Strategic Operating Plan Information
Oxford Public Schools' Vision
It is the district’s vision that graduates in the Oxford Public Schools acquire an understanding of the essential knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to meet the challenges of local, national and global citizenship in a rapidly changing world. Graduates will strive to exceed the academic performance of students in this region and will be college, vocational and career ready.
The Strategic Operating Plan (SOP) defines how Oxford’s reform strategy will be carried out for the next three years and the priorities in accomplishing those goals during the 2018-19 through the 2020-2021 school years. The goal areas define the major areas of the Oxford Public Schools that will be developed as systemic and transformational change occurs. The strategies in the plan represent current best thinking around the greatest levers toward accomplishing the goals. The implementation steps schedule the work relative to the district’s capacity over a three-year period. The measures will determine the degree of success in achieving each goal as well as the efficacy of the respective strategies and implementation steps.
The Strategic Operating Plan will serve as the road-map for achieving the vision adopted by the Board of Education: to educate, prepare and inspire all students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners, responsible thinkers, and productive contributors to our global society. It is the district’s vision that graduates in the Oxford Public Schools acquire an understanding of the essential academic and emotional knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
The overall structure of the plan is simple and ensures the measurability of the efforts to be undertaken. It begins with the four high-level goals adopted/approved by the Oxford Board of Education as the district’s priorities over the next three years. Each goal has a set of strategies designed to accomplish the overarching aims over the next three school years. Each strategy is then broken down into specific implementation steps. Each year, the Superintendent will assign accountability for the specific implementation steps to district school leaders and appropriate staff. The Superintendent will report annually to the Board of Education on the measures established in this plan to track the progress of education reform efforts.
This plan is a living, breathing document, which may be adjusted annually subject to data as it is implemented. The district stands ready to meet the challenges that this change will bring and excited by all of the growth opportunities with which it provides. Most important, is the end result: to ensure that all Oxford Public Schools’ students improve their level of academic achievement and social and emotional well-being, and resulting life opportunities.