The following aims will provide direction for improvement and accelerated performance: Aim 1 Student Learning Strategic Goals: All students will be in attendance every school day. All students will meet Indiana Academic Standards as required by the state. All students will make continuous improvement in English/language arts and math. Administrators and teachers will utilize data to identify student needs, guide instruction, and assess performance. All students will have learning opportunities through school partnerships with families and the community. All students with special needs will be educated in general education settings to the fullest extent possible. Aim 2 Staff Quality Strategic Goals: Highly qualified, competent, diverse, and caring staff will be secured for all positions. The corporation will require high standards of accountability and responsibility for all school employees that includes an active system of evaluation and professional growth. The corporation will continuously empower and engage leaders and stakeholders to create a shared vision for the improvement of education at all levels. The corporation will provide continuous learning and professional development, including research-based strategies and technology integration, to support high performance of all employees that includes ongoing training aligned with the aims of the State of Indiana. The corporation will encourage wellness opportunities. Aim 3 Financial Position Strategic Goals: The administration will maintain a strategic plan to use all available financial resources to maximize educational achievement, sustain effective programming, and promote an environment of fiscal responsibility. The administration will monitor fiscal issues to insure the long-term financial stability of the corporation, including the maintenance of the School Board mandate of an 8% cash balance in the General Fund.