- The District will achieve financial stability by 2016.
- Increasing fundraising to 1.5 % of the total budget.
- Maintaining or increasing resident enrollment that is equal to or exceeds the previous year’s (resident) enrollment.
- Assuring the budget detail is both available to community members and clearly identifies how per pupil allocations are spent.
- Examining the Village property tax while balancing educational services with community tax expectations.
- Focusing on prevention/intervention services and implementation of innovative educational programming resulting in a 20% reduction in student failure and remediation costs.
- The District will ensure that school governance structures are collaborative, inclusive, engaging, trusting and result in a positive organizational culture by:
- Collecting and analyzing information and data that includes unique learner characteristics, program evaluation, stakeholder voices, and leads to data informed decisions.
- Implementing a meaningful and formal shared leadership processes to address student/school needs and instructional goals. (Monthly meetings).
- Maintain and increase Community (resident & non-resident) Advisory Boards to address District systems needs (IE. curriculum, finance, communication, and facilities) (Quarterly meetings).
- The District will efficiently and effectively utilize two-way communication with internal and external stakeholders by:
- Integrating current District communication plan with more diverse/new technology tools.
- Collecting District and Community stakeholder perceptional data to assist in the decision-making process.
- District/School will monitor other information sources pertaining to the District/School.
- Improving the District website.
- Transparently sharing District information through activities and/or documents such as:
- District profile
- Budget Town Hall meetings
- Curriculum nights
- Survey methodology
- The District will maintain safe and clean buildings and grounds by
- Making building and grounds improvements
- Completing regular building and grounds maintenance
- Ensuring daily cleaning and upkeep meets School District Standards
- Ensuring that our practices are environmentally sound
- The District will implement transformative educational practices that drive student learning that include: Integration of literacy skills, critical thinking, and authentic learning experiences across all content areas. As evidenced by:
- Standards-based curriculum alignment, vertical and horizontal
- A focused professional development program that supports teacher growth and honors teacher autonomy
- Collaboratively developed curriculum
- Classroom instruction that honors teacher autonomy and reflects best instructional practices
- Assessments that inform overall integration and its impact on classroom instruction and student progress
- Identifying what a student needs in order to be a successful learner and then creating learning experiences and offering choices to meet those needs. These experiences promote teaching practices such as:
- Flexible-groups of students
- A blend of current and progressive technology combined with face-to-face instruction
- Customized educational plans based on student interest and need
- Access to educational opportunities that are beyond-the-walls
- Expectations that all students have access to District educational experiences and resources while fostering a school community that values the cultures and experiences of our school families in order to:
- Promote inclusion in groups, activities, athletics, and other cultural aspects of each School community/Village of Shorewood
- Provide access to needed resources and engage all families
- Learning expectations/targets and graduation requirements as defined by the District “Student” Vision built around rigorous liberal arts programs. These programs may evolve to include learning opportunities such as:
- Service learning,
- Experiential learning,
- Career exploration,
- Character education,
- Asset building,
- Travel opportunities