District Goals

Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District has developed the following district goals in order to fulfill our mission and vision as well as align our core values.

MISSION: Empowering all students to maximize their talents.

VISION: Preparing every student to be successful in the 21st century.


  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Innovative Excellence
  • Student Achievement
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Safe and Productive Learning Organization


  1. All students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better, in English Language Arts.
  2. All students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better, in Math.
  3. All students will be taught by properly licensed, highly effective teachers that have both content area knowledge as well as effective instructional strategies in order to meet the needs of all students. Students will have equal access to attend schools with highly effective principals. All students will have Equitable Access to excellent educators (Teachers/Principals).
  4. All students will have access to mental health supports and counseling services as well as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), PBIS, and leadership strategies.
  5. All students will have access to educational programming for a Well Rounded Education.  

Some of the specific strategies within our core values that Liberty Union Schools will implement to achieve our goals include:  
Collaborative Leadership
  • Completion of classroom walk-thrus for fidelity check of curriculum implementation 
  • Enrollment into an Agricultural Leadership course for student led Legacy Projects
  • Establishment of District Level Curriculum Committees in Writing, Close Reading, and Rigor
  • Participants in the Battelle for Kids SOAR Network for development of Liberty Union's Portrait of a Graduate
  • Participants in the Battelle for Kids Data Framework for Data Analysis
Innovative Excellence
  • Utilization of a data software management system (DataMap) 
  • Enhancement of the philosophy of Think Technology First, Google First 
  • Design of a Makerspace for Creative Thinking Projects in the Elementary and Middle Schools (created by Expanding Opportunities for Each Child and Title 4A Grants)  
  • Development of mobile STEM carts in the elementary school (created by Expanding Opportunities for Each Child Grant)   
Student Achievement
  • Increasing effective teaching practices of instructional staff so that all teachers will learn at least three new effective teaching strategies during the school year  
  • Targeting professional development: PBL, Data Analysis, Assessment, Blended Learning, Co-Teaching/Inclusion, Writing Across the Curriculum/Rubrics, Rigor, Close Reading, Vertical Alignment 
  • Alignment of K-12 Scope and Sequence for Math  
  • Achievement of 100% of elementary school students' stretch growth goals on iReady reading and math
  • Increasing teachers’ use of Dianne McCune’s instructional strategies in the classroom 
  • Increasing the vocabulary and writing levels of all students in the high school 
  • Increasing the reading and vocabulary levels of all students in the middle school 
  • Identifying students who are below two grade levels or more in reading and/or phonological awareness and providing support
  • Increasing the interventions needed for students who are struggling with math concepts
Responsible Citizenship
  • Creation of a meaningful transition for all students at Liberty Union High School
  • Tracking of elementary school students' personal goals that are in alignment with building goals
Safe and Productive Learning Organization


  • Establishing routines around education, counseling, and reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying at High School 
  • SEL and PBIS strategies utilized in all three school buildings
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