2007-2011 Strategic Directions and Supporting Strategies
Goal 1: Ensure all students participate in an academically challenging curriculum.
1.1 Implement differentiated instruction with real-world applications to support the diverse academic needs and learning styles of students.
1.2 Develop and provide academic preventions and interventions for students based on current research.
1.3 Develop a systematic plan to continuously examine all curriculum areas working through a pre-K-12 learning community.
Goal 2: Provide a safe learning environment for students.
2.1 Ensure respectful, safe and orderly classroom and school environments.
Goal 3: Prepare students for learning and working in a global community.
3.1 Explore pre-K-12 World Language programming options and learning experiences.
Goal 4: Strengthen the ELPS District's assessment program.
4.1 Study current assessment program and determine future needs.
4.2 Implement balanced assessment program for the District.
4.3 Increase assessment literacy in the interpretation and use of data for teaching and learning.
Goal 5: Enhance teaching and learning through technology.
5.1 Continuously explore, evaluate, and implement emerging technologies that promote District operations.
5.2 Expand efficiency of all operational software applications supporting classroom and professional responsibilities.
5.3 Integrate technology at all levels into teaching.
Goal 6: Support staff in accomplishing the ELPS vision and mission.
6.1 Align professional development areas with curriculum, instruction, technology, state and federal mandates, and staff identified areas.
6.2 Strengthen the staff evaluation system to encourage continuous improvement.
6.3 Maintain highly qualified staff based on NCLB.
Goal 7: Provide excellence in governance to assure achievement of mission and vision.
7.1 Support an ongoing process for Board of Education development to assure stability in governance.
Goal 8: Develop effective leadership at all levels of the ELPS.
8.1 Insure that leadership decisions are based on long-term desired outcomes for students.
8.2 Establish and maintain an environment of trust at all levels of the ELPS District.
Goal 9: Manage finances to support teaching and learning.
9.1 Facilitate processes that assure efficient use of resources/dollars.
9.2 Explore and evaluate revenue sources.
9.3 Develop greater local financial control.
Goal 10: Provide high quality facilities, grounds, and bus fleet that enhance student learning and safety of students and staff.
10.1 Develop and implement a short/long range plan for maintenance and improvement of facilities and grounds; maintenance and replacement of school buses.
Goal 11: Strengthen community involvement in the realization of the ELPS vision and mission.
11.1 Determine community attitudes regarding teaching and learning.
11.2 Reach out to the community to better inform and involve all stakeholders.
Goal 12: Improve data and information management to support the ELPS mission.
12.1 Increase use of software applications to support data collection, analysis, and communications.