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Sunday, June 26, 2011

What Is The Mission Of The Rock Hill School District?

Why would you ask that? Doesn't everybody know what the mission is?

Well, during the school board self assessment last month, one question was: "does the board always talk about it's mission before making big decisions?" I've been on the board for 13 years and can't recall one time it has been discussed before a decision. In fact, I wasn't  completely sure what the mission was -  and I still can't recite it word for word. I knew The Climb wasn't it (that's the administration's strategic plan). For those who need a refresher, here it is:

"Working together with the student, home, and community, the Rock Hill School District will ensure that all students have the skills, knowledge and desire to become lifelong learners and succeed in a changing world."

It goes on to say:

"The district will implement this vision by providing lifelong learning opportunities which will develop the potential of all individuals and thereby improve the quality of life for all citizens of the district."

It is also part of the policy manual - policy AD

I personally like a less wordy mission, such as the #1 Question, Is It Good For The Children.

Anyway, is a mission statement important? And - who should be it's primary authors? Questions the board may choose to discuss at its retreat in July.

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