Carroll County Schools Strategic Plan
Carroll County Schools Strategic Plan

Teaching and Learning

Goal 1: 100% of all students will be prepared to enter a post-secondary and/or global workforce.

Objective 1.1: By 2021, increase percentage of students who are scoring at the proficient level/distinguished level.

  • Literacy from 42.23% to 75% measured by state level/district assessments
  • Math from 29.33% to 75%
  • On-demand from 27.56% to 75%


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Goal 1: Carroll County Schools will have responsible and ethical digital citizens.

Objective 1.1: Annually, 100% of all students will be trained on the ethical and responsible use of online behavior.

Objective 1.2: Annually, 100% of Carroll County staff members will be trained on House Bill 5, House Bill 232, and the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

Goal 2: Carroll County Schools will produce citizens who can compete on a global level.

Objective 2.1: By fall 2020, the Classroom Clarity Bright Bytes score will move from emerging to the advanced stage for all Cartmell Elementary, Carroll County Middle School, and Carroll County High School students.

Objective 2.2: By fall 2020, provide equal access to an anytime-learning online environment for all students in grades six through twelve.


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Communications and Community Development

Goal 1: To improve community/stakeholder satisfaction with district communications.

Objective 1.1: Increase student household satisfaction with communication from the district to 75% by 2021.

Objective 1.2: Increase non-student household satisfaction with communication from the district to 50% by 2021.

Objective 1.3: Increase staff satisfaction with communication from the district from 50% to 75% by 2021.

Goal 2: To increase collaboration between educational and civic/business leaders in the community.

Objective 2.1: Increase civic leader participation in significant district administrative activities by 25% by 2021.

Goal 3: To increase the district’s positive visibility inside of and outside of the community.

Objective 3.1: Achieve five positive stories about the district in non-local media outlets each year.

Objective 3.2: Raise local civic organizations’ and businesses’ satisfaction with district communications to 75% by 2021.

Objective 3.3: Increase the % of communications targeted at people and businesses considering relocating to Carroll County to 10% by 2021.

Objective 3.4: Increase local business participation and promotional support of district events by 25% by 2021.


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Goal 1: Increase the financial stability of the district.

Objective 1.1: Increase the contingency fund to 20% by 2021.

Objective 1.2: Maintain general fund salary/benefit expenditures to under 80% of total expenditures.


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Workforce Development

Goal 1: To be the school district of choice by recruiting, developing and retaining a competent and cohesive workforce.

Objective 1.1: By 2018, redesign the recruiting process to fill 100% of all positions with high-quality staff.

Objective 1.2: By 2018, increase teacher satisfaction results on the “Provided supports (i.e. instructional coaching, professional learning communities, etc.) translate to improvements in instructional practices by teachers” professional development section of the TELL Kentucky survey from 83% Agree / Strongly Agree to 95% Agree / Strongly Agree.

Objective 1.3: By 2018, reduce certified “new hires” in the district by 50%.

Goal 2: Carroll County students will be actively recruited by colleges, universities, employers and the military due to their work readiness and soft skills.

Objective 2.1: By 2020, 90% of Carroll County graduates will possess a “Carroll County Schools Work Ethic Certification.”


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Goal 1: Obtain an Energy Star rating of 65% or higher in 100% of our buildings by 2019.

Objective 1.1: Raise awareness of energy conservation with all district employees by 2017.

Objective 1.2: Replace appliances and climate control units, when needed, with energy-saving equipment by 2018.

Objective 1.3: Utilize energy-saving materials when doing construction or repairs on building structures by 2017.

Goal 2: Upgrade facilities to ensure the capability to support high–quality instruction by 2021.

Objective 2.1: Increase and update facilities to house additional preschool and Head Start students and service hours.

Objective 2.2: Increase and update the facilities to better serve the educational needs of primary students.

Goal 3: Ensure that safety continues to be a priority for all stakeholders.

Objective 3.1: Provide a secure bus lot to protect buses and equipment from possible outside threats by 2018.

Objective 3.2: Increase number of cameras and memory/data storage across the district by 2018.

Objective 3.3: Address security and safety issues in parking lots and in transition areas between buildings and between parking lots and buildings.


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