In October 2011, a representative stakeholder group gathered at Central Middle School for the introductory event in what has become an evolving and fluid plan for the future of education in RSU 64. During an intense day-and-a-half workshop, our stakeholder group delved into the history of RSU 64 and its schools and communities, various influences on educational programming and ongoing challenges, current perceptions on the strengths of and challenges facing the District, and a vision of what we desire for our schools, students, and communities in the future.
Emerging from that focused and rewarding experience was a common set of Guiding Beliefs and Major Goal Areas that would serve as the foundation for the next steps in the process including the revision of the District’s stated Vision and Mission and the design of a Strategic Plan.
The following Goal Area Teams continue to meet on an ongoing basis:
Educational Program Delivery – The purpose of this team is to design educational opportunities that reflect desired learning outcomes, recognize student abilities, passions, interest, learning styles, and aptitudes and are designed to align with national and state standards to help students become successful, productive, contributing citizens.
Technology – The purpose of this team is to provide direction in making current technologies, integrated with the curriculum, available for both students and staff, along with ongoing training opportunities.
Facilities – The purpose of this team is to design a comprehensive plan that ensures our facilities support and enhance effective teaching and learning.
Learning Environment – The purpose of this team is to support the teaching, creation, and enhancement of a school community where mutual respect is present and celebrated.
Community Partnerships – The purpose of this team is to create a network of people and organizations that can provide experiential opportunities that will foster, support, and broaden the aspirations of our school community.