District Strategic Plan

OCS Mission & Beliefs

The mission of the Oregon City School Board of Education is to maintain a safe and secure learning environment that provides all students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

District Strategic "Success" Plan 

Core Beliefs

  • FAMILY - Extend respect, value, and caring to all staff and students
  • COMMUNITY - Share a fellowship by honoring the values, interests, and goals of individuals and groups living in our OCS community
  • TRADITION - Continue established district and school based long standing activities
  • RIGOR - Rigorous learning experiences helping students understand knowledge and concepts that are complex, ambiguous, or contentious, and they help students acquire skills that can be applied in a variety of educational, career, and civic contexts throughout their lives.
  • RELEVANCE - Connect learning to real and meaningful applications and careers outside of the school environment
  • RELATIONSHIPS - Connecting with, trusting, valuing, honoring all students and adults
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY - Provide a healthy, safe & nurturing environment for all students and staff 

OCS Goals

  • Adopted by BOE on January 27, 2016

  • Goal 1: All OCS Students will graduate prepared for college, career and life.
    • Objective 1: OCS students will be provided a rigorous, real world curriculum.
    • Objective 2: OCS will offer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) programming in grades K-12.
    • Objective 3: OCS will provide access to technology that will enhance, enrich and reinforce student learning.
  • Goal 2: All OCS Students will have the opportunity for a comprehensive school experience
    • Objective 1: OCS athletic department will foster an environment of athletic development, competition, and leadership with all of its student athletes.
    • Objective 2: OCS will provide all students career education experiences in grades K-12.
    • Objective 3: OCS will provide co-curricular and extracurricular programs.
    • Objective 4: OCS will provide quality facilities for learning and extra-curricular activities.
  • Goal 3: OCS will prepare, develop and support effective educators and employees
    • Objective 1: OCS will provide staff with high quality, researched based, professional development opportunities by accessing local, state, and national experts and organizations.
    • Objective 2: OCS expects a consistent, reasonable and professional level of employee behavior.
    • Objective 3: OCS will provide access to technology that meets each staff member needs.
    • Objective 4: OCS will expand the review process for all employees to include feedback from various stakeholders.
    • Objective 5: OCS employees will have a mindset of continuous improvement and life-long learning.
    • Objective 6: OCS will coordinate all human resource practices attracting and retaining highly skilled employees.
  • Goal 4: OCS will promote Tradition, Family, Community, Safety and Respect in the decision-making and the culture of the school district
    • Objective 1: OCS will develop an intentional comprehensive internal and external communication system.
    • Objective 2: OCS will collaborate with community members and stakeholder groups to maximize community engagement.
    • Objective 3: OCS will provide and maintain a safe and secure environment for all students and staff.
  • Goal 5: OCS will utilize our financial resources in a fiscally responsible manner to maximize student success
    • Objective 1: OCS will continue to identify and implement significant operational savings and efficiencies.
    • Objective 2: OCS will collaborate with the Oregon Schools Foundation and establish partnerships with local business to provide private funding for OCS.
    • Objective 3: OCS will ensure financial stability by maintaining a 60-90 day true cash balance in the five year forecast.
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