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PROFILES

// Members of the Class of 2015 proudly
display their diplomas.

and training rooms at the fields. "That
would have been unimaginable in the
past," she adds. "To be able to get that
much community support for a project
raised our district pride and raised
our pride as a community. It's had an
amazing impact."
Strategic Planning
To narrow its focus down to the most
important improvements in 2008, the
district assembled a group of 30 people
including community members, city officials, administrators, parents, teacher
and students to develop a strategic plan.
"We came up with eight strategies and
60 different plans we would implement," Bruckner says. "We completed
57 of those plans and decided that three
were no longer appropriate. We live and
die by the strategic plan. It's a document
we never put on the shelf."
A similar team established a new
plan in 2013. The strategic plan is
always centered on the mission the
district created in 2008, which is to
guarantee every child graduates with
the skills they need to succeed. "We aren't done with our work to be successful in helping students graduate, but

we are now pushing that target beyond
high school graduation to ensure that
kids leave high school and go on to
some other training," Bruckner says.
"They don't have to go to a four-year
college, but they do need some additional training that will allow them
to go beyond a high school diploma to
make a living wage and raise a family
successfully."
Council Bluffs Community School
District is working with its administrators and teachers to help motivate its students to do more than
walk across the stage: to be ready
and positioned to go on to the next
stage in life. "Motivating teenagers
is a difficult job," Bruckner admits.
"Some students play the school game
wonderfully. What we need to do for
the other students is find what 'trips
their triggers' and to be successful in
helping them believe there is a good
future ahead of them."mt

SimplyWell LLC has transformed population health
management through education and engagement since
1998. As a proud partner, SimplyWell congratulates
Superintendent Martha Bruckner, Ph.D. and the Council
Bluffs Community Schools on becoming a workplace
Where Health Counts!®

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