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
Priority/Goal Area #1 INCREASE STUDENT LEARNING and READINESS
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.
Faculty will effectively utilize available resources (online, personalized, apprenticeships, individualized, differentiation, etc.) to maximize learning experiences targeted to the abilities, interests, and learning opportunities of the individual student that leads to growth.
Each student will be held to high standards in all areas(academics, behavior, collaboration, etc.) and are expected to put forth their best effort at all times.
The ocsd will implement a process for student and community feedback about instruction, assessment, online learning, and other learning-related issues upon which the school will reflect and take action.
STANDARDS BASED TEACHING/LEARNING/REPORTING:
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.
All content areas and all grade levels will report progress on the Iowa Core Standards through the Infinite Campus report card system.
Priority/Goal Area #2 CREATE a CULTURE that is SAFE, WELCOMING, and INCLUSIVE for LEARNING and WORKING
Each building will set aside time each week to focus on the social-emotional behavioral health of students.
Each building will set aside time each month to focus on the social emotional behavioral health of staff.
The Ocsd will implement processes and procedures to maintain positive relationships between students and teachers, staff, and community members for all potential instruction delivery platforms (online, hybrid, face to face).
Provide professional development to staff at each building regarding the EOP.
Improve safety, security, & health throughout the district.
Priority/Goal Area #3 STAFF, FAMILY, and COMMNITY ENGAGEMENT and SUPPORT
OCSD will create and implement a marketing plan that showcases the amazing and unique things happening in the district in order to increase student enrollment and build a positive perception of the district.
OCSD will increase partnerships with institutions in Oskaloosa.
The ocsd will develop welcome materials for new families and share them with organizations/businesses.
The ocsd will implement simple systemic processes and procedures that will be consistently implemented across buildings for parent and student access to learning materials.
Priority/Goal Area #4 MANAGE RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY and IMPROVE FACILITIES
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.
Create a 10-20 year long-range facilities plan for future growth & improvement.