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Goals & Mission


We change kids' lives through a commitment to excellence, integrity, equity, and community engagement. 


Ensure students reach their highest academic and vocational potential and develop into productive citizens. 


Do what is best for all kids 

North Santiam's Goals Process

NSSD has a systematic needs assessment and goal-setting process that provides a clear and focused direction for the district.  Within this process, all improvement activities and initiatives for the entire district are identified. This process begins in February when the Board reviews all Board and District Goals. The superintendent follows the Board with his goals for the following year. These two initial steps set the stage for the District's Leadership Team (dept directors and building principals) to make aligned decisions for the coming school year.

In June, the Leadership Team completes a dynamic needs assessment review (Data Workshop). In this review, similar data sources are used to analyze District and building needs. The assessment and data utilized are District Interim Assessments, State Assessments, SWISS (referral data), Attendance, 9th grade on-track, Teacher Needs Assessment Survey, Professional Audit of Collaborative Teaming (PACT), TELL survey, Teacher Evaluation Data (Oregon Matrix, SLG meets), and individual building survey collections.

The Leadership Team uses this data to create annual goals. Each of the goal areas are written with a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Targeted (SMART) goal format. Throughout the year, they submit quarterly reports to the Board and principals provide verbal updates when they host a Board meeting at their school site. 

In August, the results of the prior year’s goal results are presented to the Board and the goals for the coming year are presented.  During August in-service activities, building administrators present their goals to staff.  Often, building goals are then leveraged for teachers to write their individual or team goals.

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2019-2022 District/Board Goals & 2021-22 Board Goal Strategies

2022-23 Leadership Team Goals