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Page 1: MCS Opening Day Presentation
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Welcome to the 2016 School Year!

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Thanks to

who provided breakfast this morning

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Thanks to all of the staff members, parents and others who volunteered to work at registration or otherwise helped out this summer

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Leadership Priorities• Safety and Security

• Needs of Each Individual Child

• Professional Support and Growth of the Staff

• Fiscal Stability and Efficiency

Communicate

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Basic Tenets•No surprises•Meet your deadlines•Do what is best for children•Always treat staff fairly•There are no “bad” children; some children do bad things from time to time•Remember, all parents care, some may have trouble knowing what to do•Use data to inform decision making

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Concerns Raised• Financial Issues•Condition of our Facilities• Secondary Failure Rate• Suspension and Expulsion Numbers• Too many special education students being educated outside of the regular classroom• Impactful use of Technology / No LMS•Consider How to Move Away from “One Size Fits All” Educational Program

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Some Things Being Implemented

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Some Foundational Issues•Total review of :PoliciesAdministrative ProceduresJob Descriptions & Skill ExpectationsHandbooksNon-Certified Evaluation Processes

•Review all of our current vendor relationships•Review our technology and printing services to develop more effective and efficient methods

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More Foundational Issues•Focus the organization on Instruction and Student Programs•Create systems for stronger PD and Succession Planning•Create a broader leadership base for MCS•Create more opportunities for district leadership

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More Proactive Communication

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Strategic Planning and Vision• Complete staff and community surveys on the state of MCS

• Develop a strategic planning process with the board: Five primary areas of focus A Board member and administrator will co-chair each area

Planning teams for each area Focus groups to review draft plans by the winter

Complete the plan by Spring 2016

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Finance & FacilitiesCurriculum & InstructionStudent Services, Support and SafetyHuman Resources & Professional DevelopmentCommunications and Parent Engagement

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My Request to Each of you for 2016• Be actively engaged in setting the direction for the future of MCS• Apply for at least one competitive grant this year • Share what good things are going on in your classroom/building/team/cafeteria, etc.• Always do what is best for the children we serve

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