End of Year Review. August 1, 2011. Introductions. Welcome new and returning staff! Please stand as you are recognized Take time to welcome and get to know these members of team ISS. We’re using some new tools!. Leave us feedback on WallWisher.com: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/laweek.
August 1, 2011
Welcome new and returning staff!
WHY do we do this?
To review data and determine progress made towards our district strategic goals
To celebrate successes and to identify challenges for district, feeder pattern and school improvement
What contributed to your success with this task?
What strategies did you use/observe?
Switch roles within your group and repeat the activity
What differences did you observe?
Where have we been?
Where are we going?
How do we close the gaps?
What impact did the calendar have on attendance last school year? Do you foresee similar situations in the coming school year? How will your leadership team mitigate these? What attendance incentives does your school have in place?
Given the current restraints, what are some factors the calendar committee should consider for next year’s calendar?
How will schools manage the sharing of SAPs in terms of continuing to impact Safe Schools initiatives?
What does your leadership team have in place to ensure that crime and violence data are consistently reported? What fidelity checks could be put in place to ensure consistency across the district?
If your school experienced an increase in OSS, what support do you need?
How can the strategies that were successful at decreasing OSS at specific schools be shared across the district?
How is your school using the bus discipline process (the process from the district bus discipline PDSA)?
How do we monitor fitness without Fitness Gram as an indicator?
Who will collect the data, and what will it look like?
On days and times when students do not have structured PE, how can the staff/school promote ongoing physical activity?
What are some ways your school can help promote the child nutrition program (when CN profits, schools are able to benefit from indirect costs paid back to the district)?
How can your school help to monitor student child nutrition charges and decrease reimbursements by the schools?
What are some ways your school/leadership can help to ensure I-SS’ market share remains steady or increases? (Students in local charter schools cost the district approximately $1.7 million annually.)
What can the district to do help ensure market share remains steady or increases?
How can your school help to conserve funds and preserve resources (fiscal, human, material, etc.)?
How can I-SS maintain support in the community and with the county commissioners?
How can your school help to improve employee attendance? What impact does employee attendance have on student performance?
"The real path to greatness, it turns out,
requires simplicity and diligence. It requires clarity, not instant illumination. It demands each of us to focus on what is vital - and to eliminate all of the extraneous distractions."
Provide one blue note card for each person on your leadership team
INDIVIDUALLY write down three priority focus areas for your school for 2011-12
Share and compare your lists
What are the next steps for your team?
"Simplicity, clarity and priority are ultimately linked...But priorities are fragile and high maintenance. Without frequent, repeated clarification, we start to drift from them. The priorities start to mean different things to different people. If priorities aren't incessantly simplified and clarified, they are always at the mercy of the next new thing, our natural forgetfulness, and a failure to protect the best(often old, already-known)practices from the encroachment of new, but less effective, practices or programs.”
Consider the implications of this quote for your school
Share out at your table
Model district expectations