Wait wait wait! Our district has a mission statement?! I mean, it makes sense. A district SHOULD have one. It helps keep all the stakeholders and future stakeholders up to speed on what needs to be done.
But from what I see, this "About NVUSD" page is not a mission statement. It's a laundry list of goals. There is a "tagline" about transforming student lives, but not a mission statement.
Having worked at two different charter schools within this district during my career, I have helped to create a school's mission statement. It's not an easy task. Everyone's voice needs to be heard to narrow down the focus. And although the tagline seems narrow, it's really quite broad. And very brief. It's more of a commercial, really.
Our district has created new logos a few times over the past few years. I don't quite understand the rationale behind so many identity changes, when the mission statement is this muddled.
I'm also quite confused as to why there is a graphic with a bunch of words. Were these words uttered? Written? Why are they significant? What are they in regards to?
Clear as mud in a hurricane.
Sarah Magallano teaches 5th grade. She also coaches teachers on integrating art & engineering into their lesson plans.