100 Educational Objectives

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100 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

The Creston School District (the “District”) and the Board of Directors of Creston School District (the “Board”) are dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to it’s students, within the limitations of the school district’s ability, in order to provide for students, in cooperation with the families and the school district community, the opportunity to develop a healthy social, intellectual, emotional and physical self-concept in a learning environment that provides guidance and encourages each student to develop his/her full potential and become a productive citizen.  The District and the Board endeavor, through the dedication of the District’s resources, to encourage students to prepare for and anticipate their future.  In order to achieve this goal, the District and the Board will seek qualified employees dedicated to the development of their professional skills for the betterment of the education program.

The support and involvement of the home and the community are essential to achieve educational excellence in the educational program.  The District strives to maintain an active relationship with the home and the community to create within the students an awareness of the importance of each, and to encourage the goals outlined above outside of the educational environment.

 

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101 SCHOOL DISTRICT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Annually the Board will review data to determine needs and set goals.  The Board will review goals at the June Board meeting.

Annual Board/District Goals (October 21, 2015)

  1. Based on MAP Test results, all students will meet or exceed expected growth in Reading.
  2. Based on MAP Test results, all students will meet or exceed expected growth in Math.
  3. Based on PM Benchmark data. all K-1st grade students will show growth in Reading.
  4. Based on Universal Screener data, all K-1st grade students will show growth in Math.
  5. Based on walk-through data, student learning experiences that include technology application will progress toward the top of the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) and TIM Matrix (Technology Integration Matrix).

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102 SCHOOL DISTRICT VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

VISION: The Vision of the Creston Community School District is to provide the foundation for students to become lifelong learners, and positive, confident and compassionate citizens.

MISSION: The mission of the Creston Community School District is Cultivating, Achievement and Responsibility while Educating all Students (Creston CARES).

 

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103 EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The Board of Directors believes that evaluation of the educational programs is important to maintain an accredited program. Additionally, the Board of Directors believes evaluation will enhance the commitment to quality and transformation.

Periodic progress reports shall be made to the Board, at least annually. The reports shall include, but not be limited to, the strengths and needs of the various educational programs. The goals of the District will be developed into action plans for implementation on short, intermediate and long-term plans.

At a minimum every five (5) years the Board shall conduct a needs assessment, soliciting information from business, industry, labor, higher education and community members, regarding their expectations for adequate student preparation. One purpose of this assessment is to assist the Board in developing and evaluating a statement of philosophy for the school District. The second purpose of this assessment is to determine the areas of student performance, knowledge and attitudes which are judged to be most crucial in meeting school or District goals.

In conjunction with the needs assessment of the school district, the Board shall authorize the appointment of a committee, representing school district personnel, parents, students and community members, to make recommendations and assist the Board in determining the priorities of the school district in addition to the basic skills areas of the education program. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the school district community is apprised of the Board’s policies, programs and goals and has an opportunity to express their thoughts and suggestions for the operation of the school district. The superintendent shall report annually to the Board about the means used to keep the community informed.

The District and the Board will establish key priorities for the District annually as set forth in Board Policy 101. The identified priorities will align and support the CASA of the District.

 

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104 EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY AND MULTICULURAL AND GENDER APPROACHES TO THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

The District and the Board will not discriminate in its educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, creed, age (except for permitting/prohibiting students to engage in certain activities), marital status, or genetic information.  Further, the District and the Board affirm the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and harassment.

 

The District and the Board shall encourage and engage in multicultural approaches to the educational program, which shall include approaches which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, including race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, and socioeconomic background; and which shall include the contributions and perspectives of Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, European Americans, and persons with disabilities.

 

The District and the Board shall encourage and engage in gender fair approaches to the educational program, which shall include approaches which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of women and men to society; shall reflect the wide variety of roles open to both women and men; and shall provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

 

The District and the Board will require all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the District to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

 

Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to the Superintendent, 801 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801 641-782-7028; to the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004, 1-800-457-4416; to the Office for Civil Rights Chicago Office, United States Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, (312) 730-1560; or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chicago Office, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60661, 1-800-669-4000.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Director, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146.

 

 

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104.1 NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the District are hereby notified that this District does not discriminate on the basis of age (except for permitting/prohibiting students to engage in certain activities), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, genetic information, disability, race, national origin, color, religion, and creed in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities.

The school district does not discriminate on the basis of age (except for permitting/prohibiting students to engage in certain activities), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, genetic information, disability, race, national origin, color, religion, and creed in admission or access to, or treatment in, its hiring and employment practices.  Any person having inquiries concerning the District's compliance with federal and/or state non-discrimination law is directed to contact:

Title                                         _____Superintendent_____________________________

Location                                  _____801 N. Elm Street, Creston, IA  50801___________

Telephone Number                 _____641-782-7028______________________________

This individual has been designated by the District to coordinate the District's efforts to comply with federal and/or state non-discrimination laws.

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104.2 GRIEVANCE FORM FOR COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION OR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL OR STATE REGULATIONS REQUIRING NON-DISCRIMINATION

I, _____________________________________ , am filing this grievance because

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Describe incident or occurrence as accurately as possible:

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Signature                                ______________________________________________

 

Address                                   ______________________________________________

 

Phone Number                       ______________________________________________

 

 

 

If student, Grade Level           ______________________________________________

 

If student, Attendance Center ______________________________________________

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104.3 GRIEVANCE DOCUMENTATION

Name of Individual Alleging Discrimination or Non-Compliance:

 

Name                                      ______________________________________________

 

Signature                                ______________________________________________

 

Date of Grievance                  ______________________________________________

State the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested.

Indicate Principal's or Supervisor's response or action to above complaint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of Principal or Supervisor ______________________________________________

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105 PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING

The District and the Board endorse the concept that participation in the affairs of the schools by the students and the community is essential if the school system, the students and the community are to maintain mutual confidence and respect and work together to improve the quality of education for students.

 

The District and the Board wish to maintain open, free communications between the students of the District and the various levels of staff, the administration, and the Board itself.  Such communications will usually go through established channels of student government; however, all students have the right to bring individual concerns and suggestions to the attention of teachers, administrators, and the Board.  In addition, students have the right, as do all citizens of the District, to attend open Board meetings and address the Board in accordance with the Board's policy on public participation at Board meetings.

 

Citizens will be encouraged to express ideas, concerns, and judgments about the schools to the school administration, the staff, any appointed advisory bodies, and the Board via established channels.  Consideration shall be given to the advice that community groups and individuals may give to the Board and the staff, especially to the advice that comes from individuals and groups invited to offer advice on specific issues, but in making decisions, the administration and the Board shall use their own best judgment.

 

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