A message from the Superintendent
A collective vision for Springfield Public Schools will ensure that our 24,625 students receive the quality education they deserve and that they will graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life.
The 2023-2028 strategic plan reflects that vision, which was developed in collaboration with our entire community, including students, parents, employees and community members. The strategic plan also serves as the District's Continuous School Improvement Plan.
A strategic plan is often compared to a road map which helps determine how to reach your desired destination. Similar to a map, our strategic plan doesn’t begin and end there. It provides other important information to ensure our journey is well planned and successful.
You can’t decide where you want to go if you don’t know your current position. Through our strategic planning process, we have come to better understand our strengths and opportunities for improvement, which has clarified where we are and where we want to go from here.
Any traveler knows that there are numerous possible routes to choose from when planning a trip. We have taken those all into account and in this strategic plan highlighted the best route for achieving our ultimate destination.
Similar to a map, our strategic plan will help us monitor progress along the way. SMART goals with key milestones will measure our advancement and keep us focused on the destination ahead.
With any long trip, we have to prepare for the unexpected. No matter how much research and planning went into our strategic plan, we may encounter new opportunities or unexpected detours. That’s why our strategic plan will be regularly monitored and updated.
This strategic plan will be our guide for the next five years. I look forward to this journey and invite you to take an active role in helping us meet our destination.
SPS is committed to the well-being of each student by providing high-quality academic opportunities.
SPS will be the district of choice that equips each student to pursue their goals and highest potential as an engaged contributor to society.