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102 Long-Range Needs Assessment



Long-range needs assessment enables the school district to analyze assessment data, get feedback from the community about its expectations of students and determines how well students are meeting student learning goals.  The board shall conduct on-going and in-depth needs assessment, soliciting information from business, labor, industry, higher education and community members, regarding their expectations for adequate student preparation as responsible citizens and successful wage earners. 

In conjunction with the in-depth needs assessment of the school district, the board shall authorize the appointment of a committee, representing administrators, employees, parents, students and community members, to make recommendations and assist the board in determining the priorities of the school district in addition to the basic skills areas of the education program.

The district will seek out community, staff and student participation in building and district goal development through broad representation in the strategic planning process, building level teams and multiple client surveys.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the school district community is informed of student’s progress on state and locally determined indicators.  The superintendent shall report annually to the board about the means used to keep the community informed.

As a result of the board and committee’s work, the board shall determine major educational needs and rank them in priority order; develop long-range goals and plans to meet the needs; establish and implement short-range and intermediate-range plans to meet the goals and to attain the desired levels of student performance; evaluate progress toward meeting the goals and maintain a record of progress under the plan that includes reports of student performance and results of school improvement projects; and annually report the school district’s progress made under the plan to the committee, community and Iowa Department of Education.





Adopted:  August 12, 1985                 

Reviewed:  January 9, 1989
April 19, 1993
November 22, 2004
May 16, 2011
June 13, 2016          

Revised:  February 13, 1989
March 20, 2000