- Last Updated: 27 May 2016 27 May 2016
Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher discusses the current phase of the Sioux Falls School District's Strategic Plan: Implementation.
Developing an “implementation roadmap” is the next step in the Sioux Falls School District’s Strategic Plan. Following completion of the Design Phase, a new committee of building principals and central office administrators met in April for what will be a series of monthly meetings to create a list of current District initiatives and align those initiatives with priorities identified in the Strategic Plan.
All priorities will be tracked and monitored throughout the process. The roadmap will articulate what steps need to occur, by when and by whom. These steps are developed with the theory of action in mind. Developed by the Design Committee, the theory of action emphasizes staff empowerment, innovation, and a culture of continuous improvement. It reads:
Because stakeholder engagement has been, and continues to be, an integral part of the process, regular progress reports will be presented to the School Board during the implementation phase.
Please read this important information about two FREE summer programs to benefit Sioux Falls children. Free breakfast and lunch is available at several schools this summer for any child, ages 1 to 18. There are no income guidelines; no paperwork to fill out. Simply show up at one of the sites during the selected time and the child will eat free.
On April 14th, the Sioux Falls School Board formally adopted an adjusted calendar for the current school year (2015-16). Because of a weather-related cancellation earlier in the year, the last student day is now Friday, June 3, 2016. Staff will return for a work day on Monday, June 6, 2016.
Mrs. Janet Swier, Biology teacher and Science Department Chair at Washington High School, was announced earlier this evening as the 2016 Dr. John W. Harris Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Swier has been a teacher in the Sioux Falls School District and at Washington High School for 18 years.
The Sioux Falls School District and Vern Eide Motorcars co-sponsor the annual Teacher of the Year award and made the announcement Monday night. Vern Eide Motorcars has been providing a financial award for the winner annually since 1989. This year, Bruce Eide generously presented Mrs. Swier with a check for $4,000.