Strategic Plan for 2006-2007
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Our Mission: Iredell-Statesville Schools will rigorously challenge all students to achieve their academic potential and to lead productive and rewarding lives. We will achieve this mission with the support of parents, staff and the community.
Our Vision: To become a "top ten" performing school system in North Carolina.
Strategic Priority 1: High Student Performance
State Goal 1.1: Every student masters essential knowledge and skills
ISS Objective 1.1.1: 100% of schools will meet adequate yearly progress (AYP).
ISS Objective 1.1.2: 100% of schools will meet ABC growth targets.
ISS Objective 1.1.3: 100% of students will read and perform math on grade level by the end of 2nd grade.
ISS Objective 1.1.4: SAT scores will be at or above state, region and national averages.
ISS Objective 1.1.5: Enrollment in AP classes will meet or exceed the state average.
State Goal 1.2: Every student graduates from high school.
ISS Objective 1.2.1: The graduation rate will be above state and regional averages and exceed NCLB requirements.
ISS Objective 1.2.2: 100% of 8th graders
will measure competent on the North Carolina Online Computer Skills Test.
Strategic Priority 2: Healthy, Safe, Orderly & Caring Schools
State Goal 2.1: Learning environments inviting and supportive of high student performance
ISS Objective 2.1.1: Class sizes at all grade levels (K-8) and high school EOC courses will be at or below state averages.
ISS Objective 2.1.2: Attendance percentages for the district will meet or exceed the 90th percentile for NC schools.
ISS Objective 2.1.3: 100% of 5th, 7th,
and 9th graders will measure in the healthy, active zone as measured by
the Fitness Gram.
State Goal 2.2: Schools free of controlled and illegal substances and all harmful behavior
ISS Objective 2.2.1: The rate of incidents of crime will be the lowest in the Southwest, North Carolina region.
State Goal 2.3: Adequate, safe education facilities that support high student performance
ISS Objective 2.3.1: Stakeholder
satisfaction ratings for Healthy, Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools
composite will equal 80%.
Strategic Priority 3: Quality Teachers, Administration, and Staff
State Goal 3.1: Professional preparation aligned with state priorities
ISS Objective 3.1.1: The percentage of teachers participating in high quality staff development will be above state and regional averages.
State Goal 3.2: A system to recruit, retain and compensate a diverse corps of quality teachers, administrators, and staff
ISS Objective 3.2.1: The percentage of teachers and teacher assistants meeting highly qualified standards will be above state and regional averages.
ISS Objective 3.2.2: The percentage of National Board Certified Teachers will meet or exceed the state average and regional averages.
ISS Objective 3.2.3: The local supplement for certified staff will meet or exceed regional and state averages.
ISS Objective 3.2.4: The teacher turnover rate will be lower than state and region average.
ISS Objective 3.2.5: ISS performance on
the Governor's Teacher
Working Conditions Survey will be above state and regional averages.
Strategic Priority 4: Strong Family, Community & Business Support
State Goal 4.1: A system to build the capacity of local districts to create, respond to, and sustain meaningful partnerships
ISS Objective 4.1.1: The percentage of parent/guardian participation in school related conferences will increase by 5% OR each school will meet with each student's parent/guardian two times per year.
ISS Objective 4.1.2: The district will maintain a minimum of 105 school-based partnerships; district partnerships will increase 20 percent.
ISS Objective 4.1.3: The number of volunteer hours will increase by 5% or to four hours per student.
ISS Objective 4.1.4: Each school
will submit to the public relations department two articles per quarter.
State Priority 5: Effective and Efficient Operations
State Goal 5.1: Components of the education system aligned to achieve high performance
ISS Objective 5.1.1: The Transportation efficiency rating will meet or exceed state and regional average.
ISS Objective 5.1.2: The annual external audit will have zero reportable findings.
ISS Objective 5.1.3: The Child Nutrition Department will be self-sustaining.
ISS Objective 5.1.4: Stakeholder satisfaction ratings related to school maintenance will improve to 85%.
ISS Objective 5.1.5: All Prime Time locations will maintain 4 or 5 star designation and be self-sustaining.
ISS Objective 5.1.6 ISS will continue to implement the national model for performance excellence to ensure alignment and integration of all components of the school system to achieve high performance. ISS will continue to improve the school system performance on JSA Systems Check Level III by 5%.
State Goal 5.2: Funding system that provides adequate and aligned financial and personnel resources to maximize educational achievement
ISS Objective 5.2.1: The percentage of each dollar spent for instruction will meet or exceed national/state averages.
ISS Objective 5.2.2 The ratio of modular units per 1000 students will be at or below regional and state averages.
ISS Objective 5.2.3 ISS will continue to
implement the Energy Education program
and reduce energy consumption by 15%. Cost savings from the program will
be returned to sites for facilities maintenance and renovation expenditures.
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