• 2019-2024 STRATEGIC PLAN

     

    The start of the 2019-2024 school year marks the beginning of the district’s implementation of its 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. The new Strategic Plan, which was approved by the Richland One Board of School Commissioners in March 2019, was developed with input and feedback from stakeholders including board members, district employees, students, parents, community members and business partners.


    “We are excited to continue the progress of the district through this new plan,” said Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “With equitable learning experiences as well as safe and supportive learning environments as priorities, we further our commitment around our core business of improving students’ outcomes.”

     

     

    VISION


    Richland School District One, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world.

     


    MISSION


    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

     

     

    CORE VALUES


    COLLABORATION – We believe everyone has a role to play in promoting student success, so we will embrace the diversity of our stakeholders by building an inclusive community to accomplish our goals.


    EQUITY – We are fair and just in providing opportunities for success for all.


    EXCELLENCE – We provide excellent educational experiences that ensure expanded opportunities for learners and prosperity for our community.


    SAFETY – We provide a culture and environment of emotional, intellectual, cyber and physical safety.


    COURAGE – We make bold decisions and take informed and thoughtful actions to meet present and future challenges.


    COMPASSION – We respect all people by offering care and compassion with integrity.

     

     

    CORE PRIORITIES

    1. Ensure equitable experiences that support educational excellence for all learners.
    2. Employ a quality professional in all positions to ensure every student receives personalized opportunities for success.

    3. Offer varied opportunities for families, stakeholders and community partners to be meaningfully engaged in supporting student success.

    4. Provide a safe, secure, supportive learning environment for all students and employees.

    5. Develop a long-range facility and technology plan to accommodate enrollment shifts as well as modernization of buildings to support learning and working efficiencies and innovation.

     

     

    ACTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

    • Deliver and implement a tiered system of interventions to provide students specific academic and behavioral supports to increase opportunities for success.

    • Ensure students are reading on grade level when promoted to third grade.

    • Develop and implement rigorous recruitment and retention processes.

    • Increase kindergarten readiness for potential students of Richland One.

    • Provide opportunities for all graduates of Richland One to be considered college and career ready as defined by the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate.

    • Develop and execute organizational efficiencies by developing and implementing systems and processes to support the work of the district.