Strategic Plan

The District has launched a three-year strategic plan developed by the Board of Education and district staff. More than 120 proposed projects have been reviewed and prioritized in five “strategic focus areas”–Student Achievement and Development, Human Assets, Financial Sustainability and Operational Excellence, Community Engagement, and Climate for Learning.
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The Waterloo Schools community commits to a comprehensive system of education and support to assure that each and every student will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship as evidenced by continuing education, pursuing a career path, and contributing to a community. 

Strategic Focus Areas and Goals 

Student Achievement and Development-Delivering the comprehensive curriculum through engaging instruction with a focus on measured results for student achievement.-Increase the percentage of the students proficient inreading, math, writing, and science.-Increase percentage of students who are prepared forcollege, career, and citizenship.-Increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate while maintaining rigorous standards for learning.-Reduce the achievement gap between subgroups while accelerating learning for all students.

-Utilize technology as a tool to improve studentachievement.

Financial Sustainability and Operational Excellence

-Operating with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

-Provide technology that meets District standards, is equitable, and current to ensure agility in information analysis and to achieve efficient and effective administrative systems.

-Use District priorities to establish the budget.

-Consistently implement proven security practices for students, staff, and community, both during the school day and at other times of facility usage.

-Deliver quality facilities and infrastructure.

-Implement global best practices in the management of technology outages, changes, and configuration.

-Secure additional funding sources to enhance the District budget.

-Maximize equitable community access to and use of facilities.

-Control operating expenditures and capital costs. 

Human AssetsStaffing our organization with high performing leaders, teams, and employees.-Create standards and performance measures to rate factors of customer service.-Maintain a workforce based on the identification of the number of employees required, best practices, and the skills needed.-Enhance and target employee recruitment to increase diversity and highly qualified personnel.-Optimize a workforce based on competencies and attitudes needed to accomplish the district vision.

-Promote the alignment of talent with workforce needs.

Climate for Learning

-Provide a safe, caring, engaging, and inviting environment for our students, staff, parents, and community.

-Utilize research-based strategies that support integrity and respect toward others.

-Optimize crisis prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to assure maximum safety and security of students, staff, and community.

Community Engagement

-Interacting effectively with our students, staff, parents, and business communities.

-Promote and strengthen partnerships within the community, the schools, and the homes of our students to increase student achievement, wellness, and development.

-Enhance district resources through partnerships.

-Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.