Raising the Bar on Excellence!
Dear FMS Community,
On behalf of the Farmington School Board, I would like to thank students, staff and community for providing valuable input in the creation of the FMS Strategic Plan. Your active participation through online surveys, listening sessions, as well as individual conversations, has enabled the Strategic Plan implementation team to identify five outcome-focused Goals that are highlighted in this document.
Through your collective voices the School Board heard quite clearly that academic results matter and that the District needs to maintain its focus on raising the bar on student excellence. During the information collection process, many people were brought together to share ideas. As the School Board reviewed your thoughts and hopes for the future of our children, it also became increasingly apparent that education is valued and that, as a community, we want to provide our children with the highest quality education possible. Similarly, we heard quite clearly of the hope that every student would have an opportunity to explore a wide array of whole child interests and educational experiences on his/her pathway to graduate with 21st Century college and career ready skills.
To set the stage for student success, it becomes important to recruit and retain great teachers, leaders, and support staff. It is important to engage and involve parents, the business community, and post-secondary education in more meaningful ways. It is important to align resources with a community-wide motivation that student achievement is our highest priority. It is important to develop strategies to collect, analyze, and respond to data as a way to measure progress.
The five themes highlighted in this Strategic Plan are a validation of your words. This Strategic Plan signifies our commitment to turn your thoughts into purposeful actions. In doing so, this Strategic Plan charts the path that the School Board and District staff will follow to achieve our goals. Looking to the future, the School Board will continually and consistently monitor progress on these goals and will keep the community informed about the work being done.
In closing, we have heard your voice. As a school system and community, this plan will guide our actions. Working together, we can achieve the greatness that our students deserve.
School Board President