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Twin Rivers Unified School District

Twin Rivers Unified School District

District Focus Areas & Strategic Framework

Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework for Success provides a roadmap of our work together in creating conditions for success in every Twin Rivers classroom. The vision, an unwavering focus on powerful and engaging learning experiences that prepare students for college, career and life success delineates how we, as an organization, cultivate and foster leadership to implement the high leverage initiatives for our students.
This document is comprised of the structures and processes that will continue to move the district forward.The Cycle of Continuous Improvement (CCI) is a process by which departments and schools address issues and seek solutions.

Focus Area Work

Student Achievement

  • By 2021-22, TR will be a 50/50 district in SBAC results, with each school growing no less than 4% (ELA) and 7% (math) each year.
  • By 2021-22, TR will have 55% of all graduating seniors meeting A-G criteria, with each high school increasing rates by 3.5% each year.
  • By 2021-22, TR will have 92% cohort graduation rate with each high school increasing by 2% each year or maintaining 95% or higher.

Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

  • By June 30, 2020, of the schools which have implemented at least two years of PBIS, they will align African American, SWD, and Homeless and Foster Youth suspension rates to districtwide rates by closing the equity gap by 2% of the previous years’ suspensions.

Facilities Master Plan

  • By March 31, 2020, the District will implement the recommendations of the Student Housing Committee (SHC) for standard school configuration and phase one of school consolidations for the 2020-21 School Year.
  • Based on the Recommendations from the SHC a revised Facilities Master Plan (FMP) will be updated by June 30, 2020, and a Bond Election Measure will be placed on the November 3, 2020, Ballot for voter approval that will accomplish 50% of the revised FMP.
  • By September 30, 2019, all the 2019 Summer Projects will be complete with under budget rate of 95%, and by March 30, 2020, all $20 million in Summer Projects will be bid and awarded at below 100% of the projected budget for the project.


  • By September 30, 2019, the District will have a communication plan to place to inform all stakeholders of the requirement for reductions and the recommendation for the elimination of the District’s Structural Deficit of $3.8 million in 2020-21.
  • By March 31, 2020, the Board of Trustees will be provided all the recommendation and action items it will take to eliminate the 2020-21 Structural Budget Deficit of $3.8 million with a combination of increased revenue, expenditure and staff reductions. 

Math Achievement

  • By August 20, 2020, TRUSD will have a higher percentage increase in math achievement annually than our five neighboring (SCUSD, SJUSD, NUSD, Robla, EGUSD) school districts; each school will increase the percentage of students that are meeting and exceeding by seven points on SBAC annually.

English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum & Coaching Design Project

Full-scale implementation of ELA coaching model by 2022-23.
  • By 2019-20 complete full ELA curriculum for four grade levels, and begin curriculum for remaining grade levels.
  • By 2020-21 research and trial implementation at select sites for completed grade levels, and completion of written curriculum for remaining grade levels.
  • By 2021-22 expand trial implementation by adding all grade levels and doubling the number of sites.
  • By 2022-23 fully implement ELA Lesson Design model in TRUSD.

Special Education

  • By June 30, 2020 each school will decrease the equity gap with Students with Disabilities by increasing performance by 5% on the SBAC in ELA and Math.
  • By June 30, 2020 the number of students with disabilities attending non-public schools and county programs will be reduced by 5%.

English Learners

  • By June 30, 2020 the total percentage of Long Term English Learners will reduce by 2%.


  • By March of 2020, a baseline of how students perceive classroom culture, as measured by the California Healthy Kids Survey in grades 5-11, will be used to establish targets in future years.


  • By the beginning of the 2020 -21  school year the percent of students matriculating from elementary to middle and middle to high school, will increase by 5%, as measured by enrollment history, improved perceptions and programs in middle and high schools.
  • By the March of 2020, graduation and a-g rates will increase by 5% by implementing a student-centered & equity-driven master schedule process.


  • By June 30, 2020, 100% of K-8 students will demonstrate iReady diagnostic growth from D1 to D3 of 15% annually until sites reach 70% or greater overall.


  • By June 30, 2020, a baseline of student, parent, and staff perceptions on safety will be established, as measured by ratings by students, parents, and staff (safety questions) on the California Healthy Kids Survey.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

  • By June 30, 2020, 100% of sites will increase their rating on the implementation status rubric by one level as measured by the district MTSS rubric by implementing the MTSS framework with an intentional focus on Tier 1 supports. 

Human Resources

  • By June 30, 2020 the retention rate for all employees will remain above 95% through competitive salary and benefits and professional development.
  • By June 30, 2020 the new teacher retention rate will increase by 5%, through successful implementation of the new teacher support program.