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Goals and Objectives

Goal One:  Align District Human and Fiscal Resources to Support Student Achievement from Classroom Outward

  • Routinely monitor implementation of program expenditures to verify compliance with program assurances and analyze results.
  • Consider results while conducting ongoing needs assessments to identify areas for staffing and program modifications.
  • Routinely identify and review the needs of the instructional programs. Channel fiscal resources to support the identified needs.
  • Prioritize established needs, relying upon research to insure greatest impact of both fiscal and human resources.
  • Continue to seek funding sources to support additional preschool programs.

Goal Two:  Refine Instructional Programs to Improve Performance of all Students 

  • Move the District and all sites out of program improvement status.
  • Collaborate with site leadership to monitor and review site program improvement plan implementation.
  • Improve instructional practice through professional collaboration and routine coaching.
  • Increase both vertical and horizontal articulation using a Preschool through Grade Nine model.
  • Incorporate the three-tiered model of instruction into an articulated Response to Intervention plan to "close the gap" for underperforming students.
  • Redefine the academic program delivery for GATE students.
  • Continue to refine the use of data to inform instruction.
  • Create a multi-year professional development plan.
  • Adopt new mathematics programs to address standards-based instruction.

Goal Three:  Ensure Fiscal Integrity of the District 

  • Develop and routinely monitor a budget for each fund maintained by the District.
  • Prepare and analyze multi-year projections to ensure fiscal solvency for the budget year and subsequent two fiscal years.
  • Prepare and analyze cash flow analyses to ensure sufficient liquidity exists to meet monthly cash demands.
  • Routinely evaluate and approve all purchase order requests submitted to ensure that purchases are aligned with District goals and site plans; considering impact, availability of resources and appropriate SACS coding.
  • Continue to work collaboratively with members of District Budget Advisory Committee to prioritize needs and provide funding to support the improvement of student performance.

Goal Four:  Foster and Maintain Constructive Relationships Among Students, Staff, Families, and Community Members 

  • Provide opportunities for staff, parents and the community to understand the District budget.
  • Enhance routine communication practices to share District information with staff, parents and the community.
  • Enhance the opportunities for the District to celebrate the accomplishments of students and employees.
  • Increase the participation of underrepresented parents in school activities.

Goal Five:  Ensure District Infrastructure Supports Student Learning:  Facilities, Technology, Food Service, Transportation and Maintenance 

  • Continue with the process of evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of support services with resulting list of prioritized needs and long-range plan for improvement.
  • Identify available funding sources to address the identified immediate needs, as well as identification of fiscal support for the long-range plan for improvement.
  • Resolve facility issues at Shaffer School and complete modernization of Thomas Olaeta School.
  • Complete a study of enrollment projections and begin the process to create a facilities master plan to guide future facility decisions.
  • Develop plans to fund facilities for current and future preschool facilities.