Leadership and Vision – Background Information / Documents
- The District uses the S-CAP cycle and process to develop and revise district priorities, then monitor and evaluate progress toward the priorities.
- The District Leadership team, along with input from the Professional Learning Advisory (PLA), the DAC and BV PEAKS (community Parents Engaged Around Kids’ Success) review student data and system data, using SSR executive summaries as a guide, to establish priorities.
- The priorities are established for a two-three year cycle, with actions within each priority adjusting annually upon review of leadership team and stakeholders identified previously.
- It is the primary responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the district priority actions are implemented and sustained to achieve the vision of the district.
- Current District Priorities were established based on the Executive Summary from the SSR Review in October 2021 and through feedback from District Leadership, the Professional Learning Advisory (PLA), DAC, and BV PEAKs Stakeholder group. They are monitored throughout the year by district staff.
- All buildings send out via email and text at least a monthly newsletters to families. In addition, each school manages Instagram and Facebook accounts that provide frequent updates of learning and activities in our schools. As of February 2020 The entire district transitioned to an app-based community information system that controls our website, social media, and alerts to our families and the greater BV community.
- Monthly newsletter links
- High – Demons Digest
- Chaffee County High School
- Monthly newsletter links
- Superintendent holds monthly Family meetings (sample) and a District BV Monthly to exchange information and answer questions. These were distributed weekly from during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.
- Live Feed and Social Media available on the district website.
- Communication Plan 2022-23
- In the Spring, each school holds a celebration of learning night and/or student led conferences with families (Celebration of Learning Agenda)
- At monthly leadership meetings, the team reviews the strategic priority actions.
- A “wayfinding” placemat is used to outline and guide in making decisions about resource allocations based on the district vision and priorities.
- District priorities guide professional learning offerings. For resources to be allocated to a professional learning experience, it must be aligned with the wayfinding placemat and supporting documents.
- Teacher Evaluation professional practice indicators (different indicators than the Colorado model) are aligned with the High Quality Teaching Indicators . The High Quality Teaching Indicators are part of the wayfinding placemat.
- Student led conferences at all schools and grade reports at elementary include another element of the wayfinding placemat known as the 7 C’s Profile of Learner
- The Board governs by policy governance. It has established its ENDs policies.
- The ENDS policies also include measures for monitoring. Measure 1 Measure 2 Measure 3
- Board planning calendar outlines a continuous review of the district vision and the policies that govern the vision.
- Study Session and Regular agendas include time to review ENDS and other topics related to vision.
Staff and teacher turnover:
- Generally, strong annual teacher retention rates (about 90%). Exit interviews demonstrate departures are related to moving from the area and retirement.
- In the last few years, recruitment and retainment of classified staff has been challenging.