2019-20 Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities

Comprehensive Plan Priorities

  • Improve student readiness for academic success through summer academy and preschool for identified students.

  • Engage all students in learning through project-based experiences, digital and blended learning and incorporating opportunities to identify and solve problems.

  • Engage parents and the entire community in schools by promoting partnerships, soliciting feedback and sharing information about school, staff and student successes.

  • Communicate student progress and learning expectations with students and parents with timely and easily interpreted reports.

  • Improve safety and security in all buildings.

  • Display stewardship of environment and sustainability features in all facilities.

  • Design facilities that are flexible, adaptable and aimed at student-centered learning experiences.

  • Cultivate and promote a culture of continuous improvement in which all staff engage in professional learning and collaborative problem-solving that enhance performance, improve efficiency and strengthen the school division.

  • Prepare students for post-secondary opportunities by increasing participation in AP and dual enrollment courses; AP, SAT and ACT testing; and industry credentialing. Offer alternative education options that lead to the successful completion of diploma requirements.

Budget Priorities

  • Instructional initiatives to address increased accountability, improve student achievement and reflect student voice.

  • Compensation packages (salaries, benefits and professional development) that enable the recruitment and retention of high quality staff.

  • Operational funding to address preservation of assets (facility maintenance), replacement school buses, safety and environmental enhancements and aging infrastructure/systems.

  • Professional development designed to support operational efficiencies, evidence-based instructional practices and student needs.

Approved by the FCPS School Board: November 7, 2018