Back to School
School Board, Patrons, Faculties, Staff and Students,
It’s my opportunity to write a Welcome Back to School letter and I do it with optimism and encouragement. The Piute County School District Mission Statement states- ”We are here to develop responsible, productive citizens through a progressive education system that emphasizes self-worth and expectations of social and academic excellence while preserving community values. Preparing Children For The Future”. It has been my goal as a superintendent under the direction of the board of education to carry out this mission statement. One of the key elements speaks to a progressive education system. I believe we have great schools and they are doing innovative things as we move toward the 21st century. As educators, educational leaders, parents and community patrons, we need to keep our eyes on innovation towards best educational practices and cutting edge technology to augment instruction and student learning.
As we move forward I have asked each school to develop strategic plans for school improvement. Working in conjunction with the School Board of Education and other stakeholders we have established several goals this year including: Continuing to provide a safe environment for students, maintaining a strong focus on teaching aligned to the Utah Teaching Standards, facilitating effective professional development, continued implementation of the teacher administrator evaluation process, effective management of funds, strengthen communication with parents, community and staff, continued development of professional learning communities/PLS’s, effective collaboration, staying with cutting edge technology, and the evolution of concurrent enrollment options for students.
I want to thank all of the teachers, classified and personnel in our district who come to work everyday with the focus of putting students first in the education process. I thank the administrators and school board for their hard work and dedication as well as the community patrons for your support in helping the student succeed in Piute County School District. Paramount to all, I thank the student at Piute School District for being a class act in all you do including the classroom and extracurricular arenas.
Good luck to all and have a wonderful year!
Superintendent Shane Erickson