AND COMMUNITY
        2020-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN
         Our focus for the next two school years
Our                                                                                                       Meet The
                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS                                       FOCUS                                                                                     SCHOOL BOARD

                                                  Fast Facts									3
                                                  Our Initiatives								4
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT 1
                                                  Prevailing in a Crisis							6                                                                                                                Gina Messenger
The School District of Manatee County will        Investing in Our Students
educate and develop all students today for        Student Achievement							7
their success tomorrow.
                                                  Curriculum & Instruction						8
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT 2
Vision                                            Investing in Our Employees                                                                                                                    Charlie Kennedy
The School District of Manatee County will be
                                                  Equitable Recruitment & Retention				 11
an exemplary student-focused school system
that develops lifelong learners to be globally    Inclusive Culture & Engagement					12
                                                  Investing in Our District                                                                                                                         DISTRICT 3
                                                  Millage is Building a Better Future				      14   The new 2020-2022 Strategic Plan outlines our dedicated focus to investing in our
Our Core Values                                                                                     core foundations of Our Students, Our Employees, Our Future and Our Community         Dave “Watchdog” Miner
•   Academic excellence through innovation        Safety & Security							15                        over the next two school years especially considering what our school community
    and teamwork                                  Technology & Innovation						17                   has been through with the recent pandemic. This new strategic plan and new core
•   Professionalism, responsibility and respect   Energy Management							19                        values will continue to ensure we have an exemplary student-focused school system
    at all levels                                                                                   that develops lifelong learners to be globally competitive.
•   Transparent communications
                                                  Financial Transparency & Capital Planning			 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT 4
•   Celebrate and support one another                                                               Through a collaborative and inclusive process, this new strategic plan was
                                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Scott L. Hopes
•   Commitment to our diverse community           Investing in Our Community                        developed with valuable input from community and business leaders, parents,
                                                                                                    district administrators and employees. The School District of Manatee County is
                                                  Adult, Career & Technical Education 				 23       providing the best education in the State of Florida through innovative initiatives
                                                  Manatee Technical College						24                 and strategic investments. Together, we are empowering our students today
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      Students from Freedom Elementary
                                                  Valuing Our Stakeholders						27                  for their success tomorrow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DISTRICT 5
      School in Bradenton, FL.                                                                      #WeManatee!                                                                               Rev. James Golden
                                                  Report Card: Keeping Us in Check		 29
                                                                                                    Cynthia Saunders
                                                  June 2022 Vision						30                          Superintendent
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School District of Manatee County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   School District of Manatee County

FAST FACTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             OUR INITIATIVES
 $850,709,468                                                        Over 150
                                                                     Years of
                                                                                                                   214 Buses
                                                                                                                   15,000 STUDENTS DAILY
 2019 - 2020 ANNUAL BUDGET                                                                                         10,500 MILES DAILY                                                  Blackburn Elementary is a Cambridge                    Palm View Elementary is the First Woz Career
                                                                     Educational                                   8,000 BUS STOPS                                                     School. Students are prepared for the                  Pathway School in Florida by Steve Wozniak,
                                                                     Excellence                                                                                                        advanced academic coursework demands                   co-founder of APPLE.
                                               64                                                                                                                                      and expectations offered in high school.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Students learn eight programs:
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                                     1 Technical College           Among the                            Career & College (MTC)
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 Fitch based on                      8 High    14 Contracted       Highest                             Technical than any other                                                                                                                                                                         a rigorous academic program with a wide
 financial                           10 Middle 1 Alternative
                                                                   Starting Salaries                             technical college                                                                                                                                                                      range of in-school services, supports and
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                            1,099 AFSCME            Students                              - US Department of Education
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                neering, the Arts
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School District of Manatee County                                                                                                            School District of Manatee County

OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER                                                                                   PREVAILING IN A CRISIS
                                      When the School District of Manatee County’s approximately 50,000             WiFi hotspots were installed on 25 school buses which were placed near
                                      students left school on Thursday, March 12, 2020 – they thought they were     churches and community centers to provide additional internet access.
                                      leaving for a routine and relaxing spring break. They had no idea they        And Food and Nutrition Services distributed thousands of “grab and go”
                                      would not return to their campuses for the remainder of the school year       meals to students each school day.
                                      after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis closed all schools on March 16, 2020.
                                                                                                                    Due to these creative and resilient efforts, students were able to complete
                                      Thankfully, district leadership, led by Superintendent Cynthia Saunders,      the school year as originally scheduled on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
                                      had been tracking developments of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
                                      since mid-February in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health     Congratulations to the students, parents and school district employees
                                      in Manatee County. On Friday, February 28th, two days before the first        who made this remarkable achievement possible.
                                      confirmed case in the state of Florida, the district created a Coronavirus
                                      Updates and Information section on its district and school websites to
                                      provide regular updates to parents, employees and the community.

                                      Teachers, food service workers, custodians, administrators and support
                                      employees all worked to enhance safety measures while completely
                                      transforming the school district’s delivery of instruction from on-campus
                                      classes to fulltime eLearning.

                                      Thousands of laptop computer devices were distributed to students
                                      who needed access to technology to take part in eLearning at home.

                                        How We Met This Major Challenge to Help Our Students Continue to Learn and Stay Safe

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                                                                                                                                     eLearning platform.

Investing in Our Students                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Investing in Our Students
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                         CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
Implement a student-centered, standards-based, rigorous teaching and learning framework so that every student receives                                                                                           Students need equitable access to well-rounded education that includes the arts, humanities,
high-quality instruction. As a result, ALL students will graduate on time to become college and career ready.                                                                                                    sciences, social sciences, English and math as we prepare them for college, career and life.
    GOAL 1:                                                                                          GOAL 2:                                                                                                     GOAL 1:                                                      GOAL 2:
    Grade-Level Reading                                                                              Graduation                                                                                                  Curriculum and Instruction                                   Multi-Tiered Support System
    •    By 2023, 60% of our third grade students will meet or exceed                                •   Increase the average high school graduation rate by 2% points                                           •   Review and revise the PreK-12 literacy continuum in      •   Review and revise the current MTSS Behavioral and
         grade-level expectations for reading as evidenced                                               each school year (baseline: 2018-2019, 83.2%).                                                              English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science              Academic Document to create a Framework that
         by progression through the reading continuum.*                                              •   Maintain graduation rate amidst a global pandemic.                                                          each school year to increase the percentage                  encompasses academics, behavior, social emotional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of student proficiency on the Florida Standards              learning and mental health by June 2021. This will

                                    l                                  Reading                       GOAL 3:                                                                                                         Assessment (FSA) across the district by at least 2%          ensure that by May, 2024, all staff and students will

                 ays to G rade-Leve                                                                                                                                                                                  each school year in English Language Arts (ELA),             receive training and instruction in social emotional
            Pathw                                                                                    Acceleration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mathematics, and Science (baselines: 2018-2019, 53%          learning, mental health, human trafficking, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ELA, 61% mathematics, 54% science).                          substance use.

                                                                                      Y ENGAGEM
                                                                                  )                  •   Increase the percentage of students meeting college and career
                                                                     g Skills (K-3

                                                          nal Readin                                     acceleration, as defined by the state accountability model, by 2%
                                       al/ Tr a n si ti o
                                                                                                         points each school year (baseline: 2018-2019, 56%).                     QUICK FACTS                     •   Narrow the achievement gap by continuing to develop      GOAL 3:
                                           Summer Le                                                                                                                                                                 unique innovative initiatives that create well-rounded
                                                         e Academie
                                                                      s                   COMMUNIT
                                                                                                                                                                             •   49,709 students                     education for ALL students; including programs in the    Professional Learning
                                        Third Grad                                                   GOAL 4:
           PARENT EN

                                                                                                                                                                                 are present on an                   arts, humanities, and STEAM (Science, Technology,        •   Establish professional learning systems to advance
                                                                 vel Reading
                                                  r Grade-Le                                                                                                                                                         Engineering, Art, Mathematics) by August 2023.               continuous academic improvements, promote
                                 Ca m p a ig n fo
                                                                                                     Early Learning                                                              average day, with                     • WozEd Pathway Programs                                   collective responsibility for student achievement,
                                                                                                     •   Increase the percentage of students deemed Kindergarten ready
                                                                   evel                                                                                                                                                • Cambridge AICE Programs                                  and support alignment of educator goals, school
                                            re a d in g on grade-l                                       by 2% each school year using documented performance on the              an attendance rate                    • Dual-Language Programs                                   improvement goals, and school district goals by
                                  Studen ts                      de
                                                    of third gra                                         Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (baseline: 2018-2019,           of 93.92%.
                                      by the end                                                         50%).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Community Partnership School                             August 2022.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Dual Enrollment – USF/SCF
                                                                                                                                                                                       - School Year 2019-2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and General Education Teacher Internships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GOAL 4:
                                                                                                     *READING CONTINUUM
                                                                                                     •   Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing.         •   Grade 3-8 FSA Math                    • Entrepreneurial Incubator Program                    eLearning/Online Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program            •   Improve our eLearning structure to maximize online
                                                                                                     •   Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating.                 Scores were higher                    • Advanced Placement (AP) Programs                         learning for our students, teachers and families that
                                                                                                                                                                                 than the State of                                                                                encompasses enhanced instructional and curriculum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  opportunities and social-emotional and mental health
                                                                                                     “Educating our students successfully begins with ensuring                   Florida average in                                                                               resources; incorporate eLearning instructional best
                                                                                                     they are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade.                  school year ‘18-’19.                                                                             practices and strategy into professional learning; work
                                                                                                     It is vital that our strategic focus be on this essential goal.”                                                                                                             with community partners and educational initiatives to
                                                                                                                                - Superintendent Cynthia Saunders                                                                                                                 provide continuous equitable access to our eLeaming

        Academic excellence through innovation and teamwork                                                                                                                                                                           Academic excellence through innovation and teamwork
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Investing in Our Employees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Investing in Our Employees
EQUITABLE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION                                                                                                                                                                          INCLUSIVE CULTURE & ENGAGEMENT
We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diverse and talented workforce that provides our students with the best                                                                                    Every employee should be valued and can add value to our achievement.
opportunities for success in and out of the classroom.

GOAL 1                                                                       GOAL 3                                                                               QUICK FACTS                             GOAL 1                                                          GOAL 3
Recruit the most qualified, diverse and motivated staff.                                                                                                                                                  Create a cultural commitment for improving service at           Establish new diversity and inclusion initiatives across the
                                                                             Create and implement recognition programs for employees.
                                                                                                                                                                  8,062 EMPLOYEES                         all levels of the school district for internal and external     school district for employees and students.
STRATEGIES                                                                   STRATEGIES                                                                           •     2,999 Instructional                                                                               STRATEGIES
• Enhance and strengthen the district’s recruitment plan.                    • Highlight significant employment milestones and achievements in a                  •     2,543 Hourly                      STRATEGIES                                                      • Develop/facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion
• Increase the diversity of new employees, especially teachers.                 variety of celebrations.                                                          •     1,099 AFSCME                      • Annual professional training for all district departments.       training to become equipped to meet the needs of our
• Hire additional highly-qualified teachers at high-need schools.            • Establish an annual event that connects employees from across the                                                          • Implement an ongoing new hire orientation program.               increasingly diverse student population.
                                                                                                                                                                  •     782 Paraprofessional              • Initiate a system for tracking and monitoring customer        • Integrate best practices into the curriculum to eliminate
• Employ more high-preforming student teachers/interns.                         district.
• Utilize the USF McCracken Educators Scholarship for recruiting teachers.   • Develop new initiatives that encompass employee well being and health.
                                                                                                                                                                  •     622 SAMP                             service requests throughout the district.                       academic disparities.
• Develop a strategic hiring timeline that aligns with the academic                                                                                               •     17 other                          • Standardize all employee email settings and voicemail         • Increase student and staff engagement and learning
   calendar.                                                                                                                                                                    - School Year 2019-2020      messages.                                                       opportunities in cross-cultural activities and events.
                                                                             GOAL 4                                                                                                                                                                                       • Improve facilities and schools to ensure they are
                                                                             Develop a district-wide Professional Learning System.                                                                        GOAL 2                                                             welcoming and inclusive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Continue to collaborate with the internal and exteral
GOAL 2                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enhance internal and external communications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             diversity and inclusion committees on meaningful and
Improve teacher and other employee retention rates.                          STRATEGIES                                                                                                                   STRATEGIES                                                         lasting improvements.
                                                                             • Engage employees from both instructional and non-instructional                         To address health and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Improve workplace civility through annual training.           • Highlight cultural celebrations and monthly recognitions.
                                                                                departments in professional learning to support their roles and                       wellness district-wide, the
STRATEGIES                                                                                                                                                            school district implements          • Expand opportunities for employees to engage with
                                                                                responsibilities and align them to district initiatives.
• Develop a retention plan for new and highly-effective teachers and
                                                                             • Identify and assess desired and required training through a customized                 both participatory-based               leadership and other employees.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Develop new marketing initiatives to increase community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GOAL 4
                                                                                systematic training plan that provides specific resources to build capacity for       and incentives-driven                                                                               Expand parent and community engagement.
• Implement a plan for professional learning linked to individual                                                                                                     wellness programs, which               engagement and awareness to promote the district as a
                                                                                all district staff.                                                                                                          state leader in education.
   performance with a focus on low-performing teachers.                                                                                                               encourage all employees                                                                             STRATEGIES
• Improve teacher daily attendance rates.                                                                                                                             to seek preventive health           • Create a district Online Dashboard that will be continually   • Increase Student Advisory Council (SAC) participation.
• Create a new teacher mentor program.                                                                                                                                                                       updated with academic, transportation and human              • Utilize our district’s innovative initiatives to connect with
                                                                                                                                                                      care services while
• Utilize the USF McCracken Educators Scholarship for advanced                                                                                                                                               resources data to inform parents and the community of           more parents and community members.
                                                                                                                                                                      providing opportunities for                                                                         • Create a Family and Community Steering Committee
   educational opportunities for teachers.                                                                                                                            on and off-site “self-care.”           current district data by December 2020.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to increase parental involvement and community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             engagement in order to develop an understanding of
                              “Let’s make the School District of Manatee County one                                                                                                                                                                                          cultural and regional needs and increase community
                              of the best places to work in the State of Florida.”                                                                                                                                                                                        • Create a new “Adopt a School” initiative to increase
                                                  - Superintendent Cynthia Saunders                                                                                                                                                                                          engagement in schools by non-profit organizations.
                                                                                                                                                                      External incentives offered
                                                                                                                                                                      to employees.
     Celebrate and support one another                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Celebrate and support one another
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Investing in Our District

                                                                                 MILLAGE IS BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE
                                                        Your Tax Dollars Investing in Our Students
                                                        On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, a majority of Manatee County voters approved a 1-mill referendum to enhance funding for school district
                                                        operational needs. As a result of the passage of the 1-Mill Referendum: Students now receive 30 more minutes of instruction daily, or
                                                        one full year of additional instructional time during their K-12 career; Salaries for teachers and other school-related staff have been
                                                        increased, allowing Manatee County to be more competitive with surrounding counties when recruiting and retaining top-quality educators
                                                        and support personnel; Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs have been
                                                        enhanced, benefiting both students (as future employees) and their prospective employers.

                                                                Millage: $42M+ in Total                 51% Instructional Staff ($21,420,000+)
                                                                                                         (Teachers, Counselors, Reading Coaches, others)                                                Studen
                                                                (2020-2021)                                                                                                                                      ts n
                                                                                                          • Instructional time increased 30 minutes a day                                                 receive ow
                                                                                                          • Additional paid minutes in workday                                                         more m 30
                                                                                                          • Annual Referendum Supplement                                                               of instr utes
                                                                                                        5% Paraprofessionals ($2,100,000+)
                                                                                                        (Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants, others)
                                                                                                          • Student instructional time increased 30 minutes a day

                    STEM                                                                                  • Additional paid minutes in workday
                                                                                                          • Annual Referendum Supplement


                    Technology                                                                          6% School Administrators/SAMP ($2,520,000+)
                                                                                                        (Principals, AP’s, Deans, Social Workers, Nurses, Supervisors, others)
                    Engineering                                                                           • Referendum Supplement (for school-based employees only)
                                                                                                          • Additional paid minutes in workday
                                                                                                        8% Hourly/AFSCME ($3,360,000+)
                                                                                                        (Custodians, Bus Operators and Attendants, Secretaries, Bookkeepers, Mechanics,
                    •   Modernize science labs                                                          Food Service, Clerical who have direct student contact)
                                                                                                          • Hourly pay adjustment of an $1.00 an hour
                        at our high schools                                                               • Additional paid minutes in workday if applicable
                    •   Google Chromebooks will be
                        provided for every Elementary
                                                                                                        14.5% Charter Schools ($6,090,000+)
                                                                                                          • Funds to utilize how charter schools deems most appropriate in keeping with the overall direction
                                                                                                            of the referendum
                        Science classroom to teach
                        STEM.                                                                           15.5% STEM /Career and Technical Education ($6,510,000+)
                                                                                                          • Funds to expand, update and maintain Science, Math, Engineering and Technology
                                                                                                            in addition to Career and Technical Education
Building a Future                                                                                                                                                                                                       14
Investing in Our District                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Investing in Our District

SAFETY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SECURITY
To assist all schools in creating environments that foster and protect the social, emotional, physical safety and wellbeing of all                                                Make the district the safest in the nation by providing safe and secure learning environments at
students, faculty and staff which is necessary for optimal learning and success.                                                                                                  schools and buildings to enhance the wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

GOAL 1                                                                             GOAL 2                                                                                         GOAL 1                                                      GOAL 2
Increase the number of best practices, resources and evidence-based                Increase the capabilities of all district schools to appropriately prevent and
approaches in the areas of school climate and safety across all district           intervene with unsafe and disruptive student behaviors, while reducing the                     Strengthen and secure school and district facilities.       Promote and maintain school-wide safety
campuses and buildings.                                                            number of instructional days lost to Out of School Suspensions.                                                                                            and minimize the effects of emergencies and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              other dangerous situations through emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              preparedness on how to prevent, prepare, respond and
STRATEGIES                                                                         STRATEGIES                                                                                     •   Enhance school perimeter security fencing with          recover in the face of emergencies and disasters.
•    Develop a system to assess existing programs and activities that are          •   Implement a consistent and comprehensive system for the collection                             Florida Department of Education School Hardening
     correlated with safe and positive school climates, so we can identify the         and analysis of student discipline, attendance, school climate and                             Grant funds so that all schools will have appropriate   STRATEGIES
     number and quality of best practices and evidence-based approaches                intervention data by August 2022.                                                              fencing by December 2021.                               •   All district and school staff will receive and train on
     that are already taking place within our schools and where the
     opportunities are for improvement.
                                                                                   •   Promote best practices in behavioral intervention and increase the
                                                                                       capacity of all schools to include resources and staff in order to optimally
                                                                                                                                                                      SECURITY    •   Utilize a centralized camera control room to monitor
                                                                                                                                                                                      school security systems and coordinate emergency        •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Active Assailant Response Plan annually.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Conduct drills, tabletop and/or full-scale exercises
•    Complete baseline school climate surveys in all schools by June 2021.
     Climate surveys will be piloted by Spring 2020 in select schools, then        •
                                                                                       implement new behavioral framework by June 2023.
                                                                                       Provide professional development on best practices in behavioral
                                                                                                                                                                      STARTS          and security responses and upgrade security
                                                                                                                                                                                      cameras district wide. The district will complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  involving first responders to test emergency plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and include after-action reports/improvement

     conducted annually in all district schools thereafter.
     Continue to operate Sandy Hook Promise SAVE Promise Clubs in all
                                                                                       intervention and school climate improvement to all schools by June
                                                                                                                                                                      HERE            all camera upgrades at numerous school sites by
                                                                                                                                                                                      August 2022.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  plans every school year. All schools at 100%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  completion by June 2022.
     district schools. All students and staff will receive training and guidance   •   Continue annual threat assessment training for all school Threat               • Connect   •   Strengthen the Guardian program by annually             •   School district will work towards becoming National
     every year.                                                                       Assessment Team members.                                                                       implementing the most updated security and safety           Incident Management Systems (NIMS) compliant by
•    Teach evidence-based universal Social-Emotional Learning curriculum in        •   Reduce the number of instructional days lost to Out of School
                                                                                                                                                                      • Plan          procedures.                                                 August 2021.
     each grade level of every school by Spring 2024.                                                                                                                             •   Continue to coordinate with local law enforcement
                                                                                       Suspensions by 10% by May 2021 and 25% (from baseline) by May 2024.            • Train                                                                 •   Annually update and train on our District Crisis Plan.
•    Continue to utilize the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT)                                                                                                             agencies/School Resource Officers (SROs) on             •   Develop individual Crisis Plans for all schools by
     and have a threat assessment team consisting of persons with expertise                                                                                           • Report        security and safety procedures.                             June 2023.
     in counseling, instruction, school administration and law enforcement in                                                                                                     •   Ensure all schools are utilizing Raptor and Vendor      •   Review and update the District Pandemic Response
     compliance with state law.                                                                                                                                                       Verify for all visitors, vendors and volunteers.            Plan yearly.

     Protect, Prevent, Intervene                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Safe, Secure, Prepared
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TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION                                                                                                                                                                               TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Meet the changing needs of students by implementing universal technology solutions across multiple platforms through
automation, innovation, and integration while empowering staff to equitably support curriculum and instruction in every school.

GOAL 1                                                GOAL 2                                             GOAL 3                                                                          GOAL 4                                                        GOAL 5
Maintain a technology refresh plan that provides      Implement and sustain a modernized                 Delivering powerful business intelligence                                       Improve the productivity of all staff by providing cost       Provide a safe, secure, consistent, and seamless
equitable, sustainable, and relevant technology       communication system infrastructure                dashboards for rapid and secure student data                                    efficient and innovative technology solutions.                connectivity experience to all users supporting the
resources to all students and staff.                  for all schools.                                   reporting.                                                                                                                                    educational goals of all schools.

STRATEGIES                                            STRATEGIES                                         STRATEGIES                                                                      •   Provide seamless access to applications through           STRATEGIES
•    Ensure a sustainable district wide Computer      •   Implement a Centralized Staff and Student      •   Implement a Data Warehouse & Reporting                                          MySDMC Single Sign-On (SSO) ClassLink APP.                •   1:1 Wireless Access Points in every academic
     Refresh Plan is provided to all schools              ID Badging application for safety, security,       Dashboard Application.                                                      •   Deploy a parent/guardian mobile app that will                 classroom by June 2020.
     annually.                                            transportation, food service, attendance and         • Phase I – August 2020                  QUICK FACTS                          provide an easy way to tract their child’s education      •   Increase Internet capacity to 10GB by August 2020.
•    Enhance and upgrade technology in four               library resources by July 2020.                      • Phase II - August 2022                 •   3300 Wireless Access             experience by August 2020.                                •   Implement MySDMC Single Sign-On (SSO) parent
     schools annually to provide an innovative        •   Replace legacy telephony system in all                                                            Points Installed             •   Implement Intranet for all staff to collaborate, manage       portal to provide a seamless experience to resources
     Media Center experience for all students.            schools with Voice Over Internet Protocol                                                     •   109,000 devices                  documentation and access internal employee                    provided by the school district.
•    Install Classroom Professional Displays and          (VOIP) by June 2023.                                                                              connect to Network               resources by August 2021.                                 •   Complete the Fiber Infrastructure Expansion
     Tablets in all (Middle/High) schools by August   •   Upgrade Public Address/Intercom                                                                                                •   Implement an online transcript, records, and                  to Barbara Harvey Elementary School, Parrish
                                                                                                                                                        •   Over 6,000 active phones
     2020.                                                Infrastructure in all schools by June 2023.                                                                                        document processing portal by June 2021.                      Community High School and Williams Elementary
                                                                                                                                                        •   District averages over       •   Digitize active and inactive student and staff records        School by June 2022.
•    Replace 10,000 Legacy student devices with       •   Install Digital Marquee Outdoor Signage at
                                                                                                                                                            18,000 calls per month           to a central document repository by June 2023.            •   Upgrade eligible schools network infrastructure to
     Chromebooks by December 2020.                        select schools by June 2023.
•    Install Classroom Professional Displays in       •   Integrate early warning campus-wide alert                                                     •   1 million MySDMC                                                                               ensure schools are connected to information and
     Elementary Schools by July 2020 - June 2022.         and emergency response systems that are                                                           SSO Student and Staff                                                                          resources by June 2023.
•    Implement and maintain a sustainable digital         compliant with legislative requirements and                                                       Logins in 30 days                                                                          •   Evaluate on premise enterprise applications and
     device platform to address the instructional         integrate with existing crisis communication                                                  •   District averages over                                                                         systems for cloud readiness annually.
     needs of all students.                               systems.                                                                                          4.5 million sent and                                                                       •   Continue to expand and upgrade infrastructure to
                                                                                                                                                            received emails every                                                                          support eLearning opportunities for students.
                                                                                                                                                            month                                                                                      •   Evaluate and complete cabling infrastructure retrofit
                                                                                                                                                        Top 5 Applications Used Daily:                                                                     projects at select schools to increase bandwidth and
                                                                                                                                                               •   FOCUS                                                                                   improve the user experience.
                                                                                                                                                               •   iReady
                                                                                                                                                               •   Schoology
                                                                                                                                                               •   Office 365
     Automation, Innovation, Integration                                                                                                                       •   Reading Plus                                                                    Automation, Innovation, Integration
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ENERGY MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                                       FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY & CAPITAL PLANNING
As the largest employer in Manatee County, we believe in the most energy efficient and sustainable                                                      Financial transparency and responsibility is a top priority of the school district and we will continue to ensure that public funds
usage of resources to promote the protection of our environment and the future of our students.                                                         are used efficiently to maintain quality educational needs and facilities for our students.
GOAL 1                                                                                                                                                  GOAL 1                                                                                             GOAL 2
Develop low-cost best practice solutions to implement across the school district to reduce energy consumption to                                        Maximize all district resources to enhance the learning environment and                            Build and maintain district facilities to provide the best quality education and
move the district towards being Energy Star/LEED certified.                                                                                             ensure financial sustainability.                                                                   services to our students, staff and community.

STRATEGIES                                                      POTENTIAL ACTION STEPS                                                                  STRATEGIES                                                                                         STRATEGIES
•    Immediately conduct a full review of all bills to          •   Study the use of renewable energy for our district                                  •     Ensure budget is reconciled and balanced annually.                                           •    Build a classroom addition at Lakewood Ranch High School by August 2024.
     understand rate application, metering and tariffs to                                                                                               •     Maintain an assigned/unassigned fund balance of 5% by June 30, 2021.                         •    Complete renovations at Braden River Middle School by August 2023.
                                                                                                                                                        •     Improve communication with the public to increase community                                  •    Complete replacement of Sugg Middle School by August 2024.
     determine when and where energy is being used by           •   Study HVAC usage during non-school hours to                                               awareness of how taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly.                               •    Complete Palm View K-8 School’s new gymnasium by June 2021.
     communicating data, including peak demand windows              ascertain potential energy savings.                                                 •     Ensure idle cash deposits are invested to maximize returns while                             •    Build eight classroom addition at Witt Elementary by August 2022.
     to site administrators.                                    •   Develop a plan to reduce water meter sizing.                                              maintaining diversification and safeguarding principal.                                      •    Build classroom wing additions to accommodate growth and relieve
•    Catalog fiscal year site schedules for top ten schools     •   Develop a better parking lot and stadium light policy     QUICK FACTS                                                                                                                       overcrowding at our most needed schools.
     including their basic daily functions – custodial hours,       to reduce unnecessary energy usage.                                                                                                                                                    •    Continue to update and refresh schools each year where needed.
     meal preparation, school start/end times, meal
                                                                                                                              •   First single-stream
                                                                •   Continue retrofitting existing lighting to LED lighting
     schedules, before/after school programs, outside
                                                                                                                                  recycling program
                                                                    technology throughout the district.                                                     Beginning Balances: 6.5%
     facility use, HVAC control system schedules, etc.
                                                                                                                                  in Manatee County:                                   Federal Funding: .5%          Internal Service: 9%             Food Service for Students: 4%
                                                                •   Include utility costs in rental usage fee structure.                                                                                             School Activities and Events
•    Establish Green Teams at all district schools led                                                                            2016.                      Transfers: 4%
                                                                •   Begin auditing of district facilities to ensure
     by students and staff with the purpose to build                compliance to conservation plans and schedules.                                                                                       Special Revenue: 3%
     environmental consciousness and assistance in              •   Continue our robust recycling and trash collections.
                                                                                                                              •   Guinness World                                                          Federal Funds                                                                 Success of the Half-Cent Sales Tax
     establishing innovative and efficient programs that will   •   Study the results of the City of West Palm Beach              Record: Most                                                                                                                                        • Three new schools were build to relieve overcrowding:
     benefit individual schools.                                    and Florida Power & Light electric school bus pilot           Plastic Bottles                                                                                                                                       Parrish Community High School, Dr. Mona Jain Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        School and Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School.
•    Organize and participate in Earth Day events and other         program.                                                      Collected in an
     environmental initiatives to maintain active interest      •   Study the energy efficiency results of the new Net Zero       eight-hour                                             State Sources: 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aging, outdated items such as HVAC systems, roofs,
     among the school community.                                                                                                  period: 2012.                  Local Sources: 49%      State Funding                       Capital Projects: 21%                                      flooring, playgrounds and traffic and parking surfaces are
                                                                    School in Osceola County.                                                                                                                                Building and Improving
                                                                                                                                                                 Impact Fees                                                                                                            being updated and replaced.
•    Utilize citizen support groups engaged in educating        •   Find opportunities to incorporate energy/climate                                             Local Property Tax                                          Schools
     the public relative to environmental challenges.               science into our STEAM curriculum.                        •   Winner County                                                                                                                                       • Safety and technology equipment are being enhanced to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        meet 21st Century needs.
                                                                •   Participate in Manatee County Government’s Climate            Recycling Award:
                                                                    Task Force.                                                   2016.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Debt Service: 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Five-Year Work Plan, Capacity Plan, Capital Plan are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      annually reviewed and require School Board approval.
                                                                                                                                                        2019-2020 BUDGETED REVENUE BY SOURCE                               2019-2020 BUDGETED EXPENSE BY FUND                         The Educational Plant Survey is updated every 5 years,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $850,709,468                                   the next one due in 2022.
     Professionalism, responsibility and respect at all levels                                                                                                       $850,709,468
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Students at MTC
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ADULT, CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                                         MANATEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Prepare students for rewarding careers with a variety of exit points that lead to the workforce and/or continuing education.                                                                         Our mission is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                                                     education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.
GOAL 1                                                                           GOAL 2
Implement curriculum opportunities for students to learn technical skills        Implement curriculum opportunities for students to learn people skills with                                         GOAL 1                                                       GOAL 2
with a wide range of strategies through their educational career.                a wide range of strategies through their educational career.                                                        Keep pace with the growth of Manatee County by               Expand workforce development education for high-skill,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     expanding educational opportunities for students and         high-wage occupations to meet the local needs of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                     business and industry.                                       fast-growing economy.
STRATEGIES                                                                       STRATEGIES
• The Adult, Career and Technical Education Department (ACT) offers              • Employability skills are taught to ensure that our students are equipped
   technical skills based curriculum and content that prepares students for         to succeed in current and future workplace environments.                                                         STRATEGIES                                                   STRATEGIES
   Industry Certifications that are current and relevant in the workforce.       • Participation in Career Academies and smaller-learning communities                                                • Seek legislative approval for technical colleges to        • Seek state funding for an Aviation Maintenance
• On the job training, apprenticeships and internships allow for work based         create an environment that excites, energizes and links academics and                                               offer Associate of Science in Nursing degree bridge          Technician School at the Sarasota-Bradenton
   learning that can lead to career opportunities and highlight specific skill      careers for students while developing people skills and many exit points                                            programs to our practical nurse graduates beginning in       International Airport in 2021 with support of the School
   sets needed for entering a career field.                                         for success.                                                                  QUICK FACTS                           2021 to become RN’s.                                         Board and the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority by
• Students have opportunities for visits to industry and/or post-secondary       • Active co-curricular Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)         •   4,228 Students                 • Seek the support of the School Board and Florida              requesting a Legislative Appropriation and securing
   educational institutions that allow them to see beyond today and aspire          can be a part of every student’s plan. Opportunities for personal growth,                                           Public Education Capital Outlay dollars to construct a       a Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Job
   to bigger things and also expose them to diverse career fields.                  teamwork, competition, public speaking, and leadership training               •   91% Completion                    3-story building on Manatee Technical College’s (MTC)        Growth Grant to fund capital outlay and operations for
• Each CTE program or Career Academy strives to have a link to business             happens locally, statewide and nationally by being a CTSO member.             •   89% Placement                     Main Campus on State Road 70 East to allow the Main          the first three years of the new program.
   and industry stakeholders and/or an advisory group to guide curriculum        • Workplace ethics and effective communication that is learned in Career                                               Campus to accommodate new workforce education             • Construct an outdoor Florida Department of Law
                                                                                                                                                                  •   99% Licensure Pass Rate
   choices, provide current and relevant industry related knowledge, and            and Technical Education (CTE) programs is put into practice through                                                 programs, a dedicated skills and industry certification      Enforcement certified Firing Range and Driving
   give insight into changes in the workplace.                                      peer relationships, job shadows, internships and the relationships/           •   Average Age: 29                   testing center, the academic classes for the Associate       Facility for MTC’s Law Enforcement Academy by
• Large curriculum encompassing group projects to provide relevant                  mentorships that develop with business and industry representatives.          •   50% of enrollment is in           of Science in Nursing degree program, and the                obtaining support from the School Board and a Florida
   application of multiple years of education in a cumulating capstone                                                                                                                                  adult general education classes currently located at         Legislative Appropriation.
   project.                                                                                                                                                           healthcare, construction          Bayshore High School.
                                                                                                                                                                      and manufacturing              • Conduct a comprehensive local needs assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to ensure programs are adequate in size, scope and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        quality and aligned with local labor market needs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Career advancement through
Elementary School                                           Middle School                                         High School                                   Technical College                                   Rewarding Career                                      experience and continuing
• Introductory Science, Technology,                         • Exploratory career and technical                    • Technical skills attainment with            • 50+ workforce education programs                  Attainment                                            education.
  Engineering and Math (STEM) content in                      education programs, career awareness,                 nationally recognized industry                leading to high-wage employment.
  high-tech labs provides hands-on applied                    goal development and employability                    certifications and credentials              • GED® and English as a Second                      Academic and                                          Technical and State College,
  learning to solve real world                                skills learning                                     • Career and Postsecondary plans to             Language
  challenges                                                                                                        promote future success                      • Continuing Education                              Language Proficient                                   University and/or other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          higher education
     Preparation for Higher Education and Career Opportunities at Every Grade Level ▶                                                                                             Preparation for Higher Education and Career Opportunities at Every Grade Level ▶
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Partnerships in Action
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Community Partners in Education                                                                                                                                                     Business Partners in Education
Thank you to all our community partners who significantly help us to provide quality                                                                                                Too numerous to be listed here, our sincere gratitude to all our business partners whose generous financial
educational, social-emotional and career opportunities to students and educators in                                                                                                 donations, volunteers and commitment contribute directly to the success of our schools and students.
Manatee County.                                                                                                                                                                     We greatly value all our business partnerships especially our strong relationship with the Manatee
                                                                                                                                                                                    Chamber of Commerce and its quality educational programs.

                                                                                                          The Manatee Education Foundation has been supporting teachers
                                                                                                          for over 30 years with classroom grants and many other impactful
                                                                                                          initiatives. Started in 2018, the Manatee Arts Education Council (MAEC)
                                        United Way Suncoast, which is Manatee County’s lead               celebrates and promotes the arts in all our schools. MAEC shines a
                                        partner in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading          bright light on the arts and artistic needs in schools.                                                                                                                                                                      Partners In Education connects small
                                        has developed a collaborative partnership called the Big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       business, major corporations, community
                                        Plan to ensure that children are on grade-level reading by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       organizations and government agencies
                                        end of the third grade. The Big Plan is poised on cutting the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with schools in Manatee County. Mutually-
                                        number of under-performing students in half over the next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For nearly 30 years, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with                   beneficial relationships are built to create
                                        five years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the School District of Manatee County to build strong partnerships in both business            successful partnerships, to develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and education. The Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee collaborates                    unique methods of accomplishing
                                        One of the components of United Way Suncoast’s effort is to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to provide enhanced opportunities for K-12 students, in additional to developing               educational goals. The partnerships result
                                        provide funding to ten schools which will be used to remove
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a highly skilled workforce in the community via post-secondary educational                     in opportunities for students that would
                                        barriers that affect a child’s ability to succeed and ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        locations.                                                                                     otherwise be impossible.
                                        that staff members are aware of The Big Plan. It includes
                                        recruiting diverse talent, connections and resources who
                                        can assist in carrying out goals; advocating at the local and
                                        state level to promote policies that support early literacy and
                                        relieve financial burdens for families; and being involved in
                                        volunteer programs which improve student literacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Big Bank Theory is a financial literacy program for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Project T.E.A.C.H. (Teach Everyone                                     high school students, presented by the Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               About Career Horizons) is a                                            Commerce in partnership with the School District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               community- based program,                                              of Manatee County. Students are engaged in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               organized by the Chamber of                                            hands-on, real life financial simulation. The program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Commerce in partnership with the                                       stresses the importance of budgeting, saving and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               School District of Manatee County.                                     prioritizing spending decisions. The simulation allows
                                                                   SCF offers articulation                                                                                                                                                     4th grade students are given                                           the students to interact with community volunteers
                                                                   to dual enrollment                                                                                                                                                          the opportunity to interact with                                       from local businesses and organizations to complete
                                                                   and MTC students.                                                                                                                       community volunteers in a fun interactive activity, to learn more about the                                interactive assignments for post review with their
                                                                                                                                                                                                           importance of education, career awareness and first impressions.                                           teachers.

                                                                                                McCracken Educators Scholarship aims to
                                                                                                encourage undergraduate and graduate students
                                                                                                from Manatee County to pursue degrees and
                                                                                                careers in the educational field.
     Commitment to our diverse community                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Commitment to our diverse community
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Tracking our progress
OUR REPORT CARD                                                                                                                             JUNE 2022 VISION
                                                                                                                                            When this strategic plan is complete in June 2022, the School District of Manatee County will:
This Strategic Plan outlines the goals and strategies for two school years in the key areas of Student Achievement,
Curriculum & Instruction, Safety & Security, Technology & Innovation, Finance, Capital Planning, Energy                                     •   Be an A school district.
Management, Manatee Technical College, Adult, Career & Technical Education, Recruitment & Retention, Culture                                •   Have increased significantly its grade-level reading percentages.
& Engagement and Community & Business Partnerships.                                                                                         •   Have increased its graduation rate.
                                                                                                                                            •   Increase the recruitment and hiring of high quality minority candidates for teaching and administrative positions.
Each Goal is under the direct supervision of a Cabinet Member and has a corresponding Action Plan to guarantee its                          •   Be a more secure and safe school district.
successful implementation. The Director of Strategic Planning will continuously monitor the progress of these Action                        •   Be a more innovative, technologically advanced school district with the best eLearning system.
Plans by using Smartsheet software. In addition, the Director of Strategic Planning will work closely with the Chief                        •   Contain the most updated school facilities.
Financial Officer to ensure proper resources are prioritized to these strategic plan goals.                                                 •   Be a more energy efficient school district.
                                                                                                                                            •   Continue to have the highest percentage of students enrolled in visual and performing arts courses.
The progress of the Strategic Plan will be communicated with employees, the School Board, parents and the                                   •   Have a workforce that better reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our student body.
general public quarterly through the use of a Report Card System outlined on this page.                                                     •   Continue to be financially stable with at least 5% reserves.
                                                                                                                                            •   Be the most attractive school district for teachers to come to work.
The School District of Manatee County is dedicated to every student’s achievement and through this Strategic Plan                           •   Continue to have more Blue Ribbon Schools.
we are making the necessary investments now so that our schools and students are prepared for a successful future                           •   Continue to have the best technical college in the State of Florida.
tomorrow.                                                                                                                                   •   Continue to have the financial support and confidence from our community.

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        The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity), disability (including HIV, AIDS, or sickle cell trait), pregnancy, marital status, age (except as authorized
        by law), ancestry, genetic information, which are classes protected by State and/or Federal law (collectively, “protected classes”) in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. It is the legal obligation and the policy of the Board to employ only those persons
        who are best qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations. The Superintendent shall appoint a compliance officer whose responsibility it will be to require that Federal and State regulations are complied with and that any inquires or complaints are dealt with promptly in
        accordance with law. S/He shall also require that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination in
        Employment Act will be provided to staff members and the general public. Any sections of the District’s collectively-bargained negotiated agreements dealing with hiring and promotion will contain a statement of nondiscrimination similar to that in the Board’s statement above.
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