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E1 District Vision

The Morton School District shall distinguish itself by producing students who reach their highest levels of individual success.

Reported to Board: Annually - September

E2 District Mission

The philosophy of Morton School District is that every student matters, every moment counts. To achieve our mission the Morton School District will utilize the best instructional practices in all grades and classrooms; build, implement, and monitor student interventions; teach, monitor, and re-teach a system that supports a safe and inclusive environment; and, seek ways to enhance our learning culture through data-driven decisions.

Reported to Board: Annually - August

E3 Academic Performance

By the end of the 2030/31 academic year, the District will be rated in the top five (5) districts in the following categories when compared to the other districts participating within WIAA’s District 4 and in our classification.

  1. E3-1Overall Composite Score (Combination of all following categories)
  2. E3-2Elementary Schools (Combination of ELA, Mathematics, and Science)
  3. E3-3Elementary ELA
  4. E3-4Elementary Mathematics
  5. E3-5Elementary Science
  6. E3-6Junior High Schools (Combination of ELA, Mathematics, and Science)
  7. E3-7Junior High ELA
  8. E3-8Junior High Mathematics
  9. E3-9Junior High Science
  10. E3-10Senior High Schools (Combination of ELA, Mathematics, and Science)
  11. E3-11Senior High ELA
  12. E3-12Senior High Mathematics
  13. E3-13Senior High Science

Reported to Board: Annually - September

E4 Reading and Mathematics

  1. E4-1By the end of the 2030/31 academic year, 100% of all students in each grade K-6 will have met grade-level reading expectations as measured by the DIBELS Assessment.
  2. E4-2By the end of the 2030/31 academic year, 100% of all students in each grade 7-11 will have met grade-level reading expectations as measured by the STAR Reading Assessment.
  3. E4-3By the end of the 2030/31 academic year, 100% of all students in each grade 2-11 will have met grade-level mathematics expectations as measured by the STAR Mathematics Assessment.

Reported to Board: Triannually - November, February, June

E5 Post-Secondary

  1. E4-1Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the post-secondary preparation of students will be measured according to the following ratings:
    1. Good - Greater than or equal to 40% of upper-class students in the Jr/Sr High School earn college credits
    2. Fair - Between 25% and 39.99% of upper-class students in the Jr/Sr High School earn college credits
    3. Low - Less than 25% of upper-class students in the Jr/Sr High School earn college credits
  2. E4-2Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the post-secondary programming will be measured according to the following ratings:
    1. Good - Greater than or equal to 80 college credits are offered on-site
    2. Fair - Between 40-80 college credits are offered on-site
    3. Low - Less than 40 college credits are offered on-site
  3. E4-3Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the post-secondary acceptance of seniors will be measured according to the following ratings:
    1. Good - Greater than or equal to 95% of all seniors are accepted to a post-secondary institution/program
    2. Fair - Between 80% and 94.99% of all seniors are accepted to a post-secondary institution/program
    3. Low - Less than 80% of all seniors are accepted to a post-secondary institution/program

Reported to Board: Annually - June

E6 PBIS

Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year less than 35% of all students will have been issued a referral.

Reported to Board: Biannually - February, June

E7 Extracurricular

Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the participation of students in all extracurricular activities will be measured according to the following levels:

  • Good - Greater than or equal to 40% of students in the Jr/Sr High School will participate in at least one extracurricular activity
  • Fair - Between 20% and 39.99% of students in the Jr/Sr High School will participate in at least one extracurricular activity
  • Low - Less than 20% of students in the Jr/Sr High School will participate in at least one extracurricular activity

Reported to Board: Annually - May

E8 Staffing

  1. E7-1Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year both the elementary and secondary buildings will have a dedicated principal for each building.
  2. E7-2Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the Jr/Sr High School will have at minimum 35% of its staff CTE certified.
  3. E7-3Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the District will employ at least a 0.5 FTE Music and/or Art educator.
  4. E7-4Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the Elementary school will employ at least a 1.0 FTE specialist certificated teacher.
  5. E7-5Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the Elementary school will employ at least a 0.8 FTE Pre-School certificated teacher.

Reported to Board: Annually - August

E9 Financial

  1. E9-1Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the District’s financial health of the general fund will be measured according to policy 6022:
    1. Good - General fund exceeds 10% of the budgeted expenditures plus one month’s payroll.
    2. Fair - General fund is between 5% and 9.99% of the budgeted expenditures plus one month’s payroll.
    3. Poor - General fund is below 5% of the budgeted expenditures plus one month’s payroll.
  2. E9-2Each academic year till the end of the 2030/31 academic year the District’s financial health of the capital projects fund will be measured according to policy 6022:
    1. Good - Capital Projects fund exceeds $150,000
    2. Fair - Capital Projects fund is between $125,000 and $149,999.99
    3. Poor - Capital Projects fund is below $125,000

Reported to Board: Annually - October

E10 Facilities

Prior to the end of the 2030/31 academic year, the District will have successfully passed a bond that meets the needs of the District moving forward.

Reported to Board: Annually - December