Kyrene School District

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Blueprint for Kyrene
Background on Kyrene's vision, mission and strategic plans

All organizations have strategic business plans that identify their purpose (mission), look to the future (vision), and clarify specific and measurable goals, objectives, and actions to achieve their purpose and attain their desired future state. These plans may be informal or formal, but all organizations have them in one form or another.
Our Vision: Kyrene’s vision is to prepare all students to meet educational and life challenges
in order to make positive contributions to society.
Our Mission: To realize our vision, Kyrene seeks to inspire and engage our diverse community of
students, staff, families and citizens to ensure continuous academic achievement and
personal growth for every student.

The Kyrene School District continues to be a learning organization that is highly dynamic and delivers superior learning experiences that meet the educational needs of all students today as we anticipate what they will need tomorrow. Kyrene is continually constructing and reconstructing what we need to accomplish as we adapt to prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing world. Therefore, we have felt that the metaphor of a Blueprint best serves our purpose of presenting our plans for now and the future. Blueprint means a plan of construction and is a term that will help the organization and community better understand that our focus is on continuous improvement in broad goal areas that impact every aspect of the Kyrene Elementary School District.
“A great organization is one that delivers superior performance and makes a distinctive impact over a long period of time. For a business, financial returns are a perfectly legitimate measure of performance. For a social sector organization, however, performance must be assessed relative to mission, not financial returns. In the social sectors, the critical question is not ‘How much money do we make per dollar of invested capital?’ but ‘How effectively do we deliver on our mission and make a distinctive impact, relative to our resources?”
-- Jim Collins, Good to Great and the Social Sectors