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Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent/CEO

Dr. Todd M. Nichols
Superintendent/CEO

Each summer the administrative team reviews our progress relative to our five-year strategic plan. This year, Black Tiger Pride Strategic Plan 2019-2024 enters its second year.  The team identified the following goals:

2020 -2021

Focus Area #1 - Student Success
All students are prepared for real-world success resulting in enrollment, enlistment, or employment by:  

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  • Exposing students to career possibilities throughout the K-12 continuum;
  • Developing the skills needed to be productive citizens; and
  • Being prepare for the next step in school or career.
Strategic Objective

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Provide applied, hands-on learning in STEAM to all students.
Embed oral and written communication skills within all subjects to improve student performance.
Drive personalized career exploration and planning with online guidance tools
Prepare students for success with life-skills training and programing.
Enhance student learning by engaging alumni, community members, businesses, and educational partnerships

 

2020-2021 DISTRICT GOALS
 
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, each teacher (or collaborative group of teachers) will provide the opportunity for K-12 students to participate in 2 STEAM activities as defined by the STEAM team's definition using a NASA design thinking model as measured by NASA's design rubric.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, 4th-, 7th-, and 10th-grade students will achieve a district-wide average of 85% on the locally created technology skills assessment piloted in 2019-2020.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the district will utilize Tiger Time and the established Naviance Scope and Sequence to provide opportunities for 6-12 students to create two to four products annually reflecting on how the Naviance survey results relate to students' academic and career goals.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, all K-12 students will participate in at least one age-appropriate career exploration experience each semester and complete both an oral and written assignment in order to connect academic and real-life experiences.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, all elementary, middle, and high school buildings will host at least one collaborative school-business event each semester in order to connect academic and real-life experiences, as well as to expose students to a variety of diverse careers and opportunities.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, all elementary, middle, and high school buildings will reach out to local active adults in order to connect academic and real-life experiences, as well as to expose students to a variety of diverse people.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the district will establish a baseline of business professionals who have previously worked or are currently working to support the district curriculum in ways to impact student growth and achievement.
Focus Area #2 – Culture of Caring
The community creates and practices a culture of caring by:
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  • Establishing strong relationships to support the whole child.
  • Providing mental health services to support the well-being of staff and students; and
  • Collaborating and communicating respectfully, to support academic and personal success.
Strategic Objective
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Expand partnerships with community resources.
Celebrate successes of all staff and students.
Foster adult/student relationships in each building and across the district.
Increase staff collaboration and communication across buildings and grade levels.
  2020-2021 DISTRICT GOALS
 
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the district will engage the community quarterly with opportunities to create an environment which will positively impact student growth and achievement.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the district will implement a monthly Faculty Star Award highlighting those employees whose work has affected the growth and achievement of CFSCD students.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the district will designate at least two sessions per month of grade-level and/or content collaboration time for staff to positively impact student growth and achievement.
Focus Area #3 – Black Tiger Family
We are a Black Tiger Family:
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  • Our schools are a source of pride to the community;
  • Our families and staff are engaged and connected to the schools; and
  • Community members including businesses, alumni, and residents are invested in our district.
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Share positive messages with the community about our students and schools.
Invite and welcome families into the buildings.
Foster a culture of community service.

  2020-2021 DISTRICT GOALS
 
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, building leadership and volunteer organization representatives will meet quarterly with the CFCSD Public Relations Representative in order to increase active membership in CFCSD volunteer organizations.

Focus Area #4 – Resource Leveraging
Transparently utilize resources to support student learning by:

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  • Educating the community on the district’s finances and resources;
  • Providing safe, effective facilities that promote learning, collaboration, and well-being; and
  • Ensuring that our schools are community gathering places.
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Develop methods for communication with the community on federal, state, and local school finances.
Design new facilities to promote flexible learning, collaboration, safety and well-being
Identify and support additional revenue generation strategies.
  2020-2021 DISTRICT GOALS
 
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the Financial Advisory Committee will host a minimum of four community meetings (levy, OFCC, Five-year Forecasts) focusing on the expenditures related to student achievement such as curriculum, staffing, facilities, fees, etc.
     
  • During the 2020-2021 school year, the Superintendent and Treasurer will work with the District's administrative team to review and make recommendations to the BOE for best use of financial resources (all funds) to improve student achievement and growth.
     
  • The District will increase the cash carryover percentage to 18% at the end of FY21.

 




11/3/2020


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