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VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION AIMS AND GOALS 2008-2009


The following aims will provide direction for improvement and accelerated performance:

AIM 1 – STUDENT LEARNING
Strategic Goals:
• All students will be in attendance every school day.
• All students will meet Indiana Academic Standards as required by the state.
• All students will make continuous improvement in English/language arts and math.
• Administrators and teachers will utilize data to identify student needs, guide instruction, and assess performance.
• All students will have learning opportunities through school partnerships with families and the community.
• All students with special needs will be educated in general education settings to the fullest extent possible.


AIM 2 – STAFF QUALITY
Strategic Goals:
• Highly qualified, competent, diverse, and caring staff will be secured for all positions.
• The corporation will require high standards of accountability and responsibility for all school employees that includes an active system of evaluation and professional growth.
• The corporation will continuously empower and engage leaders and stakeholders to create a shared vision for the improvement of education at all levels.
• The corporation will provide continuous learning and professional development, including research-based strategies and technology integration, to support high performance of all employees aligned with state and national goals.
• The corporation will encourage wellness opportunities.


AIM 3 – FINANCIAL POSITION
Strategic Goals:
• The administration will maintain a strategic plan to use financial resources to maximize educational achievement, sustain effective programming, and promote an environment of fiscal responsibility.
• The administration will monitor fiscal issues to insure the long-term financial stability of the corporation, including the maintenance of the School Board policy of at least an 8% cash balance in the General Fund.


AIM 4 – TECHNOLOGY
Strategic Goals:
• Students will obtain 21st century technology skills.
• Students will enhance learning in content areas with the integration of technology.
• Students and staff will maximize the use of the available technology systems.
• Technology will be aligned with state and local educational aims and goals.
• All Vigo County School Corporation technology efforts will be coordinated with the curriculum and business needs of the corporation.


AIM 5 – FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
Strategic Goals:
• Facilities will be neat, clean, and safe to provide the optimal learning environment.
• The operation of facilities will focus on efficiency and security.
• A strategic plan for corporation facility improvement will be maintained.
• A clean and efficient school bus fleet will be maintained to provide safe transportation.


AIM 6 – SAFE AND CARING SCHOOLS
Strategic Goals:
• Schools will provide a safe and welcoming environment.
• The school environment will promote citizenship, civic responsibility, and wellness while recognizing
and respecting diversity and cultural competency.
• Safety and crisis plans will be implemented in each facility assuring that all activities are conducted
in a “safety first” manner.
• The Corporation will provide staff with the support necessary to work in a safe environment.