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2015-16 DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT PLAN

District Focus: Reading


Grade level and beyond literacy is critical to success for all students, in all content
areas, at all levels.

GOALS
Ongoing goals from year to year until met
95% of all students will meet or exceed the state/federal accountability assessment.
80% of all students taking the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) growth
assessment will meet or exceed typical expected growth in all content areas.
ACT composite scores in each content area tested will continually increase to 26
The percentage of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses will
continue to increase each year with all students completing an AP or AP level course
prior to graduation.

LRP INITIATIVES - 2015-16


The following initiatives are aligned to the updated 2010-11 Long Range Plan (LRP)
and continued efforts from the 2007-08 LRP.

ON-GOING INITIATIVES
School Improvement Plans: All building principals will collaboratively develop a
school improvement plan based on an analysis of their reading and math data.
Action steps for school improvement plans will be based on data-driven decisions.
These plans will be reviewed periodically for progress monitoring and adjustments.
Evaluation: The District will continue the implementation of the state required
teacher evaluation model: CESA 6 Effectiveness Model. The 2015-16 school year
the principal and central office aspects of the model will be implemented.
Grading Transformation: The Grading for Learning model will continue to be
implemented at the secondary level. Emphasis for the 2015-16 school year will be
on the development of rubrics and assessments.
New Learning Environments: The District will revisit the schedule structure at
the secondary level to further optimize teaching and learning opportunities. The
District will continue to explore an enhanced trade program. The Virtual School will
continue to develop recruitment strategies to increase enrollment. The District will
also continue efforts to provide more on-line course offerings taught by Wauwatosa
School District teachers.
Professional Learning Communities: The District will continue to improve the
effectiveness of the PLC model. The fidelity of PLC implementation will be revisited
and all schools will review and monitor PLC effectiveness throughout the 2015-16
school year.
Building Leadership Teams: Each building will have an established Building
Leadership Team that will assist in building the capacity of colleagues related to

instructional District initiatives. In the 2015-16 school year, elementary BLTs will
focus on engagement to include principles of culturally responsive and Universal
Design for Learning. Secondary BLTs will focus on quality formative and summative
assessment and rubric development.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Implementation: The District will
continue to use the CCSS documents to inform and align instruction in the areas of
English Language Arts and Math. In addition, the CCSS documents will also inform
Literacy in the Content practices and rigor through Depth of Knowledge work.
Safe Schools: The District will review the implementation of the bullying and
harassment programs and curriculum to ensure quality of program delivery. This
includes the elementary and middle school programs of Second Step Curriculum
and Time to Act/Time to React, respectively. The investigation and reporting
procedures will be reviewed and clarified to ensure district-wide consistency.
Technology Integration: In collaboration with district technology/ teacher/LMS
leadership a plan will be developed to support the integration of technology into
classrooms.
Student Services Audit: The District will continue the implementation of the
Student Services audit recommendations. The co-planning to co-serve model will
be expanded to all schools. Inclusive principles will continue to guide decisionmaking and inform classroom practices. Staff development for Universal Design for
Learning will continue at the elementary, middle, and secondary level. Longfellow
Middle School will be implementing a UDL grant from CESA 1.
Special Education Compliance: All IEPS will be in compliance with state
expectations to include goals that are aligned to the CCSS and/or grade level
expectations. Speech and Language services will continue to move toward inclusive
services as evidenced by DPI data.
Secondary Scheduling: The scheduling committee will review recommendations
for improvement of middle and high school schedules and bring a recommendation
to the Superintendent by January 1, 2016.

NEW INITIATIVES
Curriculum Reviews: SK-12 Math with secondary prioritization, U.S. History
grades 8 and 9, Middle School electives
Anticipated New Course Proposals: AP Computer Coding, AP Research, Digital
Music, Global Education Certification
Culturally Proficient Schools: The District will develop a comprehensive staff
development plan based on teacher survey and focus group data provided by Dr.
Decoteau Irby, UWM consultant. In addition, a district diversity plan will be
developed to include administrator, teacher, and parent and student component.
Each building will convene a representative equity team.
Mental Health Project TEAMS Grant: The district will implement the first year
of a newly awarded three year federal mental health grant. Emphasis will be on
building and expanding school district and community capacity surrounding mental

health issues and connecting children and youth with behavioral health issues to
needed mental, emotional, and behavioral health services.

PROJECTS
To be completed in the current school year
Staff and Student Wellness: work will continue on improving staff and student
wellness, including the updating of School Board policy.
Communication: Work will continue on improving communication with families
and staff regarding safety, Website, and teaching and learning information through
the use of a yearly communication plan. The District will also do a Parent
Engagement Survey in the Spring of 2016
Athletic Fields Plan: The District will continue implementation of the District
Athletic Fields plan and bring forward recommendations to the School Board for
development.
Preschool options: The District will explore options for 3 and 4 year old students
to provide public school options for parents.
Superintendent Advisory Committee: The SAC will work on issues relevant to
the District and provide a means for staff input and communication on those issues.
Long Range Plan: The District will go through a new strategic planning process
starting in the fall.
Year-Round School: The District will continue exploring a year-round school
option for future consideration.