Our Mission Statement
Overton ISD, in partnership with the parents and the community, is dedicated to educating all students in a secure and nurturing environment so they will:
· Acquire a foundation of knowledge
· Develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically
· Practice ethical attitudes, beliefs and behaviors, and become productive and cooperative members in the world of the future
Goals and Objectives
Goal One – Overton ISD will provide a safe, positive learning environment for students and staff.
· Strategy 1 - Provide a Drug Free Environment
· Strategy 2 - Provide a Safe Environment
· Strategy 3 - Provide a Positive Learning Environment
Goal Two – All student groups taking the TAKS reading, writing, math, science and social studies tests will obtain scores which will obtain a district rating of "recognized" or "exemplary" for the 2005-2006 school year.
· Strategy 1 - The District will utilize the AEIS IT Program to analyze test scores
· Strategy 2 - Benchmark tests will be administered to assess student level
· Strategy 3 - The district will partner with the Region VII ESC and UT Tyler Dana Center to improve staff development
Goal Three – Overton ISD will establish a clear and focused mission committed to instructional goals that respond to the needs of accountability and that support lifelong learning for students, staff and community members.
· Strategy 1 - Build Technology Infrastructure
· Strategy 2 - Provide Technology Professional Development
· Strategy 3 - Provide Student / Adult Real World Educational Opportunities
Goal Four – Overton ISD will provide opportunities for students to learn and will support strategies and progress to optimize student time on task.
· Strategy 1 - Achieve a High Attendance Rate. The District Attendance Rate will reach 97%
· Strategy 2 - Promote a 0% Drop-Out Rate
Goal Five – Overton ISD will work to build trust and communication with parents and the community in order to provide more effective instructional experiences for all students.
· Strategy 1 - Build Working Relationships with Community
· Strategy 2 - Build Trust and Communication with Parents
Goal Six – Overton ISD will institute a building maintenance program in order to better meet the needs of the students.
· Strategy 1 - Changes will be made to improve the handicapped accessibility of the school
· Strategy 2 - Progress will be made in the construction of an Agricultural Science Facility
· Strategy 3 - A long range plan to address the facility needs of the school district will be developed
· Strategy 4 - The overall maintenance at the school will be improved