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Office of the Superintendent

October, 2009

Greetings,

At the heart of our Draft Strategic Plan is the goal of building Healthy School Cultures. This has been proven in other districts to have a tremendously positive impact on Dr. Evansstudent achievement. Our schools should be a place where students feel important and are recognized for their strengths and contributions. Our schools should be a place where all parents feel welcome and teachers and other staff members are proud and happy to work.  We know that this requires an active central office support team, and with the recent move of our Board of Education offices to 90 Delaware Avenue, this is also becoming a reality.

Creating Healthy School Cultures is only one element in an ambitious but highly obtainable Strategic Plan that is now awaiting community feedback and comments. In January, we will finalize this plan and begin full implementation in our district.  If you have not done so, please plan on attending one of our Community Forums listed below. Your participation will help strengthen a truly important plan for the successful obtainment of our goal of preparing every Paterson child for success in the institution of higher education of their choosing and in the profession of their choice.  All forums will be televised on Channel 76 television and the Strategic Plan is available for review on our district website.

I urge every parent and guardian in the district to be part of this truly historic time period in Paterson, as we raise our standards, align our efforts and become a statewide example of excellence. 

Donnie W. Evans, Ed.D.
State District Superintendent
Paterson Public Schools
Superintendent@paterson.k12.nj.us

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