Strategic Plan 2016-17: Messages from the Board
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN IS A SYSTEMIC FRAMEWORK for unleashing the District’s potential for academic achievement. It outlines a communal approach to educating, empowering and equipping all children for college, career and community. The effectiveness of this approach will be measured both qualitatively and quantitatively. Our goals reflect our commitment to CHANGE—an acronym that means Children Have A Need to Grow Everyday. We strongly believe that high-quality instruction, continuous improvement and effective communication will prepare all children to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE STRATEGIC PLAN IS THE FACT THAT IT FOCUSES ON THREE CRITICAL GOALS which are clear, concise and attainable. I am excited about each of our core goals. High-quality instruction will allow our children to become critical thinkers and develop skills necessary to compete in a global environment. Continuous improvement will substantiate that desired outcomes are being achieved. Effective communication will bridge the gap between students, teachers, administrators and parents so they can work together to create the most conducive academic environment for each individual child.
AS A FORMER SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS, I BELIEVE WE MUST FOCUS ON EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD, not on a test score. The new Strategic Plan focuses on academic, social and emotional development, and provides a framework for student learning. With the support of our parents, teachers, employees and community, we will reach our goal of providing each student with the best education based on his or her individual needs.
WE WILL UTILIZE OUR STRATEGIC PLAN AS THE GUIDE TO BENCHMARK OUR PROGRESS, and ensure all stakeholders remain committed to common goals, as we continue to improve Broward County Public Schools. A narrow focus on specific measurable objectives, coupled with opportunity for review, reflection and revision annually, will ensure our forward momentum. I am hopeful this plan will generate a new commitment from the entire Broward community to ensure ensure all students reach their highest potential.
BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING ALL STUDENTS REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL, regardless of the challenges that life can bring. As a school system, it is vital we focus our efforts in ensuring all our students have the tools necessary to remain on a successful path to graduation, college and career readiness. Our Strategic Plan focuses our efforts on three important goals. As we embark upon a new path of learning, we must strive to work together to ensure the success of all our students.
A SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION IS DRIVEN BY A CLEAR VISION AND MISSION. We have accomplished this with our Strategic Plan, which focuses on ensuring students reach their highest potential. Our dedication begins in early education. We engage our students with a continuum of instruction that prepares them for high school, college and the workforce. The Plan also acknowledges the importance of community involvement, as our public education system is only as strong as its people. Our Strategic Plan is a solid starting point, but it needs to become the driving force behind our educational decisions. It can be considered a “living” document, which can be continually updated.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE ENHANCE STUDENT OUTCOMES AND TRULY TRANSFORM EDUCATION COLLABORATIVELY.
The District’s culture and priorities are reflected through the Strategic Plan, with a continued focus on the three pillars of high-quality instruction, continuous improvement and effective communication. The Broward County School Board is committed to ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education through a world-class curriculum, while becoming well-rounded individuals and productive citizens who achieve their greatest potential.
EDUCATION IS OUR BUSINESS AND STUDENTS, PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY ARE OUR CUSTOMERS. We want to continue to deliver high-quality instruction by keeping our faculty and staff aware and trained for the latest and most innovative concepts in education. Overall, we are headed in the right direction to prepare each student to enter the workforce or post-secondary education. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction—high school graduates who possess the skills necessary to compete in a global society.
THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2016–19 PROVIDES STRONG VISION ALONG WITH THE COMMITMENT NEEDED to serve the community and enhance students’ lives by affording the opportunity to be college/career ready, with the necessary skills to move them into the global marketplace. Focusing on the whole child, combined with strengthening community and employee relationships, will provide a synergistic effect on our children’s success. Together, we can provide a world-class education for all Broward students.
2016/17 Strategic Plan approved August 2016.