Paw Paw Public Schools

Achieving Excellence

Standard 1: Vision and Purpose
The system establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the system.
Quality School System Indicators
In fulfillment of this standard, the system:
1.1 Establishes a vision for the system in collaboration with its stakeholders
Communicates the system’s vision and purpose to build stakeholder understanding and support
Identifies system-wide goals and measures to advance the vision
Develops and continuously maintains a profile of the system, its students, and the community
Ensures that the system’s vision and purpose guide the teaching and learning process and the strategic direction of schools, departments and services
Reviews its vision and purpose systematically and revises them when appropriate
Impact Statement
A system is successful in meeting this standard when it commits to a purpose and direction that is shared systemwide. The leadership establishes expectations for student learning aligned with the system’s vision that is supported by system and school personnel and external stakeholders. These expectations serve as the focus for assessing student performance and district effectiveness. The system’s vision guides allocations of time and human, material,
and fiscal resources.
Last Modified on January 30, 2011