About Us

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Selma City School District is to provide a safe and supportive teaching and learning environment, through the collaboration and partnerships of parents and community.

OUR VISION 

The vision of the Selma City School District is to be documented as a model school district where students are empowered through academic excellence to achieve success throughout life.

Our Core Values

• Students First

• Excellence

• Teamwork

• Joy

• Integrity 

Our Beliefs
The  following  principles  guide  the  Selma  City  School  System  in  its responsibility to provide a quality education for each child:

•    Learning places for children and teaching places for adults should be safe, healthy, and orderly environments.

•    The highest quality of teaching should be evident every day through a rigorous/challenging curriculum and relevant applications of content standards.

•    Every child has the ability to learn and should be afforded equitable learning opportunities.

•    Early learning is a critical component for success in school.

•    Parental, family, and community engagement offer necessary resources and support systems in order to develop students into responsible citizens.

•    The process of making decisions based upon scientifically-based data yield high quality outcomes.

•    Continuous improvement through data analysis, strategic planning, and performance assessments embodies a commitment to excellence.

•    A focus on the responsible use of resources and support systems for facilities, materials, tools, personnel creates opportunities for optimal teaching and learning.

•    Student involvement in service learning develops responsible citizens for society.

•    Integrity in leadership and governance builds public confidence in the mission of the school system.
 
 

Our Framework for Excellence

2018 - 2023

Strategic Goals and Objectives
 
AREA 1: TEACHING AND LEARNING
Goal 1: Ensure all students are prepared for grade level success, college, and career readiness through high-quality teaching and       
              focused experiences for intellectual and social development.
•   Objective  1:  Develop  annual  performance  benchmarks  to  promote  systematic achievement growth and success for all
                              students
•   Objective 2: Ensure equitable access to rigorous standards-based instruction and strategic teaching
•   Objective  3:  Provide  targeted  and  personalized  professional  development  for instructional staff

AREA 2: CULTURE, CLIMATE, AND COMMUNITY
Goal 2: Enhance the supports and opportunities for engagement in schools for all stakeholders
•   Objective 1: Ensure schools are physically and emotionally safe from perceived and actual threats
•   Objective 2: Develop positive relationships with stakeholders to promote diversity and inclusion as well as involvement and
                            participation across Selma City School district

AREA 3: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND GOVERNANCE
Goal 3: Strategically and efficiently allocate human and fiscal resources to ensure long-term viability within the district
•   Objective 1: Actively recruit, hire, and retain a qualified and diverse workforce
•   Objective  2:  Ensure  every  school  and  every  department  have  highly  effective 
                              instructional leaders
•   Objective 3: Provide ongoing, job-embedded responsive professional learning for all staff to 
                            improve overall performance
•   Objective 4: Continue to maintain a minimum of one-months reserve in general fund
 
AREA 4: FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Goal 4: Streamline the district’s geographic footprint to ensure a more equitable distribution of resources, more efficient operations,                and to enhance the current technology infrastructure, equipment, and devices available in schools
•   Objective  1: Systematically analyze  and  review facilities to  support  services  for improved district outcomes
•   Objective  2:  Provide  technologies  that  operate  efficiently,  enrich  programs  and improve district outcomes
 
 

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