Dear Members of the School Community,
The Brighton Blueprint was first developed in June of 2016 following a long and thoughtful process to gather feedback and analyze both our success and opportunities for growth. A wide variety of stakeholders were involved in offering feedback and in ultimately developing the plan. Staff members, parents, students, the Leadership Team, and the Board of Education all participated in this work. The result was a comprehensive and ambitious plan that clearly identified the District’s shared priorities for focusing attention, resources and efforts to grow. More specifically, the plan provided the organization with a clear focus in our efforts to continuously grow, improve, and adapt to meet the ever changing needs of our students and our community.
Throughout each school year, plans are monitored and adjusted. Progress is reported out at Board of Education meetings and shared through updates at a variety of community, faculty, and PTSA meetings.
At the conclusion of each year, priority areas are assessed and a planning retreat is held with approximately 50 representatives from the community and organization. Just as the first Blueprint Team did, this group focuses on developing “strategies” or to-do items to accomplish goals for each of the priority areas. Additional planning by the Board of Education and Leadership Team is then done to identify more specific plans for addressing each strategy and to identify the resources needed for each.
This year, the Blueprint's format has been updated to reflect a more direct focus on the work through a simplified presentation. Action plans will be shared with the community at the first Board of Education meeting in October after they are further developed with teams working in an area. The mid-year update will focus on budget implications for the following year. The priority areas have been reduced to: Systems for Support and Growth, Mental Health and Wellness, Academic Rigor for All Students, and Diversity and Equity.
We’re excited about these plans and welcome your feedback on the work.
Below is the Brighton Blueprint plan that was adopted at the Aug. 13, 2019 Board of Education meeting. There are also Blueprint summary reports from previous school years.