DISTRICT GOALS (2013)
Goal 1: Student-First
Implement research-based fully enriched instructional models that
enable students to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary
to succeed academically.
Support each student, not as a collective unit, but with individualized
Provide meaningful follow-up, monitoring, and mentorships that
provide support necessary to succeed.
Develop age-appropriate life skills training programs for students and
families that cultivate soft skills including self-determination and
Seek equitable outcomes for all student groups that help each student
achieve the greatest success possible.
Continue and strengthen choice programs, career academies, and other
career/technical curricula that meet the needs of our students while supporting
the economic development goals of the community.
Implement methods to identify learning styles and match them with
appropriate teaching methods and measurable performance goals.
Goal 2: Family Matters
Create policies and programs that proactively engage all parents, caregivers,
and families as the primary partners in the education of students.
Implement new policies, procedures, and processes to make schools more
family friendly so that the school encourages parent/caregiver participation
by providing: an inviting campus, a welcoming atmosphere and mutually
beneficial opportunities to interact with teachers and administrators.
Train principals and teachers how to maximize interactive opportunities
with families/caregivers via face-to face meetings as well as communication
Engage partners to empower families/caregivers.
Hold teachers/administrators accountable to families/caregivers for parental
Create, recruit, and implement on campus volunteer opportunities in all aspects
of school life for families caregivers and community partners.
Examine opportunities to improve adult literacy skills, and career/technical
training offered to families/caregivers.
Encourage parental accountability for school readiness with support mechanisms
that bolster families/caregivers.
Goal 3: Qualified and Highly
Cultivate a fluid leadership development succession planning program that
keeps good teachers teaching, strengthens classroom management efforts, and
produces highly-effective academic leaders, assistant principals, principals,
Conduct a resource allocation study evaluating socio-economic factors in the
School District to identify shortfalls and inconsistencies between schools within
the District, and reassign resources, including the workforce, to address
equity in a Student-First Philosophy.
Enact a professional development program that is coupled with a system that
ensures adequate pay for a well-trained workforce.
Ensure that professional development supports and strengthens choice programs,
career academies, and other career/technical curricula to meet the
needs of our students while supporting the economic development goals of the
Provide intrinsic incentives to encourage the reassignment of the best teachers—
as measured by student performance and acceleration data—to underperforming
classes, schools, and student populations as demonstrated by need.
Goal 4: Efficiency and Accountability
Streamline and reduce the levels of bureaucracy.
Redistribute savings and maximize limited financial resources to be applied
to a Student-First Philosophy.
Conduct a functional audit of the District to enable the implementation of the
Student-First Philosophy and Family Matters initiatives. Assess each department and its purpose,
expenses, and how it serves and meets student needs.
Strengthen the balance between academic achievement and a robust student services program
that will support the social, emotional, and career/technical/vocational needs of students through
guidance programs following the National School Counseling Model.
Develop and report on efforts to provide students and teachers with up-to-date technology and
wireless connectivity at each school campus to ensure the ability to perform
and compete successfully in the global knowledge economy.
Enhance the learning environment of each campus to ensure top-notch
facilities that are safe and encourage increased learning opportunities which
will lead to achievement.
Seek parity in funding and resources among schools throughout the District
with a focus on strengthening schools.
Develop a School Facilities Improvement Plan that will outline campus
improvements, renovations, upgrades, and more.
Create a transparent, online reporting tool that tracks district-wide and school
expenditures and performances measures.
Goal 5: Community Engagement
Develop a robust Community Engagement and Empowerment effort that
provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers from stakeholder groups—
including business, civic, and social organizations—to support the Student-
First Philosophy and Family Matters efforts.
Create a multi-year, multi-faceted campaign to engage partners in creating a
world class education system - demonstrate the return-on-investment
economically and socially to partner organizations.
Regularly acknowledge and reward the participation of volunteers and
Ensure that there are role models and mentors who represent the diverse
student body and relate to the students and families with whom they are
Ensure that principals, administrators, and teachers have professional support
from the community to assist with professional development, management
skills, and the Student-First Philosophy.
Continually reach out to community organizations—social, civic, business,
faith-based, and others—to inform and recruit assistance for students and
Explore ways to develop mutually beneficial opportunities that support
community efforts such as the 6 Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy from
the Economic Council of Palm Beach County.
Create and maintain an advisory council to provide advice and counsel in
support of choice programs, career academies, and other career/technical
curricula that meet the needs of our students while supporting the economic
development goals of the community.
Goal 6: Communications Campaign
Commence with a communications strategy that targets students and
families, the district workforce, external stakeholder groups, and the
Outline the efforts underway to create a Student-First Philosophy and
Family Matters initiative and the resources available to students and
Highlight the best managerial practices implemented and reward staff in
order to help build morale and demonstrate a commitment to the new
Illustrate the successes of the District as well as recognize the performance
gap and unmet needs within the District.
Promote a message of success and continued efforts to achieve the District’s
mission to attain its vision.
Ensure that the campaign includes efforts for principals, teachers, administrators,
and others to become regularly engaged in social, civic, business,
and faith-based organizations.