DISTRICT GOALS

2018-2019 School Year

Goal 1:  To Improve Student Achievement

  • Actively engage students in their learning.
  • Give all students the support to realize at least a full year of academic growth.
  • Build students’ ability to think deeply and critically, to problem solve, and create independently.
  • Build students’ volume of and stamina for reading and writing, enabling them to think deeply.

Areas of Focus:

  • Provide continued support for Ohio’s Learning Standards through consistent implementation of all curriculum and curricular initiatives.
  • Continue implementation of the Response to Instruction & Intervention framework at all levels.
  • Continue implementation of building-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
  • Continue to explore and implement mental health services and supports across District.
  • Continue to integrate technology within the curriculum, including continued support of a 1:1 computing model at the middle schools and staggered implementation of a 1:1 computing model at Lakewood High School.
  • Monitor and grow technology infrastructure to support increased use of resources throughout the District.
  • Continue to grow the instructional leadership skills of principals and teachers for their learning communities.
  • Explore growing our Preschool programming to meet the diverse needs of learners.
  • Support a defined pilot of the new Elementary Report Card.
  • LHS will support students in achieving the 18 Assessment Points required for graduation (or assist them in achieving an alternative pathway if permitted by the state).
  • Improve Sponsorship rating of Lakewood City Academy.
  • Explore additional College Credit Plus partnerships and Advanced Placement offerings.
  • Explore an update of our elementary phonics program to enhance our reading and writing curriculum and instruction.

Goal 2:  To Foster Positive Relationships and a Collaborative Working Environment with all Employees

  • Maintain effective communication and solicit regular feedback from employee groups.
  • Expand the wellness plan for all employees through the Wellness Committee.
  • Work within economic realities and the financial forecast to attract and retain quality employees.

Goal 3:   To Effectively Manage District Operations

  • Continue to populate and implement a long-range facilities maintenance program.
  • Improve safety record and risk management procedures.
  • Continue to prioritize safety and security of students and staff in partnership with local law enforcement.
  • Execute sale of District property and coordinate relocation of Board office staff.

Goal 4:  To Ensure Fiscal Transparency and Stability, and Public Accountability

  • Communicate and monitor legislative changes that impact financial and operational resources.
  • Empower the Financial Advisory Committee to communicate the financial condition of the district to all stakeholders.
  • Empower the Insurance Committee to educate all stakeholders on the financial impact of and relationship between benefit structure and cost.
  • Engage all stakeholders to determine the level of commitment to District operations (instructional programming, co-curricular offerings, fine art offerings, athletic offerings, facility and operational needs).
  • Proactively advocate for public education and the inequities of state and federal funding through  engaging the Lakewood Community, professional organizations, neighboring school districts, and all affected stakeholders.

Goal 5:  To Build upon the Confidence and Support of the Community

  • Focus on highlighting the positive accomplishments of students and staff.
  • Communicate effectively to and actively engage all stakeholders about programs and offerings.
  • Further develop community and business partnerships to enhance curriculum and opportunities.
  • Strengthen communications between our stakeholders, Athletic Department and Recreation Department
  • Attract all Lakewood school-age children by marketing and branding the District as an educational destination that meets the needs of all students.
  • Collaborate with parents, students, staff, and community members to increase participation, seek alternative funding sources, and effectively schedule existing facilities for the Community Recreation and Education Commission programs.
  • Explore expanding child care opportunities throughout our elementary schools.