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  • SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) 
    Strategic Plan for 2016-2017
     
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    Students enjoy a great library with accessible materials for all ages and reading levels.
    Mission  
    To ensure that the individuals we serve realize maximum success through high quality educational programs, outreach services, and partnerships
     
    Vision  

    To be the statewide leader in education and accessibility for individuals who are deaf, blind, or sensory multi-disabled.

     
    Values 

    Education

    Diversity

    Accessibility 

    Teamwork 

    Partnerships

    Relationships  

    Leadership 

    Character  

    Accountability 

    Independence 

     
     
    Strategic Goals
     

    Goal 1: SCSDB will implement the Profile of the SC Graduate for students with sensory impairments by 2022.


    Strategy 1.1: 100% of SCSDB students will meet World Class Knowledge and Skills Objectives by 2022.


    Objectives: 

    ·        100% of SCSDB students will meet Brigance goals.

    ·         100% of SCSDB students will meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

    ·         SCSDB will implement Read to Succeed for students with sensory disabilities.

    ·         100% of SCSDB teachers will participate in the Expanded ADEPT (Assisting, Developing, Evaluating  Professional Teaching) Support and Evaluation System.

     
     

     Strategy 1.2: 100% of SCSDB students will be afforded World Class Opportunities by 2020.

     
    Objectives:

    ·         SCSDB will provide Whole Child experiences for all students.

    ·         SCSDB will seek renewal of AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement  Accreditation.

    ·         A transition plan will be developed for all students.

     

     

    Strategy 1.3:  Students will be afforded skills development in World Class Characteristics by 2020.

     
    Objectives:  

    ·         SCSDB will provide students the opportunity to develop world class characteristics as applicable for sensory impaired students through the Expanded Core Curriculum.

    ·         SCSDB will provide Career and Technology Education/Work-Based Learning experiences for students.

    ·         SCSDB will provide students the opportunities to grow as leaders and develop self-advocacy skills.

     

     

    Strategy 1.4: SCSDB students will be afforded opportunities to grow through World Class Innovations by 2021.

     
    Objectives:  

    ·         SCSDB will provide expanded learning opportunities for students through the one-to-one initiative.

    ·         SCSDB will partner with Vocational Rehabilitation and the Commission for the Blind to provide learning experiences for students.

    ·         SCSDB will provide problem-based learning experiences for students.

     

     

    Goal 2:  SCSDB will ensure students are served in a safe environment on campus in order to realize their maximum successes by 2020 through updated business continuity plans.

     

    Strategy 2.1:  By 2020, SCSDB will develop and implement a Master Campus Safety Plan.

     

    Objectives: 

    ·         SCSDB will develop a comprehensive campus safety plan to accommodate students with sensory disabilities.

    ·         SCSDB will provide facilities that are safe and conducive to learning for sensory impaired learners.

    ·         SCSDB will develop and implement record archiving in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

     

     

    Strategy 2.2: By 2016, SCSDB will provide a technology safe environment.

     
    Objectives: 

    ·         SCSDB will fully implement emergency notification systems that are accessible to sensory impaired students.

    ·         SCSDB will fully implement access control systems.

    ·         SCSDB will maintain updated information secure systems.

     

     

    Strategy 2.3: SCSDB will provide safety related training for staff members on an annual basis.

     
    Objectives: 

    ·         SCSDB will provide emergency training for staff.

    ·         SCSDB will fully implement a student positive behavior model providing relevant training for staff members.

    ·         SCSDB will develop protocols for student medical needs as related to emergency situations and provide appropriate training to staff members.

     
     

     

    Goal 3: By 2021, the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Division of Outreach Services will be the statewide leader for individuals who deaf, blind, or sensory multi-disabled through expanded outreach services to meet the needs of all sensory impaired children across South Carolina. 


    Strategy 3.1: Expand early intervention services.

     

    Objectives:

    ·         Expand early intervention services to serve sensory impaired children in South Carolina to age 4.

    ·         Expand early intervention services to serve sensory impaired children In South Carolina to age 5.

           
     

    Strategy 3.2:  Expand vision and hearing district services.

     
    Objectives:  

    ·         Expand Outreach Vision Services to meet the demands of local school districts.

    ·         Expand Outreach Hearing Services to meet the demands of local school districts.

     

     

    Strategy 3.3: Expand interpreting services.

     
    Objectives:  

    ·         Expand Interpreting Services to individuals with hearing impairments in SC.

    ·         Ensure interpreters have the necessary credentials to serve individuals in SC.

     

     

    Strategy 3.4: Update Braille Production Center.

     
    Objectives:  

    ·         Implement Unified English Braille Code.

    ·         Provide additional staff support to the Braille Production Center.


     
     

     
     
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