Jan. 9, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Since joining the District in July 2017, the leadership of Erik Olson, Superintendent of Schools, has concentrated on understanding the strengths and opportunities for improvement within the West Bend School District. On November 30, 2016, Olson shared a summary of findings and next steps in his Listen and Learn Community Update, which included meeting with District leaders to understand existing programs and processes.
“Focusing on strengths while addressing opportunities for improvement are essential to fostering positive, student-centered environments,” Olson said. “By further exploring options, conversing about possibilities, and delineating steps and strategies for improvements, the District can realize its ambitious aim of Excellence for All. Through systemic change, we can focus on the ultimate goal to Prepare All Students for College Readiness and Career Success.”
After collaborative discussions and input from the 2016 listening sessions, Olson provided the WBSD Assessment and Accountability department with a directive to focus on reviewing the District’s balanced assessment system. The Director of Accountability and Assessment, Kurt Becker, will lead the review process.
Information provided by the West Bend School District