Strategic Plan

Gering Public Schools

Strategic Goals & Action Plans


  • By 2021, Gering Public Schools will leverage community partnerships in order to improve sustainability and promote innovation to be a progressive leader in education within our region and state.

Rationale:  In order to have the most positive impact on student outcomes, schools and communities must work together through a collaborative and comprehensive approach.  Community partners help schools prepare students for college, career, and citizenship by offering additional opportunities, supports, and enrichment for students. 

  • By 2024, all three and four year-olds in Gering will have access to quality early childhood education with 50% enrolled in the Gering Schools District program.

Rationale:  More than 150 high-quality, scientific studies worldwide demonstrate that starting early can have major short- and long-term effects on cognitive and social-emotional development.  Early learning has been linked to progress in school, increased earnings, and reductions in antisocial behavior, welfare participation, and trouble with law enforcement. 

  • By 2021, Gering Public Schools will be equipped with a blueprint for prioritizing facility needs so as to remain consistently competitive academically and in activities.

Rationale:  Schools and communities have a shared responsibility to ensure that safe, healthy, and modern school facilities are available that can support innovative teaching and personalization. Facilities are a crucial component to closing the achievement gap, increasing academic achievement and graduation rates, ensuring that all students have access to effective teachers, and maintaining and growing student enrollments.  

  • By 2024, all grade levels and content areas will have a clear and concise grading and reporting system based on best practices.

Rationale:  Grades can provide important information for students, parents, teachers, and others, however, to be useful grades must be meaningful, accurate, consistent, and supportive of learning.  



Gering Public Schools
1519 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3125
Fax: 308-436-4301