Brockton Public Schools

Strategic Plan 2022-27

March 24, 2022

 

 

Our Mission

The Brockton Public Schools ensures student success by fulfilling the educational, social and emotional needs of all students in the pursuit of instructional excellence.

Our Vision

Brockton Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, is committed to creating high-quality learning opportunities for all students by:

 

·       ensuring equitable access to effective, rigorous, and culturally responsive instruction

·       honoring and celebrating the diversity of our students, staff, and community

·       providing a safe, respectful, inclusive, and collaborative learning environment grounded in positive relationships

 

So that our students can demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and social emotional growth that lead to their future success in a global society.

 

Our Core Values

 

  • Establish an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and unified district. 
  • Foster safe environments that facilitate growth, positive outcomes, and active learning opportunities.
  • Create student-centered, accelerated learning experiences that are culturally responsive, inclusive of all learners, and support social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
  • Sustain partnerships with families, community, and businesses to ensure that students have equitable access to high-quality resources.

 

Our Theory of Action

If we…

  • Provide all students with high-quality, student-centered learning experiences founded on lived experiences that elicit excitement and engagement, and
  • Enhance all students’ access to learning opportunities that meet their educational, cultural, recreational, and social needs, and 
  • Design, create, and maintain a safe, supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment, and
  • Strengthen family, community, business, and higher educational partnerships to expand opportunities, and
  • Ensure equitable access to resources that foster academic and personal growth in safe educational environments,

 

Then our students will…

·       Demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and social emotional growth that prepare them to thrive as members of the BPS community and beyond.   

 


 

Strategic Objectives

High-Quality Learning Experiences

Access to Learning

Opportunities

 

Welcoming and Inclusive Environment

Family and Community Partnerships

Equitable Resources

  

1. Provide student-centered learning founded on lived experience through effective instruction that elicits excitement and engagement from students, families, and staff so ALL are prepared to thrive as members of the BPS community and beyond

 

2. Enhance all students’ access to learning opportunities that meet their educational, cultural, recreational, and social needs   

 

 

3. Design, create, and maintain a safe, supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment of positive relationships, where the academic, social, and emotional well-being of the entire school community is supported

 

4. Strengthen family, community, business, and higher education partnerships to expand opportunities for students to pursue goals and interests, develop 21st century skills, and prepare for post-graduation success 

 

5. Ensure equitable access to resources that foster academic and personal growth in safe educational environments

 

 

Strategic Initiatives

1.1 Establish a culturally responsive, inclusive, rigorous, and engaging PK-12 curriculum that is consistent across the district, provides continuity across all grade levels, and reflects student identities and experiences throughout

SY21-22 Focus:

Active Reading and Writing

2.1. Expand the inclusion of students with disabilities, ensuring their access to grade-level content and peers, and redesigning systems, structures, and schedules to provide equitable access to all district learning opportunities

3.1 Create a multi-tiered system that proactively supports the social-emotional wellness of students and staff, fosters trusting relationships, and promotes school spirit and pride. Specific emphasis will be placed on the development of social-emotional learning curricula and restorative justice practices.

SY21-22 Focus:

Positive Relationships

4.1 Develop relationships with local institutes of higher education to expand dual enrollment and develop early college and dual enrollment pathways for all students to earn college credit, regardless of physical, learning, or social-emotional needs

 

5.1 Work with students and all of our stakeholder groups to develop criteria and a system to ensure the equitable, districtwide distribution of resources, including but not limited to technology, academic supports and curricula, human capital, and facilities  

 

 

1.2 Strengthen culturally responsive, effective instruction that fosters student independence and stamina, providing and then releasing the supports students need to access grade-level content so they can persevere when challenged and become thinkers and problem solvers

SY21-22 Focus:

 Effective Instruction

2.2 Redesign instruction for English language learners, creating a common vision of shared responsibility for all ELL students, providing supports and technology, and redesigning systems, structures, schedules, and family communications to provide ELL students equitable access to all district learning opportunities

3.2 Provide prompt, culturally responsive, multilingual communication to all stakeholders in an effort to build partnerships between schools and families, and provide families with up-to-date information about student learning and progress 

 

4.2 Create business and vocational partnerships to develop apprenticeship and internship programs that support student interests and provide additional career pathways 

 

5.2 Ensure all school facilities are maintained and provide a positive learning environment

 

1.3 Provide academic and social-emotional interventions to students as needed, using data to identify needs and appropriate supports

 

2.3 Redesign the Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) as well as its family communications and outreach in order to provide equitable access to all student groups

 

3.3 Recruit, hire and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our community and create a pipeline for future staff starting with high school students 

 

4.3 Collaborate with community organizations and families to provide enrichment programming for students and families to support the acquisition of valuable life skills and support their ability to successfully navigate the education system

5.3 Develop and maintain a clear, comprehensive budget document that is made publicly available

 

1.4 Expand the use of common assessments and data to improve student performance, opportunities, and outcomes

 

2.4 Increase access to Advanced Placement opportunities for all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners, by enhancing, preparing, and adopting pre-AP opportunities that prepare students for the rigor of an AP course load

3.4 Provide students, families, and staff with opportunities to share feedback about their experiences with BPS

 

 

 

1.5 Implement a professional development system built on districtwide expectations that promotes culturally responsive practices, student engagement, teacher leadership, and collaboration. Strengthen the educator evaluation system to consistently provide quality feedback for all educators.  

 

 

 

3.5 Provide opportunities for student leadership, agency, and voice so that students are genuine stakeholders in decision making

 

 

 

 

1.6 Establish a pervasive growth mindset in all areas of learning, academic and social-emotional, focusing on student assets, setting high expectations, and creating a more inclusive BPS