• 2020-2021 JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLAN 

     

    District Vision

    Each student in the Jefferson Davis County School District will achieve life-long learning, reach proficiency in academic areas, and will contribute to our community in a positive manner.

    District Mission

    The Jefferson Davis County School District promotes a rigorous, safe, and nurturing environment in which students are empowered to achieve their full intellectual and social potential by combining high standards, discipline, and character education, with a commitment to individualism, creativity and diversity as students prepare to contribute to our global society.

    District Goals

    1. Student Growth and Achievement:  All students proficient and/or showing growth in all academic areas.
    2. Community Support and Engagement:  Foster community partnerships that support student achievement and school success. 
    3. Safe and orderly schools: Maintain a positive leaning environment. 
    4. Fiscal Accountability:  Maintain sound fiscal practices. 

     

    GOAL #1:  STUDENT GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT

    Students will show proficiency and growth in all academic areas.

     

    Actions/Strategies

    Timeline

    Individual(s)

    Responsible

    Resources

    Means of Evaluation

    Align curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development by utilizing on-site or external staff development opportunities working with the MS-CCR Standards and MSFR to embrace college and career readiness 

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators

     

    District/Federal Funds

    Professional Development

    External Consultant Support

    Professional Development

    Documentation

    Focus on the essential standards of teaching and learning (provide a culture/climate conducive to learning, maximize academic learning time/MALT, monitor student assessment, promote professional practice) to sustain staff   (recruitment and retention)

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Teachers

     

    Professional Development, 

    M-STAR, External

    Consultant Support

    Professional Development

    Documentation, PLC documentation,

    M-STAR documentation, On-Site

    Staff Professional Development

    Provide the opportunity for Dual

    Enrollment/Credit, AP, Industry

    Certification that would allow students to receive advanced placement credit

    Yearly

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Counselors, Teachers

    PRCC, William Carey

    University, RUS Grant,

    Counselor Pathway

    Checkpoints, all Approved

    Credited Institutions 

    Documentation of enrollment and course completion

    Meet state requirements of achieving reading proficiency on Kindergarten

    Readiness and 3​rd Grade Gate 

    Yearly

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Teachers

    MDE Literacy Coach, AIRS

    District ELA Coach

    Renaissance Learning

    Save the Children Summer

    Remediation Program

    STAR, NWEA, MAP, and MAAP

    Data

    Meet and exceed the district’s previous rating on the state assessment

    Yearly

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Teachers

    MDE Literacy Coach,

    AIRS, District ELA Coach

    Renaissance Learning

    Save the Children Summer

    Remediation Program

    STAR, NWEA, MAP, and MAAP

    Data

    Provide collaborative planning for grade level and subject area teachers to ensure student proficiency in Reading, Math, US History and Science in all tested areas with at least 55% proficiency, growth for the bottom 25%, as well as growth for all.

    Ongoing

    Superintendent

    District Personnel

    School Board Members

    Common Planning and after school, ELA/Math Coach,

    AIRS, Save the Children,

    MDE Literacy Coach,

    Renaissance Learning 

    PLC documentation, Professional

    Development Documentation 

    College and Career Readiness ACT Scores for all Students meet or exceed state average

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    District & Federal Funding

    ACT Scores

    ACT Mock Assessment

     

     

    Counselors, Teachers

     

     

    Increase percentage of highly qualified teachers in each building

    Ongoing

    District Office 

    Building Administrators

    District/Federal Funding

    Highly Qualified Teacher Units 


    Strategies:
      

    1. Align curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development to college and career standards.
    2. Implement professional learning communities district wide for all core subjects.
    3. Focus on scaffolding instruction for all students.
    4. Require schools to have 30-minute intervention block for Tier II and III.
    5. Provide content specific trainings on scaffolding documents.
    6. Provide K-8 school with curriculum resources.
    7. Implement district wide common assessments.
    8. Utilize data driven instruction to provide student intervention,acceleration, and remediation.
    9. Implement technology upgrades at each school site.
    10. Review and revise master schedules to increase the number of acceleration opportunities for students.
    11. Strengthen partnership with Head Start programs.
    12. Attend recruitment fairs at colleges and universities.
    13. Hold multiple JDCSD job recruitment fairs.
    14. Implement Ready & iReady curriculum resources.
    15. Implement Standards Master computer aided instruction.

     

    GOAL #2:  COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT

    Staff and students will experience a positive working and learning environment.

    Actions/Strategies

    Timeline

    Individual(s)

    Responsible

    Resources

    Means of Evaluation

    Increase /maintain 95% attendance rate

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Teachers

    Counselors

    Parents

    Available School Funds,

    Donations, Free

    Resources

    Improved ADA, Scheduled Activities, Decreased Discipline Referrals

    Maintain/Increase the number of community partnerships that support learning

    Ongoing

    District Office

    School Board

    P16 Council

    Building Administrators

    Teachers

    Parents

    Community

    Available School Funds,

    Donations, Free

    Resources

    Increase visibility of volunteers/activities

    Increase positive perception of the school district

    Ongoing

    District Office

    School Board

    P16 Council

    Building Administrators

    Teachers

    Parents

    Community

    Handbooks, School Board Policy

    Support

    Surveys 

     

    Strategies:

    1. Implement P-16 councils at each school site.
    2. Increase communication through print and social media.
    3. Utilize a community and communication specialist to improve community support.
    4. Host public forums and/or meeting for community parents, teachers, and students on relevant issues.  

     

    GOAL #3:  Safe and Orderly School

    The district will adhere to and maintain a positive atmosphere creating a conducive learning environment.

    Actions/Strategies

    Timeline

    Individual(s)

    Responsible

    Resources

    Means of Evaluation

    Creating and maintain clean and inviting atmospheres at all school buildings to include:  events, community care projects, partnerships with community input/reaction to school climate and secure atmosphere

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Staff

     

    Available District

    Funding

    Community Nights

    Participation

    Surveys

    School have access to research based professional development and follow up to ensure expectations are being met after training

    Yearly

    District Office

    Building Administrators

     

    Available Funding 

    Staff Development

    Teacher Evaluations

    Teacher led PLC

    Student proficiency

    Security procedures are in place for

    all visitors entering and exiting a school campus

    Ongoing

    Building Administrators

    Staff Members

    School Resource Officers

    Staff Development

    Documentation of safety training

    District & School Safety Plans

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    School Leadership Team

    School Resource Officers

    MEMA

    Staff Development

    MEMA

    JDC Sheriff’s Dept.

    Documentation of scheduled fire drills,

    incumbent weather, lock down and other safety drills

    Documentation of evacuation routes

     

    District Discipline: 75% or more of the students on each campus will have less than three discipline written discipline infractions

    Ongoing

    Superintendent

    Building Administrator

    Teachers and staff

    District Funding

    Classroom Incentive Charts/DOJO

    PBIS review

    SAMS

    Implement a Positive Behavior

    Instructional System (PBIS)

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators Teachers

    Available School Funds,

    Donations, Free

    Resources

    Improved ADA, Scheduled Activities, Decreased Discipline Referrals

    Increase motivational activities for teachers and staff members

    Ongoing

    Building Administrators Teachers

    Available School Funds,

    Donations, Free

    Resources

    Teachers/Staff Activities

    Strategies:

    1. Implement positive behavior supports and interventions at each school site.
    2. Invite parents to our campus for supportive behavioral training.  

     

    GOAL #4:  FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY

    The school district will follow sound financial practices. 

    Actions/Strategies

    Timeline

    Individual(s)

    Responsible

    Resources

    Means of Evaluation

    Maintain and increase fund balance up to 40%.

    Ongoing

    District Office Building Administrators

    School Budget

    Financial Documentation 

    Expend at least 85% of federal funds within the allotted time

    Ongoing 

    District Office

    Building Administrators

    Federal Programs

    Bookkeepers

    School Budgets

    Financial Documentation

    Decrease the number of audit findings

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Superintendent

    School Board

    Building Administrators

    Federal Programs

    Bookkeepers

    District Budget

    School Budget

    Department Budget

    Financial Documentation

    Cut out waste:

    ●      Monitor/Review Monthly

    Expenditures

    ●      Build Student activity fund to increase self-sufficiency

     

    Ongoing

    District Office

    Building Administrators Teachers

    District Budget

    School Budgets

    Department Budgets

    Financial Documentation

     Strategies:

    1. Monitor all expenditures.
    2. Extra-curricular activities will build the balance in their activity funds.
    3. Revise and implement wage and hour procedures and practices.
    4. Review all salary schedules and supplements; revise and recommend changes as appropriate.
    5. Examine building usage and efficiency.
    6. Conduct staff review for effectiveness and efficiency. 

    Core Commitment

    1. Effective Leadership
    2. Effective and Committed Staff 
    3. Quality Teaching and Learning 
    4. Supportive Learning Environment 
    5. Collaborative Relationships and Communications 

    Order of Importance

    1. Leadership 
    2. Relationship 
    3. Instruction 
    4. Environment 
    5. Staffing/Professional Development  

    Effective Leadership 

    • Clear Mission, Vision, and Goals ​(i.e. displayed, roles defined, action plan(s) in place and communicated) 
    • Shared-Decision Making ​(i.e. active leadership teams, regular meetings, growth goals and academic discussions) 
    • Accountability Systems ​(i.e. goals/growth plans for individuals, departments, and staff, system of monitoring  expectations, MDE/JDCSD growth rubrics, fiscal responsibility) 
    • Time Management ​(i.e. intentional scheduling) 
    • Clear and Effective Communication ​(i.e. internal, external, customer service)  

     Effective and Committed Staff

    • Recruitment and Retention Plan (i.e. marketing, induction, incentives, AND work environment)
    • Professional Development (i.e. curriculum alignment, strategic plan alignment) 

    Quality Teaching and Learning 

    • Standards-based Instruction (i.e. CCRS/Scaffolding documents, exemplars, ACT Benchmarks, academic vocabulary) Maximize Academic Learning Time (instructional block free of disruption, routines/procedures, interventions, remediation, acceleration opportunities, pacing guides)
    • Technology Integration (i.e. SAMR model, supports learning outcomes)
    • Data-Driven Instruction (i.e. formative/summative assessment, Tier II/III supports, Plan ~ Teach ~ Assess ~ Adapt/Reteach ~ Reflect ~ Plan)
    • Student Engagement (active participation, HOT?’s, lesson design)
    • Professional Learning Communities (2-3 times per week, Four essential questions)
    • Comprehensive Literacy Plan (reading, writing, speaking, and listening)