KUSD transformation plan update
At tonight’s KUSD board meeting, an update was given on the Transformation Plan. Mr. Gary Vaillancourt, the district’s spokesman and co-chairman of the committee studying collaborative partnerships, was responsible for arranging the printing of the booklets which explained the transformation plan in detail. The plan will also be available on KUSD’s website for downloading in approximately one week.
Dr. Michele Hancock thanked all those involved in the process (names are printed on the inside back cover of the booklet). She also then explained the transformation plan’s vision: “to maximize the brilliance of children,” its mission, “to assure every child experiences high quality, personalized learning success,” and the transformation principles, “blended personalized learning, multi-dimensional life and career skills, and relevant global knowledge.”
Three transformation goals are:
- Improve student achievement;
- Expand collaborative partnerships with families, community, and industry; and
- Secure resources (time, people, finances, operating processes) to support learning.
The booklet shares statistics on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) number of students proficient/advanced in mathematics, high school graduation, and district demographics. It also outlines action steps under each goal with a timeline for achieving the goals.
Transformation student results include:
Every student will . . .
- Be engaged;
- Demonstrate proficiency;
- Show continuous growth; and
The president of the board, Mary Snyder, reminded everyone that school starts on Sept. 1st. Two upcoming events include the Back to School event to be held on Sept. 10th, and the next Carolyn’s Coffee Connection informal meeting, which will be held on Sept. 21st. Snyder also made a comment that the board will be going paperless starting with the next meeting. All will start using I-pads, and most of the board members will no doubt be seeking help.