Lancaster ISD Vision Lancaster Strategic Planning Lancaster ISD is engaged in a process of creating a future of excellence for Lancaster schools. By utilizing strategic planning, we are working to identify specific desired results for our children with the help of community and district volunteers. This plan will provide clear direction in which all effort and activity are dedicated in the education of our children. Twenty-six individuals representing a cross-section of the Lancaster school and community, met November 13-15, 2008, to develop a draft strategic plan. This brochure presents the draft of the beliefs, mission, objectives and strategies on which the strategic planning team reached consensus and agreement. The next step in the process is for teams of school and community volunteers to develop action plans to accomplish each of the strategies identified in the draft plan. There will be five Action Teams, one for each strategy. The Action Team process will take three to four months. The first meeting is planned for January 12, 2009. Volunteers interested in being considered for Action Teams may submit an online form at www.LancasterISD.org/strategic or send the completed form by December 17, to Anita McPartland, Lancaster ISD, 422 S. Centre Ave., Lancaster, TX 75146. Written comments are also welcome. Send to Anita McPartland Lancaster ISD, 422 S. Centre Ave., Lancaster, TX 75146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Special thanks to the “Tigeriffic” Strategic Planning Team: Alberto Berumen Curtis Liggins Opal Robertson Linda Casteel Huan Luong Pat Sadberry Ellen Clark Dawn Mann Christofor Stephens Maria Esparza Antionette Mathews David Stone Joe Kana Priscilla Maxfield Debbie Wade Marjorie King Deborah Miller Trlica Wafer Ed Kirkland Dona Mitchell Larry Wall Marcus Knight Willie Molix Eugene Young Veronica Kunschik Nakesha Reddick The Strategic Plan is subject to change until the entire process is complete and approved by the Board of Trustees. The mission of Lancaster Independent School District, a leader in providing innovative, quality programs, is to educate every student with the knowledge; skills; and principles We believe… to succeed and contribute in a competitive and technologically All people have worth and are to be treated with respect. advancing world by providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that promote diversity; create an environment of Effort and perseverance are necessary to achieve full potential. integrity and respect; and establish a commitment to continued Everyone can learn, and learning is a continuous process. improvement in partnership with families and community. Individuals are responsible for their choices and actions. People are responsible for contributing to the success of our community. By 2014, the district will achieve exemplary rating on the state Diversity strengthens and enriches our community. assessment system and will double the percentage of students at Honesty and integrity are crucial in building trusting the commended level. relationships. Every student will achieve personally challenging goals in Effective communication is a key component to building academics, interests, and career aspirations. a cohesive educational community. All students will develop and consistently demonstrate the High expectations and motivation yield high performance. principles of character necessary to succeed and contribute in Education is a shared responsibility of the family, society. community and school. Willingness to change is necessary for continuous improvement. Educational achievement enhances the quality of life. 1. We will ensure staff are using effective instructional practices that motivate and actively engage students and develop necessary intervention plans for any student that is not 1. We will always maintain safe, orderly environments conducive performing well. to learning. 2. We will attract, retain, develop, and evaluate high quality 2. We will operate in a transparent and fiscally responsible man- personnel to ensure all staff are held accountable and receive ner in order to obtain the trust and confidence of our constitu- the support necessary to achieve our mission and objectives. ents. 3. We will improve our public image by increasing the 3. Campus Improvement Plans will always be consistent with the effectiveness of our internal and external communication, as Strategic Plan of the District. well as our marketing initiatives that will lead to greater 4. No new program or service will be accepted unless: it is consis- understanding and trust among all facets of the district and tent with the strategic plan, benefits clearly justify costs, and community. provisions are made for staff development and program evalua- 4. In concert with the learner, family, and instructional staff, we tion. will refine and consistently implement throughout the district a 5. No program or service will be retained unless it makes an opti- system to ensure students achieve personally challenging goals mal contribution to the mission and the benefits continue to related to academics, interests, and career aspirations. justify the cost. 5. We will identify, integrate, and model the principles of 6. We will not tolerate behavior which demeans the dignity of any character, as well as develop means of assessing student individual or group. demonstration of those principles. Lancaster ISD Action Team Volunteer Interest Form (Submission is not a guarantee of selection. All submissions will be considered in creating balanced teams that reflect the Lancaster schools and community.) Name ___________________________________ Email __________________________________ Address__________________________________ Phone (home)____________________________ City _______________, TX Zip ___________ Phone #2 (cell or work) ___________________ Gender: M F Ethnicity: African American Anglo Hispanic Other Please Circle: Student Parent Teacher Administrator Support Staff Community Business Strategy interested in: (1st Choice) # _____________ (2nd Choice) # _________________ Please send the form by December 17, to Anita McPartland, Lancaster Independent School District, 422 S. Centre Ave., Lancaster, TX 75146 or submit a form online at www.LancasterISD.org.
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