Pewaukee School District (PSD) is a small school district in Wisconsin, USA. PSD captured the attention of America by winning the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which honours performance excellence in education, healthcare and business organizations. The Pewaukee School District (PSD), an innovative public school system, was one of only three organizations nationwide to receive the 2013 award. Winning the nation’s highest Presidential honour for performance excellence and visionary leadership is no small feat. The Pewaukee school system, which totals 2,791 students has only one high school, one middle school and two elementary schools.
PSD planners state that – “In order to reach Strategic Planning goals, and thereby, achieve our Mission, we must have specific strategies in place to guide our work. Each year the Strategic Plan initiatives take into account the recommendations and opinions of citizens, staff, parents, and administration in two meetings designed to explore each strategy in the plan.” The strategies are as follows:
Strategy:Teaching and Learning
Pewaukee School District will provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum delivered by high quality educators who use innovative, research-based strategies to prepare students to compete in a global environment in the 21st century.
Create classroom environments where students engage in collaborative, inquiry-based learning, facilitated by educators who are able to use technology to transform knowledge and skills into solutions, new information, and products.
Strategy: Communication & Community Engagement
Pewaukee School District will communicate, engage and develop partnerships with students, staff, and citizens to help reach our mission of academic excellence and positive citizenship for all students.
Strategy: Workforce Engagement & Development
Pewaukee School District will utilize best practices to hire, retain, engage, and develop a skilled and talented workforce that will enable the District to achieve its mission.
Strategy: Facilities & Operations
Pewaukee School District will provide safe, healthy, and efficiently operated schools to ensure the success of all students and accountability for all stakeholders.
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