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PROGRESS UPDATE 22/23


WE BELIEVE STRATEGIC PLAN | 2022/2023 PROGRESS UPDATE


PROGRESS KEY
COMPLETE
In action or ongoing
IN PROGRESS
In the development 
or planning phase
NOT YET STARTED
Prior steps need to be completed first




CODE

ACTION STEP
PROGRESS
HC1

Design a sustainable plan to recruit and retain staff with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds to reflect our community’s demographic.


Complete and in action. Recruitment revision entire, teacher screening complete, currently revising teacher interview process.





HC2


Design and execute a district-wide process to recognize staff for exemplary performance


In progress. An initial survey is designed and sent.





HC3


Design and execute a protocol for forming teams to include: 
  • Identifying competencies needed by team members 
  • An application and/or interview process for Equity, OIP, MTSS, and Curriculum team members based on the competencies 
  • Select members for teams that closely reflect our community’s demographic
  • Establish a clear purpose for the objectives of the team 
  • Reference and utilize research-based practices such as team start-up guide from the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Ohio Improvement Process 2.0.

Complete and in action.





HC4


Identify and create a succession plan to provide for continuity through transitions. Ensure the plan is detailed to the extent that it can be followed by making it a living document on the website with access by all staff.


Not started yet - delayed.





HC5


Create a learning module around norms of collaboration and ways of teaming that apply to Equity, OIP, MTSS, and Curriculum.


Complete and in action





HC6


Integrate diverse sets of values that promote open-mindedness and acceptance as part of all professional learning.


Complete and in action.





HC7


Promote awareness and competency of healthy culture components that impact Equity, OIP, MTSS, and Curriculum through professional development opportunities such as a shared book study, guest lectures, multimedia presentations, and dialogue/discussion.


Complete and in action. The Curriculum team recently completed the "UDL Playbook." The MTSS team recently completed "Leading Equity-Based MTSS."





HC8


Learn about the history of our country and Lorain City as it pertains to: 
  • Ethnic settlement
  • History of Marginalization
  • Recruitment and housing assignments by industry
  • Redlining
  • Policing
  • Economy
  • Education

Complete and in action.





HC9


Design professional learning by modeling the principles of Universal Design for Learning - multiple means of engagement, representation, and action & expression.


In progress. DLT and BLTs participated in collective learning in June 2023. BLTs will be leading all staff collective learning in the fall/winter of 2023.





HC10

Develop a protocol to differentiate meaningful professional development based on the needs of all staff.

Will continue to be in progress throughout 23-25





HC11

Develop a train-the-trainer coaching process so that all staff can benefit from coaching in the areas of healthy culture, equity, OIP, MTSS, and Curriculum.


Complete and will be revised for 23-24 with the utilization of a learning walk protocol to be developed this summer for action step TL20.





HC12


Develop and administer a culture survey to identify barriers to a healthy culture from all staff and students.


Complete as part of communications audit. A survey was sent out in November 2022.





HC13

Conduct a root cause analysis to:
  • Identify cultural barrier
  • Determine which barriers have the greatest impact
  • Revise action steps to address barriers

Not started yet.





HC14


Develop building focus groups to process survey data and root cause analyses to create actions to address the cultural barriers that apply to Equity, OIP, MTSS, and Curriculum.


Not started yet.





HC15


Analyze student survey data to understand student and family perspectives of healthy culture.


Not started yet.





HC16


Use the Culture Survey Results to progress monitor the health of the district's culture


Not started yet.





HC17


Survey the community to understand their experiences within the school district.


Not started yet.





HC18

Develop expectations and a protocol for clear and consistent two-way communication.
In progress with learning walks and PBIS referrals
HC19


Develop a data calendar that identifies the data sources for both plan implementation and the impact of the plan.


Delayed to Fall/Winter 2023





HC20

Develop a responsive learning environment based on a growth mindset.
Complete and in progress. At the conclusion of every professional learning event, our DLT and BLTs debrief staff feedback. This will continue throughout the implementation of this strategic plan.







CODE

ACTION STEP
PROGRESS
E1

Understand how all programs can perpetuate inequities.


Complete and ongoing.  
All staff learned the history of marginalization in education, engaged in drawing the current educational model in their respective schools, and determined which programs and processes are proactive and reactive.