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Goal 6: Progress Updates

Goal 6


June 12, 2023 • Strategy 6 Final Year 1 Update

The Strategy 6 committee met as scheduled on March 9, 2023 and April 20, 2023 and continued work towards meeting the year one goals as outlined. A summary of the Engagement and Satisfaction Survey that was developed and administered early this school year will be shared with the Board on June 12, 2023. After defining competitive compensation, identifying desired improvements and priorities, and considering feedback from the Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, the group made a recommendation to add $1.00, after the percentage raise, to each cell on the Special Education hourly rate schedule. With regard to talent acquisition metrics, our current referral sources include the following: Commercial Job Board, District/School, Job Fair/Conference, Local Sources, None/Other, Referral/Word of Mouth, Search Engine/Internet Search, Social Media, State/Regional, University Posting, Open field for typing other answer. From the 1,281 applications received since July 1, 2022, the top referral sources are “Word of Mouth” and “District/School,” sometimes with specific people named. Next is “Internet Search” followed by internet-related items, like “Social Media” and specific websites, like Indeed, Facebook, etc.

March 6, 2023 • Strategy 6 Update

The Strategy 6 committee met as scheduled on December 1, 2022. Current practices with regard to staff recognition, celebrations and ways to share good news were reviewed and discussed. Next, the group reviewed the draft engagement and satisfaction survey and agreed on a recommended timeline to deploy the survey. Recommendations were offered regarding communication and promotion of the survey. It was determined that incentives would be offered and ideas about future administration of the survey were discussed. The survey launched on January 3 and was open through January 17. We had nearly 800 responses. The committee will be working to review the results of the information received and a report will be provided to the board by June 2023 as outlined in the strategic plan.

The Strategy 6 committee met again, for the fourth time this school year, on January 5, 2023. The team began work on defining competitive compensation, first reviewing our current pay and benefits for both classified and certified staff then moved to small group work and discussion with regard to both monetary and non-monetary compensation.

November 28, 2022 • Strategy 6 Update

The Strategy 6 committee has met once on November 2, 2022. We had wonderful representation and strong participation during the meeting. We began with introductions and dove straight into an overview of our Strategic Plan for 2022-2027. We went deeper with the Strategy 6 goals and action steps, outlining the work this committee will be tasked with completing over the next five years. The remainder of the time was spent working to develop an engagement and satisfaction survey that will be administered this spring, then annually at a time of year to be determined with a recommendation from this group. The group reviewed a survey that had been utilized previously in the district as well as several other examples, including different formats and types of survey questions. Time was spent gathering feedback regarding the information we are hoping to gain from the survey feedback and developing questions accordingly as well as options to consider to incentivize employees to complete the survey. Committee members worked in small groups and co-chairs facilitated some whole group discussion as well. The committee agreed that additional time and research was needed and committee members were encouraged to send feedback and ideas to the co-chairs. In addition, an optional sub-committee meeting was scheduled for November 17, 2022 with a goal of bringing a complete survey draft back to the whole group for the next meeting scheduled for December 1, 2022. As a note, meeting dates were changed from Wednesdays to Thursdays, moving forward.