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STRATEGIC PLAN

2018 - 2023

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OUR MISSION

The mission of Decatur Public Schools, the destination district of our community,

is to unlock students’ unique and limitless potential to achieve their personal aspirations as fully prepared, contributing citizens in a global society through learning experiences distinguished by:

  • commitment to the whole person resulting in student growth and confidence
  • relevant, innovative, personalized academic pathways that promote passion and pride
  • a culture of diversity, adaptability, and resilience
  • meaningful and lasting relationships
  • extraordinary school and community connections

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OUR BELIEFS

A strong school system creates a healthy community and enthusiastic community support is vital to successful schools,

We believe that:

  • The development of the whole person is essential.
  • Equal opportunities requires that each person has the right and the ability to learn in a style and at a pace tailored to individual needs.
  • The greatest success is achieved through valuing and incorporating ideas and beliefs of a diverse group of people.
  • Learning and high expectations need not to be limited by background and circumstance.
  • Learning becomes more meaningful when it is connected to real-life situations.
  • An optimal learning experience is built on meaningful relationships and welcoming, physically secure, and emotionally supportive environment.
  • Taking risks, overcoming setbacks, and celebrating success lead to personal growth.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Each student will engage in a complete learning experience that develops the whole person and fully prepares them for their future.
  • Each student will explore and develop their emerging talents and interests to fulfill their unique potential and live it with passion, courage and confidence.
  • Each student will respect, value and embrace diversity.
  • Each student will serve their community with pride, purpose and passion.

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Our Strategies

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We will ensure unique, innovative learning experiences for all students.

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We will ensure a student-focused environment that expands learning beyond the traditional expectations to engage students.

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We will attract and retain talented and invested staff by ensuring they feel valued and supported.

FIVE:

We will create and foster mutually beneficial relationships throughout the community.

THREE:

We will establish a support network that will identify and address students’ physical, social/emotional, and mental health needs to allow each student to reach their full potential.

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OUR PARAMETERS

  • We will make decisions in the best interest of all students.
  • We will treat all people with dignity and respect.
  • We will seek input and collaboration throughout our diverse community.
  • We will communicate clearly and honestly.
  • We will practice responsible stewardship of all our resources.

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More Info:

www.dps61.org/strategicplan

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DPS Strategic Plan Presentation - Google Slides