• Lewis-Palmer School District

     Karen Brofft, Superintendent of Schools

    2017-2018

     

    We believe in local, national and global stewardship and our responsibility to create strong citizens who will secure a better world. 
    This is WHY we educate.

     

     

    Goals and Objectives

    Specific goals have been identified by Karen Brofft, Superintendent, and the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education.

     

    What is essential?

    My fourth year of service as Superintendent of Schools for D38 will allow for consistent implementation of previous initiatives and allow us to refine our work to better serve our students needs now and in the future.   We will continue to build upon individual school autonomy within a collaborative district system.  A major focus on long-term facilities planning will be essential as we anticipate significant growth over the next 5-10 years.  Early stage work on a more comprehensive and coordinated focus on safety and security began in spring of 2017.  Further development will be extremely important to ensure our schools implement a more unified approach to best practices in the area of safety and security. 

    Superintendent goals are fully aligned with the District Altitude Framework.

     

    Goal #1

    Expand options for multiple pathways to graduation and preparation for postsecondary success.

     

    Objectives

    • Expand options for students to earn college credit via dual/concurrent enrollment
    • Continue to grow access to online and blended learning courses. Provide professional development to teachers to develop and offer our own online and blended learning courses.
    • Expand offerings in CTE (Career Technical Education) and integrate STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics.
    • Develop workforce connections and opportunities for students via partnerships with CareerWise Colorado, Business Experiential Learning Commission and other similar organizations.

     

    Goal #2 

    Facilitate long-range planning activities to ensure sound planning for future facility needs.

     

    Objectives

    • Complete the Capital Facilities Committee work.
    • Make recommendations to the Board of Education as a result of the work conducted by RTA/Western Demographics and the Capital Facilities Committee.
    • Determine next steps for facilities, both in terms of new building and maintenance to existing buildings.
    • Engage community in action steps developed as a result of the long-range facilities planning process.

     

    Goal #3

    Design and implement a comprehensive and coordinated system for school safety and security.

     

    Objectives

    • Develop the new Chief of Safety and Security position to provide comprehensive S&S leadership throughout the district.
    • Implement the comprehensive D38 Safety and Security Plan and establish the purpose and goals for the D38 Safety and Security Committee.
    • Ensure the Safety and Security Plan includes targeted two-year goals for Student and Staff Well-Being, Physical Buildings and Equipment and Preparedness and Communications.
    • Reinforce systems for crisis and emergency response, threat assessments, mental health and other recommendations as a result of SB-213 and SB-214
    • Investigate and procure additional tools, training and resources to meet the needs of all safety and security objectives

     

    Outcomes

    Our endgame will continue to be the focus on students and their success as graduates of Lewis-Palmer School District.  Future goals for the Superintendent will continue to address some specific long-term outcomes.

     

    • LPSD remains one of the highest rated districts in Colorado and the Nation.
    • LPSD students are among the most prepared students in the nation for future global success.
    • Student growth and achievement is above the norm.
    • Innovative and relevant programming is available for all students PreK-12.
    • State-of-the-art buildings and tools support quality learning experiences.
    • Every LPSD employee is engaged in continuous improvement.
    • LPSD engages in effective monitoring, feedback and systems thinking.
    • Strong community and business partnerships support our district.
    • Positive messages about our district are pervasive.