Worst and Best Outcomes Jan-2011

Worst Outcomes (fears)

  • State will take over
  • Top performing students move to other schools
  • Unemployment
  • Families and children suffer
  • Future of students will be limited
  • State will take over
  • Harder & harder to teach
  • Losing more top students
  • High teacher/administration turnover
  • Student achievement will continue to decrease
  • Discipline increases, loss respect for educational building – more destructive
  • If you always do what you always done, you will always get what you always gotten
  • Budget cuts
  • Loss of staff/students
  • Reconfiguration
  • State takeover, loss of staff and students, downward spiral continues
  • More students dropping out of school
  • Constant teacher turn over and frustration
  • Students enrolling in other districts
  • Student achievement would maintain or decline
  • Students unable to become productive citizens of society
  • The state would come in and run the district
  • Continue decline in enrollment
  • Current trends in drop out
  • Teen pregnancy rates stay the same
  • Teacher burn out
  • Constant change in staff
  • No faith system
  • Lose education community members
  • Things just keep getting worse – achievement gap widens
  • Lose quality teachers and students
  • Low morale (community – district)
  • Less “buy in” (staff and students)
  • Lose accreditation
  • Property values decrease
  • CDE closes us down
  • Students unqualified for jobs
  • Community will suffer
  • Students will continue to suffer
  • Declining enrollment
  • Poverty trend do nothing but grow
  • More current businesses leave
  • Current staff being let go in order to get new results
  • Re-assess staff members – reapply for position
  • Lose enrollment to other schools
  • Economic development will drop
  • Students will lose out on educational opportunities
  • Learned helplessness
  • State takeover
  • Staff turnover
  • Community outcomes – crime, unemployment
  • Blame game – buck passing
  • Brain drain – diminishing educational opportunities
  • District climate degradation
  • Not all students will learn
  • The state will take over – job losses
  • Sense of failure
  • Performance-based evaluations
  • Our community will never change/improve if students do not succeed.
  • Our students won’t be competitive in the world
  • Improvement could go from difficult to impossible
  • Lose students and teachers
  • Enrollment will continue to decline
  • Tension in work force
  • Low teacher retention rates
  • Student achievement will decline
  • More behavior/discipline issues
  • Poor attitude/not willing to change or improvement
  • Unprepared students for workforce, college, life skills
  • Bad reputation for district
  • Continue students run off to other districts
  • Not preparing a global citizen w/ competitive skills
  • Lower morale (community, school, staff)
  • • High teacher turn over

Best Outcomes

  • Economic development
  • Student achievement
  • Increased enrollment
  • Renewed energy
  • Reduced turnover
  • Attract quality teachers
  • More money/resources
  • Be a model for success
  • Time and energy better spent
  • Higher student achievement
  • Higher teacher morale
  • Attract new businesses to community
  • Work smarter, not harder
  • More rewarding
  • Off state “hit-list”
  • Better view/relationship between school/community
  • Less discipline in/out of school
  • Longevity of teachers/admin
  • Attract teachers with high qualifications/background
  • Student success in all areas (sports, social)
  • Improved student performance
  • Community climate
  • Quality engagement
  • Pride
  • Teaching could become fun again
  • Student achievement soars and we could smile again
  • Enrollment could increase (students from other districts)
  • “Create Hope”
  • District attracts students and teachers
  • Pride in the community
  • Enthusiasm within district/community
  • Students choosing to continue their education
  • Lower drop out rate
  • Economic growth in community
  • Produce quality citizens
  • More family involvement
  • Improved student behavior
  • Achievement gap closes – kids learn!
  • Discipline problems go down
  • Community starts taking pride in school again
  • Higher enrollment
  • Happier staff
  • Easier to attract better teachers
  • Demonstrated success attracts more success
  • Students start feeling like they have a future
  • Teachers get raises? ☺
  • Gain quality teachers and students
  • Increased student enrollment
  • Pride and higher morale
  • Higher achievement
  • State recognition
  • Community grows/prospers
  • We would feel successful
  • Students would have confidence to succeed
  • Community would prosper
  • Stable or increasing enrollment
  • Students may want to stay after graduation, make LJ home
  • Economy looks up – economic growth
  • Achievement in students begins to happen
  • Drive to do better/go far in life/continue education
  • Sense of pride (staff, community, etc)
  • Increase in enrollment, economic development, educational opportunities
  • Increase achievement, decrease achievement gap
  • Teachers would be happier/less burn out
  • Teachers would stay, increase in morale
  • Unlimited possibilities
  • Staff fidelity
  • Community desirability
  • Staff & students happiness
  • Education happens
  • Improve student achievement
  • Begin to see a thriving community
  • More desire for college
  • Pride in school/job
  • More motivation and excitement
  • Job security
  • More parent support/involvement
  • Students will be competitive in the work force
  • Increased enrollment
  • Pleasant environment for students and staff
  • Resources could be allocated in different areas – advanced learners getting more opportunities
  • Recognition and respect
  • Improved enrollment
  • Less (no) tension
  • District attractive to new teachers
  • Help stabilize the community
  • Increasing students achievement (prepared individuals to function in society)
  • Teacher/student(s) have a good attitude about education/learning.
  • Less discipline issues!
  • Good reputation as a district. ☺
  • “Don’t quit – the hardest part of the journey is the beginning.”
  • Pride
  • Allow time for the change
  • Increase in community support
  • Productive people
  • Keep your job!