Goal 6: Effective and Efficient Operations
ACPS will be efficient, effective, and transparent in its business operations.
Why this is important: To maintain the confidence and trust of stakeholders, an organization must be responsible for implementing, and accountable for maintaining, sound business practices. As a steward of taxpayers’ funds, ACPS must implement fiscal, administrative, and personnel practices that meet both legal requirements and accepted professional standards. All procedures regarding current and future budgets must be transparent, and ACPS must live within its means. ACPS must protect Alexandria’s financial investment in its children and, in so doing, maintain its credibility and integrity through the use of a comprehensive performance management system.
6.1 Fiscal Policies and Practices
ACPS will plan, manage, monitor, and report spending to provide decision-makers and the community with a reliable, accurate, and complete view of the financial performance of the educational system at all levels.
6.2 Continuous Improvement
ACPS will engage in cycles of continuous improvement at every level of the school division, and it will employ evidence-based decision-making in its consideration of process improvements, policy making, and budgeting and accountability.
6.3 Operational Efficiency and Performance Management
ACPS will focus resources on student learning by utilizing a comprehensive performance management system that ensures efficient, cost-effective business operations.