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Introduction and Moral Imperative

Multi-Year Strategic Implementation Plan Introduction 

The multi-year strategic implementation plan was created based on the root causes that were derived from the root cause process. Various quantitative and qualitative data sources were used to formulate the root causes (see Root Cause Report). Once the root causes were identified the root cause team co-developed a multi-year strategic implementation plan with New York University Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools-Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change (IESC). Based on the root causes the following areas were identified for improvement: 1) Data Systems; 2) Multi-Tiered Systems of Support; 3) Professional Learning and Development; and 4) Family and Community Engagement. The plan is structured to lead to sustainable systemic practices through identifying a usable practice in each improvement area that includes outcome goals, SMART process goals, implementation strategies, an implementation timeline, and frequent progress monitoring that rely on improvement cycles (i.e., plan, do, study, act-PDSA).   


Page 3 includes the moral imperative of the plan; that is, why the identified improvement areas must be addressed. An overview of usable practices and overall outcome goals in the improvement areas start on page 4. Finally, the plan is laid out by year for each improvement area.    


Moral Imperative Statement:  

The Port Washington School District believes in the value of all students, staff and families, and the need to eliminate bias and disproportionality in our district and schools. We recognize—and reject—the policies, processes and systems that create barriers to success. In our schools, race, ethnicity, language, culture, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and learning differences have been barriers and should never be predictors of achievement. We are committed to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for students, staff and families; embracing underrepresented voices in our community; and giving every student what they need to achieve their fullest potential at school and in life.