People & Culture
WE PROVIDE A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT AND POSITIVE SCHOOL AND DISTRICT CULTURE FOR STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND EMPLOYEES.
School and District Culture | Staff Engagement | Teacher Retention
People & Culture outcomes and specific targets were established through facilitated conversation and review of district historical performance, benchmark performance of similar districts, and analysis of what is ambitious yet achievable.
Fulton County Schools is building an attractive culture by recruiting the best talent. It is important that our culture reflects one where teachers and staff want to stay and families will recommend Fulton County Schools as a place to attend school. We continue to implement strategies for staff and school support and provide our families with services and resources to ensure we get our output which is educated students.
School and district culture: Increase the percentage of families and students who would recommend FCS as a place to attend school
- Rationale: We want to be a place where people want to come, send their kids, are proud to go
Staff likelihood to recommend FCS: Increase the percentage of staff who would recommend FCS as a place to work
- Rationale: We want to be a place where people want to work, enjoy their time, are proud to be a part of. Research suggests that likelihood to recommend is a way to capture how much people like to work and therefore the culture of the organization.
Teacher retention: Increase the number of teachers who stay at FCS beyond their 5th year
- Rationale: People only stay for 5+ years if the culture is strong. Research shows keeping staff over time is an indicator of strong culture – they want to stay and aren’t leaving for other opportunities.
Focus on Culture
- FCS wants to ensure strong, reliable cultures that are consistent across the district in all schools and departments. This initiative will provide a framework and tools to define our culture, and support schools and district offices to strengthen their culture.
- We know that effective leadership is the key to success in any meaningful change initiative. This initiative will build consistency, clear expectations, and connections across our strong leaders (NOTE: the work of this initiative is primarily focused on principals, but developed materials and training may apply to district leaders as well).