Strategic Planning

In order to fulfill the Brentwood School District's mission and vision, the district utilizes rolling committees to address areas of need throughout the district. Each year, these goals are evaluated and updated or replaced with new goals. 

Each goal is led by a champion or champions who help oversee a committee of stakeholders in setting the priorities and action steps for each goal. All Brentwood teachers serve on at least one Strategic Plan Committee. 

Equity Strategic Plan

Strategic Vision Summary

Brentwood will become a regional leader in providing a personalized and dynamic educational experience to every student.

Core Values

  • Recognizing our students as ever-changing individuals and responding conscientiously;
  • Fostering transparency through a commitment to open communication;
  • Utilizing data to guide individual instruction;
  • Investing in our staff and facilities;
  • Aggressively engaging our families and community; and
  • Maximizing our fiscal potential.

First Year Priorities

  • Research and training on recognizing how policies can unfairly target marginalized groups. (Every policy, complete an audit for bias)
  • Audit current policies to determine the impact on marginalized students/staff members.
  • Start with section: STUDENTS
    • Set Bias Review parameters/criteria
    • Provide Board recommendations
  • Community Book Dialogue
  • Virtual Black History Month Celebration

Years 3-5 Priorities

  • Recommend new language for more inclusive, anti-racist policies.
  • Research other district’s policies on race, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Draft sample policy language for Board to review.
  • Implementing culturally responsive teaching and leadership practices, reflecting the contributions and perspectives of all people.
Standards Based Reporting

Strategic Vision Summary

The purpose of the Standards-Based Reporting action team is to continue a district-wide approach to ensure the following concepts are understood concerning the importance of grading:            

  • *Grades Should Have Meaning

  • *We Need to Challenge the Status Quo
  • *We Can Control Grading Practices
  • *Standards-Based Reporting Reduces Meaningless Paperwork
  • *It Helps Teachers Adjust Instruction
  • *It Teaches What Quality Looks Like
  • *It's a Launchpad to Other Reforms  

Strategic Priorities

  • Introduce standards-based reporting for grade 5 and Elementary Specialists. 

  • Fourth grade will fully implement standards-based report cards in the 2020/2021 school year.

  • Fifth grade and Elementary Specialists will fully implement standards-based report cards in the 2021/2022 school year.

  • Introduce standards-based reporting for grades 6-8.

  • Brentwood Early Childhood Center and Kindergarten report cards align. 

  • Ensure clear understandable report cards in grades K-5 align with the Missouri Learning Standards.  

  • K-3 meets with grade level to adjust which standards will be assessed (ELA Units of Study, Science, and Social Studies). 

BHS Softball Senior Night 2021
Kindergarten student seated at table with popsicle sticks and clay for science experiment.
Business students receive a check for their start-up business courtesy of West Community Credit Union.
Students working with letters at a table
Student working with beads at a table
Student and teacher coloring with pencils
Student and physical therapist
Student with shapes
Hand with puzzle heart - Autism awareness
Hands with puzzle pieces - Autism Awareness
Student working with shape toy.
BECC Classroom Website Promo
Student is shown how to grip a pencil
student with paint and brushes
Student shows camera paint covered hands
Ben Franklin Quote
Student stamps shapes in chalkboard
Mark Twain Second Grade
Bloom Where You are Planted Mural
Mark Twain Winter Cafeteria
Mark Twain Fifth Grade Class
Girl with blue balloon
MG - Classroom with dividers
MG - Students Listen to Guest
MG - Welcome Back Sign
Book Tasting
BHS - Admin Assistant Team
Safety & Security Strategic Plan

Strategic Vision Summary

The purpose of this committee is to provide a physically and emotionally safe learning and work environment in support of continuous student improvement. 

Strategic Priorities

  • Review safety programs, strategies, and make recommendations as appropriate to increase the effectiveness of addressing school safety issues.

  • Examine safety and security issues related to the school system’s physical safety and make recommendations as appropriate.

  • Explore ways to involve the community in promoting school safety.

  • Assist with training recommendations as necessary to meet the state-mandated requirements.

  • Regularly review the emergency preparedness of the school system. 

Social-Emotional Growth

Strategic Vision Summary

Brentwood will become a regional leader in providing a personalized and dynamic educational experience to every student.

Core Values

  • Recognizing our students as ever-changing individuals and responding conscientiously;
  • Fostering transparency through a commitment to open communication;
  • Utilizing data to guide individual instruction;
  • Investing in our staff and facilities;
  • Aggressively engaging our families and community; and
  • Maximizing our fiscal potential.

First Year Priorities

  • Re-evaluate the need for a screener and determine if we should create a screener or follow an internal process for identifying students with internalizing behavioral concerns.
  • Reviewed Panorama, SRSS, BASC-3

Years 3-5 Priorities

  • Study the potential for, acquire, and implement a Social-Emotional Screener

  • Study and develop a resource for response to students exhibiting behaviors of concern as indicated through a SE Screener.

  • Implement systems for staff to engage in practices for self-care

  • Implement the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQL)

Virtual Instruction Improvement

Strategic Vision Summary

The purpose of this committee is to build the district’s capacity for virtual instruction.  We will research strategies and best practices for the delivery of online instruction across all content areas.

Strategic Priorities

  • Establish a core set of subscriptions with PD

    • What do we have currently in our district?

    • “BSD Technology Audit”

    • Improve efficiency/ease of use of applications for students and teachers

  • Research additional tech tools that would help in a virtual setting

  • Continue to utilize Canvas effectively

  • Provided teachers with guidance for AMI and AMI-X Days

  • Incorporate live-streaming effectively into the instructional program (as a virtual option for students)