The Mission of the Oskaloosa Community Schools:
Engaging ALL Students to Embrace the Power of Learning


The Vision of the Oskaloosa Community Schools:
Believe, Achieve and Create with Pride

 

Oskaloosa School Board/Superintendent Priorities & Goals 2019-2020

All members of Oskaloosa Schools are expected to learn and grow and will be provided the tools and resources to do so.
Administrators at all levels will work in conjunction to align goals, provide accountability & feedback, and ensure growth.
All staff members will work collaboratively and individually to enhance their skills.
Our students benefit from our aligned efforts, enhanced collaboration and improved classroom practices!


Priority/Goal Area #1       Improve Student Achievement

Provide and focus resources on monitoring and improving student achievement.
 
CORE INSTRUCTION:
Teaching staff will gain a better understanding of the Iowa Instructional Framework for quality teaching.
Teaching staff will align individual professional development goals, PLC goals, and classroom instruction to one domain/indicator/descriptor and implement.


STANDARDS BASED TEACHING/LEARNING/GRADING:
All content areas have identified priority standards, created proficiency rubrics and common formative assessments aligned to the standards, and uploaded them to the staff resources site in all core areas.


Priority/Goal Area #2       Improve Culture/Climate & Safety/Security

Provide a positive and safe learning environment for faculty, staff, students, and families of our district and improve communication and perception of the district.
 
CULTURE/CLIMATE:
All staff will gain understanding into social emotional learning from both a personal and student viewpoint.
All staff will learn and implement strategies to connect to students, other staff members, and community members from all walks of life in all situations.
All staff will contribute to a positive culture in each building.
Increase communication through an updated webpage and other online presence.


SAFETY/SECURITY:
Provide professional development to staff at each building regarding the EOP.
Create long range planning for safety and security needs.

Priority/Goal Area #3       Improve Finances & Facilities

FINANCES:
Reduce negative deficit spending in all funds (specifically special education, Title I, home school assistance, and food service).
Reduce the number of open enrolled out students.  Increase the number of open enrolled in students.
 
FACILITIES:
Create a 10-20 year long-range facilities plan for future growth & improvement.