NEXT STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS
The Rocky Point Union Free School District Five-Year Strategic Plan for 2013-2018
As our nation enters the second decade of the 21st century, the challenges facing American school systems are both unique to our time and consistent with traditional demands placed on the American educational system over the past half century. The public call for accountability, fiscal restraint, and, most importantly, continuously improving outcomes for all students are the factors that define our guiding mission--Next S.T.E.P.
The Rocky Point Union Free School District recognizes both the challenges and opportunities that are to come. Moreover, the district acknowledges that in order to provide for a focused and disciplined approach to attaining its core goals, a detailed strategic plan is necessary. Hence, the creation of Next S.T.E.P., the district’s first strategic plan, was necessary.
Through the guiding vision of the Board of Education, as defined in the district’s guiding goals of academic excellence, organizational development, and fiscal sustainability, Next S.T.E.P. was created. Through the collaboration of individuals representing all stakeholder groups within the community, this detailed strategic plan defines what is important to us, the stakeholders, and how we propose to succeed in attaining our goals.
Our school system is an organization of people, working toward the advancement of the community. Each day hundreds of dedicated professionals come together with a single focus – working to improve outcomes for the thousands of students we are here to educate. These professionals, with the support of the community, are the engine that will drive the district to successful implementation of this plan.
Just as the people of our community are the critical element to our future success, the goals we set forth and the strategies to attain these goals must be realistic and attainable in the time allotted and with the resources provided, or success may be elusive. Thanks to the tireless work of the many stakeholders who produced this plan, the action steps, timelines, and resources required represent practical processes for accomplishing all we have set out to achieve.
The possibilities for our students and, indeed, our community are limited only by our vision of what we are capable of achieving. This plan is a testament to our commitment to sustain our mission, fulfill our goals, and dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement.