Kathy LaSota, Director, Board Services Cheryl Ryan, Deputy Director, Board Services Steve Horton, Consultant, Board Services Terri Neff, Region Manager, NE Ohio
Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent/CEO David Hoskin, Treasurer/CFO Mark Gleichauf, Deputy Superintendent Melvin J. Brown, Director of Human Resources Gerry Zelenka, Director of Business & Operations
2003-2006CIPBecome Effective 2006-2009Plan for Excellence Established Vision/Mission/Beliefs /Four Focus Areas 2009-2011Curtailment Plan Stabilize the Budget 2011-2013Plan for the 21 st Century Reaffirmation and Heightened Progress
Business Expectations Student Growth College and Career Readiness Culture of Excellence Community Engagement Facilities & Resource Leveraging Every Student…Every Day…Every Opportunity Culture of Excellence
Educational Excellence in a Changing World College and Career Readiness Culture of Excellence Family/Business/ Community Facilities/Resources
We believe that the best interests of students should serve as the foundation of all decision making. We believe that learning is a life-long process for all individuals. Personal achievement is fostered through a love of learning and intellectual engagement. We believe that collaborative partnerships among family, school, community and businesses contribute to each student’s success and are essential to the development of good character, values and citizenship. We believe that an environment of mutual respect and trust is necessary for effective communication and learning.
We believe in harnessing technology to design and provide meaningful and challenging student work. We believe that student and staff potential are best realized in a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. We believe that student engagement is the foundation of each student’s academic progress and success. We believe that involvement in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities is an integral component to the development of a well-rounded person. We believe that the success of our public school system is a shared responsibility and is dependent upon the commitment of time, talent and financial resources of the entire community. We believe that the school system is an essential element to community and economic development in Cuyahoga Falls.
District Mission The mission of the Cuyahoga Falls City School District is to assure each student is equipped with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future. “Every Student, Every Day, Every Opportunity!” District Vision Educational excellence in a changing world.
Focus Area #1 – College and Career Readiness Focus Area #2 – Culture of Excellence Focus Area #3 – Family, Business and Community Engagement Focus Area #4 – Facilities and Resource Leveraging
By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, each student will experience at least four interdisciplinary, project-based learning units annually that are rooted in the Common Core and revised state standards.
By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, each HS student will take a blended online or online course before graduation.
By the end of 2018-2019 school year, each MS student will be using appropriate technology to enhance learning in each of the four annual interdisciplinary, project-based units.
By the end of 2018-2019 school year, each elementary student will receive discrete skill-based instruction in their regular classes on the technology skills outlined in the common core/revised standards/etc.
By the 2018-2019 school year, each CFHS student will be better prepared for post-HS diploma by 15% increase in average college credits earned, average industry credentials earned, and percentage of students enrolled in two or four year college.
By the 2018-2019 school year, the CFCSD will increase “readiness” for kindergarten by increasing the number of kindergarten students engaged in a meaningful preschool experience.
By June 2019, 85% of parents/guardians/other will be involved in major facets of the school district and the educational engagement of their children as measured by parent surveys, event attendance, committee representation, and academic conference events.
By June 2019, the attendance rate of CFCSD students will be 96% as measured by the student attendance rate for the purpose of maximizing instructional time.
To promote the importance of “Black Tiger Pride” throughout the district and community as measured by yearly survey results with 75% positive returns in 2017 and 85% positive returns in 2018.
By the 2015-2016 school year, 50% of the CFCSD population will demonstrate membership in the Black Tiger Family
1. Discover preferred method of communication by stakeholders — how often and what do they want. Methods include ROAR, Twitter, Facebook, website, radio stream, public access channel, email, telephone, fliers, bulk rate mailings, utility bill, face-to-face, billboards, banners, signage at school buildings and newsletters. 2. Create confirmation method to establish two-way communication channel. 3. Implement preferred communication based on responses. 4. Identify available and convenient spaces for two-way face-to-face communications and offer regular opportunities for two-way communication. 5. Promote information networking throughout the community
1. Grow classroom/business partnerships and connections 2. Analyze survey data and organize feedback to: a. Invite the public to specific community events; b. Invite the public to targeted school events; c. Invite the public to outreach programs at each school/park
1. Work with the BOE to improve their collaborative cooperation with each other and the community a.Intentional opportunities to collaboratively cooperate with the community b.More widespread information re: BOE Resolutions c.Implement the Five Question Process d.Using ROAR to tell the story 2. Promote Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership a.Design Seminars – to increase the awareness of leadership for all groups 3. Identification of roles and responsibilities 4. Conduct a perception survey a.Academic Program b.Extracurricular Activities c.Accentuation of the positive b.Neutralize the negative 5. Create a District Brand a.Marketing strategies b.Capitalize on School/Community Events 6. Create a positive “buzz” through marketing strategies
By September 1, 2014, present options to the community that are available through the OFCC for renovation/rebuild along with the qualifications of each.
By October 15, 2014, develop and distribute a communication piece that will survey the community’s pulse as it relates to the district’s facilities.
By January 15, 2015, have developed a plan for presentation to renovate and/or rebuild buildings in the district.
By February 15, 2105 have provided a recommendation to the BOE for a bond issue to rebuild/renovate buildings to be placed on the August 2015 ballot.
Singular Academic Expectation! Meet every student where they are, cognitively, and guarantee at least one year of academic growth for each year in our system.
Singular Business Expectation! Adhere to a revenue over expenditure business plan whereby at least 1% of our total revenues for the fiscal year will be carried over into the general fund cash balance.
Singular Cultural Expectation! Create a climate of Black Tiger Pride through the creation and promotion of a Black Tiger Family!
Finish writing SMART Goals and Action Plan development by June 1, 2014 Submit finished documents to Dr. Nichols for compilation by June 6, 2014 Present a prototype document to the BOE at their June 14, 2014 regular meeting BOE resolution to adopt the Cuyahoga Falls: Vision 20/20 Plan no later than July 15, 2015