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2021-2024 STRATEGIC PLAN
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Strategic Statements
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Domain I: LEADERSHIP FOR CAREER READINESS
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Strategic Statement: The School District will promote and support positive student academic performance and successful college and career preparation.
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School Bd/Admin Comments from Strategic Planning Session:
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More college and apprenticeship training courses (diverse classes)
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Preparing students for post HS (highly ranked)
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Create a career academy also to build an Industrial Tech Building
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SYSTEMIC FOCUS 1:
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Establish a continuous timeline that will expose and prepare students for a wide variety of career fields and options
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ACTION STEPS
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DescriptionResponsibleTimelineFundingResources
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Engage in discussions with post-secondary institutions and area businesses about the career readiness skills needed and present in Hot Springs students and enter into partnersips that will promote employable skillsSchool Board, Supt, Admin, StaffAnnually & Ongoing as neededGeneral Fund, Title IV, Perkins, GrantsSD DOE, WDT, DSU, SDM&T, SHEDCO, Chamber, City, CountyPurposefulness
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Create a career planning process for all students beginning no later than the end of 8th gradeSecondary Principal, Guidance Counselor, StaffBy SemesterGF and as neededASVAB Interest Survey, Occ Outlook Handbook, WorkkeysRelevance
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Explore State of SD supported CTE, STEM and Career Readiness programsSB, Supt, Secondary Principal, Guidance Counselor, StaffAnnuallySD DOE Grants,JAG, Perkins,Relevance
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Replace current Industrial Arts shop and replace with state of the art CTE buildingSchool Board, Supt, Admin, StaffJanuary, 2021 to December 2022Capital Outlay Certs, Covid Relief funds, Capital Outlay fundsUpper Deck, RCS Construction, Rasmussen,Customization
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Participate in the SDDOE Re-thinking Education Grant to establish Project Based Learning (PBL) and Career plansSchool Board, Supt, Admin, StaffJuly 2021 and ongoing through 2024DOE GrantTBDAll
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How can we measure work ethic? Setting "Success" goals, build responsibility and self-discipline, accountabilityCalendar, Notebooks, track assignmentsRigor
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Our programs will work with institutes of higher learning to develop pathways to post-secondary success.Community
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We will actively help Hot Springs students enroll to post-secondary institutes and apply for scholarships and education grants, especially from local organizations.Collaboration
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SYSTEMIC FOCUS 2:
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Designing diverse educational programs to meet the individual academic needs of students
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ACTION STEPS
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DescriptionResponsibleTimelineResources
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Support STEM and Fine Arts Academy curriculum and school-based initia­tives, and analyze possibilities for expansion or revision. StaffAnnuallyCustomization
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Enhance and expand digital and virtual curriculum offerings and online assessment opportunities for all students.Staff and SchoolsOngoingWaterford, IXLRelevance
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Explore additional high school CTAE Career Pathways and/or accelerated academic tracks, leading to initial magnet offerings for high school stu­dents. StaffOngoingPurposefulness
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Continue to offer alternative hours (evening program, summer program) and self-paced instructional settings to meet all student needs.Schools and StaffOngoingCommunity
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Facilitate and support district and school-based grant initiatives aligned with School Board Mission and School Improvement Plans in order to ex­pand and increase diverse and innovative learning opportunities for all stu­dents. StaffOngoingDOE, other STEM/CTE grants, PerkinsRethinking Education GrantCollaboration
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Domain II: PURPOSE AND DIRECTION
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Strategic Statement: The School District will maintain and communicate at all levels of the organi­zation a purpose and direction for continuous improvement that commits to high expectations for learning, as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
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School Bd/Admin Comments from Strategic Planning Session:
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Reflective Practices employed
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Review the school’s mission and school goals
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Exceed the expectations of the community
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Better job of communicating from school to others
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SYSTEMIC FOCUS 1:
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Maintaining strong governance and leadership by the School Board, Superintendent & Admin team
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ACTION STEPS
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DescriptionResponsibleTimelineFundingResources
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Revisit/revise mission and vision statements, as well as annual goals. School BoardAnnuallyBoard Policy BA, Policy ADPurposefulness
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Review and revise School Improvement Plans. SchoolsAnnuallyAll
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Engage in School Board training that is both meaningful and relevant in order to enable Board members to better respond to the challenges facing the School District while functioning effectively as a governing body. School BoardAnnually & Ongoing as neededGeneral FundASBSDRigor
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Make recommendations and decisions based upon the best interests of the School District as a whole.Superintendent and School BoardMonthlyGF and as neededCommittees, PLCs, BLTs,Collaboration
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Establish annual budget priorities for the School District and the Superinten­dent, oversee the development of a balanced budget, utilizing a zero-based methodology, that supports student performance.Superintendent and School BoardAnnuallyBusiness ManagerRigor
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Inform the School Board of issues facing the School District through regular communication and open dialogue. SuperintendentOngoingNANACommunity
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SYSTEMIC FOCUS 2:
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Increasing parental and community involvement, collaboration and leadership
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ACTION STEPS
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DescriptionResponsibleTimelineResources
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Ensure Stakeholder input component is present in all major School District initiatives. Staff and SchoolsOngoingAccreditation, Back-to-School nightCommunity
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Update website and other communication modalities to ensure proper coverage of message to all stakeholdersStaff and SchoolsJune 30, 2021 then ongoingGFGabbart, Facebook,Community
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Review potential new partnerships with public and private community enti­ties and evaluate School District partnership agreements for enhance­ments. StaffOngoingCommunity
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Enhance School District communication to parents and community and create opportunities for feedback.Staff and SchoolsOngoingWebsite, Facebook, Accreditation, Smore',Community
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Conduct communication audit to identify gaps in communication. StaffAnnuallyCommunity
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Domain III: ASSESSMENT & DATA FOR LEARNING
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Strategic Statement: The School District will utilize its curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices to guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learn­ing across all grades and courses. The School District will implement a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and system effectiveness and utilize the results to guide continuous improvement.
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School Bd/Admin Comments:Board Policy:IK
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Improve test scores
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Increase enrollment
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Professional Learning Community
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A curriculum that prioritizes standards
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A curriculum plan that interprets test scores-use of student data
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Use best practices for what is best for kids’ learning
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SYSTEMIC FOCUS 1: Achievement
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Increasing student achievement
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ACTION STEPS
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DescriptionResponsibleTimelineResources
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Adopt and implement a Learning Management System (i.e. Google Classroom) to enhance individu­alized classroom instruction and support teachers with a high-quality stu­dent and parent information/communication resource. StaffBy 2022-23Elem

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Conduct an ongoing analysis of student achievement and progress and identify areas for improvement at each school. Schools and StaffAnnuallyRigor
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Engage in a comprehensive process for the review, and adoption of instruc­tional resources/curriculum in areas of identified needs.StaffAnnuallyPLCs, SLOsRigor
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Analyze and assess student and teacher use of technology for enhance­ment and new implementation (i.e., One to One, Touchscreen, CTE and STEM). StaffOngoingCovid Funds, Cap Outlay, GrantsTierney, RTI, GoldenWest, GooglePurposefulness
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SYSTEMIC FOCUS 2: MTSS/Interventions
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Providing technical assis­tance and intervention strategies to ensure that all students receive appropriate academic programming.
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ACTION STEPS