APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen  (Photo by Clare Richie)
APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen (Photo by Clare Richie)

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has released its new five-year strategic plan and legislative priorities for 2015. You can read the plan at this link.

“With a caring culture of trust and collaboration, every APS student will graduate ready for college and careers,” said Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. “That is our mission. It is what we do every day. The board has approved a strategic plan that enables us to get laser-focused on that mission by prioritizing around a set of four strategic objectives: Academic Programs, Talent Strategy, Systems and Resources, and Culture.”

By implementing the strategic plan, Carstarphen said APS will realize its vision of becoming “a high-performing school district where students love to learn, educators inspire, families engage and the community trusts the system.”

APS also issued its legislative priorities for the 2015 session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. Carstarphen met with members of the Atlanta area delegation to convey the district’s legislative priorities and entertain questions during a reception held on Dec. 10.

The priority list includes:

* Prioritize early childhood education to provide aligned, quality programs to all students
* Provide adequate, stable education funding
* Ensure that student data may be used for education purposes only
* Eliminate “zero tolerance” laws that dictate mandatory consequences to give districts flexibility in handling student disciplinary matters
* Support the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards

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