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Annual Report of the State of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids Museum of Art November 4, 2005 – 8 PowerPoint Presentation
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Annual Report of the State of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids Museum of Art November 4, 2005 – 8

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  1. From Rhetoric to Action Annual Report of the State of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids Museum of Art November 4, 2005 – 8:00 a.m.

  2. Quick Facts • 121 square miles • 2,700 employees • 17,500 students • 33 attendance sites • $170 million budget • 56 formal school/business partnerships • Iowa’s second largest school district

  3. Did you know?? • IASBO and GFOA Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting (10 consecutive years) • Only school district in Iowa initiating E-procurement processes • Moving to geo-mapping of transportation • One of two school districts in the nation involved in the “Switch” Health/Nutrition Study

  4. The Other NCLB • No calorie left behind

  5. A quick look at other measures in the annual report

  6. The biggest challenge and the heart of the problem… • The opportunity/ excellence/ achievement gap

  7. Grade 4 Reading - ITBS

  8. Grade 11 Reading - ITBS

  9. ITBS/ITED • SINA Schools • Watch List Schools • Sanctions • Opportunities for all students

  10. The World is Flat- Thomas Friedman • Numbers Gap • Education Gap • Ambition Gap

  11. The “Boomerang” Generation(% of offspring returning home between the ages of 18-29) • 1990 – 32% • 2000 – 60% • 2005 – 65%

  12. “Change or Die”- Fast Company • Outsourcing • Off shoring • Uploading • Supply Chain

  13. Squirm Factors… • Computer programmer…$70,000 U.S.; $8,250 India; $3,000 China • Irish Americans going ‘home’ • China – 350,000 student online university • Options outside of the public school

  14. Squirm Factors… • Among adults aged 25-34, the U.S. ranks 9th among industrialized nations in the share of its population with at least a high school diploma; 7th in its share with a college degree

  15. Squirm Factors… • Although high school graduates are enrolling in college in higher numbers than in the past (70% nationally, compared to 50% or lower in past generations), the percentage who actually earn degrees in about the same as it was in 1950

  16. Squirm Factors… • In Asia, 60% of the college degrees conferred are in mathematics, science, and engineering, compared to just 5% in the U.S. China alone produces 360,000 engineers annually, compared to 60,000 in the U.S.

  17. How do we make meaningful progress in a large/complex system reacting to abundant and varied pressure to improve?

  18. A helpful framework… Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence

  19. The 7 Baldrige Categories • Leadership • Strategic Planning • Student/Stakeholder Focus • Information and Analysis • Human Resource Focus • Process Management • Performance Results

  20. Timeline:

  21. It’s About Alignment… • Can we get everyone rowing in the same direction?

  22. Dave’s Goals: 2005 - 06 • Goal 1- Diverse Workforce • Goal 2- Continuous Improvement • Goal 3- Compensation • Goal 4- Enrollment/Facility Study

  23. Drilling down: Goal 1 Action Plan Description of Activity Research & Rationale Results Persons Impacted Funding Timeline

  24. Drilling Down: Dave’s Goal 2 – 05 - 06 One-year targets: During the 2005-06 school year, a plan to continue the deployment of continuous improvement efforts in the CRCSD will be formalized.

  25. One-year targets: Dave’s Goal 2 – 05-06 District & Cabinet School & Departments Classroom Student Continuous Improvement Outcomes

  26. Dave’s Goal 2 – 05-06 (265/49) One-year targets: Action Research Deployment Team Workshops • Elementary: • 129 individuals representing 24 teams • -Middle School: • 42 individuals representing 7 teams • -High School: • 42 individuals representing 4 teams • -Support Services: • 52 individuals representing 14 teams

  27. Monitoring Progress… • Keeping track of ourselves (District balanced scorecard)

  28. Monitoring Progress… • What are our stakeholders telling us?

  29. Do you enjoy reading to learn?

  30. Question #1 • To provide the highest quality education to all CRCSD students, what challenges will the district have to address as it plans for the future?

  31. I support the District’s continuous improvement efforts… YES (99%) NEED CLARIFICATION (1%) NO (0%) The pace of our continuous improvement effort is… Just Right (94%) Too Fast (5%) Too Slow (1%) Administrators Feedback

  32. Staff Feedback 98% 98%

  33. “We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to know to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.” -Ron Edmunds

  34. The only thing more exciting than our past is our future!Visit us onlinewww.cr.k12.ia.us

  35. Questions?

  36. From Rhetoric to Action Annual Report of the State of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids Museum of Art November 4, 2005 – 8:00 a.m.