Priority Statements

Vision Forward 2022

The following list of Priority Statements resulted from a series of Vision Forward meetings that took place from January through May 2022.

The Community Engagement Team developed the Priority Statements based on public comments and responses shared during the Community Engagement sessions. The Priority Statements have been forwarded to SJSD leadership as part of the next step in the process.

District Leadership Solutions, a consulting group with a focus on developing strategic solutions for school districts, will assist the SJSD in developing an Action Plan over the summer.

The community will have opportunities to review the Action Plan and provide feedback during a series of Vision Forward community meetings in the fall.

It is anticipated the Community Engagement team co-chairs will present the final plan to the SJSD Board of Education in December 2022.

The Vision Forward Community Engagement Team would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. We heard you and appreciate your time and input. We will see you in the fall!

                                             Six Vision Forward Priority Statements

Session #1 – “State of the District – An Overview of the St. Joseph School District” – Jan. 26, 2022
Work toward enhanced pride and improved community commitment to the importance of public education.

Session #2 – “What Matters Most – High Quality Staff in Every Classroom” – Feb. 22, 2022
Improve staff recruitment and retention including additional staff support and payment of competitive salaries.

Session #3 – “Improving Student Performance – Pre-K-Grade 5” – March 29, 2022
Expand the availability of quality early childhood education programs citywide.

Session #4 – “Improving Student Performance 6-12” – April 26, 2022
Provide a consistent middle school/junior high model both in configuration and curriculum to improve academic achievement.

Session #4 – “Improving Student Performance 6-12” – April 26, 2022
Address discipline and low attendance challenges.

Session #5 – “Facilities for Learning” – May 17, 2022
Consolidate, right-size and make more equitable and functional facilities at all levels (elementary, middle school and high school) so that curricula and programs are equivalent, and buildings operate
at optimum efficiency.

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