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Falmouth Public Schools Proposed Strategic Priorities: Setting the Course for 2022 and Beyond

Please find the complete Proposed Strategic Priorities here:  Setting the Course for 2022 & Beyond,

Background

In 2018-2019, the district conducted a comprehensive self-study based on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 2020 Standards for Public Schools.  The process involved analysis of a range of performance data as well as constituent surveys (including one conducted by Challenge Success), systematic reflection on the systems and structures that we use to serve students, and feedback from an external visiting team from NEASC.   At that time, we identified three  priority areas for growth:

  • Social Emotional Wellness

  • Curriculum Alignment

  • Grading and Reporting

Although the Covid-19 pandemic created new urgent needs that became a focus of our schools (remote and hybrid education, adapting to new safety measures, etc.), the district made substantial progress in all three priority areas between 2019-2022. 

In 2021-2022, the district systematically reflected on the progress made toward addressing our identified priorities through summer reflection sessions and staff team feedback sessions, constituent surveys, an external Equity Audit through Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSI) and 3 community dialogues (equity, social emotional wellness, curriculum & assessment).  In June 2022, a working group composed of teachers, administrators, parents and School Board members distilled the information into 5 priorities for our future focus.