The Plan in Progress

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Proficiency

  • Initiate the Read by Grade Three (SB391) program, to increase the number of students in kindergarten through third grade who are reading at or above grade level.
  • Expand full-day kindergarten to all elementary schools by the 2016-2017 school year and reduce class sizes to a student-to-teacher ratio of 21 to 1.
  • Implement the Victory Schools initiative (SB432), to provide qualified schools with pre-kindergarten programs, summer academies, professional development, and wraparound services.
  • Pilot the Franchise School concept, where principals with demonstrated excellence in academic growth and student achievement are tapped to lead a second school and replicate their best practices while continuing to supervise their original, “flagship” school.


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Achievement Gaps

  • Expand comprehensive support for English Language Learners by adding 10 elementary Zoom Schools and establishing three secondary Zoom Schools by 2017.
  • Increase the number of 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs to help students in at-risk schools experience academic success through the use of research-based practices and extended learning time.
  • Provide customized professional development for schools on the stages of cultural competency and cultural responsiveness.
  • Implement Breakfast After the Bell (SB503) at additional schools to provide more low-income students with breakfast at the start of the school day.

 

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Graduation Rate

  • Expand Jobs for America’s Graduates, (JAG) a nationally recognized high school dropout prevention and career readiness program.
  • Provide individualized graduation plans for every student.
  • Continue the “Reclaim Your Future” program to provide mentoring and other assistance to struggling high school students.
  • Provide information regarding Magnet Schools, Career and Technical Academies, Select Schools, the Nevada Learning Academy, and the open enrollment process through the new Web site, itsyourchoice.ccsd.net.

 

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Engagement

  • Provide expanded classes, courses, and workshops focused on parents as teaching partners, navigating the school system, parent leadership, and family wellness and development through the University of Family Learning.
  • Increase the number of families accessing the Infinite Campus parent portal, CCSD’s student information system.
  • Launch “CCSD on the MOVE,” a mobile outreach service of Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) designed to build a stronger connection between schools and the community.
  • Continue involvement of families in important issues affecting their students such as the capital improvement program, sex education curriculum, the English Language Learner master plan, and more.

 

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Student Safety

  • Implement the newly revised policy, P-5137, “Safe and Respectful Learning Environment:  Bullying and Cyber-bullying,” with the expectation of timely reporting, compliance, and accountability.
  • Provide districtwide “Safe and Respectful Learning Environment:  Bullying and Cyber-bullying” professional development to administrators, teachers, and counselors.
  • Work with local government agencies to address basic behavioral, mental health, and academic needs for all students, including an interagency 24-hour assessment center.
  • Implement legislation to increase the number of social workers and other licensed mental health workers for schools.

 

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College & Career Readiness

  • Utilize additional funding from the Nevada Department of Education to increase the number of students who complete career and technical education (CTE) courses and earn the State Certificate of Skill Attainment.
  • Expand student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses through additional teacher preparation and targeted grants to improve participation and passage rates among key population groups.
  • Add seven new magnet programs and five “Select School” programs in order to provide additional opportunities for students to engage in AP, CTE, and other popular, successful programs already in place in other schools in the district.
  • Implement one-to-one instructional technology in secondary schools through the Nevada Ready 21 Technology Grant Program.