The HRS Leader

Region 9 High Reliability Schools-February 2019

Certification Protocol

Our certification dates are just about full at this point, and many of you are on that schedule for this year. Because of that, we want to make sure you and your campus are ready. Some of you might not have been ready to certify this year, but this information will be helpful as you prepare for next year.

Our Tips, Tricks and Ideas:

1. Be organized. Organize your lagging indicators by leading indicators to make it easy on your certifier to understand what they are seeing. Consider an introduction page for each leading indicator to give you a place to organize both your thoughts and the evidence.

2. Use survey data. Remember that anything that received 4s or 5s on the survey are considered strong; however, you still need to include lagging indicators to demonstrate that strength. For anything receiving a 3 or below, be prepared to address how you approached and strengthened these areas. Include lagging indicators to show improvement as well as the implementation of your action plan for that area.

3. Quality over quantity. Include copies of documents, pictures or data sets that help the certifier understand what your campus does well. However, a few key pieces of evidence is better than throwing everything in one place.

4. Tell your story. Think of this as a chance to brag on what your campus does well. Be creative and sincere.

Below you will find a Certification Protocol that outlines the process as well as a copy of the Certification Application that must be returned to your R9 support staff before certification will be scheduled.

Planning for HRS Certification

Be sure to check out the planning documents and questions below. The questions came from Dr. Tammy Heflebower during action planning training earlier this year. These resources can help your campus prepare for certification by thinking through each level.
Webinar: Deep Dive into Level 1

Watch this recorded webinar with Mike Ruyle for information about becoming an HRS Level 1 school.

Webinar: Becoming a High Reliability School

This recorded webinar with Dr. Marzano discusses what a high reliability school is and does.

HRS Mini Summit is Coming Soon!

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Calling all Prospective Presenters!

We are looking for presenters for the HRS Mini Summit, which will be held at Region 9 June 25-26. While we will have Tammy Heflebower, Phil Warrick and Tina Boogren with us as keynote speakers those days, we want to have leaders and teachers from our HRS districts and campuses share what they have learned through the HRS process with others in our region. Please take a moment to look here for more information. That's where you will find the session proposal application as well.

Resource: R9 HRS Website

If you haven't had a chance yet, take a look at our new website! You can find it at The link below will give you a tour of what you can find on our website. It is definitely a work in progress, but it is one we hope will help you on your HRS journey.

Coming Up!

Cohort 3 Leadership

Wednesday, March 6th, 9am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

This session (#308525) is the last leadership session for Cohort 3 this year. It will dig even deeper into Level 3, focusing on assessments.

HRS and ASOT Schedule of Training

Contact Us for Support

We want to help you in any way we can! Keep in mind that in any of these levels, we can help you plan, implement and monitor progress. Use the form below or reach out to your R9 specialist.