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District Report Card October 2011 Reporting Progress on the 2010-2014 Strategic Plan to Our Community

Our Mission: Inspiring and empowering learners to be contributing citizens in our changing world.


A Message to Our Community

Reading this Report Card

The Central Valley School District School Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2010-2014 Strategic Plan on June 28, 2010. The strategic plan is a culmination of work beginning in mid-2009 and involving over 500 community members, parents, staff, and students. Implementation of the Strategic Plan began immediately after school board approval because we believe this plan guides our district into the future.

Each of the four 2010-2014 Strategic Plan Goals includes specific measures of results described as "evidence of impact" and "evidence of implementation" to measure our work toward goal attainment.

Throughout the strategic planning process we continually asked, “How do we measure our success?� While the answers varied, most can be categorized into three areas: 1. Student achievement (test scores), 2. Student engagement in school, and 3. A successful school experience. Our strategic plan sets specific measures in each of these areas. This 2011 Report Card provides an update on our goals by providing evidence of impact and evidence of implementation as outlined in the 2010-2014 Strategic Plan. A complete guide to the strategic plan is available on our website at www.cvsd.org. Thank you for your interest in the Central Valley School District.

Benjamin C. Small Superintendent

This Report Card includes district-wide information and measurable statistics as reflected in the Strategic Plan. It cannot possibly include all of our improvement efforts. Each school has implemented additional programs and measures to help meet the individual needs of the school and students in conjunction with their School Improvement Plans. We have not yet developed all the means necessary to measure each of the results called for in our Strategic Plan. Where the data is lacking, we have indicated such in this Report Card.

KEY:

Reporting Results: Central Valley School District Baseline Year Central Valley School District Current Results State of Washington Current Results

2010-2014 Strategic Plan Goals Goal One: Student Achievement Optimize learning for each student through rigorous, engaging, and differentiated learning opportunities. Goal Two: Quality Staff Provide highly skilled, compassionate staff for each child. Goal Three: School-Community Relationships Engage parents, community, staff and students in meaningful collaboration, partnerships and communication to support students' growth. Goal Four: Resource Management Seek and maximize all available resources while maintaining responsible stewardship.

The 2009/10 school year is the baseline we use because the Strategic Plan was adopted during the 2009/10 school year. Different baseline years are used when 2009/10 information is not available. Current Results reflect the year or school year that upto-date information is available.

Evaluating Results: Central Valley School District Strategic Target Met Strategic Plan Target Progress Toward Strategic Plan Target Did Not Meet Strategic Plan Target

The Strategic Plan Target is the yearly target that is called for in the 2010-2014 Strategic Plan. An example: 3% annual increase in on-time graduation. The previous year +/- and % above or below column indicates movement of our current results toward the Strategic Plan Target compared to results from the previous year, either as an actual number or as percentage points.


Our 2011/2012 Strategic Plan Initiatives The 2011/12 Strategic Plan initiatives listed below have been developed as action plans to support achievement of the four Strategic Plan goals, as indicated. Many initiatives have overarching impact. Nine of the 12 goals listed below are continuing into Year 2 of implementation. The remaining three goals are new this year. School Programs & Operations Replacement Levy New! Strategic Plan Goal: 4 The levy provides critical funding for programs and operations that support student learning. The current three-year levy expires at the end of 2012. District voters will consider a replacement levy on the February 14, 2012 ballot. The levy represents 22 percent of funding for district operations. Information Systems New! Strategic Plan Goals: 1, 3, 4 Planning is underway for the district’s move to new integrated information systems with a “go live” date in fall 2012. In preparation for the go live date, the 2011/12 school year will be one of training and professional development as well as converting data to the new system. There are four components of the new system, eSchoolPLUS (student data), BusinessPLUS (fiscal data), IEPPLUS (special education student data), and PerformancePLUS (assessment data). The move includes a web-based Home Access Center to make it easy for parents and students to access summary and detailed information regarding the student’s progress.

Career & College Ready (CCR) Strategic Plan Goal: 1 This initiative ensures that students are provided with programs and opportunities that allow them to graduate with the skills necessary for success in college, career and a diverse world beyond high school. The district will meet or exceed current and future graduation requirements in the state of Washington, and offer opportunities for students to participate in innovative programs such as Project Lead the Way. Hiring Audit Strategic Plan Goal: 2 The district has developed and piloted a hiring process to provide consistency and ensure knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff are hired and retained. The next steps include reviewing feedback from the use of the new process, followed by training for administrators in January and February. Indicators of success include positive feedback from users and monitoring new hires to ensure that selected candidates demonstrate high levels of skill and compassion for students.

Teacher-Principal Evaluation Pilot (TPEP) Strategic Plan Goal: 2 The goal of this initiative is to develop a teacher and principal evaluation tool that promotes goal setting and professional growth for teachers and administrative leaders. This tool will clearly define what quality teaching and leadership looks like in the Central Valley School District.

Performance Goals Strategic Plan Goal: 2 Promoting continuous improvement means that every employee understands their role in enhancing student learning and student safety, creating a purposeful community, and outcomes that matter to all. This initiative will help develop and create processes and protocols, and work with operations departments to set performance goals that measure the impact of support staff on student learning and safety.

Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) Strategic Plan Goal: 1 Guaranteed and viable curriculum ensures that throughout Central Valley School District the essential content is taught and assessed, there is equal opportunity for learning for each and every student, and there is time for teachers to teach and for students to learn. GVC helps ensure high quality and low variability within and across schools.

Proactive Student Intervention New! Strategic Plan Goal: 1 The goal of this initiative is to develop a systems approach to identifying at-risk students and create structures to support these students. This work will focus on Attendance, Achievement, and Attachment.

School Improvement Plans (SIP) Strategic Plan Goals: 1, 2 School leaders are working collaboratively with staff and their school community to implement, refine and sustain a datadriven school improvement planning process. Each school is utilizing a consistent process and template which includes proven practices to impact student achievement and a high level of engagement with staff and community. Communication Plan Strategic Plan Goal: 3 The district has developed a plan for effective, systematic communication with all stakeholders as a key part of the district’s overall success. The plan addresses proactive internal and external communication with employees, parents, students, businesses, civic groups, and the broader Central Valley community.

Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) Strategic Plan Goal: 4 A standing committee, TAC provides planning and oversight of general, operational, and educational technology functions of the district. Pending objectives are to clarify the long term mission of TAC, its alignment with Technology Services and Learning & Teaching, and to develop an action plan for supporting and implementing the vision developed last year. Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) Strategic Plan Goals: 1, 3 PACE is a grassroots Spokane Valley initiative to promote the importance of good character through partnerships with schools, businesses, families, and the community. Using a common list of monthly character traits, partners and families strive to promote and integrate each trait into their daily activities. Spotlighting the good character of students has a positive impact on the community, and student achievement.


EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 1: Student Achievement

Throughout our strategic planning process we continually heard from our community that we should measure our success based on student achievement, student engagement in school, and a successful school experience. The following tables show results in all three areas.

GRADUATION RATES It is common to hear that the graduation rate for high school students in this region is about 70%. In Central Valley that is not the case and in fact over the last three years both our on-time and extended graduation rates have increased. Our extended graduation rate is 88.5%. Objective: Increase Student Achievement Increase Graduation Rate

Unit of Measure

CVSD Results 2008/2009

CVSD Results 2009/2010

State 2009/2010

Strategic Target

% above or below

On-Time Graduation Rate

% On-Time

82.2%

84.6%

76.5%

86.3%

2.4%

Extended Graduation Rate

% Extended

86.6%

88.5%

82.7%

90.9%

1.9%

Performance Measure: Graduation Rates

Note: Graduation rate data reporting is delayed by one year. In order to determine movement toward our target, we have included 2008-2009 graduation rates.

NINTH GRADERS ON TRACK TO GRADUATE We track the success of our incoming freshmen students because a successful transition from middle to high school is critical.

Increase Ninth Graders on Track to Graduate

Performance Measure: Ninth Graders Earning 6 or more credits

Unit of Measure

CVSD Results 2009/2010

CVSD Results 2010/2011

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

69.96%

4.4%

Students Earning 6+ Credits

% on Target

66.6%

71.0%

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Group GPA

2.76

2.80

READING ON GRADE LEVEL The Central Valley School District adopted the Fountas & Pinnell benchmark assessment system in 2008. Fountas & Pinnell measures students against grade-level benchmarks. The fifth grade results indicate that 89.2% of our students are on grade level in reading. Longitudinal studies show a relationship between third-grade reading level and educational outcomes. Objective: Increase Student Achievement Local Reading Assessment

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Performance Measure: Reading On Grade Level Grade 3 End-of-Year Benchmark Grade 5 End-of-Year Benchmark

Unit of Measure

CVSD Results 2010/2011

Fountas & Pinnell

85.0%

Student Count

777 of 914

Fountas & Pinnell

89.2%

Student Count

835 of 936

CVSD Results 2011/12

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

89.3%

TBD

93.7%

TBD


EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 1: Student Achievement

READING, WRITING, SCIENCE AND MATH The State of Washington uses Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) for grades 3-8 and the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students. The HSPE is used as the state's high school exit exam. In spring 2011, the state began using End-of-Course (EOC) exams in math, therefore 2011 results are the first measure toward our goal using End-of-Course exams to assess math. Overall, students in Central Valley continue to perform better than the state average in all measures, and we have seen significant improvements in the areas of math and science.

Objective: Increase Student Achievement

Assessment:

Reading

State Assessment:

Writing State Assessment:

Science

State Assessment:

Math

Unit of Measure

CVSD Results 2009/2010

CVSD Results 2010/2011

State 2010/2011

Strategic Target

% above or below

Percent Meeting Standard

75.7% 71.2% 75.5% 65.6% 64.2% 75.2% 81.8%

77.5% 73.3% 71.1% 76.5% 59.6% 69.9% 86.5%

73.1% 67.3% 67.6% 70.6% 56.5% 68.7% 82.6%

79.5% 74.8% 79.3% 68.9% 67.4% 79.0% 84.25%

1.8% 2.1% -4.4% 10.9% -4.6% -5.3% 4.7%

Grade 4 Grade 7 Grade 10

Percent Meeting Standard

74.9% 73.0% 90.1%

64.7% 74.2% 91.1%

61.4% 71.0% 86.0%

78.6% 76.7% 92.8%

-10.2% 1.2% 1.0%

Grade 5 Grade 8 Grade 10

Percent Meeting Standard

57.1% 58.8% 45.4%

79.3% 66.6% 55.1%

55.6% 61.6% 49.9%

60.0% 61.7% 47.7%

22.2% 7.8% 9.7%

Percent Meeting Standard

66.1% 58.7% 61.3% 56.0% 60.6% 57.3%

70.1% 70.8% 64.3% 67.3% 69.7% 53.2%

61.6% 59.3% 61.3% 58.8% 57.0% 50.4%

69.4% 61.6% 64.4% 58.8% 63.6% 60.2%

4.0% 12.1% 3.0% 11.3% 9.1% -4.1%

Measure: Reading Scores: MSP/HSPE Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 10

Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8

Objective: Increase Student Achievement

Performance Measure: End-of-Course (EOC) Exams All Students Tested Grades 8 to 12

State Assessment:

EOC Algebra

Math

EOC Geometry

Unit of Measure

CVSD Results 2009/2010

CVSD Results 2010/2010

State 2010/2011

Strategic Target

% above or below

Percent Meeting Standard

Testing started in 2011

69.9%

64.3%

73.4%

TBD

84.8%

73.5%

89.0%

TBD

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EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 1: Student Achievement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

Objective: Increase Student Achievement

Performance Measure: Advanced Placement (AP) Classes/Tests Total Number of Students Enrolled in AP Courses Number of Students Taking an AP Exam Number of /% Passing

2009/10

2010/2011

Strategic Target

% / above or below

493

569

518

76

346

70.2%

448

78.7%

73.7%

8.6%

775

54.4%

1005

65.0%

57.1%

10.6%

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION The Central Valley School District is working to improve data collection methods and reporting, regarding students entering careers, certificate programs, and military academies or service. Objective: Increase Successful School Experience

Performance Measure: Number of CVSD students pursuing post-secondary education

Unit of Measure

CVSD 2009

Students enrolled in post-secondary programs*

% Attending

63.5%

CVSD 2010 Pending data from ERDC**

Strategic Target

% / above or below

66.7%

TBD

* Numbers do not reflect students that enter college after the September enrollment date. Data includes students enrolled in both public & private 2 and 4 year colleges and technical schools, but do not reflect students attending Military Academies, trade schools, or apprenticeships. ** State of Washington Education Research & Data Center (ERDC)

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS We have not set a target for increases in ACT and SAT scores. As the number of students taking these tests increase, historically the results have decreased. Currently, we do not see a pattern of decreasing scores in Central Valley. Objective: Increase Successful School Experience/ Increase Number of Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

Performance Measure: Number of CVSD Students Taking College Entrance Exams (ACT & SAT) ACT Exams SAT Exams Total Entrance Exams

Objective: Increase Successful School Experience/ Increase Number of Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

Performance Measure: Increased ACT Scores English Math Reading Science Composite

Objective: Increase Successful School Experience/ Increase Number of Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

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Performance Measure: Increased SAT Scores Reading Math Writing

CVSD

CVSD

Unit of Measure

# of Exams

Unit of Measure Improved Scores

Unit of Measure Improved Scores

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

470

44

State 2010/11 22.3 22.9 23.1 22.3 22.8

National 2010/11 20.6 21.1 21.3 20.9 21.1

Previous year +/2.00 1.50 1.80 1.10 1.60

2009/10 154 302 456

2010/11 109 391 500

CVSD 2009/10 22.1 23.3 23.1 22.7 22.9

CVSD 2010/11 24.1 24.8 24.9 23.8 24.5

CVSD

CVSD

2009/2010

2010/11

State 2010/11

National 2010/11

Previous year +/

531 541 511

527 543 511

523 529 508

497 514 489

-4.00 2.00 0.00


EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 1: Student Achievement

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN ACTIVITIES Student engagement in school is not easy to gauge using a single measure; furthermore our data and measurement tools are not yet complete. In the future our report card will include more robust measures of student engagement, such as surveys, focus groups, and student interviews. Also, our data collected thus far is focused on secondary students and we believe that engagement at all levels is important. Student involvement in co-curricular activities such as band, choir, debate, DECA, drama, ensembles, robotics, orchestra and other activities is an important indicator of engagement. The data collected for elementary and middle school co-curricular activities is not currently standardized across the district. In the interest of collecting quality data, we are developing and implementing reporting methods which will allow accurate measures in future Report Cards.

Objective: Increase Student Engagement Maintain or Increase Student Involvement in Activities

Performance Measure: Involvement in extra and Cocurricular activities

Unit of Measure

Middle & High School Boys Athletics Middle & High School Girls Athletics High School Co-Curricular Activities

Total Participants

CVSD Results 2009/10

CVSD Results 2010/11

Previous Year +/-

MS

HS

MS

HS

MS

HS

1,394

1,042

1,403

1,106

9

64

1,288

869

1,291

934

3

65

N/A

N/A

N/A

1522

N/A

N/A

HEALTHY YOUTH SURVEY and ATTENDANCE The Healthy Youth Survey is a statewide survey that Central Valley students take in grades 6, 8, 10, 12. The results we have reported are the average of all Central Valley students who responded.

Increase in Student Advocacy/Support

Improve Attendance

Performance Measure: Increase Positive Responses Unit of Measure to School Healthy Youth Survey (HYS): Grades 6, 8, 10, 12 Averages Percent of Students who Report Enjoyment of School Percent of Students who Report Skipping School Percent of Students who Survey Response Report they Feel Safe at School Percent of Students who Report they have Opportunities for Involvement K-12 Attendance Rate

% Present

Previous Year +/-

Trend 2008

Trend 2010

2010

Strategic Target

HYS

HYS

State

HYS

43.8%

46.3%

47.5%

45.1%

2.6%

23.3%

18.7%

21.0%

22.6%

-4.6%

85.0%

88.9%

85.8%

87.6%

3.9%

90.6%

85.3%

80.5%

93.3%

-5.3%

99.8%

99.8%

99.9%

0.0%

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EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

Goal 1: Student Achievement

The following actions are in progress or completed: ! Modified and adopted new curriculum to reflect global needs ! Math – grades K-8 2008/09 ! Math – grades 9-12 2009/10 ! Algebra 1 ! Algebra 2 ! Geometry ! Pre-Calculus ! Science – grades K-5 2009-present (ongoing development) ! Science – grades 6-8 2010/11 ! Science – grades 9-12 2011/12 (currently developing new curriculum) ! Defined learning targets and measurements for guaranteed and viable curriculum. Curriculum sequence and alignment: ! Math – grades K-8 2009/10 ! Math – grades 9-12 2010/11 ! Language Arts – grades 6-8 2009/10 ! Language Arts – grades 9-12 2010/11 ! Language Arts – grades 3-5 2011/12 ! Science – grade K 2012/13 ! Science – grades 1-2 2011/12 ! Science – grades 6-8 2011/12 ! Science - grades 9-12 2012/13 ! Developed classroom-based common assessments ! Implemented Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a curriculum advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education ! Biomedical Sciences Program – Barker High, Central Valley High, University High ! Gateway to Technology (pilot program) – North Pines Middle School ! Pathway to Engineering – Central Valley High, University High ! Established training and protocols for classroom walk-throughs using the research-based model, Classroom Instruction that Works (CITW)

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EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 2: Quality Staff

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Targeted professional development is critical to improving instruction for our students. Offering our staff opportunities for continuous learning is a large part of our strategy to improve student learning.

Objective: Quality Staff

Performance Measure: Professional development strategies Professional DevelopmentCertificated Staff* Professional DevelopmentOffering to Certificated Staff Professional DevelopmentClassified Staff*

CVSD

Unit of Measure

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

2010/2011

# Participants

2,212

2,323

TBD

# Classes

130

137

TBD

# Participants

551

579

TBD

Strategic Target 46 13

Previous year +/TBD TBD

2011/2012

2012/2013

*Individuals may participate in multiple professional development opportunities throughout the year

TEACHER QUALITY All (100%) of the new teaching hires in Central Valley meet highly qualified status, as defined by Federal law.

Objective: Quality Staff

Performance Measure: Increase teacher quality National Board Certified Average teacher experience Teachers w/ 15 years of experience Highly Qualified Staff (HQS)** recruiting

CVSD 2011/2012

Unit of Measure # of Teachers # of Years

2010/2011 45 12.5

# of Teachers

283

291

TBD

% Hires HQS

100%

100%

TBD

2012/2013

**Federal law has created a definition of Highly Qualified Staff.

OPERATIONAL PROCESSES In Central Valley we believe that all staff contributes to the learning environment for our students. Whether it is providing a safe bus ride, or nutritious meal, each staff member plays an integral role in educating our children. We understand that data about operational effectiveness is limited, however, throughout this year each of our operations departments will be establishing performance goals that will be reported in next year's report card.

Objective: Effective Operational Processes

Performance Measure: Bus Safety State Patrol Inspection** (90 buses) Performance Measure: Number of meals served Breakfasts Served Lunches Served

Unit of Measure Pass Inspection Unit of Measure Meal Count Meal Count

2010/2011

CVSD 2011/2012

2012/2013

98.80% 2009/2010 183,582 1,088,073

CVSD 2010/2011 214,231 1,112,015

2011/2012

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

100%

TBD

Strategic Target 183,582 1,088,073

Previous year +/30,649 23,942

***Each year our busses are inspected by the Washington State Patrol with 98.8% passing this extensive inspection the first time. EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

The following are actions in progress or are completed: ! Conducted study to evaluate hiring practices for certificated and classified staff, and implemented recommendations ! Established criteria to define highly effective staff (Teacher-Principal Evaluation Pilot) ! Developed system to provide ongoing training and support for teachers and principals in the teacher evaluation process (Teacher-Principal Evaluation Pilot) ! Developed and implemented data-driven School Improvement Plans (SIP) in all schools ! Developed and implemented professional development model ! Earned a highly competitive grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to continue offering support for first year teachers through the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) ! Established support systems for teachers to achieve National Board Certification, after meeting high and rigorous national standards


EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 3: School-Community Relationships

PARTNERSHIPS In our work toward establishing our strategic plan, we continually heard that our community wants to partner with us to improve educational outcomes. There are numerous examples of businesses, community organizations, and churches who have “adopted” schools, provided tutoring and mentoring for students. Our challenge is quantifying these partnerships in a format that can be reported consistently across our schools; we will strive for improved consistency of reporting.

Objective: Increased Educational Partnerships

Measure: CVSD Number of Partnerships Strategic Formed with Agencies, Unit of Measure Target 2010 2011 2012 Businesses, Educational Institutions PACE Membership # of Partnerships 13 93 14 2010 founding membership 13. June 2011 current membership 93 business, 2 universities, 60 schools

Previous year +/80

VOLUNTEERS Objective: Increased Educational Partnerships

Performance Measure: Increase Volunteer Involvement in Schools Volunteers*

CVSD Unit of Measure # of Volunteers

2009/2010

2010/2011

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

2,460

2,841

2,583

381

* The number of volunteers does not include the hundreds of people who participated in summer community projects and clean-up at our schools.

COMMUNITY SURVEY An annual community survey asks respondents, “Overall, how would you rate the Central Valley School District?” in the most recent survey, 59% of respondents rated CVSD an A/B. The average for other school districts in the state that use this measure is 54% A/B. Objective: Increase clarity in communication

EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

Performance Measure: Community Survey People Rate the District A / B

Unit of Measure

2008/2009

Survey Results

62%

CVSD 2009/2010 2010/2011 59%

Strategic Target

% above or below

65.1%

-3%

The following are actions in progress or are completed: ! Developed plan to guide consistent, systematic communication ! Adopted new Student Information System ! Established and maintained Facebook presence ! Updated Focus newsletter design and increased frequency of publication ! Launched Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) ! Interest and participation from all four valley school districts ! Valley-wide awareness about character traits ! Students awareness and recognition of character ! Connections made with communities and schools ! Lots of different types of organizations and businesses involved as partners ! Instilled a level of communication and talking points that weren't there before – now there's awareness ! Guest columns highlighting character in the newspaper ! Language of character traits more rooted in the school during pep rallies, award presentations, etc.

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EVIDENCE OF IMPACT

Goal 4: Resource Management

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Objective: Resource Management

Measure: Increase financial stability to support student learning

Unit of Measure

Consecutive WA State Audits Fund Balance Target met @ 4% of District Budget

CVSD 2010/2011

Strategic Target

Previous year +/-

2008/2009

2009/2010

# of years with no findings

5 years

6 years

No Findings

Met

4% Maintained

Yes

Yes

Maintain

Met

Strategic Target

%/ above or below

65.2%

TBD

60%

-13.3%

COMMUNITY SUPPORT Objective: Community Support for Resource Decisions

Performance Measure: Increase in support for district levies & bonds Increase support for levy passage Pass bond to improve facilities

EVIDENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

Unit of Measure Voter Support Voter Support

CVSD 2009

2011

2012

62% 46.7%

The following are actions in progress or are completed: ! Implemented budgeting process that involves community and stakeholder input ! Adopted three-year Budget Plan ! Published 2009-2010 Annual Financial Report available online at: www.cvsd.org ! Developed plan to address long term property and facility needs ! Improved efficiencies: ! Nutrition Services: Closed centralized production kitchen for increased accuracy in ordering and serving, resulting in an increase in participation and satisfaction with meals. Created new menus and new offer bars at elementary schools. ! Energy Efficiency Upgrades: The Central Valley School District was awarded an Energy Grant from the state of Washington that allowed us to make upgrades to 13 of our schools. The improvements are projected to save $100,000 a year in energy costs. ! The Central Valley School District has contracted with the McKinstry Corporation to provide a Remote Operations Center (ROC) for electronic 24/7/365 monitoring by trained people who are experienced in automation and controls systems as well as mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems. It is estimated the ROC will be able to resolve 60% of our HVAC issues remotely. The impact to our budget will be reduced call-out and travel time for maintenance crew. ! Technology: In order to maximize dollars spent on technology and to focus on our end users, we have entered into a business relationship with TierPoint of Liberty Lake to house and manage our technology infrastructure, a move that will improve system reliability and save a projected $284,000 over a five year period. ! Implemented Cafeteria Composting program to reduce waste and lower fees for garbage disposal.

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About Central Valley School District

Our Commitments:

Serving an 80-square-mile area in the Spokane Valley, we strive to ensure rigorous learning opportunities for the more than 12,600 students attending our 22 schools. Central Valley School District offers high quality academic and co-curricular programs for students in grades K-12, pre-school and a variety of learning support programs. In the Central Valley School District, our primary focus is learning and teaching.

1. We commit to providing the conditions that support learning: ! Safe, positive, and engaging learning environment ! Relevant and consistent curriculum ! Research-based instruction ! Frequent assessment with feedback to students and parents ! Continuous professional development ! Efficient use of resources ! Effective communication between home and school

Enrollment October 2010 Student Count

12,600

May 2011 Student Count

12,555

Gender (October 2010) Male

6,478

51.4%

Female

6,122

48.6%

87

0.7%

195

1.5%

2

0.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

197

1.6%

Black

118

0.9%

Hispanic

824

6.5%

10,678

84.7%

696

5.5%

Free or Reduced-Price Meals (May 2011)

5,227

41.6%

Special Education (May 2011)

1,718

13.7%

Transitional Bilingual (May 2011)

232

1.8%

Section 504 (May 2011)

331

2.6%

Race/Ethnicity (October 2010) American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian Pacific Islander

White Two or More Races Special Programs

2. We commit to providing schools where staff are professional, knowledgeable and focused on student learning. We celebrate growth, value learning and use research-based best practices to meet individual needs. 3. Our schools are committed to building relationships that provide a purposeful and positive environment. 4. We commit to fostering open communication among school, family and the community. We actively support the parents' role as partners and advocates in their child's education. 5. We commit to incorporating new knowledge into practice through: ! Collaborating with and reflecting on feedback from our stakeholders ! Defining and implementing best practices ! Tracking success by monitoring for and evaluating learning ! Learning as much as we can through reading and research ! Challenging our own thinking and beliefs

19307 East Cataldo, Spokane Valley, WA 99016 (509) 228-5400 • www.cvsd.org Central Valley School District #356 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sexual orientation, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquires regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Equal Employment Officer, Neva Ringwald, Central Valley School District, 19307 E. Cataldo, Spokane Valley,WA 99016.

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