This document was created with insights from members of our community, student body and District leadership team and will serve as a guide for the future to help us provide the best education possible for our students. Year 2 updates to the plan have now been approved by the school board. The plan can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Commissioned by the school board in August of 2013, our initial task was to engage a cross-representation of the public and ask questions about what we are doing well and where we can improve. We spoke with more than 200 local residents and community leaders from a multitude of backgrounds and occupations. The information gathering process included 13 focus groups and 3 community forums. We also collected input from an additional 1300 people using an on-line engagement process. This large representation of community members provided rich and clear feedback that has shaped this Strategic Visioning Plan.
This document describes the education qualities that participants described as important to our communities. We understand that local influence is essential to helping our schools create the thinkers and problem solvers of tomorrow. Additionally, we know that each of us must continue to work together in support of each student in all of our District schools. We believe that this collective approach is central to the future of our students and schools. You may have also noticed that our District team has been working to enhance two-way communication in a number of ways. Our goal is to provide more regular updates about school related issues and activities as well as invite on-going feedback and input from community members. Please help us achieve our goal by sharing your ideas and suggestions on a regular basis.
As you review this document, we ask that you consider our mission statement: Together… cultivating character and academic growth in each student. Every day as it helps to guide our strategic planning over the coming years.
For more information, see the SFSD Mission Poster – 2017-18.