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Strategic Directions and Scorecard Report

 

Strategic Directions 2019-2024

 

 

Board of Education

           

            Mr. Vincent Engstrom, President

            Mrs. Jodi Krause, Vice President

            Mrs. Anna Taylor, Secretary

            Mr. Jack Buscemi

            Mrs. Tammy Mastroianni

            Mr. Dennis Peterson

            Mrs. Lisa Willuweit

           

 

Superintendent

            Dr. Jim Woell

 

 

Principals

            Mrs. Laura Pfanenstiel – Evergreen Elementary School

             Mr. Michael Fitzgerald – Benjamin Middle School

 

 

Introduction:  Strategic Directions 2019-2024 has been developed based on the prior strategic plan and it is the result of feedback from students, staff, parents, and the community to identify strengths and needs.

 

Purpose:  The plan defines the core work of the school district for the next five years.  It is a dynamic process that is regularly updated.

 

Access:  Strategic Directions 2019-2024 is continually publicized using a variety of communication strategies.  The plan is available at the Administration Service Center, Evergreen Elementary School, and Benjamin Middle School.  Also, it is available at the school district’s website, www.bendist25.org.

 

 

 

Vision

All students and staff to achieve their full potential in learning and teaching.

Mission Statement

We are committed to all students achieving at the highest level and building character to prepare them to be successful throughout their lives.

District Beliefs

(Order does not signify priority)

 

Guiding Principles

  • All children can learn and in different ways.
  • Education focuses on the whole-child.
  • Education is the collaborative responsibility of students, parents, educators/support staff, and community.
  • Each child has value and will be a contributing member of society.
  • Learning is a lifelong experience.

 

Roles and Expectations

  • Parents are the primary lifelong teachers of children.
  • A well-prepared staff willing to grow professionally is essential for learning.
  • Children must learn to make responsible choices in order to be productive citizens.
  • Learning takes place through personal effort, collaboration and taking responsible risks.
  • Children need a safe, supportive environment in which to learn.
  • Our district is part of a global community of learners.

 

Expectations for Excellence

  • High expectations stimulate growth.
  • All children must learn how to learn.
  • Each child is challenged and given the opportunity to individually succeed in an ever-changing world.
  • Meeting each child’s social and emotional needs is critical in order for students to be successful.

 

 

 

 

Benjamin School District 25

DISTRICT GOALS 2019-2024

 

Goal 1:  Improve the achievement of all students

1a.          Analyze student performance information to determine an effective course of action for improving teaching and learning

1b.          Continuously update curriculum

1c.           Provide professional development aligned to the learning needs of students

1d.          Hire and retain highly effective staff

 

Strategies

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

1a.1:  Use a variety of criteria, but not limited to state, district and teacher assessments to shape future instruction and curriculum.   

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1b.1:  Refine alignment of curriculum to Illinois Learning Standards and select instructional print and digital resources

 

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1b.2:  Continually enhance grading system including: grades, report cards, honor roll

 

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1c.1:  Provide research-based and aligned professional development:

    a.  Differentiated Instruction

    b.  Multi-Tiered System of Support (Rtl and Enrichment)

    c.  Growth Mindset

    d.  Technology Integration

    e.  Curriculum Alignment and Assessment

    f.   Social and Emotional Learning 

 

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1d.1: Enhance recruiting, hiring and retaining staff:

    a.  Utilize hiring procedure for all positions

    b.  Use mentoring program for all employees

    c.  Use employee evaluation process to promote growth and ensure accountability

 

 

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Key for strategies timeline:

I- Introduce; C-Complete; R-Revision Ongoing; NA-Not Applicable

Goal 2:  Continue to expand the communication with the Benjamin District 25 Schools and its Stakeholders

 

2a.       Emphasize and communicate the schools’ noteworthy education programs, the accomplishments of students and staff, and financial information; enhance two-way communication between the district and stakeholders

 

Strategies

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2:  Extend the communication in the district and community:

    a.  Use Web 2.0 tools: Podcast, E-blasts, Social Media

    b.  Expand use of Student Information System and Learning Management System

    c.  Conduct District Advisory Council meetings

    d.  Utilize district’s comprehensive communications plan

 

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Goal 3:  Ensure organizational efficiency and fiscal stability

 

3a.       Continually improve the efficiency of the organization

3b.       Maintain fiscal stability

 

Strategies

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

3a.1:  Expand collaboration with surrounding schools, especially partner

          Districts 33, 34 and 94

3a.2:  Develop and implement short-term and long-term staffing plan to meet student and education program needs within sound financial parameters

3a.3:  Analyze each proposed initiative based on alignment with Vision, Mission

          Statement and Beliefs to determine if appropriate to pursue

3a.4:  Continually update and implement facilities plan

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3b.1:  Identify, implement and publicize previous and new cost-saving measures and external revenue sources such as grants

3b.2:  Refine energy conservation strategies

3b.3:  Develop and utilize five-year financial projections

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Key for strategies timeline:

I- Introduce; C-Complete; R-Revision Ongoing; NA-Not Applicable


Process to Develop Strategic Directions 2019-2024

 

The Strategic Directions 2019-2024 is updated annually to improve the core work that is to be achieved.

The process used to create the plan is described below:

 

 

Task

Participants

Responsibility

Completion Date

 

1.  Administer survey a to gain feedback from stakeholders

PTA

Foundation

Citizens’ Advisory Council

Student Council

School Board

Staff

All Stakeholders

 

Superintendent & Technology Information Coordinator

January 2019

2.  Compile and analyze survey results

N/A

Superintendent & Technology Information Coordinator

 

February 2019

3.  Develop Strategic Directions 2019-2024 draft and gain feedback

PTA

Foundation

Citizens’ Advisory Council

Student Council

School Board

Staff

All Stakeholders

 

Superintendent

March 2019

4.  Present Strategic Directions 2019-2024 finalized draft at School Board meeting for consideration of approval

 

School Board

Superintendent

June 10, 2019

5.  Publicize approved Strategic Directions 2019-2024

 

N/A

Superintendent and Staff

Ongoing

6.  Update

School Board

Superintendent

Annually

 

Benjamin Elementary School District 25 Scorecard Report for 2017-2018

 
 

Goal I: Improve Achievement of All Students

 

Indicators

 

Target

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

Evergreen & Benjamin

State Achievement Test compiled scores (this test measures mastery of specified standards)

90% Total

35% Exceeds

55% Meets

N/A

Refer to chart on Page 2

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chart on

Page 2

 

 

 

 

Evergreen & Benjamin

STAR:

 % meet grade level benchmark

75%

Evergreen

Reading = 86%

Math = 90%

Benjamin

Reading = 72%

Math = 83%

Evergreen

Reading = 89.5%

Math =91.5%

Benjamin

Reading = 78%

Math = 84%

Evergreen

Reading = 84%

Math = 91%

Benjamin

Reading = 77%

Math = 87%

Evergreen

Reading = 87.5%

Math = 94%

Benjamin

Reading = 77%

Math = 88%

 

 

 

 

Evergreen & Benjamin

AIMSweb: % in bottom quartile

15%

E: 4.7%

B: 8%

E: 7.25%

B: 11%

E: 10.7%

B: 9.2%

E:  9.1%

B:  13%

 

 

 

 

Benjamin

Grades 6-8 student participation in at least one extracurricular activity

80%

85%

87%

89%

87%

 

 

 

 

Evergreen & Benjamin

Student Attendance: %

95%

E: 95.7%

B: 96.1%

E: 95.7%

B: 96.5%

E: 95.5%

B: 96.2%

E: 95.5%

B: 96%

 

 

 

 

Evergreen & Benjamin

Student major

Referrals (R)

Suspensions (S)

Expulsions (E)

R = less than 10%

S = 5

E = 0

R = 6.1%

 

S = 2

E = 0

R = 4.5%

 

S = 0

E = 0

R = 5.8%

 

S = 1

E = 0

R = 5.4%

 

S= 0

E = 0

 

 

 

 

Superintendent

Staff retention: % (exclude retirements & terminations)

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

Superintendent

Staff qualifications: highly qualified

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

Superintendent

Teacher attendance: %

95%

97.3%

96.5%

93.7%*

93.9%*

 

 

 

 

Technology

Computer/Student ratio

1 / 2

1/.62

1/.60

1 / .60

1/.8

 

 

 

 

Technology

Average age of computers

4 Years

1.6

1.65

2.7 Years

.8 Years

 

 

 

 

 

Status Key: Green = goal met; Yellow = progress toward goal; Red = no progress toward goal.

*Includes five long-term leaves so would have met target otherwise

 

 

2014-2015 PARCC

 

No benchmarks

 
 
 
 
 
 

PARCC

2015 - 2016

English Language Arts / Math / Science

Grade

Below Expectations

Nearly Meets

Meets or Exceeds

3

15% / 3% / NA

28% / 21% / NA

57% / 76% / NA

 

4

14% / 12% / NA

44% / 42% / NA

42% / 46% / NA

 

5

19% / 12% / TBD

27% / 15% / TBD

54% / 73% / TBD

 

6

30% / 19% / NA

30% / 29% / NA

41% / 52% / NA

 

7

31% / 16% / NA

42% / 44% / NA

27% / 40% / NA

 

8

28% / 25% / TBD

34% / 25% / TBD

38% / 50% / TBD

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PARCC

2016 – 2017

English Language Arts / Math / Science

Grade

Below Expectations

Nearly Meets

Meets or Exceeds

3

23% / 7%

31% / 34%

46% / 59%

4

9% / 11%

19% / 24%

72% / 65%

5

21% / 19%

18% / 37%

61% / 44%

6

20% / 15%

22% / 22%

58% / 63%

7

25% / 23%

29% / 44%

46% / 33%

8

20% / 27%

28% / 24%

52% / 49%

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PARCC

2017-2018

English Language Arts/ Math/ Science

Grade

Below Expectations

Nearly Meets

Meets or Exceeds

3

18%/11%

42%/23%

40%/66%

4

12%/17%

27%/32%

61%/51%

5

17%/14%/19%

20%/25%

63%/61%/81%

6

16%/16%

32%/30%

52%/54%

7

22%/16%

19%27%

59%/57%

8

26%/29%/23%

25%/24%

49%/47%/77%

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Goal II: Increase Communications Between Schools & Stakeholders

 

Indicators

 

Target

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

Superintendent

Parent support: 5Essentials Survey

85%

5Essentials state survey not available

86%

84%

90%

 

 

 

 

Evergreen & Benjamin

Parental contact (P/T Conferences, visits to school, visits to home, telephone conversations, written

correspondence): %

100%

E = 100%

E = 100%

E = 100%

E = 100%

 

 

 

 

B = 100%

B = 100%

B = 100%

B = 100%

 

 

 

 

Superintendent

Meetings with District Advisory Council (parents, community, students): Frequency per year

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

Technology

PowerSchool student records accessed: % (Computer & Mobile devices)

100%

120%

136%

152%

162%

 

 

 

 

 
 

Goal III: Ensure Organizational Efficiency & Fiscal Stability

 

Indicators

 

Target

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

Business Office

Utility costs: % change from previous year

10% reduction

4.5%

reduction

5%

reduction

2%

reduction

6.4%

reduction

 

 

 

 

 

Business Office

Tim/Greg

Work order completion: % tech & maintenance work orders completed on time as specified

75%

90.6%

83.22%

77.86%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Office

Phil/Tim

Facility project completion: % completion of summer projects

100%

100%

95%

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Business Office

Financial profile score: *** Certificate of Financial Recognition

At least 3.8%

3.9%

3.55%

4.0%

3.9%

 

 

 

 

 

Business Office

Aud. Reports – Nov. 15

Revenue compared to Budget: June **

June: at least 98%

June =

97.85%

101%

*June =

99.4

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

Business Office

Aud. Reports – Nov. 15

Expenditures compared to budget: June **

June at most 100%

June =

96.48%

96.20

*June =

99.93

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

Business Office

Aud. Reports – Nov. 15

Fund balance for annual expenditure for operations

50% w/o early taxes 2012-2015

40% w/o early taxes; 82.25% w/early taxes

45% w/o early taxes; 89% w/early taxes

49.1% w/o early taxes; 95% w/early taxes

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

*Capital projects & bond issue not included.

**Excludes debt service and state on-behalf payments.

***Category decreased due to reduction of tax revenue to education fund.  Tax rate for the Education Fund for the school district is at the maximum due to the combination of the tax cap and reduction of assessed valuation.

Status Key: Green = goal met; Yellow = progress toward goal; Red = no progress toward goal.

Updated 12/5/18