Priority Initiatives

Priority Initiatives

  • (GOAL 1) Core Resource Implementation for CKLA/Caminos

    Implement elements from the science of reading utilizing core resources for English Language Arts through the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)/Caminos (Spanish) curriculum. The outcome of this initiative is implementation of the science of reading instructional practices through the rollout of curriculum materials and teacher supports, including aligned professional development opportunities, common instructional practices, and routines.

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  • (GOAL 1) Integration of Academic & Behavior Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

    Develop a cohesive and holistic multi-year implementation plan for a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) that integrates academic, behavior and social-emotional learning supports. The outcome of this initiative is the development of a shared vision, common definitions, guiding principles, best practices, and aligned resources for all tiers.

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  • (GOAL 1) Expand STEM and CTE-Focused Partnerships

    Implement new STEM and CTE-focused partnerships through the City of Kent. The outcome of this initiative is increased student participation in experiential learning opportunities (field trips, internships/apprenticeships, work-based learning, etc.) with particular focus on opportunities to build student digital and media literacy. 

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  • (GOAL 2) Evaluate Mental Health Partnerships 

    Evaluate the implementation of partnerships for student mental health services. The outcome of this initiative is a recommendation on sustained investments into mental health services that are demonstrated to provide the greatest positive impact to students. 

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  • (GOAL 2) Expand and Promote Student Leadership Opportunities

    Develop and curate student leadership opportunities that further empower students to share their ideas and perspective in decision-making. The outcome of this initiative is the development of a student voice toolkit for students, schools and teams to utilize when making student-centered decisions.

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  • (GOAL 2) Enhance Unified Communications Systems 

    Evaluate and implement enhanced tools for unified communications to ensure all stakeholders receive timely and relevant information. The outcomes of this initiative are changes to the platforms used for school and district websites, mobile app, social media, robocalling and text messages, and teacher communication with families to increase engagement and the accessibility of information. 

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  • (GOAL 3) Enhance Internal Communication Protocols and Tools 

    Refine communication practices and tools adopted by schools and district teams to ensure consistent and clear expectations for information sharing. The outcomes of this initiative are consistent expectations, practices, and tools for communication and collaboration between schools, and between schools and district teams to increase standardization and efficiency of information sharing. 

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  • (GOAL 3) Align School and District Improvement Processes 

    Align district and school improvement processes to promote Strategic Plan implementation fidelity and coherence. The outcome of this initiative is an updated school improvement plan (SIP) template and process that aligns school improvement planning to action planning for Strategic Plan implementation. 

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  • (GOAL 3) Strategic Plan Accountability and Reporting 

    Publish a dashboard for Strategic Plan accountability to highlight the progress and impact of implementation. The outcome of this initiative is an interactive dashboard and narrative on the website. 

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  • (GOAL 4) Expanding Affinity-Based Opportunities and Supports

    Create affinity-based opportunities to promote Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) employee retention. The outcome of this initiative is the launch of affinity-based mentoring and networking opportunities, and allocated resources to sustain strategies.

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  • (GOAL 4) Creating Inclusive Spaces and Schools 

    Create a framework to designate classrooms and schools as inclusive spaces in partnership with the Equity Council. The outcome of this initiative is the development of a shared vision, common definitions, criteria, and strategies to qualify classrooms and schools as inclusive spaces. 

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  • (GOAL 4) Central Office Leadership Evaluation Form

    Develop an updated Central Office Leadership Evaluation form aligned to best practices from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). The outcomes of this initiative are updated evaluation forms for

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Last Modified on March 27, 2024