District seeks opinions on mission and vision
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
A four-question community survey is underway until Aug. 6 to collect opinions about public education and focus areas that will guide the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
“One of the more difficult challenges that our large district presents is how to effectively plan to meet the learning needs of our students at our forty-three diverse schools. While certain commonalities among our schools exist, it is clear that what works in Soldotna may not work in Razdolna. With this in mind, in January 2012, we set out to create a long term strategic plan that will guide our improvement efforts for the next five years. Using input from community and staff members, the district’s principals, administrators, and school board drafted new mission and vision statements and then created this plan that seeks public comment,” said KPBSD Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater.
KPBSD seeks input from families, community members, students and employees regarding the new vision, mission, guiding principles, and three focus areas for the school district.
The three focus areas, mission, vision and guiding principles will frame the school district goals, and drive the longterm strategic priorities for KPBSD at district-wide and local school site levels. The broad focus areas are:
• Academic Success
• Organizational Excellence
• Community and Family Engagement
The draft mission statement is “The mission of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is to develop productive, responsible, citizens who are prepared to be successful in a dynamic world.”
The draft vision statement is “We envision every KPBSD student engaged in his or her learning, reaching high levels of achievement, and graduating prepared for the future.”
Access the online survey is online at the school district home page, www.kpbsd.org or bit.ly/SurveyFocusAreas