“Over time, we've gained the increased trust of our community (internal and external) that critical decisions are based on clear and purposeful thinking, consider the input of appropriate stakeholders, and align with agreed-upon district priorities.”

– Dr. Cheryl Champ, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

District Success Stories

District Success Stories

Districts develop and enhance decision-making capacity for a variety of important reasons. TregoED processes have been used in a wide variety of situations across a wide range of departments. Case studies show that by identifying the root cause of the problem or using systematic decision-making/problem-solving approaches, districts are able to increase leadership capacity, save money and time, and develop lasting solutions.

Reshaping Community Engagement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District faced severe budget cuts and a series of difficult decisions surrounding school closures, program consolidation, facility use and attendance rezoning. TregoED's critical thinking strategies helped reshape community engagement to facilitate tough decision making in the district.

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Root Cause and Student Achievement

District D11 in Colorado Springs, CO, worked hard at addressing student achievement goals, but wanted to find ways to "work smarter." District leaders saw the opportunity to directly correlate school improvement efforts with student achievement by determining the root cause of student achievement problems in their individual schools. The resulting causes were vetted and helped staff members develop more focused school improvement plans and helped to better support their efforts.

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High Stakes Position Filled

Newton-Conover City Schools in North Carolina faced the daunting task of hiring a replacement for a beloved administrator. Given the visibility of this position and the affection that the community had for the outgoing principal, district leadership knew it was very important to include stakeholders in the process. Leaders used TregoED's Decision Analysis to provide a structured, visible, collaborative, interview process which increased buy-in, trust and confidence.

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Budget Challenges

Leaders from the Sewanhaka Central High School District in Long Island, NY faced complex budget challenges made worse by aging buildings and new property tax caps. Using multiple TregoED tools, they were able to use innovative thinking and new solutions, while building trust and transparency, to find cost savings and pass a bond referendum.

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