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In 2013, the Bulloch County Board of Education sought community input to help create a strategic plan that would align the community’s goals for quality of life and workforce development with the rigorous and relevant instruction and experiences students need from early learning through post-secondary education.   With assistance from the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and more than 700 stakeholders, we developed a comprehensive needs assessment to combine community values with the state’s education accountability model to create school system goals and initiatives.  This plan is now the impetus behind what we do every day at every level to improve student learning and community value. 

Bulloch County Schools Strategic Plan 

Adopted by Board of Education 02/12/2015; Revised 12/02/2020


Bulloch County Schools will continue to prepare its students to be contributing members of society, based upon their interests and abilities, and provide opportunities to pursue the colleges and careers of their choice.

Belief & Core Values

We believe everyone can learn and grow in a continuous improvement culture that incorporates our core values. Our core values signify our expectations of ourselves and each other, from our boardroom to our classrooms.  

  • Relational:       We build relationships with others through integrity, compassion, and respect.
  • Purposeful:      We pursue what needs to be accomplished through appropriate and intentional effort.
  • Reflective:       We evaluate our efforts in relation to our purpose.
  • Resourceful:    We implement resourceful solutions through innovation and collaboration.
  • Courageous:    We exemplify commitment, determination, and grit in making needed changes happen.
  • Accountable:   We hold ourselves accountable for the decisions we make and the actions we take.


The mission of Bulloch County Schools is to prepare students for success and to enhance community value.

Strategic Goal Areas

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Stakeholder and Community Support
  • Resource Optimization


Strategic Goal Area I - College and career readiness

  1. Strategic Objective:  We will annually increase our College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score, without challenge points, by closing 3% of the gap between the CCRPI baseline score and 100. 

    1. Implement Professional Learning Communities to empower collective and innovative teaching strategies to provide both enrichment and remediation learning opportunities for student achievement and growth.

    2. Effectively utilize the Pyramid of Intervention process to identify and support students at risk.

    3. Develop partnerships with early learning providers to ensure that students are school-ready.

    4. Identify the factors impeding student attendance and develop a plan to effectively remove these barriers.

  2. Strategic Objective: Provide all students with relevant, real-world learning experiences that prepare them for post-secondary opportunities in a global society.

    1. Implement a comprehensive and fully-aligned K-12 career guidance plan.

    2. Develop innovative academic programs in grades K-8 that provide foundational 21st century learning skills for all students.

    3. Develop robust career pathways and academic programs in grades 6-12 that provide post-secondary opportunities for students entering universities, colleges, the United States Armed Forces, or regional employment.

    4. Identify and develop work-based learning solutions with regional employers to prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation.

    5. Identify and develop academic program delivery solutions with Georgia Southern University, East Georgia College, Ogeechee Technical College, and other applicable educational institutions.

  3. Strategic Objective: Utilize new and existing technologies to support instruction and learning, engage students, improve process efficiencies, and provide professional development for staff members to sustain the school system’s strategic plan and continuous improvement culture.

    1. Increase capacity to administer assessments online moving toward a 1:1 environment.

    2. Provide multiple opportunities for administrators, teachers, and students to effectively utilize a variety of digital tools.

    3. Replenish and/or upgrade various technologies, including infrastructure and information systems, to support initiatives and decision making.

  4. Strategic Objective: Annually provide professional development needed for all employees to complete individual professional growth plans and sustain strategic initiatives.

    1. Implement a professional development system that provides the training needed to build teacher effectiveness.

    2. Implement a continuous improvement training program for leadership level administrators, school leadership team members, and designated teacher-leaders.

    3. Implement an induction/mentoring program for new administrators and teachers to sustain the school system’s strategic plan and continuous improvement culture.

 Strategic Goal Area II – Stakeholder and Community Support

  1. Strategic Objective:  Increase stakeholder and community involvement for student success.

    1. Develop partnerships with parents that result in active involvement in their child’s life success.

    2. Develop ongoing partnerships with community support organizations and regional employers identified as critical to the school system’ mission.

    3. Increase stakeholder access to information through various social media platforms, electronic messaging, Internet applications, and websites.

    4. Establish partnerships with Georgia Southern University, East Georgia College, and Ogeechee Technical Colleges that provide for partnerships and the delivery of services for academic offerings defined in Bulloch County Schools established career pathways and programs.

Strategic Goal Area III – Resource Optimization

  1. Strategic Objective:  Develop a funding plan to improve the operating capacity of schools.

    1. Implement a resource allocation model for schools and departments that supports innovation and flexible decision-making to accomplish defined objectives.

    2. Determine an appropriate funding level for schools to achieve our goals.

    3. Utilize flexibility provided under SWSS(IE2) to optimize resources.

  2. Strategic Objective: Develop a plan for necessary facilities and infrastructure upgrades to support academic and co-curricular programs (including career pathways), school attendance zones, student enrollment growth, post-secondary partnerships, and workforce development partnerships while balancing  resource constraints of the district. 

    1. Acquire, build, maintain, renovate, and secure physical facilities and infrastructure to provide state-of-the art equipment and technology.

    2. Implement school attendance and transportation policies that optimize school capacity and access to programs.

  3. Strategic Objective: Improve school nutrition program operations to include an effective balance of quality, student health, cost, community partnerships, and compliance with federal and state regulations.

    1. Implement a Farm-to-Table plan with the local farmers market that provides fresh and nutritional foods, within resource constraints and guidelines, while also providing market opportunities for local farmers.

  4. Strategic Objective: Develop and implement a plan to attract, retain, and promote effective employees.

    1. Develop cost-effective benefit programs for employees.

    2. Develop solutions to promote employee health and wellness.

    3. Implement a diversity recruitment plan to attract more diverse teacher applicants.