Tuned in. There are radio waves all around us 24 hours per day, for seven days per week. There are approximately 44,000 radio stations broadcasting on various frequencies in local areas around the world. Although we are awash in a sea of radio waves, we are not aware of them. In order to hear what is being transmitted over the radio waves we have to tune in!
In the Columbia School District our teachers are tuned in to assisting our students and giving them the best academic foundation for a successful future. Recently, a group of community members, teachers, students, administrators and school board members updated our strategic plan. The Columbia School District Strategic Planning process began through the visualization and goal setting process by the Board of Education. The theory of the board was to focus and guide the district over the next three to five years.
The Board of Education identified four goal areas important to the success of the district, and the District School Improvement Team identified an improvement goal, based on curricular areas important to student success, which has been included in the district’s plan. The committees ensured stakeholders were heard through various surveys and verbal feedback. Surveys were available online and at parent teacher conferences.
The Columbia School District Strategic Plan was approved and has been guiding the work of the district. It has been revised and adjusted annually to keep us tuned in to the goals that were set. The Board of Education, the Administrative Team and the School Improvement Committee has worked together to provide guidance to ensure the district maintains its emphasis and achieves its goals.
In much the same way as the radio waves are a pervasive and ubiquitous force around us that we cannot see, the Columbia School District Strategic Plan is there broadcasting information to the teachers and administrators as they daily tune in to the success oriented goals for our students. The Columbia School District has used the plan to guide us as we have updated our reading curriculum, added new resources and curriculum elements in mathematics, and increased our academic focus as our students learn today, so they will become the leaders of tomorrow. If you are interested in learning more about Columbia School District, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5175926641.