At the August 28, 2017 school board meeting, the board approved the goals for the school district.

Pipestone Area School District Goals

Goal 1: High Academic Achievement for Each Learner

  • Improve MCA math and reading performance at each grade level to the state average
    • Work to align curriculum and standards
    • Provide professional development for teachers
    • Ensure children in our communities are ready for Kindergarten
    • Implement interventions to ensure each child reads at grade level by third grade
  • Improve ACT performance to the state average
    • Provide professional development for teachers
    • Resources for students to practice and prepare
  • Graduation Rate
    • Ensure students are college or career ready at graduation
    • Strive for 100% graduation rate
  • High Tech
    • Provide tools to staff and students
    • Develop and Communicate a plan for use and support in the classroom
    • Provide resources for infrastructure and support of technology

Goal 2: Effective School Leadership to Ensure Highly Effective Schools

  • Accountability
    • Follow communication chain of command (Stay within roles)
    • Establish goals and expectations
      • District, Building, Classroom
    • Assume Positive Intention
  • Communication
    • Keep all stakeholders informed of school district issues
  • Fiscal Responsibility
    • Maintain fund balance in accordance with policy
    • Prioritize expenditures based upon determined needs by the school board
      • Implement annual budget process by administration
    • Renewal of 10 year Operating Levy
      • Question 2 increase to support student needs

Goal 3: Engage Community with the School District

  • Communication
    • Schools will take every opportunity to keep community informed
      • Web-site, newspaper, radio, local cable, social media, etc.
  • Partnerships
    • School and Community will search for ways to partner to enhance student learning through college and career readiness opportunities.
  • Provide great facilities for learning
    • Develop 10 year Facility Maintenance Plan
    • Tour Facilities
    • Elementary Facilities Solutions