District Improvement Plan

KUSD District Improvement Plan

Mission

Provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success.

Vision

To be Wisconsin’s top performing urban school district that is highly regarded for continuously exceeding all expectations.

Moral Imperative

All students will have an equal opportunity to prepare for college and/or careers with the support of highly qualified educators in a learning environment that is resource rich, safe, and welcoming.

Student Achievement

District Goal 1: Student Achievement

By spring 2027, the district will increase the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in reading and math by 12% as measured by the state assessment.

Strategy 1: Ensure that all students receive high-quality instruction, grade level content, deep engagement and high expectations through the effective use of data.

  • Quarterly professional development for elementary staff will increase reading content knowledge, high-quality instructional techniques in the classroom, and leadership skills in developing systems to progress monitor the application of year one focus area skills.
    • Progress: green check mark Met
  • Quarterly professional development held for secondary staff will increase knowledge and use of strategies, as well as a shift in instructional practice.
    • Progress: yellow check mark Partially Met
  • Content rounds at the elementary level will  increase identification of high quality instructional techniques being used in the classroom and feedback being provided to educators on specific practices and techniques.
    • Progress: blue arrows in a circle In Progress
  • Content rounds at the secondary level will increase the knowledge and skills of the instructional leader to allow them to provide meaningful feedback on Tier 1 instruction.
    • Progress: green check mark Met
  • Secondary classroom learning conditions will improve by increasing the positive experiences students have by gathering input and working to continuously improve the results received.
    • Progress: yellow check mark Partially Met
  • Systematic Tier 3 intervention implementation will reduce learning gaps in reading and math for identified students, increase high-quality instruction in the classroom, and increase the ability to analyze and interpret data.
    • Progress: blue arrows in a circle In Progress
  • School Improvement Plan support and cohort meetings will increase collaboration between the offices of teaching and learning, school leadership and schools.
    • Progress: green check mark Met

Strategy 2: Cultivate a safe, positive learning environment.

  • The Summer Culture Workshop will increase knowledge and use of strategies and skills with a consistent shift in practice.
  • Culture teams at schools will increase knowledge and use of strategies and skills with a consistent shift in practice.
  • The implementation of culture coach positions at select schools will increase knowledge and use of strategies and skills with a consistent shift in practice.

Strategy 3: Foster and strengthen family and community engagement.

  • Family engagement professional learning will increase knowledge and use of strategies and skills with a consistent shift in practice.
  • Professional learning for culture teams and guiding coalition will increase implementation of engagement strategies and increase families as decision-making partners.

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District Goal 2: Fiscal Responsibility

Engage in an inclusive and transparent process with the school board, staff, administration, and public to create recommendations that result in an annually balanced budget.

Strategy 1

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Strategy 2

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Strategy 3

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District Goal 3: Effective and Engaged Workforce

District Goal 3: Effective and Engaged Workforce

Strategy 1

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Strategy 2

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Strategy 3

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