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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  0200  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Goals For The School District   

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The Board of Education shall adopt long-term goals for achieving the district's overall vision for its schools as well as clear performance standards and benchmarks which can be used to determine if the district is meeting these goals. Goals shall be limited in number so as to be reasonably achievable within established timelines.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

The Superintendent or designee may establish short-term, interim objectives and comprehensive plans to ensure adequate, regular progress toward the district's long-term goals.

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

Goal #1

Provide a compliant K-12 instructional program designed to deliver excellent, research-based programs, which are based on State Frameworks and other documents. The benefits to student achievement shall be the primary focus.

· Provide appropriate instruction to meet the varied academic and career goals of students by identifying and responding to individual student needs.

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles))

(cf. 6030 - Integrated Academic and Vocational Instruction)

· Ensure that all students achieve academic proficiency in essential areas of skill and knowledge.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

· Provide for the specialized needs of identified groups of students.

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6175 - Migrant Education Program)

· Develop each student's self-respect, respect for others, appreciation for diversity and sense of personal responsibility.

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 6146.6 - Multicultural Education)

· Maintain fiscal integrity for the district

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3400 - Management of District Assets/Accounts)

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

· Collaborate with other public agencies and private organizations to ensure that children's physical, social and emotional needs are met.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 1400 - Relations between Other Government Agencies and the Schools)

· Improve the organization, management and decision-making structure and capabilities of the district to better support the education of students.

(cf. 0420.5 - School-Based Decision Making)

(cf. 2000 - Concepts and Roles)

· Maintain positive relations with parents/guardians and the community, emphasizing communication and inviting participation in the schools.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 1700 - Relations between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

· Provide a system of shared accountability for student achievement with clear performance standards and consequences.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 2123 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

Goal #2

Provide a wide variety of opportunities for all staff members to improve their professional expertise so as to respond to changing instructional and environmental circumstances.

· Provide time and resources for collaboration, planning and professional development for all staff.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

Goal #3

To enhance and maintain district facilities that are safe, efficient and have the infrastructure to utilize modern technology.

· Maintain safe, healthful and orderly campuses which promote learning.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

· Employ technology in ways that enhance learning, teaching and noninstructional operations.

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 6162.7 - Use of Technology in Instruction)

(cf. 61634 - Student Use of Technology)

· Provide and maintain facilities to meet the needs of present and future students.

(cf. 7000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

The three long-range goals represent the Board's general vision statement, encompassing a "big picture" view of the district. These goals should be considered in the context of the district's vision and mission statement. The priority goals above were formulated and refined by staff in response to the district's model of a standards-based education system.

Legal Reference:


51002 Local development of programs based on stated philosophy and goals

51020 Definition of goal

51021 Definition of objective

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Leadership: Vision, 1996


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California