Strategic plan goals topic at Carson City schools meeting

Carson City School District administration building.

Carson City School District administration building.

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The Carson City School District’s next quarterly Professional Learning Community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday will provide a brief overview of its strategic plan and discuss metrics to achieve the plan’s larger goals.

During an item to take possible action to approve metrics for its current strategic plan, school board trustees Tuesday generally agreed the latest draft of its “Empower Carson City 2027” document is well-crafted. However, Goal 2, “Curriculum that Matters,” remains in process with its metrics. These were listed only as “TBD” for “To Be Determined,” Superintendent Andrew Feuling reported to the board.

Feuling has overseen Goal 2 for the strategic planning process and said Carson City remains in alignment with the state’s improvement plans.

“A lot of the things we know that are good for schools here are good for schools everywhere,” Feuling said. “As much as possible, we want to make sure that all of that work and the types of metrics that are being tracked in many cases on our side, these are metrics that the state is requiring us to provide. … That process hopefully will be completed in the early spring, but I know we’re waiting on the state to provide some of that.”

Feuling also noted the strategic plan is a living document and still could be changed two to three years from now, and often the process evolves even sooner.

Trustee Joe Cacioppo said he hoped the plan to be “results-driven, not procedure-driven” so that the school district doesn’t get lost in the weeds trying to determine the district’s goals.

Feuling also said it was important to note Carson City does not maintain a large staff to track its data points and metrics to align with larger districts such as Clark and Washoe.

No action was taken to improve the metrics Tuesday, but the board members said they hoped to collect enough input from Wednesday’s PLC meeting to make further changes.

The PLC meeting will take place in the Carson High School library at 1111 N. Saliman Road. The meeting will include introductions by goal leaders and district administrators Dan Sadler, Tasha Fuson, Dan Davis and Spencer Winward and a group breakout to recommend metrics for goals.


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