• Weaknesses
     
    More than 70 School District of Clayton parents, students, staff and community members identified the following District weaknesses as part of a SWOT analysis conducted at the February Strategic Planning retreat. Attendees collaborated to identify an overall list of the District’s weaknesses included at the bottom of this page. From this list, attendees ranked the weaknesses based on their strategic priority for the District (below left) and the weaknesses the District can realistically target over the next three-to-five years (below right). These two lists represent the weaknesses that earned the highest ranking from retreat participants.
     
     Priorities among list of weaknesses: Weaknesses identified to realistically target in next three-to-five years:
    1. Budget/Financial Restraint
    2. Replacing Master Teachers
    3. Social-Emotional Needs of Students
    4. Kids in the Middle
    5. Complex Needs of Students
    6. Creation of Inequities/Meeting the Needs of All
    7. Technology
    8. Stress
    9. Academic Equity
    10. PK-12 Articulation of Curricular and Non-Curricular Objectives

        1. Budget/Financial Restraint
        2. Replacing Master Teachers
        3. Social-Emotional Needs of Students
        4. Kids in the Middle
        5. Technology
        6. Initiative Overload/Too Many Goals
        7. Complex Needs of Students
        8. Stress
        9. Science and Technology
        10. Safety/Security
        11. Academic Equity
        12. PK-12 Articulation of Curricular and Non-Curricular Objectives
        All weaknesses identified through input from the broader group at the Strategic Planning retreat:
         
        • Budget/Financial Restraint
        • Replacing Master Teachers
        • Social-Emotional Needs of Students
        • Kids in the Middle
        • Complex Needs of Students
        • Creation of Inequities/Meeting the Needs of All
        • Technology
        • Stress
        • Academic Equity
        • PK-12 Articulation of Curricular and Non-Curricular Objectives
        • Initiative Overload/Too Many Goals
        • Science and Technology
        • Safety/Security
        • Cubicle Thinking – Acknowledging the Big Picture
        • VST Program – The Future
        • Lack of Teacher Autonomy
        • Emphasis on Only What We Can Measure with Assessment
        • NCLB Over-Alignment
        • Lack of “Enforced” Protocol for Dealing with Difficult Parents
        • The Difficult Parent
        • Programming for Non-College Bound Students
        • State/Federal Mandates
        • Disparity of Student Recognition
        • Demographics
        • Playgrounds