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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Our vision: Missouri public schools: the best choice…the best results!

Our mission: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s mission is to guarantee the superior preparation and performance of every child in school and in life.

Our goal: All Missouri students will graduate ready for success.

Strategic Priorities

A. Access, Opportunity, Equity: Provide all students access to a broad range of high-quality educational opportunities from early learning into post-high school engagement
B. Teachers and Leaders: Prepare, develop and support educators to ensure an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective leader in every school
C. Efficiency and Effectiveness: Create an internal environment of continuous improvement, effective programming and efficient business operations