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BCPS Superintendent reflects on first year, reveals top 5 priorities
BALTIMORE COUNTY — In the Report on the 100-Day Entry Plan, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams established his priorities for county schools based on feedback from workgroups and Community Conversations. These priorities are:
Increase achievement for all students while preparing a variety of pathways to prepare students for career and college.
Provide a safe, orderly, and caring environment for students and staff.
Recruit and retain a qualified, highly effective and diverse workforce, and create a systemwide professional development plan to improve work performance.
Communicate, engage, and partner with our parents and communities.
Ensure resources are aligned to our system priorities and are distributed efficiently and effectively.
The Report on the 100-Day Entry Plan includes successes, challenges, and recommendations identified from July 1 through October 8, 2019, by four workgroups focused on the goal areas of the previous BCPS strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward: academics, safety and security, communication, and organizational effectiveness.
Workgroups were led by BCPS staff and included students, parents, community members, and staff, as well as comprehensive reviews of data and information.
The report also includes a summary of feedback from 10 Community Conversations (public forums the superintendent held throughout the county).
The report expands on Dr. Williams’ vision to raise the bar, close gaps, and prepare every student for the future. It was released at last night’s meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
The community is invited to stay involved in the budget process for FY2021, as well as preparing for the system’s next multiyear strategic plan. People can also subscribe to the Team BCPS weekly e-newsletter for ongoing opportunities.