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West Central Board Goals

Academic Achievement: The West Central School Board will strive to provide top quality, innovative, academic, and vocational programs for students of all abilities.

Benchmarks:

  • 90% of all students will be proficient in reading, math, and science on the ISASP. (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress)
  • 100% student participation in the Charter School.
  • All students will show academic growth through standardized tests.
  • Annual Review of graduation requirements and course offerings.
  • Support inclusion of STEAM/Career & Technical Education (CTE) activities throughout the curriculum.
  • Support professional development programs and resources.
  • Preserve the instructional day.

School Culture & Climate: The West Central School Board will foster a culture and climate where every student can succeed.

Benchmarks:

  • Support the social, emotional, and physical development of students at all grade levels.
  • Promote school and community integration and opportunities.
  • Encourage student participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Provide a safe environment for staff and students.

Communication: The West Central School Board will promote proactive communications with all stakeholders.

Benchmarks:

  • Publicize district successes and events.
  • Host teachers and students at monthly board meetings to demonstrate innovative instructional practices.
  • Foster communications between parents and teachers.

Financial Stability: The goal of the West Central School board is to assure that future expenditures do not exceed future revenues while expanding student opportunities.

Benchmarks:

  • Maintain a steady tax-rate at or below the average of area schools.
  • Maintain a minimum solvency ratio of 10-15% as recommended by the Iowa Association of School Boards.
  • Increase spending authority each year.

Facilities: The West Central School Board is committed to maintaining and improving existing facilities.

Benchmarks:

  • Develop a 5-year facility plan beginning with a facilities needs audit.
  • Develop annual facilities and grounds priority improvement lists.