Strategic Plan


Vision Statement

Our vision as a school community is to inspire students and promote personal success.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build on our commitment to academic excellence with a focus on authentic learning experiences, civic responsibility and innovative programs. We will accomplish this in an environment that fosters meaningful relationships, supports the overall wellness of each student and promotes continuous improvement in each of the district priority areas: teaching and learning; positive school environment; supportive community partnerships; and fiscal capacity and responsibility.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment where all members feel included, respected, valued, and connected by affirming individual identities, fostering relationships, and recognizing diversity as an asset for teaching and learning.

District Priority Areas and Goals

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning is innovative, engaging and rigorous so that students become self-directed learners and achieve academic and personal success.

  • Develop a plan to design and implement personalized learning paths.
  • Identify academic areas in need of additional support and develop plans to address them.
  • Refine curricula to address revised New York State and national learning standards.
  • Expand opportunities that promote student engagement, educational equity and personalization of instruction.
  • Develop curriculum to support the integration of the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency learning standards and innovative instructional technology practices.
  • Provide professional learning for teachers in an educational environment of accelerated change.

School Environment

The school environment is safe and secure and students are equipped with the skills to confidently navigate their complex lives.

  • Conduct a needs assessment (mental health/social-emotional/diversity, equity and inclusion) and develop a plan to address the gaps.
  • Formulate a highly functioning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee producing tangible objectives and measures of progress.
  • Advance a districtwide welcoming and affirming environment that values, represents and respects all individuals.
  • Develop collaborative learning spaces and schedules that support student inquiry.
  • Provide social-emotional learning and counseling and mental health services to support the development of the whole child.
  • Monitor board-approved recommendations from the district Safety and Security Task Force.

Service Learning and Community Partnerships

Educational opportunities extend beyond the classroom to enrich learning, develop student awareness of the global community and promote intellectual and civic engagement.

  • Participate in Tri-State Consortium and AASA Learning 2025 National Collaborative to network with state and national educators and remain current with future-focused educational practices.
  • Develop student service learning opportunities and community partnerships that extend classroom learning and support personal and social growth.

Fiscal Capacity and Responsibility

The district’s annual operating budget supports educational excellence and quality facilities while being sensitive to the taxpayers of the district.

  • Maintain a strong financial position through the optimization of state aid and other revenues along with utilizing cost-effective business practices.
  • Complete capital improvement projects on time and within budget to improve learning spaces, building infrastructure, building security and accessibility.
  • Monitor the long-range facilities plan to ensure that district facilities are responsive to contemporary teaching and learning needs and support a productive, safe and secure work environment for all students and employees.
  • Maintain district technology infrastructure, including privacy and cybersecurity protection systems.