• Safety, Operational Technology, Facilities and Infrastructure

    SAFETY
    Provide relevant emergency preparedness plans and programs that provide for a safe and secure educational environment.

    Strategic Objective #1:

    • Perform safety/security audit of the interior and exterior of all schools by end of 4th quarter 2018, then again by end of 4th quarter 2021.

    Strategies:

    • Coordinate with the Montgomery County School Safety Coordinator and local law enforcement departments to identify the appropriate party to facilitate the audit.
    • Determine with input from audit facilitator the audit cycle for buildings within the district to include no less that two audits per building within the 6-year plan.
    • After each audit, provide full report with prioritized recommendations to the Superintendent.

    Success Indicator:

    • Each school building will complete a safety/security audit and a report will be generated reflecting the findings and recommendations of the audit.

    Responsible Individuals:

    • Director of Technology, Child Accounting and Safety
    • Director of Facilities
    • Building Principals

    Strategic Objective #2

    • Design and implement trainings that are focused on District safety and security terminology and procedures for the community by end of 4th quarter 2018.

    Strategies:

    • Work with Montgomery County School Safety Coordinator to develop a training and communications focused on District safety terminology and procedures for the community.
    • Develop and implement a wide variety of communication outlets for training twice a calendar year in the 1st quarter and 3rd quarter.
    • The first training to take place by end of 1st quarter 2016.
    • Record training session and have it available for families to view on our website.

    Success Indicator:

    • The training will be developed and implemented.

    Responsible Individuals:

    • Director of Technology, Child Accounting and Safety
    • Building Principals


    OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
    Provide interoperable and standardized data systems that enhance operations, communications, and learning for all.

    Strategic Objective #1

    • Design and write a program to interoperate our Student Information System (SIS) with our transportation system by end of 1st quarter 2017.

    Strategies:

    • Meet with each vendor's data specialist to evaluate the viability of the two systems integrating with each other, review the data dictionaries, and other system requirements.
    • Design a data map and conversion strategy linking both applications together.
    • Develop a program and schedule procedures to handle the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process.
    • Verify data integrity and program reliability.

    Success Indicator:

    • Transportation data elements (bus route and number) will be synced between both systems on a daily basis. 

    Responsible Individuals:

    • Director of Technology, Child Accounting, and Safety
    • System Administrator
    • Transportation Coordinator
    • Database Specialist

    Strategic Objective #2

    • Design and write a program to interoperate our Student Information System (SIS) with our Naviance system by end of 2nd quarter 2017.

    Strategies:

    • Meet with each vendor's data specialist to evaluate the viability of the two systems integrating with each other, review the data dictionaries, and other system requirements.
    • Design a data map and conversion strategy linking both applications together.
    • Develop a program and schedule procedures to handle the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process.
    • Verify data integrity and program reliability.

    Success Indicator:

    • Student Information System data elements (student demographics) will be synced between both systems on a daily basis. 

    Responsible Individuals:

    • Director of Technology, Child Accounting, and Safety
    • System Administrator
    • Department Chair for Counselors
    • Database Specialist

    Strategic Objective #3

    • Identify and evaluate student information systems (SIS) for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Superintendent by March 2017.

    Strategies:

    • Obtain feedback on preferred features in an SIS.
    • Generate a list of potential SIS’ platforms to evaluate and a rubric to evaluate each SIS.
    • Create a SIS committee representative of students, teachers, and administrators to evaluate various SIS platforms and establish the expectations for students and teachers across the district.
    • Hold committee meetings where each SIS company will present their solution to the group.
    • Select and purchase, if necessary, the selected SIS.
    • Design and execute the roll-out and professional development strategy.

    Success Indicator:

    • All grade levels will be utilizing the same LMS.

    Responsible Individuals:

    • Director of Technology, Child Accounting, and Safety
    • System Administrator
    • Building Principals
    • Technology Integrators


    FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
    Provision buildings, grounds, and infrastructure with a focus on efficiency, aesthetics, and functionality to support educational environment.

    Strategic Objective #1

    • Develop a Facilities Assessment baseline plan that addresses and prioritizes the Methacton School District’s facility conditions, reconstruction and repair needs and the reporting of same by end of 3rd quarter 2016.

    Strategies:

    • Execute a physical survey of facilities and grounds to ascertain the existing facility conditions.
    • Collect required documentation of the current conditions of building interior, building exterior, grounds, parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields, HVAC electrical and plumbing system.
    • Identify ADA issues and building code violations for recommendations for improvements.
    • Determine reconstruction and repair recommendations, cost estimates, and energy saving opportunities.
    • Develop a priority schedule of the aforementioned identified recommendations.  
    • Utilizing the baseline plan and projects completed, annually reevaluate the priority schedule, and provide a revised recommendation annually to the Superintendent by end of 1st quarter of each school year.

    Success Indicator:

    • Methacton School District will utilize a comprehensive report for current and future reference that provides objective data for decision making. 

    Responsible Individual:

    • Director of Facilities

    Strategic Objective #2

    • Evaluate the financial outcomes of the 2015-2016 ESCO project, determine the feasibility and benefits for the Phase II project, and implement as determined by end of 2nd quarter 2017.

    Strategies:

    • Utilize Facility Assessment report and ESCO data to determining possible Phase II ESCO project or other opportunities. Review possible funding sources for future projects.

    Success Indicator:

    • Decision will be made after review of contributing factors to move forward or not with a Phase II ESCO project.

    Responsible Individuals:

    • Director of Facilities
    • Director of Business Services

    Strategic Objective #3

    • Identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential renewable energy sources and recycling opportunities and create an implementation plan, if fiscally viable, by end of 4th quarter 2018.

    Strategies:

    • Generate ownership and participation among all impacted stakeholder groups.
    • Provide a report of “green” opportunities.
    • Utilize internal and external resources to provide performance data of Energy Conservation Measures.

    Success Indicator:

    • A “green” options report will be generated and presented to the administration.

    Responsible Individual:

    • Director of Facilities
    • Director of Business Services