Goal 1: All learning environments will foster engagement by integrating personalized learning experiences.
1.1 Create a system of personalized professional learning for District staff. (This Specific Result was merged into 5.5)
1.2 Design innovative physical and virtual spaces that safely engage learners.
1.3 Review the Grading and Reporting Handbook to identify opportunities that support personalized learning.
1.4 Establish structures that support a collaborative, flexible, safe, and respectful learning environment.
1.5 Provide a variety of learning experiences that address distinct learning needs, interest, aspirations and cultural backgrounds of all learners.
1.6 JROTC - Explore requirements to offer program and determine if students would benefit from additional JROTC programs assigned to other high schools in the district.
1.7 Dual Credit Expansion - Identify current courses and possible future courses; survey students to determine interests; determine the number of teachers certified to teach dual credit; continue the dual credit focus group; and investigate the weights for dual credit courses.
1.8 CTE Course Expansion - Identify current Career and Technology course pathways; consult with community and business leaders to determine workforce needs; assess resources and facilities; and survey students to determine interest.
1.9 GT JH Model - Review the existing Gifted and Talented Junior High model and best practices for GT learners; conduct site visits in other districts; survey students, parents, administrators regarding the current program; conduct a program review to determine strengths and weaknesses of the current program.
1.10 Early College - Explore requirements to offer an Early College High School and determine if students and families are interested in, and would benefit from such a program.
Goal 2: Katy ISD will develop systems where customized resources will ensure equity in response to the needs of a growing district with rapidly changing demographics.
2.1 Develop a communication plan that articulates the need for customized resource allocation in response to changing demographics.
2.2 Create a district resource allocation system that ensures equity for all students.
2.3 Multi-Bell Schedule - Establish a collaborative campus and district team to study the impact of a multi-bell schedule.
2.4 Two Mile Turn-by-Turn - Examine a two mile turn-by-turn approach to determine if it provides conservation of transportation routes that would allow transition to a multi-bell schedule.
Goal 3: Katy ISD will develop meaningful, effective assessments that inspire and inform students and educators toward continuous improvement.
3.1 Organize internal educator groups who will develop a variety of appropriate measures to determine learner progress and growth.
3.2 Provide quality professional development designed to increase educator expertise when measuring learner skill acquisition.
3.3 Utilize a variety of measures to monitor the learner's progress toward skill acquisition.
3.4 Provide timely, relevant, and actionable feedback that is focused on learner strengths and weaknesses.
Goal 4: Katy ISD will create and sustain best-in-class infrastructure to securely accommodate the current and next generation of digital content and tools for all stakeholders.
4.1 Continuously provide a safe and secure environment for digital learning.
4.2 Prepare all stakeholders to effectively utilize digital resources.
4.3 Define and implement district and campus expectations for technology integration inside and outside the classroom.
Goal 5: Katy ISD will attract and support high quality staff members to optimize their impact on student learning and create a culture of staff retention.
5.1 Sustain a comprehensive, equitable compensation benefit plan for all employees.
5.2 Create a "Portrait of an Educator" that encompasses learner outcomes and learner profile.
5.3 Create a framework that district leaders can utilize to increase teacher/staff recognition.
5.4 Expand the teacher mentoring program to address the needs of all teachers- both experienced and inexperienced teachers.
5.5 Refine a plan to provide high quality professional development that fosters growth and supports all teachers and staff.
5.6 Analyze perceptions of workplace culture and develop systems to improve and support engagement among employees.
5.7 Establish internal communications channels to provide informative and engaging content to improve communications, increase awareness, and encourage collaboration and participation among staff.
Goal 6: Katy ISD will address flaws in the state finance and student assessment systems in order to regain local control.
6.1 Develop a professional analysis of the state finance system to inform an action plan for the school board, administration and community to regain local control of tax dollars.
6.2 Develop a professional analysis of the student assessment and accountability systems to inform an action plan for the school board, administration and community to regain local control.
6.3 Design and implement a local accountability system to measure progress consistent with our beliefs and priorities.
6.4 Refine our local assessment in harmony with our local accountability system.
Goal 7: Katy ISD will develop intentional strategic partnerships which capitalize on the strengths, resources and talents of all stakeholders in order to engage the entire community.
7.1 Write community engagement into Katy ISD curriculum for targeted grades and subjects.
7.2 Replace Katy ISD school-business partnership program with an activity driven business and community partnership model that engages all stakeholders.
7.3 Communicate the benefits and expectations of Katy ISD school/community engagement with clarity and transparency.
7.4 Advance Katy ISD stakeholders groups into enthusiastic well-informed advocates.
7. 5 Parent & Community Engagement - Identify existing parent and community engagement programs at campuses and district level; and explore opportunities to involve a greater number of stakeholders on/at campuses that have lower engagement rates.
Goal 8: Katy ISD will actively support the emotional well-being of all learners.
8.1 Define responsibilities, roles and referral systems for all stakeholders to support the emotional well-being of learners.
8.2 Create trainings and ongoing support, tailored to students, staff and parents, concerning emotional well-being.
8.3 Establish a system that proactively supports emotional well-being.
8.4 Provide activities to engage stakeholders and build positive relationships.
8.5 Implement a secure communication system for all stakeholders to report social and emotional concerns.
School and Community Engagement Division
Dr. Andrea GroomsChief Communications Officer
Ph: 281.396.2225 Fax: 281.644.1801
Strategic design, also known as strategic planning, is a district-wide activity that is used to set priorities and focus energy and resources in a manner that ensures community stakeholders and district staff are working toward common goals.