In February of 2017, the Racine Unified School District introduced Lean Six Sigma White Belt Training to it’s School Board members in an effort to better understand the methodology. Led by Senior Accountability and Efficiency Officer, Kamaljit Jackson, she shares that, “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.'”
“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.'”
The team has already began reviewing the enrollment process to develop changes in the middle schools. Jackson shares that it made a big difference to involve the teachers.”With any initiative in any organization, any sector in the business community, you have to have top-level support,” Jackson shares. And they have exactly that.
Still early in their process improvement journey, Unified aims to get ideas from their workforce. They want to hear from staff in every department, including teachers, janitors, secretaries and central staff members. With so many data points at their fingertips, it’s now critical that they develop the best strategies to deploy the process improvement efforts to ensure their students are successful on the academic side with Lean Six Sigma as the catalyst.