Priority 1: Connected & Caring School Community
SPS will develop a caring and inclusive school community by embracing the gifts, ambitions, abilities, perspectives, and experiences of all students, staff, and families—so that each individual feels valued, respected, and connected.
- Foster relationships, involvement, and support for all staff, students, and families.
- Expand opportunities for student voice and leadership across the district.
- Strengthen workforce diversity and promote cultural responsiveness.
- Increase community engagement and support.
Priority 2: Strong Foundations
SPS will invest in early learning opportunities to foster an awesome elementary school experience for all students—one rooted in a culturally responsive curriculum to help them develop 21stcentury skills from an early age.
- Expand early learning opportunities and experiences.
- Foster foundational literacy skills in elementary school students.
- Establish low class size sustainability through capital improvement projects and strategic staffing.
Priority 3: Student Supports & Transitions
SPS will invest in supporting students as they transition through grade levels and schools, to ensure their success during these milestone years. SPS will also invest in increasing inclusion, improving English language development services, and strengthening whole child supports to address physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being of all students.
- Increase access and inclusion for students receiving Special Education and English Language Development services.
- Refine SPS’ Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Model.
- Strengthen support for student transitions through grade levels and schools.
- Strengthen whole child supports to address physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being of all students.
Priority 4: 21st Century Learning & Career Pathways
SPS will invest in developing 21st century classrooms that provide students with challenging content and curricula, the opportunity to innovate, and the space to collaborate with their peers and teachers.
- Empower student learning through Universal Design for Learning.
- Increase opportunities for relevant and real-world learning experiences.
- Refine the social-emotional curriculum.
- Foster SPS Graduate Profile and increase knowledge of relevant college and career pathways by offering exploration and preparation programs and opportunities.