Initiatives - Objectives

Goal/Number Initiative
 
Goal 1
1.1.1
Implementation of Nevada Academic Content Standards aligning curriculum, instruction and assessments
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1.1.2
Gifted and Talented (GT) expansion
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 1.1.3 Development and implementation of restructuring plan for Special Education
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1.2.1
Development of a five-year English Language Learners Plan
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 1.3.1 Empower teachers with 21st Century instructional strategies
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 1.3.2 Elevate students’ readiness for college and careers through learning environments that develop 21st Century competencies
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 1.4.1 Expand the scope and use of BIG data warehouse to support schools and educators
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 1.5.1 Alternative Education Redesign
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 1.5.2 Expansion of Signature Academies
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 1.5.3 College Preparedness
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 1.5.4 Continue to advocate for additional funding opportunities to increase the number of Pre-Kindergarten classrooms as well as individual student spaces with prioritization of high poverty, low performing schools
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 Goal 2
 2.1.1 Talent Acquisition
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 2.2.1 Develop comprehensive professional development plan to support all Washoe County School District staff
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 2.3.1 Motivate and retain highly effective personnel through professional growth systems for all employees
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 Goal 3
 3.1.1 Expand the scope of external stakeholder communication
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 3.2.1 Strengthen and Enhance Family/School Partnership and Communications
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 3.2.2 Provide support to the most under served populations including Children in Transition and families in poverty through access to District and community agencies
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 3.3.1 Develop a flagship Partner in Education program through Education Alliance that directly supports academic initiatives and programs for WCSD students and schools.
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 3.3.2 Align volunteer services to school and department plans
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 3.3.3 To help ensure Trustees remain actively engaged with all District stakeholders and key District initiatives, the Board of Trustees will develop and maintain a comprehensive public engagement program and will reach out to key partners, leaders, local and state government entities, as well as regional and national organizations, media outlets, community and parent organizations, parents, students, and staff to enhance a positive public perception of the WCSD
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 3.3.4 Collaborate with the Washoe K12 Education Foundation (WEF) in order to assist in the development of funding proposals for district priorities especially centered on “challenge” schools (Title I eligible but not funded) Details
 3.4.1 To help ensure the District remains actively engaged with all other governments, the Board will develop and maintain a comprehensive government liaison program.

The District will participate with federal, state and local governments to place the District in a position to influence policy decisions made by those organizations when they have an impact on WCSD. We will also value their perspective and encourage these entities to participate in our decision making process
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Goal 4
4.1.1
Develop significant ideas to create revenues or save expenditures (looking for million dollar ideas)
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4.1.2
Provide nutritious, and customer acceptable, meals to support student health and achievement Details
4.1.3
 Alternative sources of funding and grants will be sought to support the strategic plan, district priorities and initiatives with an emphasis on partnerships from traditional and non-traditional sectors (i.e. US Department of Labor, Business and Foundations) Details
4.1.4
Risk Management
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 4.2.1 Development of external and internal system-wide transparency and data access in support of District-wide decision making and accountability
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Goal 5
 5.1.1 School Climate and Culture
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 5.1.2 Parent Resolution Process
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 5.2.1 In order to encourage open and transparent communication between Trustees, the Superintendent, staff and the community in matters concerning safety and security of schools, a Safety Advisory Committee will be developed Details
 5.2.2 The District, with community support, will work to provide and maintain safe, supportive and secure schools
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