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PROPERTY TAX LEVY 2019

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  • School safety:

    • Upgrade infrastructure

    • Make more mental health services available to students

  • District communication:

    • Prioritize two-way communication

    • Improve communication of school board agendas and opportunities to provide input before decisions are made

    • Strengthen standing community advisory committees to provide important input to the District

  • Teachers and staff: More conversations with teachers and staff to identify the resources and professional development opportunities they need to address the needs of today’s students and prioritize their input.

  • Strategic planning: Develop and communicate to school staff, families and the community:

    • Short-term and long-term priorities

    • Milestones and timeframes for completion and re-evaluation

    • How priorities are being incorporated into decisions on staffing and budgets

    • Plans for evaluating how priorities were implemented in programs and curriculum.

  • Revenues and expenditures:

    • Avoid damaging budget cuts

    • Advocate for adequate funding from state

    • Consider additional revenue for the district such as tuition-based summer courses online or at CTECH and more advertising and sponsorships

    • Consider Rochester’s economy and tax impacts before making long-term finance decisions on capital or operations

  • Student achievement and evaluation of improvement strategies:

    • Set priorities based on evaluation of how current programs and curriculum are supporting student achievement and proficiency

  • Superintendent evaluation

    • Track progress on superintendent performance priorities throughout the year instead of once a year reporting, linked to related school board agenda items.

    • Incorporate surveys of students, teachers and families into evaluation process

    • Complete superintendent evaluation once in each 12 month period

  • New school construction:

    • Address enrollment and current building capacity challenges as needed in the near-term

    • As part of new school construction decisions, ensure a transparent process for gathering community input and share planning parameters and data with the community

    • Improve the process for gathering community input on boundary adjustments to make sure it is community-wide and includes diverse perspectives

  • Hands-on learning curriculum: maximize opportunities throughout our K-12 classrooms

  • CTECH: Increase number of students who can access opportunities and explore ways to use CTECH year-round.

  • Partnerships: Increase partnerships with Rochester’s business community that address workforce needs and enhance program opportunities in our K-12 classrooms