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Board of Education Goals
In order to achieve educational equity and excellence for students of all races and backgrounds, the Lawrence Board of Education and Superintendent will establish a learning climate of high expectations, set annual equity and achievement goals, and charge district- and school-level teams with responsibilities for developing strategies to eliminate achievement disparities while improving achievement for all students.

Mission
Lawrence USD 497 is a learning community committed to ensuring educational equity and excellence so that students of all races and backgrounds achieve at high levels and graduate prepared for success in college, careers and life in a diverse and rapidly changing world.

Vision
The school board, administration, teachers and staff build positive relationships, seek multiple perspectives, set high expectations and hold each other accountable for ensuring that through equitable access to rigorous, culturally relevant and seamlessly aligned curriculum and effective, research-based instruction, all students achieve at high levels, graduate on time and are well prepared for their future.


Elementary

EXCELLENCE
Raise the achievement of all students in the Lawrence Public Schools

EQUITY
Raise achievement for all students, while closing achievement gaps

ENGAGEMENT
Develop a learning community of school, family and community partnerships committed to ensuring educational equity and excellence so that all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared for success in college, careers and life

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1. Develop and align district expectations for curriculum and instruction in order to raise the achievement of all students.


2. Enhance student wellness by integrating supports and services across the district.


3. Deliver a differentiated and comprehensive professional development plan to support best practices in instructional methods.


4. Use technology to expand communication and enhance learning opportunities.
High school




6. Create high quality and adaptable district facilities to meet the diverse 21st century educational program needs of all students and to enhance student achievement.


7. Allocate capital and human resources to areas of greatest need to maximize student achievement.


8. Increase student and community connections with schools to close the achievement gap and improve graduation rates.





Last Modified: Oct 08, 2013
 

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