101 School District Goals and Objectives

In pursuit of world-class education that results in high achievement for all Iowa students, as an effective school boards, we will:

1. VISIONARY TEAM: Operate as a visionary governance team in partnership with the superintendent.

  • Vision and Planning – Develops a shared vision and plans for student achievement that reflects common values and core beliefs of the school community.
  • Operating Practices – Uses productive practices for its own operations and development.
  • Decision-Making – Ensures board decisions are based on data and deliberation.
  • Board/Superintendent Relations – Cultivates a strong relationship and partnership with the superintendent, based on clear expectations and accountability.

Visionary Team (PDF)

2. STUDENT LEARNING: Provide effective leadership for quality instruction and high, equitable student learning.

  • Clear Expectations – Sets and communicates high expectations for student learning with clear goals and a focus on strengthening instruction.
  • Conditions for Success – Supports conditions for success through board actions and decisions.
  • Accountability – Holds the system accountable to reach student learning goals.
  • Collective Commitment – Builds the collective commitment of community and staff to achieve the student learning goals.
  • Team Learning – Learns together as a whole team to inform decision-making around the student learning goals.

Student Learning (PDF)

3. DISTRICT CULTURE: Foster a culture that enables excellence and innovation.

  • High Quality Staff – Empowers the superintendent in hiring and developing the best employees available to meet the district’s goals.
  • Shared Leadership – Supports structures that develop instructional leadership and collaboration.
  • Staff Learning – Supports research-based staff professional development aligned with district goals.
  • Environment – Fosters a safe and secure environment for all students, staff, and visitors.

District Culture (PDF)

4. POLICY & LEGAL: Lead through sound policy, ensuring transparent, ethical, legal operations.

  • Policy Leadership – Develops sound, written policy to clarify the board’s intent for district direction.
  • Legal – Ensures that board and district actions are in compliance with state and federal laws, appropriately addressing legal issues when they arise.
  • Ethics – Models ethical and legal behaviors which enable the board to stay focused on district goals.
  • Transparency – Establishes policies and ensures processes that are open and accountable.

Policy & Legal (PDF)

5. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Sustain and enhance district resources through planning and fiduciary oversight.

  • Financial Health – Monitors and evaluates the financial health of the district, ensuring accountability and transparency in board decision making.
  • Financial Forecasting – Ensures strong financial planning for the district.
  • Budgeting – Ensures the district budget aligns with district goals and multi-year plans.
  • Risk Oversight – Ensures sufficient risk management is in place to protect district resources.
  • Facilities –Ensures school facilities enhance and enrich student and staff learning.

Fiscal Responsibility (PDF)

6. ADVOCACY: Advocate for public education and the needs of Iowa students.

  • Championing Local Governance & Public Education – Clearly articulates and advocates for the value of public education and the important role of local school governance.
  • Legislative Advocacy – Develops and strengthens on-going relationships with policymakers around improving student achievement and the needs of public education.
  • Community Engagement – Fosters engagement and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure high and equitable student learning.

Advocacy (PDF)

District 2019-2020 Strategic Priorities

  • Increased student learning and readiness
  • High-quality curriculum, instruction and assessment in every classroom
  • Safe and supportive learning and working environment
  • Improved resource development and efficient management of the organization, operations and resources/facilities
  • Family and community engagement and support