Community Involvement Goals and Actions Goals and Actions Short or Long Term Responsible Person Deadline Cost Estimate Goal Community Involvement: Over the next 5 years we will increase community involvement through marketing/promotion/outreach, that makes SAPS the school of choice as measured by increased enrollment. Action: Create a Community Involvement Committee that promotes these efforts. Continual Superintendent and Committee $2,500. Annually Action: Promote “Ask the Superintendent” feature on the website and Facebook page. Use a press release in the newspaper to promote it. Start Immediately Christina and Committee Ongoing Time Action: Spotlight staff and students four times per month September through June Short Continual Superintendent and Committee 5-2018 Time Action: Promote student achievement info shared by data team. Short Continual Data Team And Committee 5-2018 Time Action: Promote and maintain the SAPS Facebook page. Continual Administration and support staff 5-2018 Time Action: Boost SAPS Facebook posting on school news. Continual Administration 5-2018 $ 250.00 Action: Utilize said committee that meets on a regular basis to promote information for media. Continual Administration and committee 6-2018 Possible newspaper cost Action: Promote open house events with ALL educational programs, organizations and extended learning opportunities for Stephenson Area Public School students. Continual Staff and committee 11-1-18 Time Action: Research long-term service opportunities for students through developing an early childcare and extended learning facility. Continual Administration and committee Preliminary report to board 8-22-18 Time Action: Promote attendance and topics to be discussed at Board of Education meetings. Continual Administration and Committee 6-1-18 Time Action: Develop, implement and promote a Parent-to-Parent support network and outreach opportunities by holding monthly sessions with incentives to focus on social emotional and educational topics. Continual Staff and Committee 8-24-18 $5,000.00 Action: Educate and promote tutoring program. Ongoing Staff and Committee 8-24-18 $10,000.00 Action: Build relationships with and support systems for home school families. Continual Staff 1-1-19 Time Action: Create and maintain a calendar of All Schedule B events. Promoted via website. Monthly and weekly updates. Continual Staff and Committee 8-28-18 Time Action: Develop a “Crisis Communication” Plan with communication topics and strategies. Continual Administration and law enforcement 8-18-19 Time Action: Consider engaging with existing Community groups like Stephenson Lions to share information about school successes and opportunities for growth. Continual Administration and committee 8-18-18 Time

Vision Statement

Stephenson Area Public Schools strives to be the premier educational provider of our area.

Students, families and staff will embrace their responsibility for learning and behavior.
Staff is dedicated to continuous improvement by providing each student with a challenging, individualized educational program.
Students will be inspired to achieve and empowered to succeed as contributing members of society.

Beliefs Statement

We at Stephenson Area Public Schools believe:

E          Excellence

A         Accountability

G         Goal Driven

L          Leadership

E          Encouragement

 

P          Positive

R          Responsibility

I           Integrity

D         Dedicated

E          Empowered

 

Goals

Facilities

Develop a 3-5 year capital improvement plan for SAPS facilities that identifies appropriate projects, a schedule, and a financing plan based on completing a facilities audit before March 1, 2018 to determine infrastructure needs and facilities utilization.  This will determine what our facilities goal will be in the next 3-5 years.

Student Achievement

Using an aligned vertically and horizontally K-12 curriculum we will increase student achievement to create students who are work force and/or college ready as measured annually by formative and summative assessments.

Transportation

We will assess SAPS student transportation needs and develop a vehicle replacement program to operate an up-to-date student transportation fleet that considers replacing 1 bus per year; buying 1 bus before 2018/2019 year and establishing a 1 bus per year rotation within next 5 years.

Community Involvement

Over the next 5 years we will increase community involvement through marketing/promotion/outreach, that makes SAPS the school of choice as measured by increased enrollment.  

Actions

Community Involvement

Goals and Actions

 

Short or Long Term

Responsible Person

Deadline

Cost Estimate

Goal Community Involvement:  Over the next 5 years we will increase community involvement through marketing/promotion/outreach, that makes SAPS the school of choice as measured by increased enrollment. 

Action: Create a Community Involvement Committee that promotes these efforts.

Continual

Superintendent and Committee

 

$2,500. Annually

Action:  Promote “Ask the Superintendent” feature on the website and Facebook page. Use a press release in the newspaper to promote it.

Start Immediately

Christina and Committee

Ongoing

Time

Action: Spotlight staff and students four times per month September through June

Short Continual

Superintendent and Committee

5-2018

Time

Action: Promote student achievement info shared by data team.

Short

Continual

Data Team

And Committee

5-2018

Time

Action: Promote and maintain the SAPS Facebook page.

Continual

Administration and support staff

5-2018

Time

Action: Boost SAPS Facebook posting on school news.

Continual

Administration

5-2018

$ 250.00

Action: Utilize said committee that meets on a regular basis to promote information for media.

Continual

Administration and committee

6-2018

Possible newspaper cost

Action: Promote open house events with ALL educational programs, organizations and extended learning opportunities for Stephenson Area Public School students.

Continual

Staff and committee

11-1-18

Time

 

 

 

 

 

Action: Research long-term service opportunities for students through developing an early childcare and extended learning facility.

Continual

Administration and committee

Preliminary report to board 8-22-18

Time

Action: Promote attendance and topics to be discussed at Board of Education meetings.

Continual

Administration and Committee

6-1-18

Time

Action: Develop, implement and promote a Parent-to-Parent support network and outreach opportunities by holding monthly sessions with incentives to focus on social emotional and educational topics.

Continual

Staff and Committee

8-24-18

$5,000.00

Action: Educate and promote tutoring program.

Ongoing

Staff and Committee

8-24-18

$10,000.00

Action: Build relationships with and support systems for home school families.

Continual

Staff

1-1-19

Time

Action: Create and maintain a calendar of All Schedule B events.  Promoted via website.  Monthly and weekly updates.

Continual

Staff and Committee

8-28-18

Time

Action: Develop a “Crisis Communication” Plan with communication topics and strategies.   

Continual

Administration and law enforcement

8-18-19

Time

Action: Consider engaging with existing Community groups like Stephenson Lions to share information about school successes and opportunities for growth.

Continual

Administration and committee

8-18-18

Time

Goals and Actions

 

Short or Long Term

Responsible Person

Deadline

Cost Estimate

Goal Community Involvement:  Over the next 5 years we will increase community involvement through marketing/promotion/outreach, that makes SAPS the school of choice as measured by increased enrollment. 

Action: Create a Community Involvement Committee that promotes these efforts.

Continual

Superintendent and Committee

 

$2,500. Annually

Action:  Promote “Ask the Superintendent” feature on the website and Facebook page. Use a press release in the newspaper to promote it.

Start Immediately

Christina and Committee

Ongoing

Time

Action: Spotlight staff and students four times per month September through June

Short Continual

Superintendent and Committee

5-2018

Time

Action: Promote student achievement info shared by data team.

Short

Continual

Data Team

And Committee

5-2018

Time

Action: Promote and maintain the SAPS Facebook page.

Continual

Administration and support staff

5-2018

Time

Action: Boost SAPS Facebook posting on school news.

Continual

Administration

5-2018

$ 250.00

Action: Utilize said committee that meets on a regular basis to promote information for media.

Continual

Administration and committee

6-2018

Possible newspaper cost

Action: Promote open house events with ALL educational programs, organizations and extended learning opportunities for Stephenson Area Public School students.

Continual

Staff and committee

11-1-18

Time

 

 

 

 

 

Action: Research long-term service opportunities for students through developing an early childcare and extended learning facility.

Continual

Administration and committee

Preliminary report to board 8-22-18

Time

Action: Promote attendance and topics to be discussed at Board of Education meetings.

Continual

Administration and Committee

6-1-18

Time

Action: Develop, implement and promote a Parent-to-Parent support network and outreach opportunities by holding monthly sessions with incentives to focus on social emotional and educational topics.

Continual

Staff and Committee

8-24-18

$5,000.00

Action: Educate and promote tutoring program.

Ongoing

Staff and Committee

8-24-18

$10,000.00

Action: Build relationships with and support systems for home school families.

Continual

Staff

1-1-19

Time

Action: Create and maintain a calendar of All Schedule B events.  Promoted via website.  Monthly and weekly updates.

Continual

Staff and Committee

8-28-18

Time

Action: Develop a “Crisis Communication” Plan with communication topics and strategies.   

Continual

Administration and law enforcement

8-18-19

Time

Action: Consider engaging with existing Community groups like Stephenson Lions to share information about school successes and opportunities for growth.

Continual

Administration and committee

8-18-18

Time

 

Facilities

Goals and Actions

 

Short or Long Term

Responsible Person

Deadline

Cost Estimate

Goal Facilities Management:  Develop a 3-5-year capital improvement plan for SAPS facilities that identifies appropriate projects, a schedule, and a financing plan based on completing a facilities audit before April 10,2018 to determine infrastructure needs and facilities utilization.  This will determine what our facilities goal will be in the next 3-5 years. 

Action 1: Complete a thorough walk-through of the facilities on February 6 at 5pm.  Include an analysis of the air handling system. (Renee to join the group and take detailed notes.  Video-recordings will be taken. Meet at Ron’s office.)

Short

Ron Kraft

Paul Starzynski

Feb. 6

Covered by sinking fund, unknown cost.  Projected costs will come from Architects report

Action 2:  Prioritize walk-through issues for buildings as summarized by committee and architects.

Short

Ron with Committee

April 10, 2018

time

Action 3:  Get maintenance cost estimates from architect for building repair, renovation, etc as a result of issues learned from walk-through

Short

Ron with Committee

April 10, 2018

time

Action 4: Develop/ implement a plan to consider emptying out storage building to sell; consolidate with other storage building. 

Short

Paul

June 30

?

Action 5: Determine current facility fixed costs (heat, water, custodial, power, sports complex, lights, etc)

Short

Ron

March 1

Staff time

Action 6: Analyze enrollment data in relation to facility needs for the immediate and longer-term facility size needs.  Consider whether current space needs will be the same in the future; consider whether there needs to be closure or sale of current facilities.  Develop a recommended facilities plan.

Long

Committee and Board of Education

April 30

Unknown

Action 7: Implement the comprehensive facilities plan

Long

Board of Education

2018-2019

Unknown

 

Student Acheivement

Goals and Actions

 

Short or Long Term

Responsible Person

Deadline

Cost Estimate

Goal  Student Achievement  We will increase student achievement to create students who are work force and/or college ready by: 

  • Using a vertically and horizontally aligned K-12 curriculum.
  • Measuring growth annually by formative (hands-on check in class) and summative (i.e. unit, state) assessments.

Action: Develop a list of common vocabulary words to be instructed across grades K-12. This will increase students’ spoken vocabulary. 

Short

Data Team

 

Fall 2018

Data team stipend

Action: Annually evaluate course curriculum calendars using state testing data prior to the start of the school year.

Ongoing

Data Team

First Cycle: August 2018

$29,000

 

Action: Implement a Google for Education certification program for faculty and staff.

Ongoing

Data Team and trained staff

Level 1 completed by June 1, 2019

$14,500

($500 stipend)

Action: Incorporate one word a month from the SAPS “Eagle Pride” Beliefs/Core Values into our K-12 school community.

Ongoing

Data Team

Start August 2018

None

Action: Develop a 5-year rotation for vertical and horizontal curriculum alignment, beginning with English Language Arts, Social Studies, an open year for formative assessment work, science, and math.

Long

Data Team

Start August 2018

$30,000 annually

Action: All students will achieve 80% proficiency in each of their courses as measured by local and state assessments. This will be supported through ASH and tutorials and enrichments, individual interactions with students, and personalized instruction to meet individual student’s needs.

Ongoing

Data Team and certified instructional staff

Start August 2018

$239,000

 

Transportation

Goals and Actions

 

Short or Long Term

Responsible Person

Deadline

Cost Estimate

Goal Transportation:  We will assess SAPS student transportation needs and develop a vehicle replacement program to operate an up-to-date student transportation fleet that considers replacing 1 bus per year; buying 1 bus before 2018/2019 year and establishing a 1 bus per year rotation within next 5 years. 

Action 1:  Create a comprehensive transportation plan to include traditional buses, smaller vehicle (vans), and maintenance equipment such as plows.

Long

Ron

April 15

unknown

Action 2:  Small vehicles: Research van needs/options and purchase one 7-passenger mini-van or 5-passenger car to meet district transportation needs; Research grant opportunities.

Short

Paul

April 15 analysis

 

Purchase date depends on data and board decision

unknown

Action 3:  Buses: investigate best, most cost-effective bus acquisition on a 10-year replacement rotation plan.

  • Document the bus and bus route (11 buses in current inventory, 7 routes/7 buses daily).

Gather data on gas with an International body.

 

Purchase a system for washing and drying under-carriage of buses on a bi-weekly basis.

 

Short

Paul

April 15 analysis will be complete

 

Staff time

Action 4: Buses: Purchase 1 or 2 new buses before 2018-19 school year

 

 

Short

Ron and Board of Education

May 2018 to place order for August delivery

Unknown

Action 5: Buses: Develop a 10-year replacement schedule for buses

Long

Paul

2020

unknown

Action 6: Plow truck: purchase a pick-up truck for staff use.

Long

Paul

2021

unknown

 

 

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Stephenson Area Public Schools

W526 Division Street
Stephenson, MI 49887
Phone: 906-753-2222
Fax: 906-753-4676
Ron Kraft
Superintendent
Paul Starzynski
Transportation / Maintenance
Renea Oskwarek
Administrative Assistant