Goals

District Goals and Objectives

2016-2017

  

 

GOAL #1: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT – MAXIMIZE THE PERFORMANCE OF EACH STUDENT IN ALL ACADEMIC AREAS

1.   Provide financial, instructional, curricular and technical resources to ensure that each student is demonstrating sustained and consistent progress at the highest level possible for that student.

2.   Annually, growth in student achievement will occur to meet measurable targets. District will develop list of high performing comparable districts and schools in order to compare with performance of students in Buckeye Union School District.

3.   Implement a challenging subject matter curriculum and assessment in each content area aligned to standards.  District will begin working with LCF teachers to implement State-adopted standards.  District will begin to identify options for updating elementary English-Language Arts curriculum.

4.   Implement data driven differentiated instruction and train staff to meet the needs of all levels of learners using research-based programs.

5.   Maintain a research-based professional development program that cultivates ongoing learning and professional dialogue to ensure a highly skilled teaching staff.

6.   Provide an environment that maximizes learning for all staff and students via: 1) clean, safe and well-maintained facilities; 2) appropriate class sizes based upon research and resources; 3) modern equipment and technology access needed to enhance learning. District will begin implementation of a plan to replace and expand wireless access points across the District.

7.   Use technology to help maximize student performance in all academic areas via: 1) the implementation and communication of technology standards/assessments for each grade level; 2) the use of computers to safely and appropriately access information and further learning; 3) integration into all appropriate parts of curriculum. District will continue professional development and collaborative activities aimed at promoting use.

 

2016-2017 Objectives:

1.   Continue to address State Program Improvement requirements. 

2.   Continue implementation of the Chromebooks/online instructional tools and new instructional materials adoptions.

3.   Continue aligning instructional practices with new standards through ongoing professional development for mathematics and English language arts and literacy across the curriculum.

4.   Continue transitional activities related to NGSS, including the determination of a content specific or integrated science pathway in the middle schools. Presuming the State publishes a list of curriculum materials for science in January, the District would begin the process of piloting materials in spring and fall ‘17.

5.   Continue pilot of new teacher evaluation process.

6. Adopt systematic intervention materials for special education programs.

7. Continue promoting the use of formative and summative achievement data at all sites in order to raise student achievement and identify students in need of special supports.

8. Examine trends in special education services and supports to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of services and resources.

 

GOAL #2: MAINTAIN FISCAL INTEGRITY & ACCOUNTABILITY OF DISTRICT

1.   Develop a balanced budget using state budget standards and board policy that includes criteria for a contingency reserve beyond the 3% requirement.

2.   Maintain an appropriate balance between using resources for the greatest good to the greatest number of students while serving our highest/lowest achievement groups.

3.   Support the priority of the district goals by focusing expenditures on academic programs, student achievement and effective staff.

4.   Increase and/or improve services, in proportion to the increase in funds apportioned under the LCFF, to ensure that English learners, foster children, and socio-economically disadvantaged students, who generate the increased supplemental funds, have targeted resources to promote student learning as outlined in the LCFF.

5.   Develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to align resources through a comprehensive planning process to State priorities and district goals.

6.   Monitor progress on goals to help inform necessary adjustments to funding allocations and processes consistent with the LCFF and LCAP.

7.   Develop, adopt and update a two-year Common Core State Standards Spending Plan to support professional development, acquisition of instructional materials and technology to support transition to the Common Core State Standards.

8.   Hire and retain a diverse and highly qualified workforce, strengthen their skills through ongoing professional development and collaboration, and evaluate their performance on a regular basis.

9.   Pursue revenue sources including grants, donations, partnerships, and support the Buckeye Education Foundation.

10. Explore and implement strategies to control costs in all areas, i.e. special education, non-public school placements (NPS), food service, transportation and utilities, including changing methods of program delivery and operations.

 

2016-2017 Objectives:

1.  Conduct review of food service program and identify potential cost savings and improvements to menu options.

2.  Monitor student numbers available for opening Valley View Elementary.

3.  Conduct review of transportation program and identify any potential cost savings and improvements.

4.  Convene monthly Budget Advisory Committee meetings.

5.  Develop expenditure plan for technology purchases for the coming 3 years.

 

 

GOAL #3: MAXIMIZE USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE THE WORK OF STAFF

1.   Implement and communicate a technology literacy standard for staff and implement a professional development plan to ensure all staff meets this standard.

2.   Implement and maintain the use of data management systems so administration and teachers can use data to target teaching programs, interventions, resources, and staff development on the integration of technology in the curriculum.

3.   Maintain a current District Technology Plan through an annual review and identify resources needed to meet the plan’s hardware/software standards.

 

2016-2017 Objectives:

1.  Continue promoting use of Google Apps as a productivity tool.

2.  Identify digital tools that save staff time and provide quality student information.

 

 

GOAL #4: STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

1.   Use public awareness of Buckeye Union School District’s accomplishments through positive/accurate reporting in all forms of media to foster community-wide relationships and support for the District and its goals. The District will establish a practice of periodically communicating through a district newsletter to the community.

2.   Develop and maintain a comprehensive plan for community relations.

3.   Continue positive connections with parents through parent education programs, PTA/PTSA coordination, School Site Council/Parent Advisory Council, Buckeye Education Foundation, ConnectEd calls/emails, and expanded use of school newsletters and websites.

4.   Support open communication and dialogue with constituency groups through district staff and Board visitations to all sites.

5.   Continue to use the district website and school websites as vehicles of communication and link to resources for the community.

6.   Increase personal communication with parents and students via online access to grades and attendance (eSchoolPLUS).

 

2016-2017 Objectives:

1.   Continue work with the Buckeye Education Foundation and PTAs/PTCs to establish strategic purposes for fundraising.  Engage groups around District transition to new science/STEM standards.

2.   Continue to engage all stakeholders about the educational program through the Local Control Accountability planning process.

3.   Continue to provide triannual newsletter to the Community. Establish social media presence.

4.   Host “Coffee with the Superintendent” meetings at each site.

5.   Host meetings to welcome parents of new students to Buckeye.

6.   Redesign District website.  

7.   Provide more opportunities for teachers and support staff to engage with D.O. administrators.

 

 

GOAL #5: PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF EACH STUDENT AS A "WHOLE" PERSON

1.   Continue to improve prevention and intervention strategies for addressing "at risk" behaviors of students, including bullying awareness with both parents and students.

2.   Provide training to teachers, parents and students in activities emphasizing exercise and nutrition for the development of healthy lifestyle choices in students.

3.   Continue to create, provide and strengthen activities for personal growth, self-esteem, responsible behavior, youth development and citizenship.

4.   Build and implement programs to develop lifelong learning habits in students.

5.   Encourage and increase the participation rate in extracurricular activities.

6.   Develop understanding, acceptance and appreciation of racial, cultural, ethnic, social and religious diversity.

 

2016-2017 Objectives:

1.   Continue Love and Logic parent workshops.

2.   Reconvene District Wellness Advisory Committee.