Baltimore City Public Schools' efforts to create an entire system of great schools are rooted in a core belief:
If resources are in the schools and
- School communities have autonomy over those resources
- Those resources are allocated transparently and equitably
- The district office provides guidance and support to schools and holds them accountable for student achievement
… then school communities will make the best possible decisions to meet their schools' needs and student achievement will increase.
All of City Schools' recent major initiatives flow from this belief. And these district priorities reflect it:
To stay true to its core belief and realize these priorities, City Schools must function effectively at every level. So the district is building and implementing systems for measuring effectiveness. It is starting with the roll-out of systems for developing and measuring