OASD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:  Maximizing Opportunities for Success
    The comprehensive planning process began in the Fall of 2012.  The OASD Planning Committee, with support from the Chester County Intermediate Unit,  worked throughout the 2012-2013 school year to produce a District Comprehensive Plan that meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the needs of our community.  We are now in the next phase of this process which is to revise the 2014-2017 Comprehensive Plan Goals.  To review a draft copy of the OASD Comprehensive Plan Goals, Strategies and Action Steps, please select the appropriate below.  The OASD Comprehensive Plan will be voted on for approval by the OASD Board of Directors during the Regular School Board Meeting on November 21, 2016.  The OASD Comprehensive Plan is aligned to the Octorara Area School District Vision, Mission and Shared Values. If you have any questions regarding the Plan, please contact:
    Elena M. Tachau, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    610-593-8238 x5530
    Vision Statement:
     Octorara Area School District is a community of learners which nurtures in each person the skills necessary to shape the future with respect and integrity.
    Mission Statement:  
    The mission of the Octorara Area School District, through a partnership among school, community and family, is to promote educational excellence in a safe, secure environment, empowering our students with the skills necessary to be successful, responsible members of society.  
    Shared Values:
        We believe:
    • Everyone is capable of learning.
    • A safe, secure environment is essential to a positive school experience.
    • Everyone has value, has something to contribute and should be treated respectfully.
    • Every student has the right to an education, and the school district has the responsibility to provide every student with the opportunity to obtain a high quality education.
    • Individuals are responsible and accountable for their actions.
    • The responsibility for learning is shared by students, home, school and community.
    • All students should be challenged to reach their full potential.
    • Freedom of discussion is critical to quality education.   
    Comprehensive Planning Committee Members:
    Teachers:  Dawn Baldt (Counselor), Kimberly Knightly, Nina Thwaites,  Deb Canby, Carol Dittoe, Ryan Kieffer (School Psychologist), Megan Munn, Jen Watson, Lisa Welsh 
    Administrators:   Dr. Thomas Newcome, Superintendent; Lisa McNamara, Principal; Kathryn Michalowski, Director of Special Education; Jon Propper, Assistant Principal; Elena Tachau, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Parents:   Matt Hurley, Lisa Rohrer
    Community and Business:  Larry Constable, Jack Mariano, Dwayne Walton
    School Board:  Lisa Bowman, OASD Board President
    Chester County Intermediate Unit:  Dara Kline