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Strategic Plan


Dear Bayard School Community,

We are pleased to share the Bayard Public Schools Strategic Plan. The strategic plan is the result of the contributions of students, staff, parents, community members, and school officials working in partnership with the Board of Education over the past two years. During that time we have listened to stakeholders, identified strengths and opportunities, clarified expectations for improvement, and engaged in the process of continuous improvement.

Examples of progress that have already resulted from the strategic planning process include partnerships to develop leadership in every person associated with our school, a refined school mission statement and development of the academic seal highlighting areas of pride and focus for our school district. We are also in the process of improving communications to strengthen our shared commitment with parents to promote learning and achievement for each student.

Our progress as a school community must continue each year in every classroom and every home. This plan is intended to guide us as we work to take our students, staff, and school community to continuously higher levels of performance.  Our plan to achieve higher levels of performance involves the following four strategic priorities: Academics, Leadership, Engagement, and Community.

Within each strategic priority, we have identified strategies to leverage improvement. The pages of this plan document twenty‐one strategies that will be implemented by our school team over the next four years. School personnel will develop specific actions intended to ensure the success of each of these twenty‐one strategies.

This plan is ambitious and is intended to result in meaningful educational progress. Fulfillment of the plan will require a diligent effort on the part of all stakeholders in our school community. We look forward to partnering with our community in completing the challenging and essential work that must be done to accomplish our strategic priorities.

Bayard Public Schools is committed to excellence for every person, every day. This plan represents our commitment to continue to make improvements that benefit our students today and positively impact the future of our community and world.

Our mission is to partner with parents to provide a successful educational experience and diverse opportunities. We look forward to a continued partnership with the entire school community in fulfillment of that mission.



Kim Kildow, President                Donna Stuart, Vice President        

Carolyn Applegate, Secretary   Craig Henkel, Treasurer              

Kim Burry, Member                    Lisa Ouderkirk, Member


The full plan is available to view by clicking on the following link:  Bayard Public Schools Strategic Plan


The Bayard Public Schools Board of Education formally adopted a strategic plan for the school district at the November 2018 Board Meeting.