The Beaufort County Board of Education began its discussions on a new district strategic planning process in April 2013. A 67-member Steering Committee composed of educators, parents and community stakeholders developed new vision and mission statements, as well a set of core beliefs.
Action Teams were then formed to develop quality indicators and work processes in five areas: Purpose and Direction, Resources and Support Systems, Teaching and Assessing for Learning, Documenting and Using Results for Continuous Improvement, and Governance and Leadership. The five Action Teams conducted a series of meetings and online discussions before completing their initial reports in October 2013.
Community members then had the opportunity to review and comment on those initial reports before they were submitted in November 2013 to the district Steering Committee, which discussed the reports and suggested edits and revisions. The Action Teams incorporated those changes into the five reports, which were combined into a single document that was approved by the Board in April 2014.
Our district’s strategic plan looks at where we are right now, sets goals for where we want to be in the next five years, then determines the best ways to get there. We plot our course accordingly, knowing that we will have to make adjustments made along the way until we reach our goal.
Because the entire community contributed to this process, the Beaufort County School District’s strategic plan reflects our values and aspirations. It also has clearly stated long-range goals and measurable mileposts so that we can focus our work and monitor progress.
The Beaufort County School District, through a personalized learning approach, will prepare graduates who compete and succeed in an ever-changing global society and career marketplace.
We will work with families and our diverse community to ensure that students perform at an internationally competitive level in a learning environment that is safe, nurturing and engaging.
The Strategic Governance Policy Manual is currently being updated.