BOE Goals


The mission of the Litchfield Public Schools is to provide all students with appropriate academic and personal learning experiences within a safe and supportive educational environment. In partnership with our parents and community, we challenge every learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes needed to become productive and self-directed citizens.


Student Achievement: All students will participate in a rigorous, enriching, and engaging learning experience that supports their academic, social, emotional and physical development.

Action Steps:

  • Provide all students with opportunities to engage in creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
  • Develop practices designed to hire and retain the most effective staff.
  • Provide professional development that meets the needs of all staff and promotes continuous improvement.
  • Design, implement and evaluate teaching and learning to support high achievement.
  • Develop and implement a PK-12 curriculum that is aligned and rigorous.
  • Design and implement a technology plan that will support and enhance effective teaching and learning.

Culture: LPS will develop and maintain a learning environment focused on physical safety as well as social and emotional well-being.

Action Steps:

  • Ensure that school facilities are secure during the school day and that district/school emergency plans are updated regularly and comply with required guidelines.
  • Provide resources, staff and programs designed to support social/emotional and physical well-being.
  • Develop and maintain school cultures that nurture creativity, respect and excellence.
  • Model professional ethics by example.

Communication: The district will effectively communicate with all stakeholders and will continuously work to improve relationships with parents and the community.

Action Steps:

  • Develop ways to engage and involve parents and the community in school activities.
  • Develop communication strategies that encourage feedback from the community.
  • Create a communications plan to improve community collaboration.
  • Effectively use multiple communication tools to communicate, inform, educate and respond to stakeholders.

Resources: Resources will be utilized effectively and efficiently to support the district’s mission and goals.

Action Steps:

  • Identify ways to stabilize and increase student enrollment contrary to the current demographic changes while maintaining highly effective teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with others (towns, agencies) to share resources where appropriate to maximize resources.
  • Develop a technology plan to ensure appropriate infrastructure, software and devices that are aligned with district goals. Continue to implement the 5-year technology plan, and act on the recommendations outlined in the most recent system wide technology audit.