Desired Trend - The number of secondary students enrolled in advanced and Advanced Placement courses will increase.

Objective 2 - Safe and Healthy Environment and Personal Growth

Target 1 - Students will make healthy choices.

Indicator 1 - Physical Fitness
Desired Trend - The percent of students who are physically fit will increase.

Indicator 2 - Teen Pregnancy
Desired Trend - The percent of expectant and parenting teens who complete their high school diploma will increase.

Indicator 3 - Drug and Alcohol Use
Desired Trend - The percent of students involved in drug and alcohol abuse will decrease.

Target 2 - Students will demonstrate positive relationships.

Indicator 1 - Citizenship
Desired Trend - The number of student involved in school and community service will increase.

Indicator 2 - Prevention and Intervention for Behaviors.
Desired Trend - The number of office referrals will decrease.

Target 3 - Facilities will be developed and maintained to support a safe and healthy environment for students and staff.

Indicator 1 - Comprehensive Facilities Plan
Desired Trend - The overall condition of existing district facilities will improve.
Desired Trend - Expansion and modifications necessary to adequately address educational program delivery needs will be completed.
Desired Trend - The district and all district schools will develop emergency operations plans and crisis teams and will practice emergency drills monthly.

Strategic Goal - CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Develop an organization committed to continuous improvement through innovation and best practice.

Objective - Continuous improvement through innovation and best practice.

Target 1 - Instructional staff will use district-supported, research-proven best practices.

Indicator 1 - Higher-order Thinking
Desired Trend - Classroom instruction will incorporate increased usage of higher order thinking skills and processes.

Indicator 2 - Engaged Learning
Desired Trend - Student engagement in the learning process will increase through problem-solving and collaboration.

Indicator 3 - Authenticity
Desired Trend - Classroom instruction will incorporate increased levels of purpose and relevance and connect students to the real world.

Indicator 4 - Relationships
Desired Trend - All staff will increase the development and maintainance of supportive relationships with students.

Indicator 5 - Technology Use
Desired Trend - Instructional staff will increase use of technology and levels of innovation.

Target 2 - Leadership services and structures will advance achievement of the USD 305 vision.

Indicator 1 - Vision and Innovation
Desired Trend - The board of education and administration will maintain a strategic planning process and updated strategic plan.
Desired Trend - The board of education will commit resources necessary to achieve the action plans.

Indicator 2 - Engaging Staff
Desired Trend - Building administration will engage staff to develop school improvement plans that align with the strategic plan.
Desired Trend - Administrators will develop the structure that encourages the implementation of ideas that advance the goals of the strategic plan.

Target 3 - Support services will advance achievement of the USD 305 vision.

Indicator 1 - Effective Performance
Desired Trend - Support staff will exhibit high standards of efficiency and effectiveness in performance of job responsibilities.

Strategic Goal - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Engage families, businesses and the larger community actively at all levels of the organization.

Objective - Partnerships

Target - The district will expand partnerships with families, businesses and organizations

Indicator 1 - Partnerships between Families and School.
Desired Trend - The number of families who feel welcome and connected to the school environment will increase.

Indicator 2 - Partnerships between School and Businesses/Organization.
Desired Trend - External organizations providing before- and after-school and summer opportunities for students will increase.
Desired Trends - The number of volunteers in the classroom will increase.
Desired Trend - The number of partnerships with local business and industry to assist with CTE development will increase.

Objective - Participation

Target - The district will improve and increase opportunities for participation, input and feedback at all levels.

Indicator - 1 Parent and Community Engagement
Desired Trend - Opportunities will expand for parents, families and community to participate in dialogue and decision-making regarding individual school and district issues.
Desired Trend - The number of community members participating in individual school and district decision-making opportunities will increase.