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District Goals
1. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Provide differentiated educational programs that support individual proficiency and growth for all students in all disciplines.

Indicators:

A. 90% of K-12 students will demonstrate proficiency at or above grade level in reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning.
B. Common assessments at each grade level and in each discipline.
C. State and national assessments
D. Graduation rates
E. Attendance rates
F. Participation in Advanced Placement, CTE and Dual Credit Programs

2. FINANCE
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and financial stewardship as a district by developing a plan to reduce deficits, to maintain education programs and to retain highly qualified teachers, administrators and support staff.

Indicators:

A. Monthly, semiannually and annually reporting of funds demonstrating movement toward positive cash balances through the generating of revenue and reducing expenditures.
B. Generating additional revenues through donations and pursuing the changing of the state funding formula.
C. Reviewing all staffing and building operations for efficiencies and for cost savings.
D. Monitoring enrollment to establish appropriate staffing.
E. Seeking partnerships with the local businesses and Town of Munster for shared services or funding of educational programs.
F. Reviewing all insurance, contracts and agreements with outside vendors for cost savings.

G. Working with the Munster Teacher Association to develop ways to provide a strong educational program while controlling costs to the district.

3. LEADERSHIP
Developing multi-faceted educational leaders at all levels in the district.

Indicators:

A. Utilizing data to inform, guide, and drive decision-making in the following categories:
1. Student Performance
2. Finances
3. Programs
4. Facility Maintenance and Upgrades
5. Maintaining Safe Learning Environments
6. Staffing
B. Providing professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and board members to enhance student learning.
C. Creating and sustaining Professional Learning Communities.
D. Developing and demonstrating effective interpersonal communication skills.
E. Collaborating with other school districts, government and business entities.

4. SAFETY
Providing a safe learning and work environment for all students and staff.

Indicators:

A. Maintaining a school safety specialist in each building.
B. Implementing the corporation crisis procedures and safety measures for man-made and natural disasters.
C. Continuing to work with community resources to provide training and protection.
D. Providing stronger external security measures for building entry.

5. COMMUNICATION
Providing opportunities for student, staff, parents and community involvement in the school district and communication effectively at all levels.

Indicators:

A. Encouraging parents, students, teachers and the community stakeholders to use the “chain of command” to answer questions and resolve problems.
B. Using press releases, podcasts, newsletters, and school messaging services (internet, email, student information system) on a regular basis and during emergency situations.
C. Using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
D. Provide opportunities for public comments and principal reports at all regularly scheduled monthly board meetings.
E. Using intra-town communication (Police, Chamber, Town Council, Public Library, Parks, etc.)
F. Participating in school committees by parents, teachers, students and the community stakeholders.
G. Keeping the webpage updated regularly.