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Forest Grove School Board Goals 2023-2024


FGSD Maxims: We care deeply; we stand strong; we adapt and grow

We will promote, support and model collaborative learning and collaborative work as we believe collaboration is at the center of our strategic plan at every level. Our goals for 2023-2024 reflect our desire to support the Forest Grove School District strategic plan. We are committed to working in partnership with parents and the community to provide the resources that students and staff need to prepare each student for college and career.

Goal 1 -- The Board will support the work of the strategic plan

  • The Board will support and monitor the district's literacy and math improvement plans PreK-12
  • The Board will adopt a budget that supports the strategic plan.
  • The Board will adopt updated policies to align with current laws and practices of the district.
  • The Board will expect the district to apply an equity lens to policy and curriculum development.
  • Board members are encouraged to participate in training through Oregon School Boards Association.
  • The board will work to reduce and maintain lower class size.
  • The Board will support programs and strategies that will increase academic achievement for students that have historically experienced academic disparities.
  • The board will support its decisions by using data.

Goal 2 -- Board members will attend academic activities, community presentations, athletic and activities, student performances, graduation and other activities/events whenever possible

Goal 3 -- The Board will encourage partnerships that support the district

  • Board members will participate in presentations to civic groups about district initiatives.
  • Board members may serve on City of Forest Grove committee’s as requested.
  • A Board Member may serve as a liaison with the City of Forest Grove and the City of Cornelius
Goal 4 -- The Board will continue to advocate for adequate and stable funding for K-12 schools
  • The Board will participate in the annual Washington County Joint School Boards and Legislators dinner to celebrate accomplishments, maintain relationships and continue to advocate for sustainable, adequate and stable funding.
  • Board members will maintain relationships and communicate regularly with legislators.
  • The Board will advocate for funding levels that provide adequate resources for district programs as opportunities arise.
  • Board members will participate in OSBA conventions and opportunities to support efforts aimed and providing adequate and stable funding to schools.
Goal 5 -- The Board will model our district culture of collaboration, continuous learning and developing cultural competency and humility
  • The board will engage in educational conversations.
  • Board members will attend conferences to stay up to date on school issues and network with other boards.
  • The Board will support continuous and intentional equity work in the district as an ongoing process that changes in response to new situations, experience and relationships.