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Strategic Priorities For 2017-2018

Kern High School District Board of Trustees

    MAXIMIZE STUDENT SUCCESS

 

Provide Effective Instructional and Co-curricular Programs

KHSD STUDENTS WILL GRADUATE, READY AND PREPARED FOR THEIR INDIVIDUAL, POST-SECONDARY EXPERIENCE (COLLEGE OR CAREER).

  • Improve student literacy skills
  • Improve the graduation rate
  • Focus on curriculum and programs to better prepare and connect students for work, career training, and/or college
  • Improve student academic performance in all subject areas
  • Increase percentage of students fulfilling college admission requirements
  • Expand elective offerings, ensuring a complete and comprehensive course schedule for all students
  • Enhance instructional alternatives, including online learning opportunities
  • Provide additional regional CTE programs and expand facilities
  • Provide instruction to allow students to meet accountability measures while focusing on 21st century learning
 

Recruit and Support Exemplary Staff

KHSD STUDENTS WILL BE TAUGHT BY A HIGHLY QUALIFIED, WELL-TRAINED, AND DIVERSE TEACHING STAFF, WHO PROVIDE RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING INSTRUCTION THAT CONNECTS STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS AT THE NEXT LEVEL OF LEARNING.

  • Recruit, hire, develop, and retain a highly qualified, diverse and effective staff
  • Commit to continuously develop and support a districtwide Professional Learning Community (PLC) culture that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and focuses on student learning
  • Promote a culture of high morale among employees
  • Provide districtwide and school-based staff development opportunities, aligned with district priorities and goals, to enhance employee performance and best practices
  • Increase staffing as resources become available
 

Ensure Quality Student Support Services

KHSD STUDENTS WILL LEARN IN CLEAN, SAFE, AND WELL EQUIPPED SCHOOLS AND WILL BE PROVIDED WITH RELEVANT, INNOVATIVE, AND AMPLE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES.

  • Ensure a safe and supportive school environment
  • Improve student attendance rates while helping students progress to graduation
  • Expand a quality guidance system to engage students in their learning
  • Upgrade quality facilities and technology systems to industry standards
  • Provide safe and affordable transportation and a quality food service program
  • Ensure campuses remain at optimal levels of utilization, operation, and appearance
  • Implement academic and behavioral interventions to eliminate barriers for student success
 

Strengthen School and Community Relations

KHSD STUDENTS WILL LEARN IN POSITIVE, WELCOMING, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS, AND PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITY VOICES WILL BE VALUED IN ENHANCING STUDENT SUCCESS.

  • Encourage parent participation in student achievement
  • Expand effective communication with parents, agencies, and local businesses
  • Increase articulation and coordination efforts with feeder districts and schools and with post-secondary institutions including Dual Enrollment opportunities
  • Promote, foster, and develop community connections through strong and effective communication and partnerships providing opportunities for shared input 
 
PRESERVE FISCAL STABILITY