The Prince William County School Board offered high praise for Superintendent LaTanya McDade’s proposed four-year strategic plan Wednesday night, lauding the increased achievement and staffing goals it lays out.

McDade’s plan features a series of targets around academic achievement, student social-emotional wellness, community engagement and internal division-wide organizational standards to be met over the next four years.

On academics, McDade hopes to significantly increase early childhood, pre-professional and dual-enrollment opportunities for students. The plan also has aggressive performance targets, like raising the on-time graduation rate from 92.8% in 2021 to 95% and increasing the percentage of students achieving passing scores on reading and math standards of learning exams to 85% in grades three through eight. It also includes specific goals for target populations like English-learners and students with disabilities, for whom the goal is to reduce dropout rates by 10% or more.

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