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Mendon-Upton Regional School District. Strategic Plan 2007 and Beyond. Mission Statement. …to provide all students with an education that promotes intellectual rigor, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Vision Statement.

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mendon upton regional school district

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

Strategic Plan

2007 and Beyond

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • …to provide all students with an education that promotes intellectual rigor, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

vision statement
Vision Statement
  • We are a district of engaged independent and collaborative learners where high standards and the pursuit of excellence motivate students and staff. Our strong partnership with parents and the community provides a safe, supportive learning environment. Our school community is committed to the personal growth and academic success of our students.

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

strategic planning meeting thursday december 14 2006
Strategic Planning MeetingThursday, December 14, 2006
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Strategic Planning Overview
  • Conducting the External Environmental Scan to identify trends and change forces that are likely to impact the future direction of the school district
  • Conducting the Internal Environmental Scan - Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Establishing Strategic Goals
  • Developing Objectives for Each StrategicGoal

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

strategic planning committee
Strategic Planning Committee
  • Facilitator
    • Antonio J. Fernandes, Jr., Superintendent of Schools
  • School Committee
    • Judy Leonelli
    • Donna Coakley-McGowan
  • Administration
    • Melissa Earls, Assistant Superintendent
    • Shirley Taylor, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    • Joan Scribner, Principal, Nipmuc
    • Vin Rozen, Clough principal
    • John Clements, Assistant Principal, Nipmuc
  • Staff
    • John Campbell, Memorial
    • Patricia Crowley, Nipmuc
    • Gary Perras, Nipmuc
    • Kim Pike, Memorial
    • Kristen Raymond, Miscoe
    • Melonie Washburn, Clough

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

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Strategic Planning Committee
  • Elected Officials
    • Sharon Cutler, Mendon Selectwomen
    • Marsha Paul, Upton Selectwomen
    • Ken O’Brien, Mendon Finance Committee
    • Herman Meisner, Upton Finance Committee
  • Parents
    • Carl Ambrosino, Upton Police Department
    • Paul Harmon, PAC Member
    • Mary Ellen Kennedy, President, MUEF
    • Michele Leduc, Clough PTO President
    • Steve McCaw, Upton Resident
    • Anna Morin, Mendon Resident
    • Karen Tuttle, Miscoe PTO Co-President
    • Rebecca Welch, Memorial PTO
    • Sue Pelland, Memorial PTO
    • Diane Willoughby, Miscoe PTO Co-President

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

external environmental scan
External Environmental Scan

TRENDS

Economic: unfunded mandates, globalization, aging population, cost of higher education, deficits, foreign manufacturing, population trend, Mendon vs. Upton economics, infrastructure issues in towns, growth, age demographics, proposition 2 ½, income/wealth gap, etc….

Political: changing legislature, aging population, war in middle east, overrides, apathy, tolerance, unfunded educational mandates, DOE commissioner, etc…

Social: changing family structures, character education, diverse culture, substance abuse,sense of entitlement, parenting styles, safety concerns, working in teams, lack of personal responsibility, etc…

Educational: longer school day, special education, globalization, critical thinkers, gifted and talented programs, staff shortages, magnet schools, technology, Computer based learning, etc…

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

internal scanning
Internal Scanning
  • Strengths
    • Teacher initiatives
    • Atmosphere/culture/climate
    • Administrative visibility
    • Safe environment
    • Fortunate system
    • Parental involvement
    • Current facilities
    • MUEF
    • “Great Kids”
    • Extracurricular offerings
    • Support for working families
    • Sport teams
    • Faculty/staff/administration
    • Creative teaching
    • Special Education
    • Team approach
    • Innovative programs

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

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Internal Scanning
  • Weaknesses:
    • School finance
    • Organizational structure administrative support
    • Community information to the public
    • Public relations
    • Communication between departments (town, school)
    • Student-community relations
    • Need to be specific
    • Safe/locked schools
    • On-site special education (space)
    • Textbooks
    • Special Education communications
    • Curriculum alignment
    • Literacy/math specialists
    • World Language
    • Guidance/staffing caseload
    • Corporate partnerships
    • Professional Development
    • Class size/growth

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives
  • Goal 1. To continuously improve the process of teaching and learning through examination of curriculum, instruction and assessment Pre K-12
    • To develop and implement a coherent and articulated Pre K-12 curriculum
    • To implement and expand instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners
    • To demonstrate improved student performance through the use of a variety of assessment tools
  • Goal 2. To continuously improve communication between, among and with the school, home and community
    • To improve vertical and horizontal communication and collaboration among school staff
    • To engage families to be proactively involved in their child’s education Pre K-12
    • To reach out to the community to involve them in the educational process

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

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Goals and Objectives
  • Goal 3. To continuously work with the community to develop a realistic, fundable multiyear financial plan for the school district
    • To explore additional funding and partnership options
    • To develop a plan to address continuous population growth
    • To work with the community to develop a plan to address operational needs
  • Goal 4. Establish a committee to research and articulate an educational model
    • To develop an effective and viable educational model that supports the present and future developmental and learning needs of all our students
  • Goal 5. Develop a space needs plan
    • To develop a plan to address the facility needs as a result of the changes in population
    • To develop a plan to address facility needs that reflect the district’s educational model

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

next steps
Next Steps
  • Establish Action Committees
      • Develop the specific course of action needed to accomplish each goal.
  • Communicate the Strategic Plan
  • Report back to the School Committee with the results from the action committees
  • Maintain a strong commitment to our Strategic Plan
  • Periodically present a status report to the school committee on the Strategic Plan

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

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