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2016-2017 SB-L Board Goals

Student Achievement 

o    Goal: Continuous improvement for all student performance in math, reading and science. 

o   Criteria for success: Each student will improve their performance on Iowa Assessments on an annual basis. 

o   Action steps:

§  Supports will be provided for individual students and may be required of the students who are not demonstrating adequate improvement or progress. 

§  Building principals will share their building action plans including staff development activities with the board of education at the beginning of each year. 

§  Iowa Assessments and other student achievement data will be shared with the board on an annual basis. 

§  Smarter Balanced Assessment information will be shared.  Smarter Balanced will replace Iowa Assessments beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.


·        Finance/Budget

o   Goal: Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency and effectiveness.


o   Criteria for success: All funds have a positive balance


o   Action steps:

§  Collaborate with other government agencies to discuss the possibilities of cost sharing opportunities.


§  Continue the use of the district finance committee as an avenue to communicate district finance issues with our public.


§  The board of directors will review student population growth annually and align the district’s programs, staffing and/or facility needs.


·        Technology 

o   Goal: To have a district network that is stable and reliable. 

o   Goal: To have district computers and /or systems operable so learning is not compromised. 

o   Goal: To maintain the 1:1 initiative in grades 6-12.  Maintain the availability of Chromebooks in grades K-5. 

o   Criteria for success: Down time due to network issues will be less than 6 hours (.5%) of instructional time per building, per year. 

o   Action steps:

·        Improve the districts network by updating switches and servers to provide a stable and reliable network. 

·        Continue the use of the districts technology committee to build support for our ongoing district technology plan.


·        Facilities/Maintenance 

o   Goal: Development of a long range maintenance plan 

o   Criteria for success: A long range maintenance plan will be updated and approved by the board. 

o   Action steps: 

§  The superintendent will work with the board and the director of maintenance to develop a long range maintenance plan. 

o   Goal: Development of a long range facility plan 

o   Criteria for success: A long range facility plan will be updated and approved by the board. 

o   Action steps:

§  The superintendent will work with the District Facility Committee and the board to develop a long range facility plan. 

·        Communications 

o   Goal: Develop a connected learning community by being inclusive and transparent in all school communications. 

o   Criteria for success: Students, parents, community members, teachers and classified staff feel as if they are well informed and have their questions and concerns answered in a timely manner. 

o   Action steps:

§  Continue to improve the district web site to promote a meaningful source of communication. 

§  Support the use of Infinite Campus as a means of  communicating information to students and parents. 

§  Continue the use of district level committees to freely share information and ideas that will enhance the opportunities for the students of our district. 

§  Monthly updates to the board members from the building principals. 

·        Curriculum and Instruction 

o   Goal: To ensure that all Sgt. Bluff-Luton students have access to rigorous & relevant curriculum and to provide educators with a     tool for assuring that essential subject matter is being taught.

o   Criteria for success: The Sgt. Bluff-Luton Community School District will implement the Iowa Core Curriculum plan that was developed by the Iowa Core Curriculum Committee.

§  Action Steps:

·        Continue the development of understanding of the Common Core Curriculum. 

·        All responsible staff members will receive necessary training concerning the Common Core Curriculum through in-service opportunities.

·        Continue to purchase purchase current and relevant curriculum materials. Develop and present a curriculum purchasing plan for board approval.

·        Continue to support the implementation of initiatives and programs at each building.

o   Goal: Integrate technology across the curriculum, increasing students and staff access and the use of technology.

o   Criteria for success: Staff members are expanding the use of technology and           increasing student engagement by use of technology.

§  Action steps:

·        Continued learning opportunities for teachers through scheduled in-service.

·        Successful implementation of technological initiatives at each building.

·        Safe and Orderly Environment     

o   Goal: To provide a safe and orderly environment for all students and staff.

o   Criteria for success: Increase the percentage of students who indicate that they feel safe at school.

§  Action Steps:

·        Support implementation of guidance curriculum. 

·        Support programs and initiatives to help reduce bullying and harassment.