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Strategic Call to Action: Learning and Leading with Equity

2022 and Beyond

One Focus: Every Student Achieving

Vision

Every student and staff member embraces diversity and possesses the skills, knowledge and confidence to positively influence the larger community.

Mission

HCPSS ensures academic success and social-emotional well-being for each student in an inclusive and nurturing environment that closes opportunity gaps.

Strategic Call to Action Summary (PDF)

Measures that Matter (PDF)

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“The Fierce Urgency of Now”
Equity in Action: What Equity Means to Us

A Student’s Journey through HCPSS (PDF) →

A visual of a student’s journey in HCPSS from birth to graduation. The graphic includes benchmarks and milestones from birth to life readiness, experiences that students will encounter from birth to grade 12, and highlights assistance that is offered to students along the way.

Four Overarching Commitments

The connections we establish by valuing our students, families and colleagues will empower our children to achieve success. All operations will be responsive, accountable, efficient and student‑centered. Schools, families and community partners, working together, will deliver on these four overarching commitments through a focus on student-centered practices, inclusive relationships, and responsive and efficient operations.

Value

Every HCPSS stakeholder feels empowered and rewarded in their roles and takes pride in cultivating the learning community.

Connect

Students and staff thrive in a safe, nurturing and inclusive culture that embraces diversity.

Achieve

An individualized focus supports every person in reaching milestones for success.

Empower

Schools, families and the community are mutually invested in student achievement and well‐being.

Goals

1. Student-Centered Practices — Students are at the forefront of every strategy and decision

2. Inclusive Relationships — Students, families, community members and staff members are valued, respected, appreciated and involved.

3. Responsive and Efficient Operations — Organizational processes are transparent, effective, and fiscally responsible to ensure that resources are equitably allocated, accessible, and support the success of all students and staff.

Desired Outcomes

  • Students are active, engaged, and empowered partners in authentic learning experiences that ensure preparation for future careers and life.
  • Each and every student receives a high-quality education through access to individualized instruction, challenges, supports, and opportunities.
  • Curriculum is based on standards and best practices, implemented, and aligned with meaningful assessments that provide actionable data for instructional planning.
  • All students, families, and staff experience diversity and inclusion reflected in the staff, curriculum, and activities.
  • Student and staff well-being is nurtured in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Family and community partnerships are fostered to increase equitable opportunities for students and maximize resources and learning opportunities from birth to 21.
  • The learning and working environment for all students and staff is clean, safe, and healthy.
  • Staff are effective in their role and have equitable access to professional learning and leadership development.
  • School system communications are accessible, meaningful, clear, and timely.
  • Budget processes are transparent, aligned with system priorities, and follow best practices.

Strategies

  1. Integrate the HCPSS Equity Framework into school and systemic improvement efforts. (Goals 1, 2, and 3)
  2. Provide families access to quality pre-kindergarten programs that help prepare students for K–12 success. (Goal 1)
  3. Implement Universal Screener to identify potential reading difficulties and provide students with instruction and interventions to address student needs. (Goal 1)
  4. Provide students with equitable access to curriculum and programs culminating in dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, and Career and Technical Education. (Goal 1)
  5. Leverage technology to facilitate collaboration, enhance instruction, and support equitable access to instructional experiences for students and professional learning for staff. (Goals 1 and 3)
  6. Provide students with social-emotional skill development and access to school-based mental health services and supports. (Goals 1 and 2)
  7. Cultivate a restorative culture in schools and offices to support an inclusive and safe learning environment for students and staff. (Goal 2)
  1. Work collaboratively with community partners to support the needs of HCPSS schools and offices. (Goals 2 and 3)
  2. Ensure that a community of diverse HCPSS stakeholders is instrumental in informing and advising continuous school system improvement. (Goals 2 and 3)
  3. Recruit, hire, and retain a diverse workforce that better reflects the student body. (Goals 2 and 3)
  4. Provide staff with opportunities for professional growth related to practices grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion that support instruction, career advancement and leadership across the organization. (Goals 2 and 3)
  5. Utilize the goals, objectives, and measures of the Strategic Call to Action for the development of the annual operating budget with each program budget request articulated within the framework of the utilization of budget resources to fulfill applicable goals and objectives. (Goal 3)
  6. Utilize key performance indicators (KPI) to provide quantifiable information on each program’s progress toward achieving goals and objectives, where data is available and performance measurable. (Goal 3)

Performance Measures

Note: Data regarding measures for Universal Screeners, Reading By Grade 3, and School Improvement Plans & Office Plans is being collected and will be published during future updates.

Goal 1: Student‑Centered Practices

Students are at the forefront of every strategy and decision.

Desired Outcomes & Measures

Goal 2: Inclusive Relationships

Students, families, community members and staff members are valued, respected, appreciated and involved.

Desired Outcomes & Measures

Goal 3: Responsive And Efficient Operations

Organizational processes are transparent, effective, and fiscally responsible to ensure that resources are equitably allocated, accessible, and support the success of all students and staff.

Desired Outcomes & Measures

  • The learning and working environment for all students and staff is clean, safe, and healthy.
    Measures: [Climate Survey], [Chronic Absenteeism], [Discipline Practices], [School Improvement Plans & Office Plans]
  • Staff are effective in their role and have equitable access to professional learning and leadership development.
    Measures: [Climate Survey], [School Improvement Plans & Office Plans]
  • School system communications are accessible, meaningful, clear, and timely.
    Measures: [Climate Survey], [School Improvement Plans & Office Plans]
  • Budget processes are transparent, aligned with system priorities, and follow best practices.
    Measures: [School Improvement Plans & Office Plans]