Ever wonder how the district planned to bring it's vision of Creating School Communities in which ALL students can learn, NO EXCEPTIONS to reality? Simple. By implementing the following Core Beliefs or actions:
- Utilization of research-based best practices in classroom instruction
- Fostering a collaborative culture in which data driven decision making is used to drive all areas of district instruction and operation
- The use of the Response to Intervention model to meet the individual needs of every student
- Ongoing, relevant, job-embedded professional development for all staff aligned to the district’s mission and goals
- Providing a nurturing, caring environment of professionals for all students where every teacher is a treasure hunter, every student can communicate his or her future, and every parent is a valued partner in their child’s education.
Nice. But just how does the district propose it's going to make these things happen? Follow THIS LINK to find your 33 page answer! Seriously, it's not really that long of a read- the length is due mostly to the formatting of the report. Please keep in mind that this is a draft report, but outlines the steps the district is taking to improve student achievement.
Each year the Arizona Department of Education requires that districts create an Integrated Action Plan. Based on the state's research, there are six indicators of effective districts: Effective Leadership, Effective Teachers and Instruction, Effective Organization of Time, Effective Curriculum, Conditions, Climate, and Culture, and Family and Community Engagement. The district then creates a type of strategic action plan as to how the six indicators will play out in our district. At the same time, the district is required to show how we intend to use federal program dollars to support our plans.
The report is broken into four headings: Principles, Strategies, Action Plans, and Tasks. You can find a description of how those four headings interact HERE.
Over the next month, each of the three schools will be meeting with their staff, and then parent and community groups to share the plan and gather comments and input. The culminating product will be shared at the September Governing Board meeting. Check the district calendar for the time and location of parent and community meetings for each school site.