Organizational Culture 4.3
Status: In Progress - 20% Complete
4.3 Recruit, hire, and retain highly effective staff members that support the purpose and direction of the organization.
- Update hiring practices and procedures to include a talent, quality and fit component in the interview and selection process. (Completed - 2019-2021)
- Build upon recruitment strategies to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. (Timeline - 2021-2023)
- Identify, develop, and implement teacher self care supports. (Timeline - 2021-2023)
- Identify, develop, and implement leadership and professional development opportunities for staff. (Timeline - 2021-2023)
Strategy Leader & Team Members
Dr. Mark Adler (Leader), Dr. Michael Rupprecht, and Cabinet Leadership Team.
11/19/2021: The District Administration has worked in several areas to support the recruitment and retainment of quality candidates. Multiple Humanex tools have been implemented in the recruitment process as well as culture and climate assessments to review and impact the working environment for current staff. Building principals and teacher leaders are more involved with the selection of new staff allowing for deeper levels of ownership within their teams.
Dr. Rupprecht has implemented a Diversity Scholarship Program for potential student teachers to Ralston Public Schools. Diverse teacher candidates can earn stipends for completing their student teaching here in Ralston. This program allows the District to recognize talent early and immediately begin recruitment.
District Administration closely monitors staff workload and substitute teacher coverage across the District. The Board of Education and Administration have identified additional days during the 1st semester that staff will not have to report allowing for time to unplug and recharge. As 2nd semester begins District Administration will continue to closely monitor conditions and respond accordingly.
Looking ahead to the 2nd semester, the district will be implementing a new substitute teacher model designed to complement our two existing programs. The goals of this program are to (a) promote collaboration and communication, (b) foster relationships, (c) enhance performance, and (d) provide reliable support to our staff members.