Schools are closed today, November 26. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!
What's Your Idea?
year the school division plans ways to make our schools better. We
would like to add new programs to help our students be ready for careers
and college. These programs cost money and the school system does not
always receive enough money to meet all of its needs. A question we ask
ourselves is this: what can we do differently? What should we stop
doing or change so that we can start doing new things? Can we stop
spending money in one area to direct that spending to other areas? In
fact, one of the goals written by our school board is about this:
*Strategically align resources to support the mission, vision,
and goals to achieve efficiencies of operations and success.
we want to ask you that question. What can we do differently to save
money so that those dollars can be spent on new ideas? What are your
If you have an idea, we’d like to hear from you. It can be
something you know that works at another school division, something
that you’ve seen in another business, or an idea you’ve come up with
that you think might help us do our jobs better and spend less time and
effort on our tasks. Click here to access a form where you can submit your idea. Responses will be collected until Friday, December. 12th.
Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....
The Comprehensive Plan is designed to provide a vision for the future of the Shenandoah County Public Schools. The Comprehensive Plan reflects involvement from various stakeholders including the School Board, Superintendent, staff, principals, teachers, parents, and citizens. This document aligns with the Standards of Quality as outlined in the Code of Virginia. It is rooted in local school board philosophy and is aligned with all division planning documents, specifically the School Board’s approved technology plan.
The Plan is submitted pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:6 of the Code of Virginia. This document is a comprehensive, unified, long range plan based on data collection, analysis, and evaluation. The development process is a continuous cycle involving staff and the community.
The Shenandoah County Public Schools Comprehensive Plan is divided into five different sections including: 1)Culture, Climate, and Community 2)Building from the Start: Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Years 3)Teaching and Learning 4)Leadership and 5)Employee and Organizational Success. The full plan can be viewed at the following link:
Comprehensive Plan 2012 - 2018
School Board Goals 2014 - 2015
Student Opportunity and Achievement
Empower student learning in an interdisciplinary environment where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons that make connections between school, community, and work, enabling students to be competitive in a global economy.
Model transparency in external and internal communications to ensure understanding of the excellence of SCPS and the purpose, rationale, and success of new and existing initiatives.
Attract, retain, and develop high quality teaching and support staff to ensure staff pride and commitment, leadership and organizational excellence.
Strategically align resources to support the mission, vision, and goals to achieve efficiencies of operations and success.
According to Policy GBA/JFHA, the Shenandoah County Public Schools prohibits sexual harassment and harassment based on sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of or has witnessed sexual harassment or harassment by a student, school personnel or a third party should report the alleged incident to one of the compliance officers or to any school personnel
The following persons have been designated as the contacts regarding compliance issues associated with this sexual harassment and harassment policy:
Ms. Evelyn Linaburg, Assistant Superintendent, (540) 459-6701
Dr. Mark A Johnston, Director of Human Resources, (540) 459-6714
Shenandoah County School Board Office, 600 N. Main St., Suite 200,
Woodstock, Virginia 22664