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Strategic Plan

 

 

Board Priority #1 O  O  tiveof Adm.istantmunity Expocedures -- August support student success

Maximize Learning and achievement for all students. 

District/Community Goal: 

Engage students in a rigorous academic program with a variety of offerings designed to promote success at the college or vocational level. 

 

Strategies/Actions

Measured By

Person(s) Responsible

 

Timeline

2019-2020 Immediate Priorities

 

 

 

Establish and secure Career and Technical Education Program Approvals for Business, Information Technology and Visual and Design Arts pathways

Courses offered and students enrolled

Superintendent

CTE Director

Secondary Principal

Secondary Counselor

July, 2020

Present post-secondary aligned Agriculture curriculum

Courses offered and students enrolled

Superintendent

CTE Director

Agriculture Teacher

Secondary Counselor

May, 2020

Complete full year cycle of aligned formative assessments in Calhan Middle School

Documented assessment scores

Secondary Principal

MS Faculty

May, 2020

 

Make recommendations concerning the preparation of the District’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan (whichever is applicable), and cooperatively determine other areas and issues to address and make recommendations upon.

Developed Unified Improvement Plan reviewed by DAC Subcommittees and presented to the Board of Education

Principals

Faculty

Initial Plan developed NLT November, 2019

Presentation to BOE December, 2020

CMS submission to CDE January, 2020

Final submission to CDE April, 2020

Expand Industry Certificate Programs offer through EPCA

Courses offered and students enrolled

Superintendent

CTE Director

Secondary Principal

EPCA Program Directors and Counselor

January, 2020

 

 

Review and adopt curriculum for Music and Counseling

Adoption

Principals

Teachers

SIC

January, 2020

 

Revise faculty contract day schedule to provide for subsequent year planning at the conclusion of the current year

Schedule published

Superintendent

Principals

Staff Advisory Committee

August, 2019

Install a handwriting curriculum in Calhan Elementary School

 

Curriculum scheduled

Elementary Principal

Elementary Faculty

August, 2019

Ongoing Tasks

 

 

 

Complete the preparation for a Vocational Education partnership with the local Renewable Energy Industry under the Vocational Agriculture pathway

Memorandum of Understanding with corporate partner

Superintendent

CTE Director

Pending acquisition of facility

Monitor effectiveness of HS Promotion Policy

Improved academic performance

Principals

Teachers

January, 2020/May, 2020

Reviewed by SIC

Review and unify delivery platforms for digital instruction

Improved quality and standardization vs. cost

Superintendent

Principals

MTSS Team

SPED Faculty

Program Coordinators

Continuous Review

 

 

Monitor academic programs to provide a variety of offerings designed to promote success at the college level

Reviewing AP offerings to ensure offerings meet need and interest

Principals

AP Coordinator

Teachers

Student Survey to be completed and data available NLT September, 2019

 

 

Provide professional development to address the District’s changing demographic focusing on children of poverty as referenced in the UIP

Training scheduled and completed

Superintendent

Principals

Teachers

 

Budget presented to Superintendent NLT September, 2019.  Training to be provided throughout 2019-2020

 

 

Evaluate student learning expectations and performance standards based on State Standards and Curriculum Overviews

Increased student growth and achievement as measured by State and District assessments

Superintendent

Principals

HS Counselor

Teachers

May, 2020

Curriculum Review and Revision – evaluate alignment of the district’s curriculum in relation to the Colorado Academic Standards 

Completion of each academic area by staff;

Reviewed by SIC;

Approved by BOE

Board of Education

Superintendent

Principals

Instructional Staff

District curriculum adoption rotation cycle (Policy IGD)

 

Completion/Submission of the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)

Completion and submittal to CDE

Superintendent

Principals

Teachers

August-School Performance Framework released to schools

September – BOE determines accreditation status of district

October – Accreditation categories submitted to state

NOV – UIP presented to the BOE

April – UIP final submission to CDE

for public view

18-19 Completed Tasks

 

 

 

Install an Information Technology Industry Certificate program for secondary students which is aligned with the Career Pilot Program  

Course offered and students enrolled

Superintendent

Principal

School Counselor

Teacher

May, 2019

Competed

Introduce and implement formative assessments aligned with current state academic requirements.

Use in classrooms and feedback by subscribers

Superintendent

Principals

Technology Director

Teachers

October, 2018

Completed Oct 18

 

 

Make recommendations concerning the preparation of the District’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan (whichever is applicable), and cooperatively determine other areas and issues to address and make recommendations upon.

Completion of the District Unified Improvement Plan

Superintendent

Principals

Teachers

School Accountability Committee

April, 2019

CMS Completed Oct 18

CES and CHS completed April 19

Review and adopt curriculum for PE, Health and Art

(SS #1)

 

 

 

 

Adoption

Principals

Teachers

SIC

January, 2019

Completed Jan 19

Improve implementation support for existing technology

Survey feedback from stakeholders

Principals

Technology Director and staff

May, 2019

Completed

 

 

 

Board Priority #2

Effective use of resources 

District/Community Goal: 

Effectively evaluate and utilize all available resources that include technology, human resources, financial resources and facilities.

 

Strategies/Actions

Measured By

Person(s) Responsible

 

Timeline

2019-2020 Immediate Priorities

 

 

 

Finalize Facilities Master Planning and implementation in response to the Community Survey

Presentation of plan

Board of Education

Superintendent

 

January, 2020

 

Establish a cadre of trained Teacher Leaders/Mentors

Mentors assigned and active with new teachers

Principals

May, 2020

Improve and increase transportation capabilities for Severe Special Needs (SSN) students

Procurement of additional SSN access vehicle(s)

Superintendent

Transportation Director

 

August, 2019

Replace windows in Middle School classrooms

Windows installed

Superintendent

CFO

Maintenance Director

 

August, 2019

Refit weight training facility

Equipment in use

Superintendent

CFO

Activities Director

Strength Coach

July, 2019

Refit fire doors and floor in food service kitchen

Installation of doors and flooring

Superintendent

CFO

Maintenance Director

August, 2019

Improve security by upgrade video surveillance cameras to include night vision and high definition and increase coverage area

Cameras, hardware and software installed

Superintendent

Maintenance Director

Technology Director

August, 2019

Enlist School Resource Officer services

Budget established

Board of Education

Superintendent

May, 2020

Refit current storage shed to a welding facility

Project completion

Maintenance Director

Agriculture teacher

August, 2019

Refurbish ground coverage for Preschool Playground

Project completion

Maintenance Director

 

July, 2019

 

Increase student security by increasing and expanding digital device monitoring capability

 

 

Monitoring in place

Superintendent

Technology Director

August, 2019

Ongoing Tasks

 

 

 

Oversee the completion of a Vocational Agriculture facility

 

Project completion

Superintendent

CTE Director

VoAg Teacher

Included in Master Planning Project

Athletic Strategic Planning Committee (Summit)

Review of the Athletic Strategic Plan

Secondary Principal

Activities Director

Report to the BOE – December, 2019

Explore opportunities to increase grant funding for program and facilities improvements

Task Completion – Successful Grant Funding

Board of Education

Superintendent

Maintenance Director

CFO

Continuous Review

Review and research purchase services related to student assessment with focus on agility and timeliness of data

Task Completion

Superintendent

Technology Director

Principals

Instructional Stagg

May, 2020

 

District Website

 

 

 

 

Up-to-date information available on website

Superintendent

Technology Director

Principals

Directors

Instructional Staff

Routine Updates – Monthly

Review and refine implementation of a district wide system to monitor staff and student records

Task Completion

Superintendent

Principals

Technology Director

Office Staff

Ongoing training and instructional implementation 2019-20

Continue to ensure all present instructional technologies available are clearly communicated to faculty

Instructional technology utilized in the classrooms; formal and informal classroom observations

Superintendent

Principals

Technology Director

Teachers

Continuously monitored

Continue to implement best practices for monetary and non-monetary incentives designed to attract and retain personnel

A faculty turnover rate of less than 20%.

Board of Education

Superintendent

Principals

AD/Dean

2018/19 – teacher turnover rate 2%

17-18 Completed Tasks

 

 

 

Construct an outdoor eating area to improve school cleanliness and serve event spectators

Task completion

Superintendent

Maintenance Director

September, 2017

Completed

District website update – improve functionality and access

 

 

 

Presentation of design based on input from SIC members

Superintendent

Principals

Technology Director

October, 2017

Completed

Improve vehicle maintenance facility to shorten turn around on vehicle repairs with respect to staff restructuring

Installation of a vehicle lift

Superintendent

Maintenance Director

January, 2018

Completed

Collect data provided by the PK-12 Counseling Program in anticipation of re-applying for the Counselor Core Grant

Surveys (student/parent/staff)

Discipline Referrals

Attendance Rates

Academic Eligibility

Superintendent

Principals

AD/Dean

Counselors

 

March, 2018

Completed

Research and implement a comprehensive inventory system

System in place

Superintendent

Business Manager

Office Staff

May, 2018

Completed

 

 

 

Board Priority #3

Proactive, positive, and meaningful relationships to support student success

District/Community Goal: 

Recognize and promote active participation by parents and community members that support the District’s mission, done in a manner that fosters trust, respect, understanding, accountability, and professionalism.

 

Staff

Measured By

Person(s) Responsible

 

Timeline

2019-2020 Work Priorities

 

 

 

Pilot Positive Behavior Support Systems in Elementary and Middle Schools

Increase in positive behavioral referrals

Principals

Counselors

Faculty

January, 2020

 

Upgrade and refit strength and conditioning facilities

Project completion

 

HS Principal

AD

Strength Coach

July, 2019

 

Increase off-site signage, direct mailing, and business engagement in communicating school information

Task Completion

Superintendent

Principals

District Committees

Staff

July, 2019

Message Board sign to be completed June, 2019

 

Establish quarterly gathering of community non-profit organizations

Completed meeting schedule

Superintendent

October, 2019

Establish 6th and 9th grade academies as part of improved orientation and integration into Middle and High School

Improved academic and behavioral data

Principals

Counselors

Faculty

August, 2019

Establish Elementary Student Outreach Program

Projects scheduled and completed

Elementary Principal

Elementary Counselor

Faculty

January, 2020

Ongoing Tasks

 

 

 

Monitor the grading protocols at the elementary school and make recommendations to improve implementation

Parent feedback

Superintendent

Elementary Principal

Elementary Teachers

May, 2019

 

Expand the partnership with community agencies and local law enforcement to provide safety and preventative service training to students, parents, and staff

Review of Emergency Operations Plan

 

Completed training

Superintendent

Principals

Dean

Maintenance Director

Technology Director

October, 2019

Development of protocols and avenues for stakeholder feedback

Protocols in place and in use

Board of Education

Administration

Staff

May, 2020

Implement new technology to improve communication – District App, Web Based TV Channel, Outdoor Message Board, Indoor Message Boards

 

 

 

 

Number of Apps downloaded; community feedback; Number of “hits” on TV Channel and Video

Superintendent

Principals

Technology Director

 

May, 2020

Improved Community Communication

Community Survey

Board of Education

Superintendent

Principals

Steering Committee

Maintenance of District message board and website

Back to School Night Community Expo

Monitoring of the Calhan Community Communication Compact

 

Stakeholder feedback

Board of Education

Superintendent

Principals

District Accountability Committee

 

Introduction Completed Monitoring In Progress and Ongoing

Increase parent engagement by hosting a dance, a movie night, and a Pre-K outreach/service program

Events complete

Principal

Counselors

ParTnerS

May, 2020

In Progress

 

18-19 Completed Tasks

 

 

 

Design HS Parent Teacher Conferences on the current MS model

Increased attendance

Principal

Teachers

Semester 2, 2019

Completed Oct 18

Increase the availability of iPads in the Elementary School (carts)

Increased availability and use of devices

Superintendent

Principal

Technology Director

January, 2019

Completed Fall 18

1 to 1 in grades 3-5

Design HS Parent Teacher Conferences on the current MS model

Increased attendance

Principal

Teachers

Semester 2, 2019

Completed Oct 19

Increase parent engagement by hosting a dance, a movie night, and a Pre-K outreach/service program

Events complete

Principal

Counselors

ParTnerS

May, 2019

Completed May, 2019