The 2020 Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan
reflects the critical priorities and district goals for educating students within the Kent County Public School System. This plan embraces our core values and serves as a guide to support student learning for the next five years. Achieving long-term academic outcomes for our students requires a focused commitment from our teachers and district staff, including a high level of commitment from our families, community and business partners. We need your support to ensure every child who attends our schools has every available opportunity to learn, achieve and follow their dreams.
Dr. Karen M. Couch
All Kent County Public School students will graduate equipped to achieve their highest potential.
KCPS is an anchor organization that creates an environment of academic excellence through a collaborative, equitable and rigorous learning community.
KCPS ensures that our students come first. We are committed to providing academic excellence in a strong vibrant learning community facilitated through collaboration and built on trust.
Individual learning experiences will meet the diverse needs of our students within an engaging and positive environment.
Promoting a culture of excellence and accountability demonstrates a commitment to our students, families and community.
Through integrity, equity, competence, and transparency we build trust with our students, parents and faculty.
Uniting our community requires respectful understanding of our diverse heritage.
Our success is dependent upon effective teamwork of our students, staff, parents and community members.
Student needs will be achieved through responsible spending of the funds entrusted to us.
Equity For Every Student
We are committed to providing equitable access to high quality instruction and culturally responsive educational and support programs.
We will initiate, conduct and support proactive, transparent and engaging communication with all stakeholders.
Innovation — Facilities, Technology and Training
We are committed to educating students in a healthy, safe and optimal learning environment.
Data Collection and Utilization
We are committed to data collection and utilization. Student success information is critical to maximize the educational impact for our students.
> GOAL 1: Kent County Public Schools will support Early Learning to provide a strong foundation for future academic excellence and success.
> GOAL 2: Kent County Public School students will have equitable access to rigorous culturally relevant curriculum & instruction aligned to Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards.
Workforce and Training
> GOAL 3: Kent County Public School leaders, teachers and support staff will have access to an array of professional learning opportunities set within highest employee standards to support optimal student outcomes.
Social and Emotional Wellness
> GOAL 4: Kent County Public Schools will create a safe, inclusive culture that meets the social and emotional needs of all students.
Student, Family and Community Engagement
> GOAL 5: Kent County Public Schools will ensure families and community partners will be informed, engaged and supported for students’ academic success.
Facilities and Equipment
> GOAL 6: Kent County Public Schools will have state of the art learning spaces and tools that are equitable and inclusive.