Racine Unified School District is working to continuously improve its practices by using the Lean Six Sigma method.
The district began using Lean Six Sigma in February 2017. Its School Board members recently underwent training to better understand the method.
“From our perspective, you can remove Lean Six Sigma from the title and say we bring people together to look at a process from a holistic standpoint,” said Kamaljit Jackson, Unified’s senior accountability and efficiency officer.
In Lean Six Sigma, when the district wants to improve a process, it gathers a group of employees from various departments who are impacted by a problem. Then they look at the data surrounding the problem and work to solve it together by developing a better process. The district has already used this practice to review its enrollment processes and to develop changes in the middle schools.