Killeen ISD Goals and Priorities

Killeen Independent School District
District Goals and Priorities
2019-2020

Our Community Designed Strategic Design Framework  

Call To Action: Lifelong learners engage in personalized educational opportunities to create their own success and thrive in an ever-changing world. 

District Goals and Strategies  |  What we accomplish together.

Goal 1:      Killeen ISD will equip and empower campus leadership, faculty and staff to consistently provide research-based best practices, resulting in future-ready students. 

  • 1.1 Design, develop and implement programs promoting responsible technology use (digital citizenship)
    • Actions
      • 1.1.1 • Year 1 • 1st - Develop a student and staff Smartphone personal device policy to limit classroom distractions.
      • 1.1.2 • Year 2 • 2nd - Opportunities for parent/teacher education regarding prominent social media issues. 
      • 1.1.3 • Year 3 • 3rd - Provide a technology security plan.
  • 1.2 Identify & provide resources and professional support for students' emotional, mental and behavioral health needs
    • Actions
      • 1.2.1 • Year 1 & 2 • 1st - Provide professional development to train teachers to work with students that have emotional or behavioral needs.
      • 1.2.3 • Year 1 • 2nd - Implement a framework for minimizing classroom distractions.
      • 1.2.4 • Year 1 & 2 • 3rd - Implement professional development to address micro, macro-aggressions and social bias through the promotion of awareness and positive behavior support initiatives. 
      • 1.2.5 • Year 1 & 2 • 4th - Utilize district disciplinary data to make decisions regarding additional behavioral support. 

Goal 2:      Killeen ISD will recruit, retain, and develop excellent, creative educators to maximize student achievement.

  • 2.1 Implement and monitor a plan for instructional excellence:
    • Implement standards-based, aligned instruction
    • Monitor and coach the implementation of standards-based aligned instruction
    • Actions
      • 2.1.1 • Year 1 & 2 • Implement an instructional framework for the teaching of reading and writing.
  • 2.2 Ensure the implementation of a guaranteed and viable curriculum through common assessments and progress monitoring
    • Actions
      • 2.2.1 • Year 1 • Provide campuses with training and support on the use of common assessment data and walkthrough observation data to improve instruction.  

‚ÄčGoal 3:      Killeen ISD will engage all stakeholders in the work of developing lifelong learners through positive, collaborative relationships and meaningful communication.

  • 3.1 Create a multi-platform/multi-lingual communication plan
    • Actions
      • 3.1.1 • Year 1 • Translate all communications and resources into the most common languages identified in the district.
      • 3.1.2 • Year 1Utilize social media to convey regular, positive messaging. 
  • 3.2 Develop a brand strategy and deliver it through a comprehensive marketing campaign
    • Actions
      • 3.2.1 • Year 1Develop a brand for the district that instills and conveys the positive, exciting opportunities for all students.
      • 3.2.3 • Year 1Deliver the brand message in all communications in all areas of the district to all stakeholders.
  • 3.2. Expand parenting events/training with flexible times and multiple opportunities
    • Actions
      • 3.3.1 • Year 2 • Add parent liaisons at every campus.
      • 3.3.2 • Year 2Continue and expand parenting workshops. 
  • 3.4 Refine and strengthen community engagement and partnerships
    • Actions
      • 3.4.1 • Year 2 • Establish a district-wide mentor program utilizing community members who are recruited, trained, and monitored. 
      • 3.4.2 • Year 2Expand the services offered by the Communities-In-Schools program to all schools. 

Goal 4:      Killeen ISD will provide a safe and healthy learning environment, and identify and address social, emotional, and behavioral distractors; thereby improving student achievement.

  • 4.1 Recruit quality teachers
    • Actions
      • 4.1.1 • Year 1 • Post specific job openings/positions by campus, grade level, and/or subject area.
      • 4.1.2 • Year 1 & 2 • Provide a compensation package competitive with state and local districts (Year 1). Research additional teacher compensation for identified at-risk campuses, to include critical shortage areas, and feasibility of providing smaller class sizes, additional off period, or other incentives for teaching at specific at-risk campuses (Year 2). 
      • 4.1.3 • Year 1 • When recruiting, highlight opportunities for professional growth and advancement and develop working partnerships with area universities to bring recruits to KISD. Publish campus internship/student teacher opportunities on district website.
  • 4.2 Retain quality teachers
    • Actions
      • 4.2.1 • Year 1 • New Teacher Induction (NTI), mentor program, and professional development reviewed and strengthened to include job-alike, academic planning, and classroom management. 
      • 4.2.2 • Year 1 & 2 • Provide a compensation package competitive with state and local districts (Year 1). Research additional teacher compensation for identified at-risk campuses, to include critical shortage areas, and feasibility of providing smaller class sizes, additional off period, or other incentives for teaching at specific at-risk campuses (Year 2). 

Goal 5:      Killeen ISD will effectively and efficiently manage district resources and operations to maximize learning opportunities for all students and staff.


 
Learner Outcomes  |  Our highest hopes for KISD students 

Communication Skills: All learners will communicate effectively utilizing the appropriate modality. 

Student Success: All KISD students will demonstrate academic, social and emotional growth. 

Personalized Learning: Each learner will achieve individual goals within a personal success plan. 

College/Career: Each KISD student will be college, career and/or military ready upon graduation.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking: Learners will work individually and collaboratively in problem-solving, employing critical thinking and creativity in finding solutions to real-life solutions.
 
Learner Profile  |  Our vision for every KISD learner. 

A KISD Learner (is):
  1. Collaborates
  2. Communicates
  3. Inquires/Questions
  4. Globally aware - Connects globally
  5. Resilient
  6. Adapts to change
  7. Empathetic
  8. Thinks critically & solves problems
  9. Innovates

Mission: Teach so that students learn to their maximum potential.