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Vision Sample Goals and Strategies

Below is a list of sample goals school boards may use to set a vision for their districts. You'll also find corresponding strategies you can use to implement to your goals. Use these examples as well as your own strategies and goals to develop a clear vision for your district.


Goal: To offer high-quality student programming so that graduates are prepared to compete in a global society.

  1. Provide personalized learning for all students.
  2. Support progression based on mastery of individual student goals.
  3. Embrace a collaborative culture by leveraging and maximizing parent and community partnerships to support accelerated student success.
  4. Create a parent scorecard for families and the community to increase transparency with regard to student and school performance.
  5. Implement a plan to transition to studentbased budgeting, where funding is directly tied to students and their individual needs.
  6. Require students to play a key role in setting their goals along with their teachers, advisors, counselors, and parents.
  7. Provide student and families with choices and meaningful opportunities to improve their school experiences.
  8. Ensure all classrooms are wired global places that encourage interactivity and learning by doing.
  9. Provide a curriculum that balances individualization and vetted best practices.
  10. Design classroom instruction to be a hybrid of face-to-face and online.
  11. Design classroom instruction according to individual learning goals and assessment for competency.
  12. Ensure all classrooms are using electronic tools for instruction.
  13. Utilize digital textbooks.
  14. Ensure that technology proficiency and digital citizenship literacy are part of the learning experience for each student.
  15. Maximize all data sources to improve instruction for students.

Goal: To provide high-quality effective teachers and administrators.

  1. Require teachers to frequently assess student academic growth to constantly inform their instruction.
  2. Provide teachers with opportunities to network and collaborate with external organizations to enhance student learning experiences.
  3. Provide teachers with research-based ideas for the most effective instructional practices.
  4. Recruit, retain, and empower excellent teachers who are adept at personalizing learning experiences for students.
  5. Provide principals with the autonomy to innovate and demand excellence from their faculty and staff.
  6. Hold principals accountable for meaningful school improvement and rapid turnaround for chronically under-performing schools.
  7. Ensure that every principal demonstrates how they provide opportunities for student, parents, and teachers to contribute their talents, skills, and experiences to support school improvement.
  8. Shift the role of teachers and administrators to a focus on serving learning as collaborators.
  9. Develop professional learning communities in all schools.
  10. Support leadership development for aspiring, new, and veteran school leaders.
  11. Partner with higher education institutions to ensure that teacher candidates are of the highest quality and aligned with district needs.
  12. Transform the traditional role of the central office from a top-down management system to a system designed to provide meaningful support to schools and effective accountability for school performance.

Goal: To seek the involvement and participation of the entire community in the learning process.

  1. Ensure that all schools are the center of community learning locally.
  2. Leverage community assets and resources to build community schools that provide full-service supports for students and families.
  3. Provide schools as a place for community convening and for citizens to acquire new knowledge and skills.

Goal: A board committed to excellence in education and aware of its responsibilities.

  1. Have every board member participate in annual professional development.
  2. Maintain ongoing review and development of pertinent policies.
  3. Conduct at least one retreat for the entire board and superintendent each year.
  4. Involve community and business leaders in the development of the board’s vision and strategic plan.
  5. Develop and monitor standards for student and system performance.
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