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Set instructional priorities
Set Instructional Priorities | Develop Priorities

The budget needs to be rooted in the priorities of the district. Intentionally created instructional priorities provide a strong basis for developing a district’s budget and strategic financial plan, as well as presenting a budget document.

Objectives

  • Develop goals that address district's major needs
  • Analyze the underlying issue of any deficiencies being addressed
  • Develop priorities to accomplish goals
  • Select a limited number of priorities to pursue to maintain focus and promote success

Research & Develop Potential Instructional Priorities

The district’s instructional priorities should be informed by practices proven by research and also be limited in number to focus on items critical to optimizing performance.

Milestones

  • Level 1: Identify instructional strategies where the intention is clear, but that are not overly detailed. Some basic research is used to inform which strategies are selected.
  • Level 2: Clear linkage made between research on what works and the instructional strategies. The strategies are collaboratively developed by a broad array of district instructional staff.
  • Level 3: Instructional strategies articulate the presumed cause-and-effect relationship at work.

Your Quick Wins

  • Quick Win: Examine potential sources to identify proven practices to achieve goals.
  • Why important?  Establish common fact base for deciding what could be effective.