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					                                     School District of Lee County

Vision
   To be a world-class school system
Mission
   To provide a quality education in a safe and well-managed environment.

Goals
Systems of Teaching and Learning: We will create systems of teaching and learning that will ensure each student reaches
his/her highest potential.
*All student subgroups will show adequate yearly progress as defined by Florida's approved federal accountability plan; and
all schools will earn grades of "B" or better under Florida's accountability plan.
*The District's graduation rate will exceed the state graduation rate by at least three percent.
*The percentage of adult learners in career/technical education programs who successfully complete their respective
programs will increase by 10%.
Staff: We will ensure that we have effective teachers and staff throughout the system.
*Staffing levels for all positions in the District will be determined and implemented.
*All employee groups in the District will reflect diversity.
*The district's schools and departments will create working conditions that are conducive to recruiting and retaining staff.
Parent Family Support: We will maximize support to assure student achievement.
*Build/strengthen a cultural partnership between school staff and families by developing a trust, a sense of belonging, and a
sharing of common goals.
*Building/strengthen methods of communication at each school.
Learning Environment: We will establish safe and inviting environments conducive to learning.
*Increase security during daytime hours and decrease the frequency of vandalism after school hours.
*Initiate access control systems and policies.
*Support and expand Indoor Air Quality efforts of Plant Management.
*Develop a consistent key-control policy for the district.
*Enhance the SREF Process improving the efficiency and effectiveness.
*Increase appropriate student behaviors and increase student performance.
                                    School District of Lee County

Community Support: We will develop wide-spread community support to achieve our mission and objectives.
*Utilize and maximize current resources to promote the achievements and successes of the school district.
*Reach out to government, civic groups, businesses and individuals to improve community involvement.
*Promote the District's vision of public education.
*Increase opportunities for community feedback.
Acquisition of Resources: We will acquire the Documentation to achieve our mission and objectives.
*The creation of an additional revenue stream through the passage of a sales tax initiative. This new funding source would
facilitate the building of new schools, the refurbishing of older schools, technology, and retiring debt.
*Implement revised and updated new construction and impact fee structures that will assist the District in keeping pace with
facility needs.
*Address the capital funding needs of the District.
*Obtain property on which to build new schools.
*Passage of specific legislation resulting in increased state funding for school districts.
Growth Management: We will develop a plan that capitalized on the challenges of the growth of our community.
*Reestablish the concept that schools and the school system are the cornerstone of the community who partner with public
service providers.
*Acquire useable land for construction of new facilities based on a two year growth projection cycle.
*Establish a long-term collaborative process for acquiring future school sites.
Organizational Design: We will create an organizational design to achieve our mission and objectives.
*By the school year 2010-2011, all departments, schools and classrooms will operate using the Baldrige/Sterling Quality
management system.
                                                                Early Childhood Learning Services



Our Mission
To enhance school readiness for young children by ensuring quality services which are comprehensive, integrated, and family-focused.


Our Creed

We believe in our commitment to providing the highest quality family-focused services.
We believe that every child deserves an equal opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.
We believe that cooperatively uniting our best efforts will enhance and support the achievement of our common goals.
We believe that by maintaining a healthy and balanced self, we are better able to serve others.
We believe in fostering creativity and innovation as we develop effective services for children and families.
We believe that loyalty to our beliefs, even in the face of adversity, demonstrates the trust and integrity that exists at all levels.
We believe that acceptance of and respect for the individuality of all stakeholders contribute to our continued growth.


Our Goals
  I. To ensure a seamless, efficient, and effective management system.
 II. To promote and ensure high quality, comprehensive early childhood services.
III. To educate and support our families, community and colleagues.


This plan was developed using the following sources: Annual Head Start Program Information Report (PIR), PRISM results, NCLB requirements, Head Start Program Performance Standards,
Head Start Act as Amended December 2007, Annual Program Report, Performance Matrix, Annual Self-Assessment Results/Action Plan, Calendar of Program Due Dates, Community Assessment,
District Strategic Plan, Intervention Department Strategic Plan, Region IV Strategic Plan, Excellence Visit Recommendations, and the School-Based Volunteer Coordinator Handbook
Key:   CD - Conscious Discipline

       CS - Curriculum Specialist

       ECC - Early Childhood Center

       ECLS - Early Childhood Learning Services

       EHS - Early Head Start
       FCP - Family & Community Partnership
       Service Area
       FLKRS - Florida Kindergarten Readiness
       Screening

       FPA - Family Partnership Agreement

       FSP - Family Support Plan

       FSS - Family Services Specialist

       HRI - Health Record Information form

       IEP - Individual Education Plan

       MHS - Mental Health Specialist

       PIP - Parent Involvement Press

       PIR - Program Information Report

       QAS - Quality Assurance Specialist

       RIF - Reading is Fundamental Program

       SAM - Service Area Manager

       S/E - Social Emotional
SIR - Site Inservice Representative

SW - Social Worker

T/TAS - WKU

VPK - Voluntary Prekindergarten
                                            ECLS Long and Short-term Goals
                                                      2007-2008


I. To ensure a seamless, efficient, and effective management system

I.1 Expand the Early Childhood Center to serve families with children 0 - 5.
I.2 Expand the number of children served in Early Childhood Learning Services by 201, if grants are
    awarded.
I.3 Achieve full compliance on the triennial federal monitoring visit.

II. To promote and ensure high quality, comprehensive early childhood services

II.1 Increase average CLASS score for the program by .5.
II.2 All HS/VPK centers will score in the top 85% of the state VPK readiness rate as measured by children's FLKRS scores.
II.3 Exisiting EHS classes/socialization room will average 5 or higher on the ITERS.

III. To educate and support our families, community and colleagues

III.1   Increase parent knowledge through parent trainings as measured by pre - post tests with 80% mastery.
III.2   Provide parent support groups to strengthen family resilency as measured by parent interviews.
III.3   100% of Family Service Specialists will receive their Family Service Credential.
III.4   Increase the number of parents taking their own children to the dentist by 5% over 2008-2009 data.
                                                ACTION PLAN

Goal 1: To ensure a seamless, efficient, and effective management system

Short-term Goal 1: Expand the Early Childhood Center to serve families with children 0 - 5.

Person Responsible Donna

X Action Steps                              Who               A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
   Identify & enroll children.              Linda             * *
   Move sheds.                              Wendy             *
   Move classrooms & offices.               Donna             *
   Move playgrounds.                        Donna             *
   Develop startup plan.                    Jeanne, Teresa,   *                         Handbooks, Sign In
                                            Donna                                       Procedures, Meals, Front
                                                                                        Desk, Parent Pick Up, Staff
                                                                                        Schedules
   Phase 2 planning & implementation.       Jeanne, Donna     * * * * * * * * * * * *

   Provide staff training.                  Donna             * *
   Monitor progress.                        Steering            * * * * * * * * * * *
   Develop model center replication plan.   Steering                        * * *
                                                     ACTION PLAN

Goal 1: To ensure a seamless, efficient, and effective management system

Short-term Goal 2: Expand the number of children served in Early Childhood Learning Services by 201, if
grants are awarded.

Person Responsible: Maggie

X Action Steps                                   Who            A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
   Complete HS/EHS grant applications.           Donna/Maggie   *
   Review & set up facilities, phones,           Jeanne/Donna       * * * * * * * *                     Start Up Plans
   playgrounds, etc.
   Prepare orders for classroom materials.       Sharra             * * * * * * * *
   Develop training plan.                        Steering           * * * * * * * *
   Review current services to determine          Steering             * * * * * *
   adequacy.
   Hire qualified staff.                         Jeanne/Donna       *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   Begin staff training.                         Steering           *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   Recruit & enroll families.                    FCP                *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   Schedule & announce classroom opening.        FCP                *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   Monitor classrooms.                           CS                 *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   Monitor staff.                                Steering           *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
   Follow grant fiscal & reporting guidelines.   Kathy/Jeanne       *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * * *
Goal 1: To ensure a seamless, efficient, and effective management system

Short-term Goal 3: Achieve full compliance on the triennial federal monitoring visit.

Person Responsible: Jeanne

 X Action Steps                                    Who             A S O N D J F M A M J J Documentation
   Prepare document box.                           Wendy           *
   Gather documents for box.                       Steering        * *
   Begin training in service area on performance   Steering        * * * * * * * * *
   standards and Head Start Act.
    Train policy council and governing body.       Debbie/Jeanne       *
    Notify board and principals.                   Jeanne              *
    Access monitoring protocol.                    Maggie              *
    Upload all documents to OHS Enterprise         Maggie              *
    System. accountant & district budget office.
    Consult                                        Jeanne/Kathy        *
    Set up logistics for meetings.                 Steering            *
    Participate in review.                         All                       *
    Analyze results & develop action plan, if      Steering                       *
    needed.
                                                     ACTION PLAN

Goal 2: To promote and ensure high quality, comprehensive early childhood services.

Short-term Goal 1: Increase average CLASS score for the program by .5.

Person Responsible: Teresa

X Action Steps                                  Who           A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
   Review training plan.                        CS/Donna      *
   Develop training calendar.                   CS/Donna      *
   Follow state guidelines to offer CEUs.       CS/Donna      * * * * * * * * * * *
   Review current research and instruments         CS/Donna   *
   which identify competencies of highly effective
   teacher staff.
   Develop trainings using a tiered approach,      CS/Donna   * * * * * * * * * * *
   when appropriate.
   Explore ways to use technology to provide       CS/Donna   * * * * * * * * * * *
   efficient training.
   Review process for tracking professional     CS/Donna/     *               *
   development hours and disseminate            Maggie
   information.
   Implement PDP system for paras and           CS/Donna      *
   disseminate information.
                                                         ACTION PLAN

Goal 2: To promote and ensure high quality, comprehensive early childhood services.

Short-term Goal 2: All HS/VPK centers will score in the top 85% of the state VPK readiness rate as
                   measured by children's FLKRS scores.

Person Responsible: Joanne

 X Action Steps                                     Who        A S O N D J F M A M J J Documentation
   Support teachers as they implement the daily     CS         * * * * * * * * * * * *
   schedule framework.
   Monitor Galileo Language & Literacy data.        CS            *   *   *   *   *
   Provide VPK standards training to new            CS          * * * * * * * * * * * *
   classroom staff.
   Monitor children's progress on letter naming &   CS            *       *       *
   beginning sound skills.
   Monitor and support implementation of the        CS          * * * * * * * * * * *
   curricula used in current low performing
   classes.
                                                     ACTION PLAN

Goal 2: To promote and ensure high quality, comprehensive early childhood services.

Short-term Goal 3: Exisiting EHS classes/socialization room will average 5 or higher on the ITERS.

Person Responsible: Donna

X Action Steps                                     Who            A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
   Conduct an in-house baseline ITERS on           Donna           *
   existing classrooms.
   Provide training on different sections of the   Donna           * * * * * * *
   ITERS.
   Review classroom inventory to determine any     Donna               * *
   needs.
   Explore contracting with outside assessor       Jeanne          *
   possibly with the ELCSWF.
   Conduct final ITERS.                            Consultant                  *
   Analyze results.                                Donna/Maggie                * *
                                                      ACTION PLAN

Goal 3: To educate and support our families, communities, and colleagues

Short-term Goal 1: Increase parent knowledge through parent trainings as measured by pre - post tests with
80% mastery.

Person Responsible: Debbie

X Action Steps                                    Who            A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
   Explore effective parent trainings (finance,   Liz, Debbie    *                         Research, Curriculum
   computer, parenting).
   Develop and plan specific parent training      Liz, Debbie,   * *                       Curriculum
   programs.                                      Antonette
   Implement parent trainings.                    Liz, Debbie,         * * * * * * * * *   Flyers, Agenda, Attendance
                                                  Antonette
   Create parent pre/post test.             Liz, Debbie          * *                       Pre/Post test
   Review parent pre/post test to determine Liz, Debbie,                 * * * * * * * *   Test results
   effectiveness of parent trainings.       Antonette
                                                       ACTION PLAN

Goal 3: To educate and support our families, communities, and colleagues

III.2 Provide parent support groups to strengthen family resilency as measured by parent interviews.

Person Responsible: Liz

 X Action Steps                               Who             A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
    Identify topics through parent interest   Liz, Debbie     *                       Survey results
    survey distributed at orientation.
    Develop and plan pilot support groups at Liz, Debbie,         * *                 Group guide
    ECC.                                     Antonette, SW
    Facilitation of parent groups.            Liz, Debbie,              * * * *       Flyers, attendance
                                              Antonette, SW
    Create parent group surveys.      Liz, Debbie                   *                 Survey
    Review parent survey to determine Liz,    Debbie,                       * * * *   Survey data
    effectiveness of support group.   Antonette, SW
    Determine feasibility of replication and Liz/Debbie                     * * *
    expansion.
                                                   ACTION PLAN

Goal 3: To educate and support our families, communities, and colleagues

III.3 100% of Family Service Specialists will receive their Family Service Credential.

Person Responsible: Sherie

 X Action Steps                              Who         A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
    Attend the "train the trainer" class in SW           *
    Family Development Credentialing (FDC)
    program.
    Invite up to 5 additional family service  SW         *                           Letter of invitation
    workers from outside Head Start to attend
    training.
    Train all FSS staff one day each month   SW              * * * * * * * * * *     Sign in sheets
    for a total of 90 hours.
    Support each FSS in the development & FSS                        * * * * *       Portfolio
    presentation of their portfolio.                                             *
    Pass the credentialing exam to be FSS                                        *   Credentiial
    awarded the FDC credential.
                                                     ACTION PLAN

Goal 3: To educate and support our families, communities, and colleagues

III.4 Increase the number of parents taking their own children to the dentist by 5% over 2008-2009 data.

Person Responsible: Amy

X Action Steps                                 Who       A S O N D J F M AM J J Documentation
   Assure the format of the dental excel      Pam/Amy     *                       Dental excel sheet
   spread sheet is accurately able to capture
   the above information.
   Verify with each dental office, as          Pam/Amy    * * * * * * * * * * *   Dental verification sheet
   identified by parent, that child is up to
   date with their dental needs.
   Follow up by letter/phone to parents        Pam/Amy    * * * * * * * * * * *   Dental verification sheet
   whose children have been identified as
   not up to date.
   Update dental spread sheet to reflect Pam/Amy          * * * * * * * * * * *   Dental excel sheet
   changing child data.
Implementation Schedule

6/19/2009      Complete draft                  Jeanne
                                               Maggie/
6/19/2009      Authors check for accuracy      Teresa/Donna
                                               Maggie/
6/19/2009      Return edited copies            Teresa/Donna
6/19/2009      Final Draft                     Jeanne
7/15/2009      Extra copies made (20)          Edda

8/19/2009      Present draft to PC Exec. Bd.   Debbie
8/26/2009      Present to Policy Council       Debbie
9/24/2009      Present to staff                Team
               Post on Sharepoint; notify
9/25/2009      teachers                        Jeanne

Monitoring Implementation Meetings
10/27/2009
2/9/2009       Schedule 10-11 strategic planning
5/11/2009

				
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