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Updated Strategic Plan

June 13, 2017

During the June 12 Board of Education meeting the Strategic Plan was updated with the following changes being made:

The replacement of Action Step about Community Wide Education Fair being replaced with Create School to Business Connections S2B: district meeting with area businesses to discuss what we are currently doing as a district, what they are doing as business, how we can work together in the future

The addition of the underlined portion to the current Action Step Continue to promote programs (health and wellness) to maintain a safe and healthy environment including the use of District Wellness Policy and Foundations Training

The other change that was made was including the specifics of the 1:1 initiative to action step about embedding technology, 

Embed technology in the learning environment and assessment for all students and staff Embed technology in the learning environment and assessment for all students and staff by continuing 1:1 Initiative with iPads at NCEMS and MacBook Airs at NCHS

 

 

 

Nemaha Central

USD #115 Strategic Plan

 

2015-2018

This document’s purpose is to give direction for the future of USD #115 Nemaha Central Schools and how resources both human and capital will be used. Many stakeholders from the district including: students, staff, parents, and community members have had input on the development of it. Implementation of the Plan will be an ongoing process with frequent review of its content and possible revisions to it over the next several years.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  Public Relations

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Resources

Timeline

Evaluation

Create School to Business Connections S2B: district meeting with area businesses to discuss what we are currently doing as a district, what they are doing as business, how we can work together in the future

 

Administrative Team, Seneca Area Chamber/SDI, FBLA, NCHS CTE Pathway Staff and StudentsFBLA, NCHS CTE Pathway Staff and Students

Time, $$$ to host events,

Spring 2017

Survey from business after connection meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to develop the districts social media presence to increase formal and informal communication with the community. Including student and staff recognition.

 

Develop a Nemaha Central App to help market district events and activities

 

Continue to build on current daily activity reports, social media updates, and pictures of students to share with community

Administrative Team, Tech. Committee members, USD #115 Staff

Time, $$ to cover new software, hardware, apps, training on using social media effectively

Fall of 2015-Spring of 2018

Review of development of app and launch of the app.

 

Increase # of staff sending out updates of student activities on social media

 

Increase traffic visiting district website

 

No article older than 2 weeks on front page of district website

 

 

 

Increase the information through mainstream media (radio, television, newspaper) for those that do not access digital source

 

Continue to build on current daily activity reports and pictures of students  to share with community

Administrative Team, members of mainstream media, USD #115 Staff

Training on producing materials for mainstream

Fall of 2015-Spring of 2018

Increase in the amount of coverage of USD #115 by mainstream media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  Facilities

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Resources

Timeline

Evaluation

 

Study future enrollment and explore the possibilities of expansion and additional classroom space, storage space, early childhood center, and connecting buildings.

BOE

Administrative Team

 

$$

Time

Enrollment Data

Needs Assessment

Every other Month BOE meeting

Completion of needs assessment for each project and completion of projects that are needed.

 

 

 

Review current athletic facilities for addition or expansion including press box update and possible movement to west side of stadium, air conditioning for the gyms, and locker room enhancements

BOE

Administrative Team

Coaching Staff

 

$$

Time

Needs Assessment

Every other Month BOE meeting

Completion of needs assessment for each project and completion of projects that are needed

 

 

Explore a partnership opportunity with the city to build an auditorium.

 

BOE

Administrative Team

City Council

City Manager

$$

Time

Needs Assessment

 

 

 

Explore increasing parking availability around both schools

 

BOE

Administrative Team

 

$$

Time

Needs Assessment

Every other Month BOE meeting

Completion of needs assessment for each project and completion of projects that are needed.

 

 

Continue to increase the safety and security of both buildings to ensure that we provide a safe learning and working environment

 

BOE

Administrative Team

Tech Director

$$

Time

Training

Every other Month BOE meeting

Completion of projects that increase safety and security of both buildings

 

Determine a plan for the future of the Special Education office

BOE

Administrative Team

Special Ed COOP Board

$$

Time

Needs Assessment

End of FY ‘16

Completion of needs assessment for project and completion of project

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  Building School Pride

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Resources

Timeline

Evaluation

 

Continue to review extra-curricular activities and options for students.

 

Administrative Team

USD #115 Staff

USD #115 Students

BOE

$$

Time

Surveys

 

Develop a plan to evaluate and recognize all activities, not just athletics

 

 

 

 

 

Form and alumni committee to spearhead building new traditions

 

Host an open house event with a focus on attracting alumni not currently living in the area to come back to see the new district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  Recruitment and Retention of Staff

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Resources

Timeline

Evaluation

 

Bring more professional development resources to Nemaha Central and have less traveling to receive training

 

Explore partnership with area school districts to share in the cost of bringing in professional development resources

 

Administrative Team

NCEA

Greenbush Educational Service Center

$$

Time

 

FY 16

Increase of professional development at USD #115 facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conduct a regional evaluation of salary and benefits to ensure we provide a competitive compensation package

Superintendent

NCEA

Time

January of each year

Document showing regional salary and benefits

 

 

 

 

Develop a plan to market the quality of education and the quality of the community and rural lifestyle/values.

 

Administrative Team

BOE

Chamber/SDI Director

City Council

City Manager

Development of brochures, coordinate marketing materials with city

End of FY ‘16

Materials produced (fliers, video, plan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support positive recognition of staff

BOE

Administrative Team

NCEA

PTO

$$

Time

 

End of each school year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  Student Learning

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Resources

Timeline

Evaluation

 

Continue to promote programs (health and wellness) to maintain a safe and healthy environment including the use of District Wellness Policy and Foundations Training

 

 

Administrative Team

BOE

Wellness Committee

 

$$

Training

Time

End of each school year

 

 

Foundations Surveys

Wellness Policy Approval by KSDE

 

 

 

Evaluate current academic programs to determine relevance for maintaining and/or expanding programs

Administrative Team

BOE

USD #115 Staff

$$

Time

Surveys

End of each school year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide a relevant, rigorous, aligned curriculum that allows students opportunities in KCCR

Administrative Team

BOE

USD #115 Staff

$$

Time

Training

End of each school year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  Technology

 

Action Steps

Responsible Party

Resources

Timeline

Evaluation

 

Embed technology in the learning environment and assessment for all students and staff Embed technology in the learning environment and assessment for all students and staff by continuing 1:1 Initiative with iPads at NCEMS and MacBook Airs at NCHS

 

Administrative Team

Technology Committee

Technology Staff

USD #115 Staff

BOE

$$

Training

 

 

 

Technology Surveys for students and staff

 

 

 

Continue with a technology committee district wide to improve and develop a technology plan going forward

 

Technology Committee

BOE

Time

Training

December of each school year

Updated Technology Plan

 

 

 

 

 

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