Belton Director of School Improvement Lorenzo Rizzi needed a way to keep up with what was happening across all of his schools. Using KickUp, he was able to determine which aspects of Belton’s strategic plan needed more attention, and create an improvement methodology that he could monitor using teacher feedback, classroom walkthroughs, and community input.
About Belton School District #124
Belton School District is a suburban, public school district located south of Kansas City, Missouri. It serves approximately 4,400 students and has twice been selected by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as one of 21 Model Districts.
Working with 150 citizens and staff members in a year-long review of programs and services, Belton School District had recently updated a five-year strategic plan around three key pillars: a transformation of learning experiences, a culture of safety, and a comprehensive system of support. But although the pillars provided clear direction, the central office staff needed specific, measurable metrics to maintain a pulse on the district — and keep the school board informed on the plan’s progress. Belton came to KickUp with the goal of translating the overall vision into improvement data that focused professional learning support around technology integration, literacy, and college-and-career-ready learning.