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Goal 1: Students Learn, Grow and Thrive

Students enter our district each day with curiosity, aspirations, unique talents, and experiences. Our schools will build upon each student’s experiences by providing a physically and emotionally safe environment where all students are engaged, connected, and protected by caring and thoughtful adults. Social emotional learning is a critical way to ensure students have the skills needed to be successful. We value trusting relationships with our families and school community. 

Outcome Metrics

  • Increase the percentage of students who respond positively to questions about belonging
  • Increase the percentage of families who respond positively to questions about schools valuing their voice
  • Decrease student disciplinary rates

Priority Strategies

  • We provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment. We support and honor our diverse students and
    communities. Individuals of all identities, backgrounds, and experiences thrive and have a strong sense of belonging.

    Key activities:

    • Develop and implement a districtwide vision and model for ensuring our schools are welcoming to all students and families.
    • Define and implement culturally and linguistically responsive best practices in our schools.
    • Refine plans to support crisis response teams and mental health services.
  • We purposefully increase student and family engagement to meet the individual needs of students and develop community partnerships. These partnerships happen in classrooms, schools, and with the district.

    Key activities:

    • Create opportunities for student input at all levels and develop processes to share and respond.
    • Partner with families to understand their students’ perspectives, strengths, and needs.
    • Develop and sustain meaningful partnerships and engagement with families and communities.
  • Students need strong social-emotional skills to succeed in life and we provide students with supportive and welcoming learning environments.

    Key activities:

    • Define and implement multi-tiered systems of support to increase healthy relationships between students, their peers, and adults.
    • Develop and use a districtwide menu of supports based on district data, social-emotional standards, and evidence-based best practices to guide instruction.
    • Integrate social-emotional learning programming with existing initiatives at district and school levels.