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Strategic plan slowly evolving

Even though Red Wing School District's strategic plan is in its third year of implementation, there is still work to do, Director of Teaching and Learning Joe Jezierski told School Board Monday.

"There are some things we could improve with it," he said.

The plan was adopted with the intention of improving five areas: curriculum, interventions, culture and behavior, teacher and administrator effectiveness and professional development.

Jezierski told the board that the plan is lacking two main things. He said a measure of effectiveness should be added so that the district can gauge how well its improvements are working.

He would also make the plan more inclusive to all district employees -- including cooks, custodians and office staff -- so that everyone works together to improve student outcomes.

"We need to look at how we can broaden that and ask how all employees can fit into that," he said.

Jezierski said the district is also working to incorporate new state standards into the plan. Those include changes to teacher evaluations and social studies curriculum.

Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.