Hayward Unified Windows on Learning August 17th & 18th , 2006
Outline • Hayward Unified School Demographic Data • HUSD Board of Education Goals • HUSD Vision • HUSD Strategic Plan - Human Resources -Business Services -Educational Services
Hayward Unified Demographics
Hayward Unified 22,000 students • Latinos 48% • Asian/Pacific Islander 20% African American 15% • White 12% • Multiple/Other 5%
Hayward Unified • Pre-schools 6 • Elementary schools 25 • Middle schools 5 • High Schools 3 • Continuation High School 1 • Adult School 1
Infrastructure Past • Stability: 6th superintendent in six years. • Three years ago, the state threatened to take over HUSD for fiscal impropriety. • Labor unrest. • Very little infrastructure.
Infrastructure Present • Stability: Board of Education focused on students and instruction. • Fiscally, we are positively certified. • Three year contract with HEA and SEIU unions. • Building an infrastructure.
Student Transfers • Our goal is to: • attract more students into HUSD than we have leaving our district. • offer an education that is as good, if not better than, the current best education offerings in Alameda County. • market the good product we have and are continuing to build in HUSD.
Transfers out of HUSD2004-2005 • Elementary School: 895 • Middle School: 290 • High School: 515 1,700
Transfers into HUSD2004-2005 • Elementary School: 237 • Middle School: 39 • High School: 129 405
Transfers out of HUSD2005-2006 • Elementary School: 939 • Middle School: 288 • High School: 572 1,799
Transfers into HUSD2005-2006 • Elementary School: 233 • Middle School: 35 • High School: 63 331
Transfers out of HUSD2006-2007 • Elementary School: 546 • Middle School: 155 • High School: 309 1,010
Transfers into HUSD2006-2007 • Elementary School: 87 • Middle School: 13 • High School: 8 108
Table Work #1 Individual Quick Write: • What do the data tell you about our district’s inter-district transfers? • Why do you think this is the case?
Table Work #1 Table Share: As a table, discuss some of your quick write statements. • Where do you have consensus in your statements? • What might be some solutions to change this pattern?
Challenges Where are we academically?
HUSD Academic Goal There are 15 school districts in Alameda County with enrollments of over 1,000 students. Our goal is still for Hayward Unified School District to be in the top third academically of these 15 school districts.
Alameda County School Districts School District 2004 Base Academic Performance Index (API)
Alameda County School Districts School District 2005 Base Academic Performance Index (API)
HUSD Data CST Data: 2005-2006
Table Work #2 Individual Quick Write: • What do the data tell you about our district’s ELA, Math and Algebra scores? • Why do you think this is the case at your school level?
Table Work #2 Table Share: As a table, discuss some of your quick write statements. • Where do you have consensus in your statements? • What might be some solutions to change this pattern?
Goals Board of Education
Strategy Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan • Organizational Effectiveness • Comprehensive Accountability System
Strategic Plan • Make safety, discipline and security the number one priority. • Improve academic achievement, K-12. • Build an effective and efficient infrastructure at schools and district office -two way communication -professional development -service to the clients
Strategic Plan • Human Resources • Business Services • Educational Services
Strategic Plan Human Resources • Evaluation of all employees • Hiring and retaining competent staff • Progressive employee discipline • Establish an effective teacher substitute pool • Negotiate union contracts • Develop and implement effective professional development for classified staff in division
Strategic Plan Business Services • Maintain positive certification • Develop and put into place a strategy for a bond measure • Support schools and departments with budget and purchasing services • Support schools and departments with Maintenance and Operations services • Support schools with food services • Support schools and departments with emergency preparedness and risk management • Develop and implement effective professional development for classified staff in division
Strategic Plan Education Services • Improve academic achievement, K-12 • Develop and implement effective professional development for teachers and administrators • Implement a culturally relevant curriculum and a culturally responsive pedagogy for all students • Implement effective use of technology • Begin planning of high school structural transformation
HUSD Vision Board of Education
HUSD Vision • To be able to visualize the completed project, the final goal, and all its rewards and consequences, is the ultimate test for true leaders. • In addition to visualizing the “dream,” they must also be able to visualize: • each task that must be completed • the integration of those tasks to successfully complete the project. • HUSD Board Goals, 2004
HUSD Vision (continued) To true leaders, vision defines the final goal, and action is the path that leads to vision. HUSD Board Goals, 2004
My Personal Vision Flexibility Structure
Vision • Staff wants: • Something to believe in • Someone to believe in • Someone to believe in them
Table Work #3 Reflection: • Individually, read the three lines and reflect on what that means for your school and department. • In pairs or triads, share your reflections about what it means to you in your current assignment.
Vision Standards of Professional Practice
A healthy educational culture holds certain Standards of Professional Practice as central to its makeup.
Standards of PracticeOur Work needs to be: • Connected • Aligned • Coherent
Standards of Practice Our work needs to be: Intentional Explicit
Standards of PracticeLearning • Understand student learning, let it be the driver. • Understand adult learning, let it guide student learning. • Build teaching around learning, not learning around teaching.
Standards of PracticeFocus • Stay focused on a few priorities over time. • Go slow to go fast. • Make all decisions on what’s right for students.
Standards of PracticeCollegiality • Enter into a joint learning agenda. • Support professional discourse. • Deprivatize the practice.
Standards of PracticeBehavior • We earn our stripes everyday. • Maintain a flat organization. • All doors are open to everybody. • No one is left out.