“Stronger me, stronger we, brighter future…”

Using our strategic plan as a guide, we continue to take steps toward consistent improvement, higher achievement, and student readiness.  Even though school districts and buildings are often measured by student performance on state-mandated assessments, much more thought, work, and commitment is exerted on a daily basis to push children toward meeting their full potential.  Challenge, rigor, personal development, hope, integrity, partnership, and empowerment cannot always be measured through standardized tests.  However, these factors characterize successful graduates equipped with the necessary supports, tools, knowledge, skills, dispositions, and pathways to meet their long-term goals.  Although student performance on state assessments is important, we believe our strategic plans require a broader approach to school improvement as we push toward college and career readiness for 100 percent of our students. 

We are proud of our traditions and excited about our next steps as a school district!  By focusing on core beliefs, our plan provides the road map to navigate new challenges and future obstacles.  More importantly, we hope to impact meaningful and long-term student successes with implementation of these strategies.  As always, thank you for your continued support of Milton-Union Schools!

#CreatingAwesome
#BulldogPride

BRAD RITCHEY, PH.D.

Superintendent
Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools
7610 Milton-Potsdam Road
West Milton, OH 45383
937-884-7910
937-884-7911 (fax)

Strategic Plan

VISION 2023

(Downloadable PDF here)

OUR VISION

Creating Awesome

OUR MISSION

We empower students to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

OUR GOAL

By the year 2023, 100% of the Milton-Union students will be college and career ready.

cereer readiness

CAREER READINESS

We believe in empowering students to be successful citizens by promoting and encouraging career exploration and skill development.

We believe education is the foundation for building individual pathways on which our students identify, develop, and achieve short and long-term goals

ACTION STEPS

  1. Develop and implement a career day for middle and high school students to introduce various careers, including non-degreed options.

  2. Focus on professional competencies non-cognitive and non-academic. (6—8) 

  3. Develop Common vocabulary to introduce professional competencies. (K—5) 

finances and facilities

FINANCE AND FACILITIES

We will maintain a record of fiscal responsibility and transparency through communication with the members of our school community. 

ACTION STEPS

  1. The Milton-Union Schools will regularly communicate to its stakeholder groups the impact state and federal funding sources, locally raised monies, and levy cycles have on the financial forecast for the district.

  2. The Milton-Union Schools will create a five-year plan to communicate its proposed cycle for facility maintenance, transportation and food service costs, and equipment upgrades along with estimated expenditures.

5 YEAR FACILITIES PLAN (PDF)

student

STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING 

We will implement a variety of instructional strategies, utilize diverse resources, and leverage technology to make learning relevant to students.

ACTION STEPS

  1. Begin implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into each building in the district with one to two teachers per grade level.

  2. Implementation of UDL principles in all classrooms across the Milton-Union School District.

community

COMMUNITY

We have a collaborative relationship with the Milton-Union community for the benefit of children.

We define community to include all staff members, students, classrooms, buildings, families, neighborhoods, and local, state and global partners.

ACTION STEPS

  1. Increase service learning opportunities to benefit the local community; investigate opportunities to exceed community borders.

  2. Share character education strategies with the community.

  3. Develop local business and industry partnerships to better inform students regarding enrollment, employment, or enlistment.

academics

ACADEMICS

We believe in challenging all student to understand and achieve their full academic potential.

We believe in helping to develop students’ creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication through a comprehensive academic experience.

ACTION STEPS

  1. Ensure fidelity to the understanding described in Ohio’s Learning Standards.

  2. Communicate standards and expectations to stakeholders.

Growth

GROWTH

We are committed to the comprehensive growth of all students and development of the whole child.

We believe growth applies no only to academic achievement but also in developing student resiliency, perseverance, hope, integrity, and grit. 

ACTION STEPS

  1. Each student learns about and is given tools to implement a healthy lifestyle. 

  2. Each student is challenged and prepared for further study/employment and participation in a global environment.

  3. Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for youth and adults.