Welcome to BOE
Front Row: Kelly Franke, Stacy Bledsoe and Shelly Schierman
Back Row: Mike Yocam, Jim Fisher, Kevin Schasteen, and Tim Kelley
VISIONEnsuring Success for All Students
The Paola School District mission is academic success and personal growth for every student.
PAOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BELIEVE:
- every student can learn.
- in a shared responsibility for growth and achievement.
- in continuous student and staff learning.
- in valuing diversity of people and ideas.
- modern technology is essential for learning.
- in a commitment to a shared vision.
Staff and students upholding these statements is verified through achievement. Standards of Excellence continue to be earned on the Kansas Assessments. Paola has recently had four Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists. Over $140,000 endowment and community scholarships are awarded yearly. Numerous academic and athletic awards are earned throughout each year.
The district staff will ensure success as the process continues for implementing National Common Core Reading and Math Standards, preparing students for career pathways and integrating 21st century skills.
GOAL 1: Improve communication between community, staff, students, and parents through trust and district decision-making.
GOAL 2: Increase middle and high school offerings encompassing career and technical education pathways.
GOAL 3: Provide innovative teaching and learning through use of advanced technology.
GOAL 4: Increase and maintain a graduation rate of 95%.