Phase I Initiatives

DCSD Strategic Plan Growing Together



Phase I Initiatives


Strategic Theme #1: Health, safety, and social-emotional supports for students

1a. Partner with city, county, state, and federal stakeholders on meeting new and on-going identified safety enhancements.


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2a. Ensure consistent implementation of the Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework to include implementation of a comprehensive social-emotional learning (SEL) framework, trauma-informed practices, and restorative practices.

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3a. Increase and embed learning opportunities and experiences involving inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. 

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Strategic Theme #2: Post-graduation guidance and preparation

1a. Utilize a systemic and coordinated approach to ensure awareness of pathways leading to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, industry credentials, and military service.


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Strategic Theme #3: Positive and supportive culture

1a. Define and develop agreed upon core values, behaviors, and collective commitments.


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2b. Create systems to regularly celebrate individuals and teams in the district.


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Strategic Theme #4: Aligned curriculum with flexible instructional delivery

1a. Establish a district-level curriculum framework that includes aligned resources.


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2a. Establish and sustain professional learning and practice around professional learning communities.



2b. Establish differentiated pathways of continuous professional learning for all staff to systematically support teaching and learning.
Strategic Theme #5: Equitable distribution of resources

1d. Align the school boundary and enrollment analysis with the strategic plan to ensure that the utilization of school buildings supports the equitable distribution of resources.


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2b. Review and determine the best practice guidelines that guide additional pay, including but not limited to athletics and activities, committees, instructional purposes, and one-time responsibilities and events.


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Strategic Theme #6: Recruitment, retention and development of high-quality employees

1a. Develop and recommend a predictable compensation schedule for all employee groups that acknowledges experience/longevity, knowledge, and performance. It should be easily comparable to neighboring school districts, and progressively move toward regionally competitive pay for all employees.


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