LPS Strategic Plan

Representing Community Interests

In November 2014, the Board of Education approved revisions to its Strategic Plan. Last modified in 2012, the Plan was updated to better reflect the Board's and the community's values for education. The most significant change to the Strategic Plan was the addition of Focus Area 10, which centers on the community's value around the importance of mental health for our students and their families. 

The Board approved its Revised LPS Strategic Plan on November 13, 2014.

Vision Statement
Littleton Public Schools: Extraordinary learning, exceptional
community, expanded opportunity and success for all students

Mission Statement 
The Littleton Public School District shall strive to educate all students for the future by challenging every individual to continuously learn, achieve, and act with purpose and compassion in a safe and secure environment.

Core Beliefs

  1. A Littleton Public Schools education prepares all students to succeed in a global society.
  2. Every student is unique and has different abilities, needs, and learning styles that require varying
    educational techniques and strategies.
  3. Students learn best when their passions and talents are coupled with high expectations and academic rigor in a safe and caring environment.
  4. A quality educational environment requires exceptional teachers, administrators, and staff supported by effective professional development, competitive compensation, and personnel practices that attract and retain the best staff.
  5. The foundation for education and citizenship is built upon communication and connections with the community, including the active participation of students, staff, and parents.
  6. A comprehensive education provides students with varied learning opportunities that include curricular and extra-curricular offerings.
  7. Meaningful and appropriate evaluation of student learning occurs through timely and ongoing analysis of student performance on a variety of assessments.
  8. Effective use of technology as an instructional tool enables students to successfully communicate, learn, and compete in a global environment.
  9. An LPS education enables students to think critically, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and act with integrity.
  10. Students learn best when there are collaborative partnerships that foster thoughtful and relevant learning innovations between school and district leadership.
  11. A strong, flexible, and fiscally responsible school district that is adequately funded is critical for long-term success and community confidence; for maintaining strong partnerships with local, state, and national elected officials and neighboring agencies; and for engaging in, shaping, and influencing public policy that affects education services in LPS.

Focus Areas

  1. Enhance instructional systems and career pathways that maximize achievement for all students and integrate knowledge and skills relevant to 21st century career choices.
  2. Expand utilization of instructional technology with appropriate use for student achievement while providing the infrastructure for organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Provide an educational and work environment that supports professional learning and collaborative work for all staff.
  4. Promote, sustain, and create quality programs that make Littleton Public Schools the uniquely preferred choice for families inside and outside the District.
  5. Engage the community and parents as active partners in the objectives, activities, and performance of the school district and its students.
  6. Optimize the use of District resources and facilities to meet student learning needs while operating the District efficiently.
  7. Promote and provide a safe environment that fosters caring, respect, and compassion for others.
  8. Enhance and support quality early childhood and childcare programs.
  9. Educate and support staff, parents, and community to address equity through innovation, including student-centered learning, and by providing access and opportunity for all students.
  10. Partner with parents and community to expand and enhance programs that address the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students, families, and staff.