Originally Published: September 4, 2017 6:02 a.m.
The Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) is ready to embark on a transformational journey to completely and systematically reinvent itself. The world is changing and we have to prepare our students for this ever-evolving future.
“What will our kindergarteners, our class of 2030, need to know?” Superintendent Dan Streeter asks. “I believe that any district that is serious about preparing its students to be college, career and citizenship ready for the 21st century should be asking this question.”
Approximately 18 months ago, Superintendent Streeter brought together stakeholders within the community to exchange ideas and information to come up with a clear direction for the next three years within the Humboldt Unified School District. Stakeholders included parents, students, teachers, administrators, town officials, and church and business leaders. These meetings produced clearly identifiable critical skills that our students will need in order to be successful in the 21st century workforce.
HUSD believes that all students can learn, and that a culture of high expectations and high levels of support creates success for all. We believe that students deserve a rigorous, guaranteed and viable curriculum and that effective teachers and staff make the difference. We believe that collaborative decisions are student-centered and data-driven, and that continuous improvement is embedded in the learning system. Finally we believe that professional development is focused and aligned.
Out of the stakeholders meeting came a set of four transforming goals. These goals are the foundation for raising the level of education that our students deserve. The first goal is to raise the level of student achievement with rigorous curriculum, increasing advanced (AP) offerings and arts education and giving students access to interventions to ensure success. The second goal is to focus on planning for future student needs with access to technology, online blended learning options and engaging students in service learning projects.
Goal three is to increase parental and community engagement with a comprehensive plan focused on communication and outreach. This goal includes reaching out to community partners and enhancing the District’s presence in the community through the development of an effective public relations plan. The final goal is to attract and retain highly effective employees. This can be accomplished through strategic recruitment to increase the pool of quality candidates and to provide effective professional development. The district will develop a leadership institute for future educational leaders within HUSD.
HUSD is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, world-class education for all students. To review the complete Vision 2020 publication or to learn about any of our district schools please check out our website at humboldtunified.com and like us on Facebook.
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