School-Wide Goals

Buffum TLC School Wide Goals 2015-2016

Aligned to District’s Strategic Plan

LBUSD Strategic Plan Goal 1:  All students will attain proficiency in the Core Content Areas.


Buffum TLC Goal 1a:  By June 2016, the learners at Buffum TLC will be able to demonstrate a specified number of Learning Readiness Skills with 80% accuracy as developmentally appropriate by SDC program as evidenced by Big Day Learning Readiness Assessment(s).


Buffum TLC Goal 1b:  By June 2016, the learners at Buffum TLC will be able to:

  • draw a person with a specified number of body parts and/or..
  • build letters and/or…
  • write letters as developmentally appropriate by SDC program with 80% accuracy as evidenced by bi-monthly data collection of student work (date stamped and filed).

LBUSD Strategic Plan Goal 1, Objective 1.2 – Closing the Achievement Gap


Buffum TLC Goal:  By June 15, 2016, at least 5% of Buffum TLC’s SDC enrollment will move into a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as evidenced by monthly Change of Placement (COP) Data forms submitted to Principal.


1.1 – Buffum TLC Teaching Staff will submit monthly Most Restrictive Environment (MRE) information to site administrator (by the end of the month).


1.2 – Buffum TLC Teaching Staff will submit MRE to LRE data monthly (at the end of the month) to the site administrator.


LBUSD STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL 2:  All students will graduate from high school prepared for post-secondary and career options.

Buffum TLC goal:  By June 2016, the Buffum TLC staff and administration will successfully transition Early Start children, ages 0-3 (Part C to Part B) and promoting preschoolers (Part B to elementary sites) as evidenced by the completion of the Buffum TLC Transition Plan components. 

2.1 a – Buffum TLC Early Start Coordinator will host monthly school site tours for Harbor Regional Center (HRC) Clients (Part C to Part B – IDEA).


2.1 b - Buffum TLC Assessment Center will conduct weekly In-Take Transition meetings between parents of HRC clients, HRC counselors, and LBUSD Assessment personnel.


2.1 c – Buffum TLC staff will work with the Assessment Center to successfully transition students and their families to their class placements by (one or more of the following):

  • Having the classroom teacher make a phone call to the family to introduce him/herself
  • Inviting the parent and student to meet with the teacher prior to starting school
  • Having the Assessment Center invite the parents/families to the HRC school site tours


2.2 – Buffum TLC staff will transition preschoolers in various ways, as appropriate:

  • Transition Committee to develop Transition Checklist
  • Completion of 3 activities on the Transition Checklist for each promoting preschooler such as:
    • Fill out a Transition Passport for each promoting preschooler and send it to next year’s school/site administrator
    • Teacher release time to visit kindergarten classes for skill/content appropriateness
    • Current year teacher to connect with next school year teacher to hold Transition IEP conferences/meetings
    • Spring Parent-Teacher conferences
    • Encourage parents to attend next school year’s Open House event with the promoting preschooler and complete the Transition Social Story booklet
  • Buffum TLC administrator to host School Visit Days for elementary school principals/staff
  • Possible Fall Staff Release time to visit promoting preschooler and support Kindergarten teacher
  • Kindergarten Festivals
  • Education Celebration


LBUSD Strategic Plan Goal 4:  To improve communication throughout the District and the community.


Buffum TLC Goal:  By June 2016, Buffum TLC staff and administration will establish opportunities to engage families/parents and guardians, the community, and each other through school-wide events, and other formal and informal types of communication as evidenced by parent surveys with an average score of 3 or greater.


4.1 – School-wide events include but are not limited to parades, performances, fundraising events, special day observances, Disability Awareness Days, etc.


4.2 – Formal and informal communication may include but is not limited to email, parent newsletters, School Loop, school flyers, Parent Vue, school marquee, Big Day on-line resource, Parent-Teacher conferences, , individual teacher School Loop web page, etc.


4.3 – Staff communication may include but is not limited to email, Quality Quadrants, staff collaboration monthly meetings, teacher surveys, staff meetings, school-wide staff events, etc.