Notes from Superintendent
Roanoke City Public Schools is committed to providing excellent instruction for our students. The current school schedules ensure the Division is in compliance with Section 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia, which requires that school divisions provide 180 instructional days or 990 instructional hours per school year. Days or hours that exceed the 180 day or 990 hour requirement permit the Division to use the time to offset days missed due to inclement weather or other emergencies.
The 2009-2014 Strategic Plan is based on the continued philosophy that all students can achieve academic success. Roanoke City Public Schools is committed to its beliefs and will strive to meet and exceed the expectations laid out in our Strategic Focus Areas. Our journey will not end until all students achieve at high levels.
The current plan was prepared by a Strategic Planning Committee consisting of Board members and a combined team of students, parents, teachers, support and professional staff members, administrators, community leaders, and community of faith representatives. Before the final plan was approved, a draft copy was made available to staff, Board members, and student, parent, and community representatives. This plan was facilitated under the direction and guidance of E4 Exchange, Inc. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, E4 Exchange is a consulting and management firm that specializes in strategic planning and organizational development, serving clients regionally and nationally. Each year at least one report will be made to the School Board, students, parents, teachers, support and professional staff members, administrators, community leaders, and community of faith representatives on the Division's progress in meeting all areas of this Strategic Plan.
Rita D. Bishop
July 1, 2009
2008 Internal Survey Results