2012-15 Strategic Plan

SLPS Strategic Plan 2012-15

Dennis M. Furton, Superintendent
April 20, 2012

Spring Lake Public Schools is an outstanding school system with dedicated students, a highly qualified teaching staff, administration, Board of Education, parents, and community committed to providing an excellent educational program. Our motto of “Large enough to challenge, small enough to care” is a commitment and an expectation.

Through collaboration at every level, Spring Lake Public Schools stands out as a model of public school success. We have received many state and national accolades, honors, and awards in our long history. As a school system, we view these achievements as a challenge as we strive to continually improve our curriculum and instructional practices to meet the needs of all children.

In all areas of education, the development of the whole child – social, emotional, cognitive, and physical – is valued and supported. Our students are provided with a challenging academic program coupled with a caring school environment. Together with outstanding teachers, these supports promote and encourage personal responsibility and foster the development of citizenship in our students.

Our past academic success has been exceptional, but it does not guarantee the future. Understanding that reflective planning and innovative thinking about the future builds success, this Strategic Plan 2012-15 provides a blueprint for continued achievement. It introduces a new Mission, Vision, and Core Values. The Strategic Plan 2012-15, which consists of three goals, will require the best efforts of all stakeholders to fulfill its promise for our students. This plan will create a future that builds on our comprehensive history.

Bev Hundley facilitated the overall strategic planning process and we are grateful for her expertise. The final document honors the ideas brought forward through a staff-centered visioning process, review of current programs and student achievement data, and a strong commitment to research-based best practice. The Curriculum Advisory Committee and District Improvement Team, with representatives from teaching staff, administration, and the community, crafted a plan to wisely steward Spring Lake Public Schools into its desired future.

We anticipate our future with excitement and invite you to be a part of our continued commitment to excellence.

A copy of the Strategic Plan 2012-15 is attached below for your review. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Dennis M. Furton

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