Benchmarks for Improvement
The Dayton Public Schools 2011-2015 Strategic Plan was adopted in 2011 to provide clear benchmarks for continued district improvement over a five-year period. It is a living document that serves as a road map to improvement and is reviewed periodically to keep the district on course. The plan addresses improved teaching and learning, continued sound financial practices, and work toward increased parent and community engagement. The framework of the plan is comprised of five strategic goals:
GOAL 1: HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION
Create an environment conducive to learning that prepares all students for college and/or careers. Our schools possess the technology that our teachers, staff and students need to develop the skills necessary to be successful. Students are educated in a safe and secure environment.
GOAL 2: HIGH QUALITY FACULTY AND STAFF
We will be the employer of choice for the best teachers and the best staff. Our teachers will be prepared, innovative and supported. We provide development opportunities for our faculty and staff to continuously improve. Our customer service, both internally and externally, will be exceptional. We will be welcoming and responsive to students, parents, community members and each other.
GOAL 3: ENGAGED PARENTS
Our greatest allies in our students’ education and development are the parents. We must know and understand our DPS parents to better support them. And they must know and understand the Dayton Public School system to better support their children.
GOAL 4: COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Earn the trust and support of the entire community we serve. We must constantly demonstrate how we value our community partners and collaborators.
GOAL 5: FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Fiscal responsibility extends beyond money to include buildings, vehicles, equipment and technology.