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Thunder Ridge Mission Statement

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ThunderRidge Schools Mission Statement:

ThunderRidge USD 110 will seek through cooperation and unity to create adistrict where the welfare of the students is the primaryobjective.  In order to accomplish this we will involve theschool board, administration, highly qualified professional staff,students and representatives of all communities.  We believethat with open communication and mutual respect the district willbe one that provides outstanding education in a safe andchallenging environment.  We will never cease in our pursuitof excellence..

ThunderRidge Schools Objective:

Befinancially responsible.

Use commonsense on making timely decisions by consensus.

Keep opencommunication for all parties involved.

Focus onthe welfare of all communities.

Provide adiversified, quality education to all students.

Strive tomeet AYP and Standard of Excellence.

100%graduation rate.

Promoteself-esteem and respect for all students.

Prepare allstudents for future endeavors.

Strive forgrowth and success.

Thunder RidgeGoals:

GOAL1 Maximize student achievement in all areas.
A. Improve graduation rate to 96%.
B. Meet AYP in all curricular areas tested.
C. Strive to reach the Standard of Excellence in all areas.
D. Ensure that every school exceeds the state standard for dailyattendance.
E. Provide a safe learning environment that is free of drugs andviolence while promoting self-esteem and self-control

GOAL 2 Maximizecommunity involvement to facilitate understanding, communication,and cooperation among all patrons, parents, staff, andstudents.

A. Promote communityinvolvement in student activities
B. Utilize the school newsletter Longhorn Legend, local televisionchannel, USD 110 website, and local newspapers to promote ThunderRidge Schools
C. Educate parents regarding curricular and extracurricularprograms in the schools
D. Use Open Houses in each of the buildings to promote communityawareness of the school district and encourage the public to bemore familiar with the school environment

GOAL 3 Provide andmaintain quality facilities

A. Review annually thefacilities and establish a prioritized list of building projectsover a three year period
B. Maintain a schedule of preventive maintenance for districtbuildings and grounds

GOAL 4 Providecurriculum, staff development, and technology that meet the needsof all students

A. Review each majorcurricular area at least once every 5 years
B. Support staff development activities for our teachers,administrators and the entire staff to ensure that learning is ofthe highest quality
C. Purchase all necessary textbooks and related materials when eachcurricular area is studied.
D. Integrate career development activities at all levels ofinstruction
E. Maintain a district-wide technology plan that will supportacademic learning and facilitate parent/student/teachercommunication
F. The district shall provide appropriate resources to meet theneeds of special needs students, economically disadvantagedstudents, and at-risk students.

GOAL 5 Review yearlythe financial plan for the district

A. Evaluate the financialimpact of a substantial decrease in student population in thefuture enrollment of the district. Have a contingency plan to deala situation of this nature.
B. Execute due diligence with regard to all matters of finance inorder to maximize the value of our expenditures, to tightly controlspending, and to broaden financial forecasting for three yearsforward.
C. When the five year forcast projects a year in which expenditurescould exceed revenues, a cost reduction plan will be developed tocontrol expenditures and deficit spending.
D. Maintain spending approximately 65% of the yearly budget onstudent instruction.
E. Maintain a balance of $225,000 or more in the Capital OutlayFund
F. Develop a spending plan to address a per pupil spending amountper building
G. Explore any or all areas of cost reduction potential in allbuildings.