Goals & Commitments 2016-2017
2016-2017 Diboll ISD
1. Diboll ISD is committed to Academic Progress/Growth
● The Diboll ISD board expects that 100% of students will show academic growth in Math, Reading/English and Writing. This progress will be demonstrated with a combination of some or all of the following metrics:
Action: Use Renaissance, STAR 360/STAR Custom and State STAAR data PK4-12th grade in reading and math. This will help align our growth data and give even better growth data for all of our student’s information. Every effort will be made to show growth in Math, Reading and Writing. District initiatives to improve student performance will include PEAK classroom management tools, Lead4ward training, TEKS review, Unit Assessments developed to the rigor and standards measured by the state system, An effective and monitored Lesson Planning/Cycle.
● The Diboll ISD board expects that at least 90% of our student’s district wide will participate in at least 1 academic enrichment event, and that at least 30% will participate in at least 1 additional extracurricular event which requires commitments outside of the regular school day.
Action: A report will be given to Board in January/June with current total student participation in ALL programs that we offer. This gives us information on what we need to do to improve the programs that we fund. If there are issues we can determine if the issue is financial, facilities, scheduling and or leadership etc. Campuses without UIL and other programs will develop campus specific programs to get students involved and prepare them for UIL competition etc.
2: Diboll ISD is committed to helping our students achieve job readiness.
● The district will make the development and ongoing evaluation of students Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) a top priority. Communication with students and parents will be documented and regularly reported to the Board. The purpose of this is: 1. to assure ALL students and their parents understand the benefits (college enrollment) of a distinguished plan; 2. Promote job readiness; and 3. Help facilitate the transition from secondary to postsecondary.
Action: K-10 Junior Achievement program has been implemented to improve soft skills throughout our District. Resumes will be completed beginning in the 3rd grade. January will be our target time to review progress. The resume will be updated each year thereafter until graduation. Juniors will attend job symposium and seniors will do a senior project, these will be facilitated by HS principal and counselors.
● ACT/SAT participation numbers and scores will be regularly communicated to the Board. The Board expects that at least 65% of our students will take either the ACT or SAT or receive a passing score on the TSI. In addition, students will be encouraged to take these exams in the 2nd semester of their junior year, to afford them the maximum benefit of the scores in scholarship and other applications.
ACTION: ALL 10th grade students will take the PSAT and this information will be shared with Board. This cost will be paid by the district as part of High School budget. Efforts to get students to take SAT/ACT will be documented, and numbers shared with Board in January and June.
● For programs that offer students the opportunity to earn certifications, the Board expects that the District will make every effort to help those students receive those certifications.
ACTION: The Board will receive a report of which certifications are available, how many students are receiving those certifications, and how many students are on track in those programs to receive certifications in the future.
● Diboll ISD serves a diverse community and student population. To allow us to best serve this constituency, the District will make a concerted effort to recruit, attract, and retain a similarly diverse staff.
ACTION: The administration will present the Board with recommendations for achieving this goal at the September board meeting, and results of the efforts in hiring for the 2017-2018 school year will be presented at the June 2017 Board meeting.
● Since verbal communication is critical for job readiness in almost any field, the District will make every effort to have all students take at least one public speaking course prior to graduation. ACTION: Speech will be taught as part of English III class and reports will be given to Board in October -January (for staffing) and a June review.
3: Diboll ISD is committed to providing and using modern technology in education.
● The Board will continue to fund Technology grants that give teachers the ability to ultimately develop ways in which technology can benefit the learning process.
Action: The Board will receive a report showing the criteria that is being used to award these grants, and will also get feedback showing that the results of the grants are being evaluated for effectiveness. Inventory of available technology on each campus will be presented to the Board in August and communicated in technology report each month. Percentage of instructional use of technology will be communicated based on 16-17 T-TESS / PDAS walk through data. Diboll ISD will commit to the SAMR model.
● The District will keep the Technology infrastructure updated to support instruction.
ACTION: This will be ongoing and part of master budget, facility plans. The technology director in collaboration with campus principals and Asst. Superintendent will make a recommendation in writing as part of master technology plan to the Superintendent in January. The recommendation will be discussed with Board when received, at which time any action or recommendation will be discussed.
● The Board will review the District Technology plan each year.
Action: Will be presented at August meeting by Technology Director. Diboll ISD will commit to the SAMR model.
● Student progress with the utilization of technology will be highlighted for the Board and community each year with campus Technology Showcases.
Action: Will continue process at ALL campuses and discuss innovative ways to present.
4: Diboll ISD is committed to managing the resources provided by our taxpayers in an efficient, responsible manner.
● The Board will review district efficiency at least three times per year. (December, February, and May): Measures will include the following:
ACTION: Revenues and Expenditures: Diboll ISD will receive an above standard achievement rating on the First Report, Receive an unqualified opinion on the annual audit, and Conduct a public hearing concerning the budget.
● Facilities: The Board Capital Resources Committee will meet with the Administration at least twice per year to review current and future facilities needs and report to the full Board. The committee will establish and prioritize long term goals with the capital resource committee during Sept/ October of each year.
ACTION: Establish and follow a replacement schedule for roofs, HVAC, etc. Establish a District Fleet Replacement schedule for the long term replacement of all district vehicles. This will be reviewed 3 times each year and will continue using campus facility input provided by the campus principal and Board facility committee input to provide recommendations. Capital projects will be reviewed and updated each year.
● The Board expects that, district-wide, Diboll ISD will achieve an attendance rate of at least 96.5%. Each campus will have a target attendance rate set based on the previous year’s data. Each campus will have a target attendance rate which is an increase of .5 from the previous year’s final attendance rate. Attendance is the largest driver of district revenue, and also plays a major role in student achievement.
● The District views instructional time as a precious resource. We will invest in maximizing the amount of time that is available for and devoted to student learning. In our words and actions, the District will consistently demonstrate this value tour students, parents, and staff.
5: Diboll ISD is committed to making our schools a safe place for our students, staff and community.
● The administration will work with ALL local responders each summer to ensure familiarity with our facilities.
ACTION: The Safety Audit was completed in May 2014 with multiple commendations. This audit is performed every three years and will be completed in May 2017. A follow up on all recommendations will be communicated with the board.
● The board will be presented with updated emergency plans at least once per year.
ACTION: Present overview in August / September 2017 and will complete again for the 2016-2017 with new data.
● The District will strive to have local emergency personnel on our campuses, assisting with drills at least twice per year.
ACTION: Diboll ISD will have a “live updated” drill sheet where information is entered after every campus drill, campus principals will review the drills, notes and recommendations from the emergency personnel each nine weeks or sooner if needed. The principals are encouraged to bring in first responders and our police department. Principals are also encouraged to plan drills during transitioning time and lunch periods.
● The District will engage in a comprehensive anti-bullying effort. Campus Information will be provided in January / June.
ACTION: All Anonymous Reports and any written reports will be presented in a timely fashion. Staff members will take every concern seriously and follow up in a timely manner. Campus information will be provided in January / June.