|Dear Bartlesville Community Partner,
|Five years ago, as we fashioned our strategic plan for the Bartlesville Public School District (BPSD) —
which is known as Vision 2012 — we wanted our goals to be lofty. The key areas of focus within that
plan were academics, staffing, technology, facilities and student activities. As we created measurables
for each focus area, we needed other school districts with which to compare ourselves. The BPSD is one
of the 32 largest districts in the state, so the other districts that comprise that collection make for a
natural peer group.
|In the area of academics, which is obviously a particularly key focus area for any school district, our main
objective was to achieve “the highest Academic Performance Index [API] of the 32 largest school districts
in the state.” The API is the most prominent testing series mandated by the Oklahoma State Department
of Education (OSDE) and focuses on the core subject areas of math and reading. The API monitors the
academic integrity of every school district within the Sooner State as well as the sites that comprise them.
|A strategic plan can be viewed as a roadmap for a school district, helping educators understand exactly
where they are, where they’d like to be and the best ways to get there. That is the way we used the
Vision 2012 plan, which mapped out the goals of the BPSD beginning in 2007 until the present year.
|The strategic plan has served us well in all five focus areas, particularly in the area of academics. We
have improved our district API in every year the OSDE has used it. And when the latest scores were
unveiled in fall 2011, we boasted our best score to date — an impressive 1,325, which marked a
40-point leap from our tally the previous year. Better yet, when we compared our latest API mark to the
other largest school districts in the state, we featured the second best score. We still have some time
to achieve our ultimate goal, and with the 2012 scores due to be unveiled this fall, we look forward to
finding out whether or not we have done just that.
|Now that 2012 has arrived — and we have seen through many of the visions that were spelled out in our
last strategic plan — we have unveiled a new plan for the coming five years. As you read this outstanding
plan, please note not just the goals but our core beliefs and the vision and mission statements that
they support. Within the plan, we feature six areas of focus. Five of those areas of focus — student
ex-perience and activities, staff effectiveness and experience, technology support, community partnerships
and communications, and physical environment — support our overriding focus area, which is student
|As we go forward into a very bright Bruin future, we will never rest on our laurels. We will continue to
strive to offer the best education possible for each and every student in our care. Presented in great
detail in the following pages is a strategic plan to help us realize that goal. Please follow the links below and view the new Strategic Plan 2017.
|Thank you so much for your support of the BPSD.
|Bartlesville Public School District