The Burlington Public Schools is to help all students acquire organized knowledge, master creative and intellectual skills, and understand ideas in a way that fosters positive self-image and leads to lifelong learning, self-sufficiency, and responsible citizenship.
The vision of Burlington’s Elementary Schools is “Belong Together, Work Together, Succeed Together”. Members of each school will collaborate to promote a safe, nurturing environment where all children are accepted. Individual student strengths will be maximized and individual needs will be met by developing and using strategies that encourage student growth. By promoting independence, curiosity, and learning, students’ academic and social potential will be fostered.
The Burlington Public School District is committed to
Strategic Objectives and Initiatives
Strategic Objective 1 – Engaged Learning Provide an engaging, rigorous, and relevant program to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student.
Strategic Initiatives - (1) Inclusion (Targeted Instruction, Teacher Capacity, Learning Spaces) & (2) Social Emotional Learning (Teacher Capacity)
Strategic Objective 2 - Relationships
Strengthen relationships between and amongst students, staff, families, and the community to ensure high quality, engaged learning for every student.
Strategic Initiatives– Cultural Competence & Teacher Capacity
Strategic Objective 3 - Communication
Ensure two-way, respectful communication across the district, with families, and the Burlington community.
Strategic Initiatives – Collaboration, Communication, & Partnership Schools
Strategic Objective 4 - Facilities & Operations
Provide human and financial resources to support high quality, engaged learning.
Strategic Initiatives – Student Safety
Social Emotional Learning
BPS District Outcomes
BPS Strategic Objectives and Strategic Initiatives
Strategic Objective 1 - Engaged Learning - Provide an engaging, rigorous, and relevant program to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student.
1|Inclusion - Develop and implement a consistent PK-12 inclusion model.
2|Social Emotional Learning - Develop a PK-12 systematic approach to building student and teacher capacity for social and emotional learning.
3|Targeted Instruction - Provide targeted instruction to address the needs of individuals and/or small groups of students to reach year-end goals.
4|Teacher Capacity – (A) Develop and implement ongoing professional development opportunities to support engaged academic and social emotional learning.
(B) Collaborate with students, faculty, and parents to develop a clear plan for the implementation of evolving instructional technologies.
5|Learning Spaces - Create a learning environment that includes a variety of engaging qualities that increase a sense of belonging, competence, and student choice.
Strategic Objective 2 – Relationships - Strengthen relationships between and amongst students, staff, families, and the community to ensure high quality, engaged learning for every student.
1|Cultural Competence - Develop the capacity of the school community to work effectively and sensitively across cultural contexts.
2|Teacher Leadership - Encourage and enhance teacher leadership.
Strategic Objective 3 – Communication - Ensure two-way, respectful communication across the district, with families, and the Burlington community.
1|Expand Collaboration - Increase formal and informal collaboration amongst staff.
2|Cultivate Partnership Schools - Conduct a self-assessment and plan to identify areas of focus for student success through partnerships with stakeholders.
3|District Communications - Clarify and share communication protocols.
4|Planning for Success Process - Align the PfS process with current BPS initiatives/plans and implement and monitor Burlington PfS beginning in Fall 2016.
Strategic Objective 4 - Facilities & Operations - Provide human and financial resources to support high quality, engaged learning.
1| Student Safety - Ensure the physical, emotional, and academic safety of staff and students.
2| Maintain 10-year Capital Budget Plan - Continue to provide/update the 10-year outline of district and individual school needs.
3| Expansion of elementary after-school programs - Continue to enhance/expand afterschool programs to support successful youth, healthy families & strong communities.