Strategic Plan (2023-2028)
How do we define excellence? This question and many others like it drove our conversations as the strategic planning team synthesized data and statistics, poured over artifacts representing Scituate Public Schools, and debated what our school system needs to do and to be in order to best serve our students. I want to thank the 22 people who comprised our strategic planning team for their tireless work to help Scituate Public Schools focus our priorities that will drive our actions for the next five years.
Work for this five-year strategic plan began in the spring of 2022 when we initially reviewed a number of vendors, but ultimately decided to work with Teaching Learning Alliance (TLA) to facilitate this important work. During the 2022-2023 school year, we dove into the process with:
- The collection of multiple data sources
- Selection of a representative Strategic Planning Committee
- A community feedback survey and ThoughtExchange
- in-person student, staff, and parent/community focus groups
- Six rigorous strategic planning evening work session meetings with the full committee led by TLA
This strategic plan reflects the hard work of 22 individuals who, working alongside TLA, strived to ensure that the voices of students, educators, staff, and community members are represented in our common core values, vision, mission, and overall priorities for the next five years.
State of the District
District Report Card
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the district's report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more. Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to understand better how to support students and our school.