Meeting Date:   9/28/2010 - 7:30 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Action
Subject:   14.10 District Goals and Objectives
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure
File Attachment:  
Goals and Objectives.pdf
Summary Starting 2010/2011, the Board will review and adopt District Goals and Objectives that will help focus and drive the efforts of the school district. The Goals and Objectives will include measure able performance targets and strategies that will ensure that all Mt. Diablo Unified students will master the California standards for their grade level by the end of each year.

The purpose of the performance targets is to provide the Board and the district administration with the information needed to monitor how well schools are meeting the identified targets. Students need to 1) master the California standards for their grade level, 2) learn to read with fluency and comprehension by the end of third grade, 3) demonstrate proficiency in mathematics, 4) English Learners need to become fluent in reading and writing skills, 5) pass the California High School Exit Exam, 6) attend school regularly, 7) graduate from high school, and 8) take and pass courses that provide the knowledge and skill necessary for our high school graduates to be successful in their future endeavors. Schools will report progress on the identified performance targets in order to monitor the effectiveness of our district’s programs.

In order to support these performance targets district-wide strategies have been identified. For example,
• The use of periodic district benchmarks and other common assessments that measure student progress towards mastery of grade level standards and provide information about the effectiveness of instruction. These assessments will also provide critical feedback to staff regarding where instruction needs to be modified to improve student achievement results.
• Collaborative grade level and subject specific teams will meet to use data to identify students’ learning needs and respond through targeted instruction and intervention.
• Instructional schedules will be developed that has designated time for English learners to focus on their English language development skills.
• Staff will utilize online gradebook and HomeLink to report student progress in grades 6-12.

Attached to this Board item is a current draft of the District Goals and Objectives as well as a draft of the Cycle of Inquiry that the Board and District will annually follow to ensure that Goals and Objectives reflect the current realities and needs of the district. The creation of explicit district goals and a cycle of inquiry is our first step in developing a district-wide strategic plan.
Funding
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation Approve District Goals and Objectives for the 2010 -11 school year.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:  

Original Motion
Member (Gary Eberhart) Moved, Member (Sherry Whitmarsh) seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve District Goals and Objectives for the 2010 -11 school year.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
   
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Paul Strange     Yes
Richard Allen     Yes
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes