A New Year – A New Way

As we come to the end of 2013, we also see the beginning of the end of the district’s five year plan, presented in December 2009.

Strategic goals Overview
To clearly define our path and frame our agenda, we have established five goals:
GOAL 1
We will ensure that each of our students is academically prepared to succeed in college, life, and the global economy.
GOAL 2
We will create safe, engaging, and nurturing
school environments that enable student success.
GOAL 3
We will recruit, develop, and retain highly effective, diverse people dedicated to student success.
GOAL 4
We will use world-class operational standards and practices to continuously improve how we support student success.
GOAL 5
We will create a culture in which we hold ourselves accountable for student success.

This was an admirable five year plan with excellent goals for its mission. Unfortunately, the plan met with failure and now something else must be done to effect success for our children.

We know what works. We know what an excellent education looks like for the wealthy. It doesn’t seem to cost more. In fact it is cost effective with positive returns on immediate and future investments.

Why is our Board of School Commissioners so reluctant to make the changes necessary to promote student success within the district?

It is time to stand together, parents, teachers, students, and community to demand that ALL of our children receive a child-centered, developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that prepares students to become positive, respectful, productive, and engaged citizens who can think critically and solve problems peacefully in their personal and public lives.

Our children don’t need a Common Core curriculum, they don’t need a standardized testing system, they don’t need APPR or AYP.

Our children deserve an excellent education whose focus is on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all children.

There are only seven months before the start of another school year. We must demand that our educational leaders begin to effect the changes necessary to start the 2014-15 school year in the direction of success.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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