Nevada School Board Goals for 2019-2020

  1. Focus on student achievement by allotting resources to improve the quality of instruction through innovative teaching methods, professional development, and technology.
    1. Personalized Learning
      1. Staff Development
        1. Encourage staff to seek out presentation opportunities to tell the story of the District’s innovative initiatives.
        2. Continue to promote leadership opportunities in statewide organizations/committees
      2. Implement & Expand Business Collaboration & School To Work
        1. Expand student opportunities via trades programs.
        2. Implement & Expand Regional Programming Opportunities
          1. SCALE, LAUNCH, Internships, Student-Led Enterprises
          2. Story County School Districts
          3. DMACC
          4. Ames Chamber of Commerce
          5. Registered Apprenticeships
      3. Expand District & Regional Supports for ELL Students & Families
    2. Enhance Partnerships & Cost Sharing with Neighboring Districts
    3. Joint Branding Partnerships – City, School, Chamber, NEDC
    4. Implementation of 5-Year Plan
      1. Curriculum & Instruction, Technology, Facilities
      2. CAPSTONE 2020 Project
        1. Gates Hall
      3. Explore Steps & Timelines for MS Renovation
        1. SAVE Fund Extension Language
        2. Needs Assessment
        3. Architectural & Engineering Options
        4. Public Engagement
    5. Finance
      1. Maintain a minimum solvency ratio of 10%
      2. Maintain a salary/benefit cost ratio of 80%
      3. Maintain percentage of unspent balance to max spending authority of 20%
      4. Maintain a ledger of revenue in excess of expenditures
      5. Maintain a competitive base wage and benefit package for all District employees
      6. Maintain a comprehensive and affordable health insurance package
      7. Accelerate debt payment as funding allows

Past School Board Goals