OASD Hosts Community Conversation

Focusing on Continous Improvement and Partnerships

The Oshkosh Area School District hosted its second annual Community Conversation on March 1, 2023. Nearly 70 community members gathered to learn about the District’s continuous improvement efforts and brainstorm ways to partner with and support the District.

Superintendent Bryan Davis welcomed attendees and provided an overview of the District’s recently developed Continuous Improvement Plan. The plan was created based on the OASD’s Strategic Plan 3.0 and will be reviewed and discussed by the school board during meetings in March. The draft document can be viewed online (HERE). Once approved by the school board, this document will be updated annually to measure and celebrate the progress made in the OASD. 

The Continuous Improvement Plan format identifies and monitors the following four core areas that represent the District's overall health as a teaching and learning organization and community asset.

  • Learning and Academics
  • Finance and Operations
  • Safe and Healthy Schools
  • Engagement and Communication

Key performance indicators are detailed in each core area and will be used to quickly respond to opportunities for improvement and celebrate successes. 

During the Community Conversation, attendees also heard from Ted Neitzke, CEO of CESA 6 who explained the OASD’s commitment to creating conditions for success through continuous improvement. District and school leaders have been engaged in hands-on learning and training to embrace a culture of rapid continuous improvement. A unique celebration and accomplishment that Neitzke highlighted is that OASD administrators - district leaders and school principals - are now Six Sigma White Belt Certified. Leaders are sharing that expertise, along with change management and process improvement tools, with their staff to continue to do better for their students.