District Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan - Board approved February 11, 2020
2019-2020 Strategic Planning Process
A two-day planning session began the strategic plan process. Over the course of two days, the school board, parents, teachers, staff, and community members reviewed past strategic goals, school and student data, community priorities, financial realities, and the educational outlook to draft a new set of strategic initiatives that will guide the district for the next several years.
- September 5, 2019: Letter inviting the community to participate in two planning sessions
- Planning Workshops: October 17-18, 2019 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Strategic Visioning Document, October 17-18.2019
Planning Session Resources
The attached background documents contain factual information about the District, and an overview of the process The Grove will lead us through. In addition, we invite you to read some articles and consider these framing questions:
An appreciation for the life-changing potential of teachers:
- Research shows that effective teachers are the most important factor contributing to student achievement. Although curricula, reduced class size, district funding, family, and community involvement all contribute to school improvement and student achievement, the most influential factor is the teacher. What can the KSD do to support our teachers?
2. Why might it be important to look through an equity lens in the allocation of resources in the KSD?Why might it be important to look through an equity lens in the allocation of resources in the KSD?
(choose one of these three articles)
- "What Equality Really Means in Schools," Concordia University–Portland
- "Increasing Equity for All Students," Edutopia
- "What Is Resource Equity? A working paper that explores the dimensions of resource equity that support academic excellence." Education Resource Strategies
3. How can the KSD ensure that we are adequately preparing our students with the skills to thrive in a 21-century economy?
(choose two articles by Heather McGowan, Future of Work Strategist, Author, and Professor)
- "Welcome to the Class of 2020: The Agile Mindset," Milken Institute Global Conference
- "Preparing Students to Lose Their Jobs," Academic Impressions
- "The Future of Work: Learning to Manage Uncertainty," OEB Global Conference
- "Education and Accelerated Change: The Imperative for Design Learning," Brookings Institute
4. How does the current pension crisis facing California affect the KSD’s capacity to offer our high quality program to our students now and in the future?
- "The impact of pension cost increases on California’s schools," California School Boards Association
5. How should the KSD prepare for the imminent recession facing California? (chose one of these two articles)
- "How Another Recession Could Test K-12's Resilience," Education Week
- "Preparing for California’s Next Recession," Public Policy Institute of California
6. Are there examples of California school districts that have had success closing the achievement gap that we could learn from in the KSD?