I.S.D. #51 Foley Public Schools Mission Statement and District Goals

Mission Statement
The mission of the Foley Public Schools is to bring together students, parents, staff, and community to provide a quality education with an emphasis on developing the full potential of the individual.
The following sets of goal statements are to be considered educational principles to guide practice, planning, and policy at Foley Public Schools. The School Board reserves the right to emphasize specific goals for a given time frame or to develop specific goals that are a combination of these principles and specific conditions.
In order to achieve this mission, Independent School District No. 51 has adopted the following educational goals, applicable to students of all ages:

2016-17 District Goals
Goal 1:        Implement the Strategic Plan
1.1    Review accomplishments of 2015-16
1.2    Develop and implement action plans to address remaining components
Goal 2:        Successfully transition staff to a new Student Information System (SIS)
2.1    Establish a transition plan including a timeline for implementation
2.2    Provide staff training to utilize SIS
2.3    Work with the District Staff Development team to provide support to staff
2.4    July 1, 2017 “Go Live” date
Goal 3:        Increase Student Achievement levels
3.1    Work with the District Staff Development team to provide staff training in best practices research pertaining to student achievement
3.2    Communicate to all district employees, their role in raising student achievement
3.3    Collect and report data trends relative to School Readiness, Dibels,  MCA, Aspire, and ACT
3.4    Increase student achievement levels on the MCA by 3% grades 3-8.
Goal 4:        Embrace a philosophy of continuous improvement throughout the school system
4.1    Continue to support Standards Based Instruction
4.1.1    Formalize Learning Targets through district staff development
4.1.2    Overview presentations of Standards Based Instruction
4.1.3    Introduce and support formative assessment strategies
4.1.4    Begin to examine grading practices and philosophies
4.2    Support the collection of data in order to examine the current condition of the district
4.2.1    Develop and present a “data book” to the School Board and District
4.2 2    Identify areas of strength and growth for the district
4.2.3    Develop strategies within all departments to respond to data collected
4.3    Establish systems that support the educational mission of the school district
4.3.1    Articulate the mission of educating “all students” at high levels
4.3.2    Commitment to intervention and gifted programming
4.3.3    Establish methods to evaluate school readiness