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Strategic Plan

 
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Strategic Plan
2017-2022

Surpassing Expectations and Inspiring Excellence
in Every Student, Every Day
#SDLearningToLead



Superintendent’s Message


The best strategic plan is a strategic plan that is followed. To that end, one of the purposes of the new 2017-2022 strategic plan is to create a plan that is succinct, easily communicated and understood, and monitored.

I am proud to present the Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools Strategic Plan and am especially grateful to the parents, staff, teachers, administrators, and board members who worked several months creating our plan.

Our strategic plan contains the following five elements:

Core Values and Core Value Statements
Mission
Vision
Objectives
Goals

The five elements combine to set a direction and course as we continue to improve our schools and provide a top-notch education for our students.

Sincerely,
Andrew Jackson
Superintendent

Core Values, Core Value Statements, Vision, and Mission

During the first session, the team met to develop our core values. The core values were developed through a consensus building activity and were developed first in order to guide the development of our core value statements, vision, and mission. Each core value statement starts with “We serve students...” During the second and third sessions, the team developed the vision and mission.


Core Values
Stewardship
Data Driven
Collaboration
Shared Leadership
Commitment

Core Value Statements
Stewardship
We serve students by being good stewards of the public resources and making all decisions in an honest, ethical, and transparent manner.

Data Driven
We serve students by using data and research to set high goals, maintain high expectations, make informed decisions, and strive for continuous improvement.

Collaboration
We serve students by collaborating to develop learning opportunities that coordinate activities K-12, home to school, between and across all programs.

Shared Leadership
We serve students by maintaining high expectations for every staff member and student to accept responsibility for their own growth, learning results, and behaviors.

Commitment
We serve students by our commitment to provide the most relevant, innovative, safe, and challenging climate that prepares students for their future goals.

Vision


Reflecting on our core values of stewardship,
data-driven, collaboration, shared leadership, and commitment, the vision of Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools is:


Surpassing Expectations and Inspiring Excellence
in Every Student, Every Day

Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, innovative, and challenging environment designed to prepare students for their futures through Stewardship, Data-Driven Decision Making, Collaboration, Shared Leadership, and Commitment.


Objectives and Goals

During the fourth session, the team used various data to complete a SWOT analysis. By analyzing the school corporation's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, the team was able to develop the following objectives and goals.

Objectives

Academic Achievement
Increase performance and surpass previous growth as measured by the Indiana State Accountability components in order to rank in the top 15% of all school corporations.

Culture/Climate/Safety
Develop a culture that recognizes and appreciates the value of every individual in a safe environment.

Financial
Balance financial responsibility with providing diverse and effective programming for our students and competitive wages and benefits to attract and retain quality employees.

Technology
Promote, integrate, and support innovative technology within the school community while utilizing current devices and robust infrastructure with cohesive technology systems.

Goals

In order to meet the objectives, the Strategic Plan Committee has adopted the following goals:


Academic Achievement
  • By the release of the 2022 state assessment results, all schools will achieve the performance rating of an A and earn Indiana Four-Star status.
  • By the release of the 2022 state assessment results, all grade levels will achieve a passage rate of 80% or higher on the state assessment.

Technology

  • By the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, at least 60% of all assessments will be administered through a technology-based assessment system.
  • By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, through meaningful professional development and instructional documents, 90% of teachers, students, and parents, will be confident with the use of Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools technology systems, as evidenced through stakeholder surveys.

Financial

  • By December 31, 2017, the General Fund cash balance will be between 10% and 12% of the fiscal year expenditures and will be maintained at that level each year thereafter.
  • By the 2019-2020 school year, and in order to retain and attract highly qualified personnel, we will have the highest compensated staff in the southeastern Indiana region.

Culture, Climate, and Safety

  • By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, 100% of employees will be ALICE and CPR trained.
  • By the end of the 2017-18 school year, the level of respect among students and staff will increase, as measured by a staff and student survey and compared to the baseline data from the 2015-2016 AdvancEd student and staff surveys.

Conclusion

Members of the Strategic Planning Committee believe we have the students, parents, staff, teachers, and administrators to become one of the top-performing school corporations in the state of Indiana. Our plan is concise, forward thinking, and aggressive.

Most importantly, our plan is student centered. “We serve students...” And through our service to our students, we will become one of the top performing school corporations in the state of Indiana.

SDCS Strategic Plan Posters 1  SDCS Strategic Plan Posters 2
*Posters designed by Katie Tekulve Designs, LLC. For more information about design services and to see samples of work, please visit www.katietekulvedesigns.com.

Strategic Planning Team

Stakeholders from all school buildings, including parents, staff members, teachers, principals, board members, and central office administrators donated their time to meet and develop the strategic plan.

Name School Role
Leah Stephenson Bright Elementary School Parent
Alisa Renck North Dearborn Elementary School Parent
Erin Womble Sunman Elementary School Parent
Robin Maxwell Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Parent
Shaun Graham East Central High School Parent
Angela Block Bright Elementary School Non-Certified Employee
Shannon Eley North Dearborn Elementary School Non-Certified Employee
Diane Quiroz Sunman Elementary School Non-Certified Employee
Debbie Beck Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Non-Certified Employee
Pam DeLisle East Central High School Non-Certified Employee
Linda Schmidt Bright Elementary School Teacher
Jenny Shattuck North Dearborn Elementary School Teacher
Sarah Carr Sunman Elementary School Teacher
Janie McFarland Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Teacher
Josh Benjamin Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Teacher
Amy Roth East Central High School Teacher
Bill Owen East Central High School Teacher
Marcie Trossman East Central High School Teacher
Norb Goessling Bright Elementary School Principal
Jeff Bond North Dearborn Elementary School Principal
Cindy Morton Sunman Elementary School Principal
Matt Maple Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Principal
Bev Ester East Central High School Principal
Brenda Osman Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Association President
Dawn Burke Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Board Member
Jamie Graf Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Board Member
Mary Ann Baines Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Director of Financial Services
Tom Harris Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Director of Support Services
Andrew Jackson Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Superintendent

Name

School

Role

Leah Stephenson

Bright Elementary School

Parent

Alisa Renck

North Dearborn Elementary School

Parent

Erin Womble

Sunman Elementary School

Parent

Robin Maxwell

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Parent

Shaun Graham

East Central High School

Parent

Angela Block

Bright Elementary School

Non-Certified Employee

Shannon Eley

North Dearborn Elementary School

Non-Certified Employee

Diane Quiroz

Sunman Elementary School

Non-Certified Employee

Debbie Beck

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Non-Certified Employee

Pam DeLisle

East Central High School

Non-Certified Employee

Linda Schmidt

Bright Elementary School

Teacher

Jenny Shattuck

North Dearborn Elementary School

Teacher

Sarah Carr

Sunman Elementary School

Teacher

Janie McFarland

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Teacher

Josh Benjamin

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Teacher

Amy Roth

East Central High School

Teacher

Bill Owen

East Central High School

Teacher

Marcie Trossman

East Central High School

Teacher

Norb Goessling

Bright Elementary School

Principal

Jeff Bond

North Dearborn Elementary School

Principal

Cindy Morton

Sunman Elementary School

Principal

Matt Maple

Sunman-Dearborn Middle School

Principal

Bev Ester

East Central High School

Principal

Brenda Osman

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Association President

Dawn Burke

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Board Member

Jamie Graf

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Board Member

Mary Ann Baines

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Director of Financial Services

Tom Harris

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Director of Support Services

Andrew Jackson

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation

Superintendent

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Vision

Reflecting on our core values of stewardship, data-driven, collaboration, shared leadership, and commitment, the vision of Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools is:

Surpassing Expectations and Inspiring Excellence in Every Student, Every Day



Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, innovative, and challenging environment designed to prepare students for their futures through Stewardship, Data-Driven Decision Making, Collaboration, Shared Leadership, and Commitment.
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      Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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      West Harrison, IN 47060

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      Sunman, IN  47041

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