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Byron-Bergen Stakeholders Focus the Vision of the District

What is a Vision Statement? On Monday, July 9, 2018, teachers, administrators, and community members met in the Byron-Bergen District Office to discuss exactly that. This meeting was just one step toward updating the strategic plan which was last revised in 2015.

“Creating a Vision Statement for the district seems easy. We all want the students to succeed. But, it’s more than that. This process will take into account our shared values as well as our goals and expectations,” explains District Superintendent Mickey Edwards.

The session, led by Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Dr. Marla Iverson, focused on the group’s collective goals for the district and the steps towards realizing those goals. During her introduction, Iverson explained the purpose and importance of a strategic plan with a literary reference to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. “Much as the Cheshire Cat instructed Alice, if you don’t care where you’re going, it doesn’t much matter which way you go. The importance of the strategic plan is to keep the educational community focused on the district’s collective goal and deliberately moving in that direction together,” said Iverson.  

The next phase for the strategic plan will take place later this summer when the Board of Education is presented with the collected data from the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) focus groups conducted in March. The new Strategic Plan roll out is expected in 2020. 


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