Dear Mayfield City Schools Residents,
I hope you and your family had a safe and joyous holiday. With the new year upon us, we’ve now reached the midpoint of our school year, and we have a lot to celebrate!
2016 was a successful year for Mayfield City Schools in many ways. Student achievement continues to grow and our beloved community showed its support of our schools with their vote by passing Issue 115 resoundingly. Because of your support, we are able to maintain the great work that is accomplished by our teachers and staff on a daily basis with students so they are prepared for a successful life after graduation. Thank you voters!
As we move into the second part of the school year, we still have a lot of work to do. Our school district leaders recently met to discuss how we can continue to move forward together through our Quality Improvement Pillars which represent the goals and vision for our school district. These conversations focused on:
•Maintaining Strong Fiscal Stewardship and Operations
• Improving Student Learning and Academic Excellence
• Fostering Community Relations and Family Partnerships
•Building Professional Capacity to Support Student Success
Each one of these Pillars is important to create an environment where our students can excel and thrive. It starts with a high-quality staff who builds relationships and goes the extra mile for kids; includes leadership from our principals that guide our instruction and operational programming at each school building; and allows us to work directly with residents and local business partners to develop partnerships that benefit students. We will continue to use technology, create innovative programs, and adapt our curriculum to meet today’s college and career needs.
Altogether, it’s about constantly searching for ways to provide a dynamic education to our students both inside and outside the four walls of the classroom.
We also want to be a leading voice in education with policy makers. This includes communicating and working with our state legislature regarding changes to our education system. In addition to addressing the State Board of Education in November, I recently met with Senator Matt Dolan, as well as other area educational leaders to address a variety of important educational topics, including state funding, testing time and standards, and new graduation requirements. It was a very productive discussion. I will continue to seek avenues to share Mayfield’s story with our elected representatives at all levels.
Thank you for your support of our Mayfield City Schools as we strive to continue offering excellence in education. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 440.995.6800.
Keith Kelly, Superintendent