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In January 2023, Ludlow Public Schools formally began the process to develop a multi-year district action plan that  represents our community’s values and the strategies that we believe best support student achievement. The  initiatives, outcomes, accountability, and identification of resources of the annual District Improvement Plan drives  the implementation of, and the reflection on, the goals and initiatives of the multi-year plan.  

We followed the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Planning for Success process recommended for district strategic planning and continuous improvement. Our facilitator has worked with dozens of school districts and superintendents in Massachusetts to develop their strategies for district improvement. Under his direction, we kept pace with our  aggressive timeline while able to authentically engage with stakeholders from across our community to examine,  not only our concrete practices and outcomes, but to also challenge our own beliefs around education and identify  what we want for our children both in practical and aspirational terms.  

The purpose of this work is two-fold: (1) to further develop a cycle of continuous improvement at all levels of the  school district including identified focus areas, relevant data, and benchmarking the impact on student achievement  and (2) to improve collaboration and communication within the school district and Ludlow community as it relates  to the education of our children.  

Core Values

Belonging and Community 

Optimism and Growth 

A Vision of Education for Ludlow Students 

Ludlow Public Schools  is a community of respectful, responsible, and independent learners who demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to adapt to an ever-changing world and create their own pathways towards continuous growth and success.

Ludlow Public Schools Mission 

Ludlow Public Schools is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and collaborative learning environment and learning experiences that are intentionally designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students.

Strategy for District Improvement 


District Improvement Plan 


Strategic Plan Presentations at School Committee

January 10, 2023

May 23, 2023

September 26, 2023

School & District Report Cards

Building a Prevention Prepared Community

Dr. Tiano was proud to share with other district leaders about our community partners' efforts towards Building a Prevention Prepared Community in Ludlow at the Mass Association of School Superintendents' Executive Institute the week of July 15th.  Below is an overview of the  presentation, the speakers,  and link to the presentation slides. 

Presentation Overview

Like most communities,  Ludlow is experiencing an unprecedented elevation in youth mental health related issues.  In response, Ludlow Public Schools,  Ludlow Cares Coalition (non-profit), and the Ludlow Health Department leveraged their existing  partnerships to provide Mental Health First Aid training for all district staff (starting with professional staff) and for members of the Ludlow community. Building awareness, skills, and common language beyond the school walls will help the sustainability of our efforts to support our struggling students and their families. LPS and CARES have made financial commitment for this initiative, along with generous support from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  


Frank Tiano, Ed.D. - Superintendent of Schools, Ludlow Public Schools

Kristen M. Bunten, RN, MSN, NCSN - District Health Care Coordinator for Ludlow Public Schools   

Karen Carreira, MA, LMHC - Mental Health/Suicide Prevention: Educator, Advocate, Public Speaker, Clinician

Paulina Matusik, MPH - Public Health Director, Town of Ludlow Health Department

Laura Rooney, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - President, Ludlow CARES Coalition

Presentation Slides