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Strategic Plan


Our Vision

The Anchorage School Learning Community. We’re Launching Life Long Learning Through… Inspiration – Exploration – Connection

Our Mission
The Anchorage School mission is to educate students to become strong problem solvers, critical thinkers, excellent communicators, and community contributors.

Our Core Values
We help those in need, make everyone feel welcome, take pride in our school, include and acknowledge everyone, have no put-downs, use life skills to solve problems, respect each other, take personal responsibility, and be our BEST!

Goals:

  1. Anchorage School will remain a high performing school as measured by state and national standards and any other measures selected by the District.
  2. Anchorage School will systematically track individual and group student progress and use the results to impact future academic instruction.
  3. Each Student continues to learn in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults at all times.
  4. 100% of teachers will demonstrate differentiation and engagement as measured by walkthrough documents.
  5. All Students are engaged in school as measured by the walk-through document, attendance and appropriate participation in extracurricular activities.
  6. 100% of faculty will have individual and measurable improvement goals and objectives.
  7. An annual school community survey, the school receives clearly positive evaluations on communication effectiveness. (Baseline score to be established in first year).
  8. Each subject area and/or grade level will integrate a career/content related connection with the community into their curriculum annually.
  9. School has qualified support and is meeting medical and health needs.
  10. School will meet the standards of the Practical Living program.
  11. Anchorage Schoolwill reach out by developing a consortium, ensuring they have access to the best possible Professional Development.
  12. Monitor performance on “environment of trust” through the Tell Survey, or other instrument, evaluatingAnchorageSchool’s improvement over time and performance in comparison to other schools in KY to ensure we are the “employer of choice.”
  13. Annually, the preventive maintenance items are 85% funded.
  14. Launch Phase I of new Anchorage School Web portal. Focus on enabling “communication and collaboration” for school and community.
  15. 1 to 1 environment successfully implemented with faculty and staff and students; Empower students with “anywhere and anytime” learning.
  16. 100% continuous alignment between KDE-mandated Facility Plan and the Anchorage School Master Plan.
  17. Alumni relations plan developed (interim goal). Longer term, establish goals for alumni families engaged with the school in time, talent and treasure.
  18. Adequate funds available to implement the Strategic Plan
  19. The administration will develop and the board will evaluate annually a 5 year staffing plan.
  20. 90% of all capital expenditures are identified and consistent with the Master Plan.
  21. By 2016, 100% of the school’s aesthetic and architectural elements adhere to the Design Standard.
  22. Web 2.0 paperless school governance solution – agendas, minutes, policies, manuals….100% Web-based for access
  23. Provide after-school care for students and/or residents ofAnchorageif sufficient demand exists.
  24. Complete the feasibility study of the preschool.
  25. Rental fees covering the cost for use including maintenance and clean up. (Recover % to be established in first year).

Anchorage School Strategic Plan

Goal 1. Anchorage School will remain a high performing school as measured by state and national standards and any other measures selected by the District.
Strategy Anchorage remains a high performing school where each student is inspired to learn at a high level, reaches maximum potential through a well-balanced curriculum, is prepared for future academic paths and life in a global environment.
Goal Type Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Administer an additional norm referenced test such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills to continue the data base established 2 years ago. (Fall, 2012).
  2. Compare norm referenced test results (ITBS and state selected test) to identify trend results. (Fall, 2012).
  3. Research EXPLORE scores in other high performing school districts in the state and nation to compare results for use in curriculum development. (Spring, 2012, Hayes, Middle School Team).
  4. Align Anchorage curriculum with Common Core Standards in reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies as those standards are released by KDE. (Fall, 2011).
  5. Assemble Committee to identify characteristics of high performing schools and self-assess our status for improvement purposes. (January, 2012, Hayes).
Progress
  1. Planned for implementation in Fall 2012.
  2. ITBS scheduled for administration and subsequent data analysis in Fall 2012.
  3. In progress through Fall 2012.
  4. Partially Implemented, Started Fall 2011, will continue as we await further curriculum releases.
  5. Completed.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals, Director of Special Programs, ECE Director, Academic Excellence Committee
Needed Resources
  1. Cost for tests.
  2. Continued funding of LEAPS program.
  3. Funds for travel and/or substitutes.
  4. Funds for substitute staff.
  5. Travel, substitutes, etc.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 2. Anchorage School will systematically track individual and group student progress and use the results to impact future academic instruction.
Strategy Anchorage remains a high performing school where each student is inspired to learn at a high level, reaches maximum potential through a well-balanced curriculum, is prepared for future academic paths and life in a global environment.
Goal Type Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Anchorage School will hire a LEAPS coordinator for FY 12. (Fall, 2011)
  2. Anchorage will use MAP as the Universal Screening tool to Screen all students 3 times a year. (Fall, 2011)
  3. Aims Web will be used to track the progress of the students currently in the LEAPS program. (Fall, 2011).
  4. Full time assistants will be hired in the 1st grade classrooms to help with the LEAPS process. (Fall, 2011)
  5. The LEAPS program will be communicated to the community. (Fall, 2011)
  6. Administrators will meet with grade level teams once a year to review state testing results and as needed afterwards. (As needed).
  7. LEAPS Coordinator will coach individual teachers as needed. (Spring, 2012, Waford, J. Broyles)
  8. ILP’s will be used to help set goals for individual students. (Fall, 2011).
  9. LEAPS staff will provide professional development for Anchorage staff as needed and requested by school administration. (Fall, 2011).
  10. LEAPS Coordinator will visit with other districts to discuss RTI programs. (Fall, 2011).
  11. LEAPS staff will conduct an APTA Parent Academy to orient parents and keep them informed about the program. (January, 2012, APTA, J. Broyles)
Progress
  1. Implemented, 10/2011.
  2. Implemented.
  3. Implemented.
  4. Implemented.
  5. Implemented.
  6. Implemented, will continue.
  7. Implemented, will continue.
  8. Partially Implemented.
  9. Implemented, will continue.
  10. Implemented, will continue.
  11. Implemented, will continue yearly.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals, Board, Director of Special Programs, ECE Director, District Treasurer
Needed Resources
  1. Continued funding of LEAPS program, research based, universal screener (MAP, Aims Web, etc.)
  2. Continued funding for appropriate instructional assistants.
  3. Possible incidental costs for Individual Learning Plans.
  4. Travel, PD funds and funds for substitute teachers.

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Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 3. Each Student continues to learn in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults at all times.
Strategy Maintain current safety practices.
Goal Type Whole Child
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Implement the “Be the Best You Can Be” program, (Fall, 2010)
  2. Implement “Community Service Awards”, (Fall, 2011)
  3. Implement “Anchorage Community Education Awards”, (Fall, 2011)
  4. Implement Medication Administration Training, (Fall, 2010)
  5. Conduct Safe Schools Audit by the Kentucky Safe Schools Center (Fall, 2012)
  6. Board approved bullying policy with parent orientation (Fall, 2010)
  7. Conduct APTA, Parent Academy – promote, support and utilize this venue for parent training (Fall, 2012 and each fall thereafter)
  8. Reinstitute Parenting 101 through Guidance Office, (Spring 2012, Vaughn)
  9. Continue guidance curriculum focused on healthy student relationships, extinguishing bullying behaviors. (Fall 2009, and ongoing)
  10. Investigate hiring a registered nurse who would share some clerical duties. (Summer, 2012)
Progress
  1. Implemented, Fall, 2010.
  2. Implemented, Fall, 2011.
  3. Implemented, Fall, 2011.
  4. Implemented, Fall, 2010.
  5. Not Implemented, Tentative, Fall, 2012.
  6. Implemented, Fall, 2010.
  7. Completed Fall, 2012, continue at beginning of school each school year.
  8. Implemented, will continue.
  9. Completed, on-going.
  10. Position has been posted, hiring will occur, Summer, 2012.
Accountability Principals, Guidance Counselor, Safe Schools Committee, Anchorage School Council
Needed Resources
  1. Allocation of funds for student awards.
  2. Funds for SAFE Schools audit and possible correction of deficiencies.
  3. Funds for adequate guidance and health personnel.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 4. 100% of teachers will demonstrate differentiation and engagement as measured by walkthrough documents.
Strategy Each student has access to effective, personalized learning and is supported by engaged and caring staff, parents, community members and other students.
Goal Type Extraordinary Faculty, Whole Child, Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Walkthrough Observation Document changed to fit the new HETL (Highly Effective Teaching and Learning) (Fall, 2011).
  2. Clear expectations shared with faculty, (Fall, 2011).
  3. Lesson Plans required and monitored, (Fall, 2011).
  4. Opportunities for professional growth available to all staff (Fall, 2011).
  5. Differentiation activities highlighted or noted in lesson plans (Fall, 2012).
  6. Gifted Service Plans, IEP’s, 504 Plans, developed, implemented, and monitored by teachers for all identified students. (Fall, 2011).
  7. Teacher documentation of orientation with parents on classroom differentiation techniques through parent meetings. (Fall, 2012).
  8. PD provided for all staff on differientated instruction. (Fall, 2012).
  9. Books offered in professional library or Gifted Office on Differentiated Instruction. Staff Professional Learning Communities encouraged. (Summer, 2012).
Progress
  1. Implemented.
  2. Implemented.
  3. Implemented.
  4. Implemented.
  5. Implemented.
  6. Implemented.
  7. Scheduled for Fall, 2012.
  8. PD provided during FY 12, Major PD August 2012.
  9. Funding allocated in Board budget for implementation in Fall, 2012.
Accountability Principals, Director of Special Programs, Teachers.
Needed Resources
  1. Adequate funding for iPads or similar products for school administration to quickly and efficiently perform walkthroughs and evaluations.
  2. Incidental funds for folders, supplies, postage, etc.
  3. Funds for Professional Development and professional literature for school staff.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 5. All Students are engaged in school as measured by the walk-through document, attendance and appropriate participation in extracurricular activities.
Strategy Each student is actively engaged in learning, takes pride in accomplishments and is connected to the school and broader community through a healthy balance of activities offered during and after school.
Goal Type Academic Excellence, Whole Child
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Create a listing all school activities and outside school activities noting in which activities each child regularly participates. The school secretary is working on a chart for each activity to see the percentile of students participating in each activity or club. (Fall, 2011).
  2. Use Guidance classes to survey the students annually and chart each child’s activities. (Spring, 2012, Vaughn, Waford, Clore).
  3. Students actively engaged in academics- as measured by the walkthrough document by the Principal, Assistant Principal, and Program Coordinator. (Fall, 2010).
  4. LEAPS, HETL, and differentiated instruction professional development opportunity for teachers to help address and ensure that student engagement is a priority. The PD meetings will be part of the work days prior to school. (Fall, 2012).
  5. PD’s and PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities), in these areas will also be part of team meetings throughout the year. (Fall, 2012).
  6. The school has already had prior whole school learning sessions over differentiated instruction techniques led by outside experts. HETL (Highly Effective Teaching and Learning) are currently being addressed at District ISLN. As that information is being passed down throughout the year, the principal will conduct PLC meetings with grade level teachers to develop, collaborate with, and reinforce these characteristics. These meetings will occur at least monthly until all five major characteristics are fully explored for implementation. These same characteristics have already been placed into the walkthrough document and the teachers’ evaluation documents. Assistant Principal is also conducting monthly PLCs to help each teacher explore and use the most current differentiation techniques and instruction. (Fall, 2011).
Progress
  1. Completed, will require yearly update.
  2. Implemented.
  3. Implemented.
  4. In progress.
  5. In progress.
  6. In progress.
Accountability Principals, School Secretaries, Guidance Counselor, PD Committee, Teachers
Needed Resources
  1. Adequate funding for iPads or similar products for school administration to quickly and efficiently perform walkthroughs and evaluations.
  2. Continued funding of LEAPS program.
  3. PD Funding and substitute funding for staff.
  4. Funding for professional literature and supplies.

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Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 6. 100% of faculty will have individual and measureable improvement goals and objectives.
Strategy Anchorage School will use Professional Growth Plans to set specific, individual goals and objectives (focused on ensuring all faculty achieve a common high standard of excellence and engage in continuous improvement), followed by consistent, ongoing coaching and feedback on those goals and objectives.
Goal Type Academic Excellence, Extraordinary Faculty
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. A sample professional growth plan and teacher evaluation form will be shared annually with the School Board and Council. (Summer, 2012).
  2. The ‘process’ of the evaluation will be shared annually at a Council and Board Meeting. (Summer, 2012).
  3. The ‘process’ (teacher evaluation and growth plan) will be presented in writing by the Principal and will be included in the Anchorage Faculty Handbook and/or on the district website. (Summer, 2012).
  4. Professional Development will align with Strategic Plan and Professional Growth Plans. (Fall, 2012).
Progress
  1. Scheduled for Summer, 2012.
  2. Scheduled for Summer, 2012.
  3. Scheduled for August, 2012.
  4. Scheduled for August, 2012.
Accountability Principals
Needed Resources
  1. PD funds.
  2. Possible funds to bring trainers to our school and community to prevent staff from being gone so often.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 7. An annual school community survey, the school receives clearly positive evaluations on communication effectiveness. (Baseline score to be established in first year).
Strategy Anchorage School will implement a system to facilitate effective communication between faculty, administration and students’ parents, involving both internal and external communications to ensure maximum transparency and understanding among constituents.
Goal Type Community Connections
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Adopt an Annual School Community Survey specifically for families and community. This survey might also be in lieu of the TELL Survey. (Spring, 2012/13, Waford, APS Council).
  2. Evaluate and identify the best method to implement the surveys. (Spring, 2012, 13, Waford, APS Council)
  3. Utilize the Anchorage School Council in the development and implementation of surveys and other tasks. (Spring, 2012, 13, Waford, APS Council)
Progress
  1. Scheduled for FY 2013 as KDE did not administer TELL in FY 2012. School Council is planning an alternative survey.
  2. Under study by School Council.
  3. In progress.
Accountability Superintendent, Administrators, Board, Committee formed for this purpose, School Council
Needed Resources Development survey, administration and scoring funds.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 8. Each subject area and/or grade level will integrate a career/content related connection with the community into their curriculum annually.
Strategy Anchorage School will maximize the availability of community support through integration of content related experiences.
Goal Type Community Connections, Whole Child, Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Incorporate selected community connections into teacher goals set at the beginning of the year. (Spring, 2012, Waford).
  2. Make connections meaningful and integrated into content of grade level curriculum. (Spring, 2012, Waford).
Progress
  1. In progress. Staff notified and discussed during Professional Growth Plan meetings with principals.
  2. In progress. Staff notified and discussed during Professional Growth Plan meetings with principals.
Accountability Principals
Needed Resources Funding for field trips, guest speakers, supplies.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 9. School has qualified support and is meeting medical and health needs.
Strategy Each student learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle and the school has qualified professional support and effective, efficient practices to meet medical and health needs.
Goal Type Whole child, Community Connections, Extraordinary Faculty
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Explore/Investigate the possibility and expense of a full-time nurse (Summer 2012).
  2. RN will oversee health screenings (Fall, 2010).
  3. Investigate the possibility of a part-time nurse. (Summer, 2012).
Progress
  1. Position posted, hiring scheduled for Summer, 2012.
  2. Implemented.
  3. Position posted, hiring scheduled for Summer, 2012.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals
Needed Resources Funding for dual healthcare/clerical professional.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 10. School will meet the standards of the Practical Living program.
Strategy Each student learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle and the school has qualified professional support and effective, efficient practices to meet medical and health needs.
Goal Type Whole child, Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Development of WIKI page for Program Reviews in Practical Living/Career Studies (PLCS) where evidence will be uploaded under each demonstrator. (Per KDE lead, Spring 2012, Vaughn).
  2. PLCS functioning committee that uses the Program Review process will document the effectiveness of the PLCS curriculum, pacing guides. (Spring, 2011, Vaughn).
Progress
  1. Completed and compliant with KDE.
  2. Implemented.
Accountability Principals, Counselor, Program Review Committee, Program Review Lead Teacher
Needed Resources
  1. PD funds for school visits and substitute teachers.
  2. Possible funding for technology implementation.
  3. Funding for deficient areas and remediation.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 11. Anchorage School will reach out by developing a consortium, ensuring they have access to the best possible Professional Development.
Strategy Anchorage School will use Professional Growth Plans to set specific, individual goals and objectives (focused on ensuring all faculty achieve a common high standard of excellence and engage in continuous improvement), followed by consistent, ongoing coaching and feedback on those goals and objectives.
Goal Type Academic Excellence, Extraordinary Faculty
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Contact will be made with districts with interest expressed by superintendents for staff to collaborate for the common growth and good of all districts. (Spring, 2012, Cravens).
  2. Anchorage will look at the top 5 performing school districts in the state over the last 4 years to see which districts are constantly showing up in the top 5. Once these districts have been determined contacts will be made. (Fall, 2012).
Progress
  1. Partially implemented. Summer 2012 meeting to be scheduled
  2. In progress.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals, Teachers.
Needed Resources
  1. Funding for travel, hosting, supplies, PD, substitute teachers and implementation of strategies.
  2. Continued funding of LEAPS program, Travel/PD costs, school visits, necessary supplies, programs, software, etc. to be the top school district.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 12. Monitor performance on “environment of trust” through the Tell Survey, or other instrument, evaluating Anchorage School’s improvement over time and performance in comparison to other schools in KY to ensure we are the “employer of choice.”
Strategy The Board will make “creating a cohesive, high performing team” and “establishing a culture of trust and respect” specific performance goals for the superintendent
Goal Type Extraordinary Faculty, Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. The school will develop and assign a committee to review the annual results of the TELL survey. The committee will report to the Council any strong areas for concern. These areas will come with a report of what the school does currently in this particular area with recommendations for a positive change. The Council will pass this information on to the Board. (Summer, 2012).
  2. The same committee will investigate the characteristics for being the school employer of choice and share those with the Council and Board. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Grigsby).
  3. Identify and capitalize opportunities to promote Anchorage Staff and working conditions. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Grigsby)
Progress
  1. TELL Survey not administered by KDE in Spring, 2012. School Council planning survey and Implemented.
  2. Completed.
  3. Completed, shared with administration and Board for beginning implementation in Fall, 2012.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals, Extraordinary Faculty Committee, Council
Needed Resources
  1. Funding for staff time, substitutes and necessary improvements for the district.
  2. Board commitment to funding necessary to attract top teachers from Kentucky and the nation.
  3. Funding for advertising and promoting the school and district.

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Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 13. Annually, the preventive maintenance items are 85% funded.
Strategy Develop/enhance our preventive maintenance program to ensure the future viability of our historic building
Goal Type Facility
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. The Board will consider a professional evaluation of preventive maintenance from an engineering or architectural firm. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Travis).
Progress 1. In progress. Architectural and engineering firm contracted and process underway as of June, 2012.
Accountability Board, Superintendent, Maintenance Director, District treasurer
Needed Resources Procurement of professional services necessary to full evaluate all aspects of the Anchorage School Facility.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 14. Launch Phase I of new Anchorage School Web portal. Focus on enabling “communication and collaboration” for school and community.
Strategy Develop and maintain a best in class destination portal website incorporating mobile and social media. Provide easy access to information for all school stakeholders.
Goal Type Community Connections, Technology & Innovation
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. New web site implemented, (Summer, 2011).
  2. Survey faculty for their desires/needs from a school website and align with internal and external expectations. (Spring, 2012, Collard).
  3. Explore the possibility of one classroom password for the entire school. (Summer, 2012).
Progress
  1. Implemented.
  2. Implemented.
  3. Under consideration for implementation in August, 2012.
Accountability Superintendent, District Technology Coordinator, Principals
Needed Resources Commitment of necessary funds to fully implement website, web access, surveys, etc.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 15. 1 to 1 environment successfully implemented with faculty and staff and students; Empower students with “anywhere and anytime” learning.
Strategy Anchorage School should establish a flexible 1 to 1 computing environment where all students, teachers and administration have a personal computing device on a direct and continuous basis through the school day, and beyond.
Goal Type Technology & Innovation, Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Library iPad lab to be used especially for a “shake down” of potential issues, needs, and opportunities implemented (Fall, 2011).
  2. Determine faculty “buy in” with regard to grade levels and align with internal/external expectations. (Spring, 2012, Collard).
  3. Identify and implement opportunities for exposure and training of faculty and students prior to implementation. Example: Use the library iPads, add 2 iPads per classroom, add iPad carts. (Spring, 2012, Collard).
  4. Stay abreast of and publicize software opportunities which move our existing instructional tools to the iPad (ex. Everyday Math). (Fall, 2011).
  5. Identify projected necessary capital. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Travis, Collard).
  6. Coordinate with the community to identify a strategy for the security of the devices. (Spring, 2013).
  7. Explore and evaluate insurance for the devices. (Spring, 2013).
  8. Coordinate with the community and Board to identify a purchase and replacement strategy for the iPads. (Spring, 2013).
Progress
  1. Implemented.
  2. Implemented.
  3. In progress.
  4. In progress.
  5. Not implemented, under consideration.
  6. Not Implemented.
  7. Not Implemented.
  8. Not Implemented.
Accountability Superintendent, Technology Committee, District Technology Director, Principals, Principals, Board
Needed Resources
  1. Funding for all technology necessary to ensure that Anchorage School is one of the top schools in the nation.
  2. Possible PD/Travel funding opportunities.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 16. 100% continuous alignment between KDE-mandated Facility Plan and the Anchorage School Master Plan.
Strategy Create a comprehensive Facility Master Plan for the school that drives decision making.
Goal Type Facilities
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Develop an Anchorage School Master Plan (Fall, 2012, Cravens, Travis).
  2. Technology infrastructure will be part of the AS Master Plan (Spring, 2013).
  3. Design Standards established (Fall, 2011).
  4. Clarification and continued guidance from the Facility Committee (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Travis).
Progress
  1. In progress.
  2. In progress.
  3. Implemented.
  4. In progress.
Accountability Superintendent, Board, District Facilities Committee, District Technology Coordinator, District Treasurer
Needed Resources Funding necessary for professionals to evaluate, i.e., architects, engineers, etc.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 17. Alumni relations plan developed (interim goal). Longer term, establish goals for alumni families engaged with the school in time, talent and treasure.
Strategy Develop on-going effort to maintain relationships with alumni.
Goal Type Community Connections
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. A core group with interest in an Alumni Association has met preliminarily, which will present recommendations to the Board. Included is information about the use of CARE funds for staffing, supplies, mailings, and associated costs for the development of an Anchorage Alumni Association. (Fall, 2011, Cravens, E. Taylor, L. Shewmaker).
Progress
  1. In progress. Website under development, planning for activities and long-term goals.
Accountability Board, Superintendent, Alumni Core Group, District Treasurer
Needed Resources Seed money for printing, postage, supplies, clerical help, social events, possible alumni director/coordinator.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 18. Adequate funds available to implement the Strategic Plan
Strategy Anchorage School will establish a plan to increase funding for academic, technology and other programs, including establishment of a public education foundation.
Goal Type
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Presentation of funding needs to the Board of Education. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Travis).
Progress
  1. Completed.
Accountability Superintendent, Administrative Team, District Treasurer.
Needed Resources Total funding level with correlation to district budget, fundraising, tax rates, etc.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 19. The administration will develop and the board will evaluate annually a 5 year staffing plan.
Strategy Anchorage School will develop a strategic personnel recruitment and succession plan to ensure that we hire the best of the best and continue to maintain a high performing team that works well together and raises expectations of entire faculty.
Goal Type Extraordinary Faculty, Academic Excellence
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. The Superintendent will annually make the board aware of the number of eligible employees for retirement. (Fall, 2011).
  2. Results from the committee study outlining characteristics of a “employer of choice” will be shared with the Board for their planning and consideration. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Grigsby).
Progress
  1. Implemented.
  2. Completed.
Accountability Superintendent, Board, District Treasurer, Extraordinary Faculty Committee.
Needed Resources Possible funding for substitute teachers as committee investigates strategies.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 20. 90% of all capital expenditures are identified and consistent with the Master Plan.
Strategy Create a comprehensive Facility Master Plan for the school that drives decision making.
Goal Type Facility
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Establish School Master Facility Plan Committee to provide leadership and direction. (Fall, 2012/13).
Progress
  1. In progress.
Accountability Facility Committee, Superintendent, District maintenance Director, DTC, Treasurer
Needed Resources Board support and commitment of funding for professionals, i.e. architects, engineers.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 21. By 2016, 100% of the school’s aesthetic and architectural elements adhere to the Design Standard.
Strategy Make aesthetic and architectural decisions about the school based on guidance from an Anchorage School Design Standard.
Goal Type Facility
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Establish Design Standards, (Spring, 2011).
Progress
  1. Partially implemented, in progress.
Accountability Facility Committee, Superintendent, District maintenance Director, DTC, Treasurer
Needed Resources Board support and commitment of funding for professionals, i.e. architects, engineers.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 22. Web 2.0 paperless school governance solution – agendas, minutes, policies, manuals….100% Web-based for access
Strategy Anchorage School should embark on a digitization initiative that looks at digitizing processes and eliminating paper. This not only reinforces technology forward stance, but also emphasizes an environmental focus.
Goal Type Technology/Innovation, Community Connections
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Investigate desire of Board for use of total electronic packet delivery and paperless meetings. (Fall, 2012).
  2. Possible use of iPads or similar product for board meetings. (Fall, 2012).
Progress
  1. Not Implemented.
  2. Not Implemented.
Accountability Superintendent, Board, DTC, Treasurer
Needed Resources Possible cost associated with electronic devices, etc.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 23. Provide after-school care for students and/or residents of Anchorage if sufficient demand exists.
Strategy Each student has access to effective, personalized learning and is supported by engaged and caring staff, parents, community members and other students.
Goal Type Early Childhood, Community Connections, Whole Child, Safety.
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. School Administration will work closely with the Anchorage School Council and the Louisville YMCA to survey parents in December and January FY 12, to evaluate. (Fall, 2011).
  2. If there is need, target date for after-school and summer activities to begin August 2012. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Waford).
Progress
  1. Survey completed, Spring 2012. Insufficient interest for after-school childcare per YMCA officials and YMCA guidelines.
  2. Insufficient interest for after-school childcare per YMCA officials and YMCA guidelines.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals, Extra-Curricular Committee
Needed Resources
  1. Survey costs.
  2. Commitment by Board that this will either be a self sufficient program or the Board will supplement costs to provide program if outside entity cannot.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 24. Complete the feasibility study of the preschool.
Strategy Explore the feasibility of pre-K developmentally appropriate actions and programs that improve readiness at Anchorage School.
Goal Type Early Childhood, Facilities
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Develop and utilize a feasibility study for Preschool. (Spring, 2013).
Progress
  1. Not Implemented.
Accountability Superintendent, Principals, Director of Special Programs, Guidance Counselor, Early Childhood Committee, Treasurer
Needed Resources
  1. Cost for development of survey, administration of survey. Possible cost for preschool implementation.

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Anchorage Strategic Plan

Goal 25. Rental fees covering the cost for use including maintenance and clean up. (Recover % to be established in first year).
Strategy Provide community with building and field access if deemed appropriate by APS as a “good neighbor” and/or to benefit the school financially.
Goal Type Community, Connections, Facilities
Tactics & Target Date For Initiation
  1. Evaluate needs and areas of use along with guidelines for use and appropriate activities and groups. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Travis).
  2. Evaluate, identify and establish actual costs for rental of facilities. (Spring, 2012, Cravens, Travis).
Progress
  1. Evaluated in Spring, 2012. To be revisited in Spring, 2013.
  2. Completed in Spring, 2012. Reevaluation planned for Spring, 2013.
Accountability Facility Committee, Superintendent, District maintenance Director, DTC, Treasurer
Needed Resources Board commitment to new concept of actual cost or continuance of board supplementation of community use of facilities.