STRATEGIC PLAN THEMES

#1

Health, safety, and social-emotional supports for students

#4

Aligned curriculum with flexible instructional delivery

#2

Post-graduation guidance and preparation

#5

Equitable distribution of resources

#3

Positive and supportive

culture

#6

Recruitment, retention and development of high-quality employees

Priority Student Outcomes

Promote student engagement and wellbeing
Prepare all students for post-graduation success
Improve academic achievement and growth for all students
All students have equitable access to a high-quality education

Health, safety, and social-emotional supports for students

 
Objective 1
Objective 2

Enhance physical and psychological safety and security for students and staff

 

PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 1a
Partner with city, county, state, and federal stakeholders on meeting new and on-going identified safety enhancements
 

PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 1b
Enhance safety procedures through
partnership with students, parents, and staff

Increase physical, social-emotional,
behavioral, and mental health
competency through prevention and intervention efforts

PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 2a
Ensure consistent implementation of the
Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
framework to include implementation of a
comprehensive social-emotional learning
(SEL) framework, trauma-informed practices,
and restorative practices


PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 2b
Develop a comprehensive system that
unifies district resources, communications,
procedures, and supports to address student
health and wellness

Objective 3

Establish an inclusive culture to ensure all students feel safe and valued

PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 3a:

Increase and embed learning opportunities and experiences involving inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

Objective 1

Increase stakeholder awareness of all post-graduate opportunities

PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 1a
Utilize a systemic and coordinated approach to ensure awareness of pathways leading to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, industry credentials, and military service

Objective 2

Enhance and increase sustainable, quality educational pathway opportunities for all students

PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 2a
Enhance and increase equitable middle and high school career and technical education, concurrent enrollment, and college readiness opportunities in every region of DCSD


PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 2b
Enhance and increase work-based learning opportunities where students progress from learning about work to learning through
work in focused career cluster pathways

Post-graduation guidance

and preparation

 

Positive and Supportive Culture

 
Objective 1
Objective 2

Define and implement a high-
performing working environment

for all DCSD employees

Enhance engagement for all DCSD
employees through mutual
respect and positive recognition

PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 1a
Define and develop agreed-upon core values,
behaviors, and collective commitments

PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 2a
Create structures where each employee
understands the purpose and value of his/her
role in the district and the impact their work has on the entire system


PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 2b
Create systems to regularly celebrate individuals and teams in the district

Objective 3

Enhance opportunities for all
employees to be DCSD ambassadors
who are informed and empowered in their professional practice

PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 3a
Create systems that increase transparency and
encourage effective and accurate communication to all staff throughout the district

Aligned curriculum with flexible instructional delivery

 
Objective 1

Create and implement an inclusive,
equitable, and comprehensive PK-12+
curriculum aligned to Colorado Academic
Standards (including enabling systems)

PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 1a
Establish a district-level curriculum framework that includes aligned resources

Objective 2

Create district-wide aligned
instructional frameworks to implement
data-informed, flexible instructional
practices (including enabling systems)

PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 2a
Establish and sustain professional learning and practice around professional learning 
communities


PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 2b
Establish differentiated pathways of continuous professional learning for all staff to systematically support teaching and

learning

Equitable distribution of resources

 
Objective 1

Increase access to equitable opportunities for students by determining and implementing
base programming expectations
at every school

PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 1a
Determine the base expectations for academic programming at all levels of schools including universal, targeted, and intensive intervention/enrichment


PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 1b
Determine the base expectations and best practice agreements (financial assistance/scholarships/fundraising) to guide academics, athletics, and activities


PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 1c
Research options to increase student access to academics, athletics, activities and all aspects of DCSD student opportunities and 
programming


PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 1d
Align the school boundary and enrollment analysis with the strategic plan to ensure that the utilization of school buildings supports the equitable distribution of resources

Objective 2

Create a system for personnel allocation distribution that includes a set of base expectations that increase equitable opportunities for all students at every school

PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 2a
Determine base staffing and qualification expectations for administrative, certified, and classified positions (e.g., PLS, Librarian, Interventionists, etc) at all levels to align with
base programming expectations as outlined in Objective 1, Initiative 1


PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 2b
Review and determine the best practice guidelines that guide additional pay, including but not limited to athletics and
activities, committees, instructional purposes, and one-time responsibilities and events

Recruitment, retention, and development of high-quality employees

 
Objective 1
Objective 2

Increase retention rates in all
employment categories, with special attention to instructional support, trades, and teachers

Enhance and expand recruitment of high-quality employees, to include an emphasis on diversity

PHASE 1

Strategic Initiative 1a
Develop and recommend a predictable compensation schedule for all employee groups that acknowledges experience/ longevity, knowledge, and performance.  In addition, it should be easily comparable to neighboring school districts, and progressively move toward a regionally competitive pay for all employees


PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 1b
Analyze, correct, and align employee processes
and expectations throughout the district


PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 1c
Design and implement a successful retention
plan that addresses all employee groups 

PHASE 2

Strategic Initiative 2a
Design and implement an effective recruitment plan that attracts high quality candidates, with an emphasis on diversity 
and inclusion

Objective 3

Promote a culture of learning and
development for all employees by
providing opportunities and pathways for growth and advancement

PHASE 3

Strategic Initiative 3a:
Provide and enhance development
opportunities for classified and pro-tech 


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