While the excitement for a new school year builds, our focus in the Osceola School District remains constant. We believe in each and every student, and we aim to show it by providing our best efforts to our entire student population of 68,000 children every day.
Academic Success, Talent Management, Fiscal Responsibility, Community Engagement/Governance, and Safe and Caring Learning Environments are the goal areas established by the Osceola County School Board, which serve as the foundation for our comprehensive vision and new 2019-2022 strategic plan. Driving our successes throughout the district are dedicated and caring educators and staff whose focus and priorities are all in the right places – supporting our children as they become the productive citizens we know they can be. Over the last three years, the district has seen tremendous success in strengthening pathways for our academically-talented students, as well as our career and technical education pathways that are preparing students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers in the real world.
I am proud that two new school campuses will open this year providing high-quality learning environments for students: Harmony Middle School and NeoCity Academy. In August, we will implement our new three-tiered school start times that will provide the much-needed improvement in the efficiency and service of our school bus fleet. With safe schools being a top priority, we will continue to have dedicated School Resource Officers on every campus across the district thanks to partnerships with all three local governmental entities and law enforcement agencies. In addition, the School Board’s Mental Health Plan will extend support to our students both inside and outside of school.
It is our privilege to serve your family as we pursue educational excellence in Osceola County. The School Board and I are grateful for your support, and we look forward to your continued partnership with us in the coming year. I pledge that we will work tirelessly to make our schools places where your child wants to come each and every day to challenge themselves, to grow, and to reach all that they can achieve as learners.
Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!
Dr. Debra Pace,
Osceola School District