Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has announced distribution of the District’s new Three-Year Strategic Plan. The BCPS Strategic Plan was developed with the assistance and input of the BCPS community. In brief, the plan highlights three primary goals and provides a structure for “Strengthening the Paths to Success.”
The BCPS Strategic Plan also highlights the District’s vision, which is “Educating today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world," and the mission – “Broward County Public Schools is committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential." The three primary goals are: High-Quality Instruction – Measure and increase high-quality instruction. Continuous Improvement – Engage in continuous improvement. Processes will shift to efficient from inefficient services. Effective Communication - Communicate more effectively and with transparency, according to Nadine Drew, spokesperson for the Broward County School District.
In addition, there are several areas of focus for the District within the Strategic Plan, including Early Childhood Education, Gifted and Talented Student Initiative, the Black Male Task Force, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Exceptional Student Education (ESE), according to Drew.
As part of the initial planning process, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie embarked on a listening tour to meet and hear from students, parents and community members to ensure that their needs and concerns were proactively integrated into the strategic planning process. “This is not the superintendent’s plan,” said Superintendent Runcie. “This is not the School Board’s plan. This is the community of Broward County’s plan for the future of education and our children. I call on everyone to play a role in the transformation of our school system.”
“This is a good school district. Let’s work together to make it a great school district. Let’s give our children the gift that will last a lifetime," he added.
As part of the final phase of planning to engage the community, the District held a community event called Ed Talk. More than 300 District stakeholders, including parents, staff, business and community leadership, elected officials, and current and former students, participated to provide input and feedback on issues important to the future of education in Broward County Public Schools, according to Drew.