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Superintendent's Message

Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent/CEO

Dr. Todd M. Nichols
Superintendent/CEO

Each summer the administrative team reviews our progress relative to our five-year strategic plan. This year, Black Tiger Pride Strategic Plan 2019-2024, has been initiated.  The team identified the following goals:

 

                                  2019-2020 Goals

Strategic Focus Area #1: Student Success

Strategic Objective 1: Provide applied, hands-on learning in STEAM to all students.

Recommended Action 1.1: Define STEAM at a district level.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will develop a STEAM team comprised of CTIS, BLT members, media specialists, and administration that will define STEAM education as it applies to Cuyahoga Falls.

Recommended Action 1.5: Increase the skill level of students using technology.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, teachers will increase the integration of technology in order to positively impact the students’ skill level as evidenced by the skills assessment.

Strategic Objective 2: Embed oral and written communication skills within all subjects to improve student performance.

Recommended Action 2.1: Provide professional development on oral and written communication skills across the curriculum.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will develop a plan to provide professional development on oral and written communication skills across the curriculum.

Recommended Action 2.2: Expand programming and events that promote oral/written communication skills.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will strengthen communication skills among all students by expanding opportunities for students to demonstrate their oral and written skills.

 

Strategic Focus Area #2: Culture of Caring

Strategic Objective 1: Expand partnerships with community resources.

Recommended Action 1.2: Provide educational opportunities for families

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will create a menu of educational opportunities to families for future school years to come.

Strategic Objective 2: Celebrate successes of all staff and students.

Recommended Action 2.1: Publicly recognize and celebrate student and staff successes.  Recommended Action 2.2: Publicly recognize and celebrate school and community partnerships.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, 100% of the administrative team will create a more unified system of recognition within the district.

Strategic Objective 4: Increase staff collaboration and communication across buildings and grade levels.

Recommended Action: 4.1: Provide time for collaboration.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will dedicate a minimum of six hours of grade level/content collaboration time for staff.

 

Strategic Focus Area 3: Black Tiger Family

Strategic Objective 1: Share positive messages with the community about our students and schools.

Recommended Action 1.1: Hire a dedicated PR/Social Media firm/professional

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, we will increase distribution of district materials (print and voice) by translating into languages that meet at least 90% of our families.

Strategic Objective 2: Invite and welcome families into the buildings.

Recommended Action 2.2: Engage and support district volunteer organizations.

Recommended Action 2.3: Develop strategies to increase family participation in building events.

Goal: During the 2019-2020 school year, we will develop a common platform to document and monitor attendance at all district engagement events.

 

Strategic Focus Area 4: Resource Leveraging

Strategic Objective 1: Develop methods for communication with the community on federal, state, and local school finances.

Recommended Action 1.1: Provide education to the community on school finance in Ohio and our district.

Goal: By June 2020, a finance team will develop up to five (5) opportunities to increase community awareness pertaining to school finance in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District.

Recommended Action 1.2: Provide education on school finance to the staff.

Goal: By June 2020, a finance team will develop up to three (3) opportunities to increase staff awareness pertaining to school finance in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District.

Recommended Action 1.3: Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

Goal: By June 30, 2020, Cuyahoga Falls City School District will have increased the percentage of cash carryover from the end of FY19.

Strategic Objective 2: Design new facilities to promote flexible learning, collaboration, safety, and well-being.

Recommended Action 2.1: Develop building plans to support educational best practices.

Goal: Following the passage of the bond issue, the Cuyahoga Falls City School District Board of Education will designate an architectural firm to oversee the master facilities design process.

Goal: Following the passage of the bond issue, the Cuyahoga Falls City School District Board of Education will designate a construction manager to oversee the master facilities design process.

Goal: Following the passage of the bond issue, the Cuyahoga Falls City School District Board of Education will designate an owner’s representative to oversee the master facilities design process.

Recommended Action 2.2: Provide extensive professional development on ways to utilize flexible space, collaborate on planning/teaching.

Goal: Following the passage of the bond issue, a research team will be created to meet quarterly to explore educational best practices within a flexible environment.

Strategic Objective 3: Identify and support additional revenue generation strategies.

Recommended Action 3.1: Develop levels of business sponsorships.

Goal: By June 2020, the finance team will create a master database of current business partners and identify current level of support.

Recommended Action 3.2: Solicit community sponsorships for new facilities.

Goal: By June 2020, a committee led by the finance team will collect resources and best practices on naming rights and signage based on neighboring districts’ and schools’ current tendencies.

Recommended Action 3.3: Increase the amount of outside revenues.

Goal: Through June 2020, the district will offer one Early Release Wednesday per month to give staff an opportunity for researching and training on grant opportunities and application processes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8/11/2019


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