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School Board Sets District Priorities

On May 4th, the West Des Moines School Board of Education identified the following district priorities for the next 10-12 months:

  • effective grading practices,
  • personalized learning (New Tech, online learning),
  • community outreach, and
  • professional learning communities (PLCs).

These priorities are aligned with an overarching goal of equity and student achievement and were selected from the district’s strategic plan developed in 2014. A possible additional priority to align finances with the strategic plan will be discussed at a later work session.

The Board asked Superintendent Dr. Lisa Remy to write action steps under each priority area, which she will present to the Board at a later meeting.

The Board also reviewed its “What Graduates Will Know and Be Able to Do” statement developed at its March 7 meeting.

The statement is: “A West Des Moines Community Schools graduate will possess the essential skills and integrity to communicate, collaborate, and solve problems as a confident citizen, embracing our diverse and changing world.”

The statement provides a goal for the Board aligned with the district’s mission and vision. The Board will continue its to further define its role in moving the organization forward during upcoming workshop sessions.


Topics: School Board News