Leadership & Vision

Leadership and Vision – SSR Findings

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Communication, connection and collaboration are a strength of this district. Stakeholders — families, community members, local businesses — are included and invited into partnership with the district. It is evident that the district focuses on this work and places a high priority in relationships. Holyoke School District has several frameworks in place, including SCAP Priorities that have been adopted by the Board; the Holyoke Graduate Profile; SOAR/LEARNERs in elementary; and a Vision, Mission, and Values document that includes district goals. Though these are all related, it is not clear how they are aligned or which is the guiding decision-making document.  Establishing one clear vision with associated goals would lead to efficiencies in action planning, roles and responsibilities definitions,  continuous improvement, and board management.
Student success is defined based on individual student paths.  Individualized success is supported by district leadership and opportunities provided for students.