We Invite All People Who Live or Work in Peabody to Help Us Plan for the Future of Our Schools
The Peabody Public
School System has developed a strategic plan and we would like your help in further developing it. You will find on this site a description of
what a strategic plan is, then the plan, itself. This
fall we will be putting together 12 committees to work on the plan. Each
committee will have as it goal to work on one of the 12 objectives outlined in the plan. If you
are interested in helping, please fill out the form below and e-mail it to Jen Desjardins at email@example.com to let her know which objective you would like
to work on.
As soon as committees are
formed, you will be notified. We need
Please get involved.
What is a Strategic Plan?
This document establishes a long-range direction for the Peabody School District and provides a clear focus for future planning by establishing priorities for improvement.
Strategic Planning is a process for creating an organizationís preferred future. It is a long-range planning procedure for organizational renewal and transformation that provides a framework for improving programs, management functions, and evaluation of an organizationís progress. Strategic planning helps us to think and act strategically, develop effective strategies, clarify future directions, establish priorities, improve organizational performance, build teamwork and expertise, and deal effectively with a rapidly changing environment. The strategic planning process involves a series of steps that moves us through:
· analyzing relevant external trends and their implications;
· assessing organizational capacity to manage external change;
· developing a mission and guiding beliefs;
· establishing goals, objectives, and action plans designed to move the organization to where it wants to be;
· setting a strategic direction to follow to achieve its mission and objectives;
· communicating its mission, beliefs, and goals/objectives to all stakeholder groups;
· implementing action plans it has developed; and
· monitoring progress, solving problems, and renewing action plans.
Organizations implement strategic planning to effectively deal with change in a proactive, rather than reactive manner by establishing a common purpose, a sense of direction, priorities for change, and a blueprint for action. This plan presents an analysis of the school districtís strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities and threats anticipated by emerging trends and changing conditions. Based upon this understanding and analysis, this document defines the mission, vision, guiding beliefs, and goals and objectives which will guide the work of the school district during the next three to five years.
This strategic plan is the culmination of analysis and work by a strategic planning committee consisting of teachers, administrators, parents, school committee members, government officials, students, and business and community leaders.
Strategic Planning Team
Thank you to the following people who gave two days to participate in the strategic planning process.
Pat Larkin, Jean Shea
Todd Bucey, Patty Messina
Brian Fay. Nadine Binkley
Rosemary Piaker, Ellen Fiore
Kendra Piza, Marlene Atkin
Mandy Correale, Kevin Wong
Dave Hall, Dave Gravel
Bradlee Tattan, Terry Dwyer
Denise Bowden, Keith McCabe
Maria Branquinho, Scott Gordon
Ralph Jasparro, Teachers21
We prepare students to be life-long
learners and critical thinkers who meet the challenges of citizenship in an ever changing world.
¨ Students come first.
¨ Each student can learn and succeed given the proper support, environment, and attention to individual learning style.
¨ A challenging, supportive, and respectful environment is essential for teaching and learning.
¨ Student achievement is predicated upon high quality professional development.
¨ Education is the foundation of good citizenship.
¨ A well rounded education consists of core academics, fine and applied arts, physical education, and technology skills.
¨ Respect for self and others is essential and reflected in all learning.
¨ High expectations for student achievement are shared by students, family, school, and community.
¨ Education is the shared responsibility of students, family, school, and community.
Peabody schools inspire, empower, and challenge our students to pursue excellence in reaching their potential. Professional educators and community partners collaborate to ensure success at the highest level in a safe, student-centered environment. We are a community of life-long learners who value the individual while promoting integrity, courage, and the acceptance of differences.
Goals and Objectives
1. To improve academic performance in all subjects.
1.1 To horizontally and vertically align the curriculum, PreK-12.
1.2 To utilize a variety of instructional strategies to support individual student success.
1.3 To implement a variety of assessments that authentically evaluate student learning.
2. To expand community involvement that will foster a sense of ownership and shared responsibility for our schools.
2.1 To build a framework of communications that reflects a positive image of our schools.
2.2 To cultivate relationships with community groups that will actively support educational efforts.
2.3 To establish programs that foster active and on-going family involvement and support of our school system.
3. To develop internal and external resources.
3.1 To maximize existing resources and continue to procure alternate sources of
3.2 To hire and retain the highest quality staff.
3.3 To cultivate and support leadership within the school district.
4. To provide a safe and healthy environment with a shared sense of respect and responsibility among students, staff, and family.
4.1 To improve communication among and between students, staff, and families.
4.2 To increase civic awareness and promote acceptance of differences among students, staff, and families.
4.3 To continue to make improvements to our facilities
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