2016-2017 School Year

Goal 1:    To Improve Student Achievement

  • To give all students the support to realize at least a full year of academic growth
  • To build students’ critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills to become productive 21st Century learners
  • To make progress on becoming a top 20 school district by the year 2020 and develop a rubric to measure that progress
  • To focus on the development of the whole child by conducting a thorough study of extra- and co-curricular activities and the community recreation and education program

                   Areas of Focus:

  • Provide continued support in the implementation of  Ohio’s Learning Standards through consistent implementation of all district curriculum and curricular initiatives 
  • Continue District implementation of the RTII framework and building wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at all levels
  • Integrate technology within the curriculum to prepare students and staff for 21st Century learning and assessment, 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
  • Deepen the instructional leadership skills of our principals and teachers for their learning communities
  • Plan for the implementation of new service models for gifted instruction to meet the needs of gifted students districtwide no later than the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Implement career-technical educational opportunities at the middle schools

Goal 2:    To  Continue the District Construction Project and Plan for Ongoing Maintenance of all District Facilities

  • Celebrate the opening of Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt Elementary Schools (August, 2016)
  • Collaborate with all city officials and the neighborhood to ensure the safety and security of the students, staff and visitors at the high school construction site
  • Collaborate with the OFCC, Ozanne Construction, AECOM, Brewer-Garrett and TRA to complete phases of the high school project on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of stakeholders
  •  Monitor the high school construction schedule to meet the following timelines:
    • Transition into the new Guidance area for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
    • Plan for the opening of the academic wing after winter break (January, 2017)
    • Plan for the sale of the modular learning spaces and preparation of the parking lot North of Franklin Blvd (August, 2017)
    • Plan for the transition from the existing kitchen and dining places to the new kitchen and dining hall after spring break in April, 2017
    • Plan for the opening of the east side and the final renovation of the A & B building for the start of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Plan for an open house for both the academic wing (Dec, 2016) and the east side of the building and renovation of the A & B building (August, 2017)
  • Work with the building staff to ensure the smooth transition and operation of the elementary schools for the 2016 -17 school year and for the high school academic wing for January, 2017.
  • Work with the OFCC, Ozanne Construction, GPD, Brewer-Garrett and TRA to prepare for the final closeout for our three elementary schools
  • Implement a long-range facilities maintenance program

Goal 3:    To Build upon the Confidence of the Staff and the Community in the Lakewood Schools

  • Focus on the positive accomplishments of our students and staff
  • Communicate effectively to all stakeholders about the Lakewood School District’s programs and offerings
  • Utilize the community’s feedback to make decisions on the future use of Taft, Franklin and Central Office
  • Further develop community and business partnerships to enhance our curriculum and opportunities for our 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
  • Plan for increased community use of the new district facilities 

Goal 4:     To Provide for Fiscal Stability of our Lakewood City School District

  • Effectively communicate and engage our stakeholders regarding the financial condition of the school district
  • Empower the insurance committee to educate all stakeholders on the financial impact to the District of the relationship between benefit structure and cost
  • Monitor enrollment and staffing levels to maximize the balance between student achievement and cost effectiveness
  • Cooperate with the Financial Advisory Committee to effectively communicate with our staff and community our financial outlook
  • Expand the District wellness plan for all employees through the Wellness Committee
  • Continue to monitor legislative changes that impact the financial and operational resources of the District
  • Effectively invest construction funds to maximize returns while meeting the expected construction financing
  • Implement findings from an energy and facility performance report/audit.

Goal 5:     Maintain Positive Relationships and a Collaborative Working Environment with All Employees in Lakewood City Schools 

  • Enhance the educational environment and opportunities for all students
  • Maintain effective communications with all employee groups
  • Work within economic realities and the District’s financial forecast to attract and retain quality employees