Improvement Plan

KUSD  Improvement Plan

Moral imperative: ALL students will have an equal opportunity to prepare for college and/or careers with the support of highly qualified educators in a learning environment that is resource rich, safe, and welcoming.


GOAL 1: Student Achievement

Increase the success of all students by prioritizing, planning and implementing recommendations from the School Improvement Plans.

  • By September 2022, KUSD will restructure instructional administrator meetings to designate time and support to ensure that 100% of schools have an operational, data-driven school improvement plan in place by the start of the 2023-24 school year.
    • Due Date: Sept. 2022
    • Progress: Met
  • By utilizing a collaborative School Improvement Plan process and Professional Learning Community practices, KUSD’s elementary and middle schools overall Median Conditional Growth Percentile for MAP Reading and Math will be at or above the 50th percentile by Spring 2024.
    • Due Date: Spring 2024
    • Progress: work in progress In-progress
      • Moved math scores from 43% in 2022 to 47% in 2023
      • Moved reading scores from 42% in 2022 to 47% in 2023
  • By utilizing a collaborative School Improvement Plan process and Professional Learning Community practices, KUSD’s high school students will experience at least a 5% increase in the number of Grade 11 students meeting the College Readiness Benchmark of 22 in Reading and Math as indicated by the ACT test by June 2024.
    • Due Date: June 2024
    • Progress: work in progress In-progress
      • Number of students meeting the college readiness benchmark in reading increased by 3.1% and math by 2.2%
  • All KUSD schools will implement a School Improvement Plan by the start of the 2023-24 school year that includes a school culture goal promoting positive relationships and mutual respect amongst students, parents and staff.
    • Due Date: Sept. 2023
    • Progress: Met
  • By June 30, 2024, KUSD will implement an equitable school culture that promotes positive relationships and mutual respect where all students excel in high-quality learning experiences as measured by various local and State Assessments.
    • Due Date: June 2024
    • Progress: work in progress In-progress

GOAL 2: Fiscal Responsibility

Implement transparent fiscal management practices that prioritize and align resources with strategic goals.

  • KUSD will engage in an inclusive and transparent process with the school board, staff, administration, and public to create recommendations that result in an annually balanced budget.
    • Due Date: 2023-24 school year
    • Progress: Met

GOAL 3: Effective and Engaged Workforce

Retain and recruit highly qualified staff who work to ensure the success of every student.

  • By the end of January 2023, KUSD will hire an additional 40 substitute or teachers in unfilled positions in order to alleviate substitute shortages in schools.
    • Due Date: Jan. 2023
    • Progress: Met
  • By June 2023, KUSD will identify strategies to increase the diversity of staff by 5% by June 2026.
    • Due Date: June 2023
    • Progress: Met

GOAL 4: Family and Community Engagement

Foster and strengthen community partnerships to increase student learning and family engagement.

  • By June 2023, KUSD will create and implement at least four districtwide family education programs to increase family engagement, which further supports student learning.
    • Due Date: June 2023
    • Progress: Met