Last school year we began a strategic planning process in partnership with our students, parents, staff and community members with the intention to develop and implement the plan at the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year. We were able to engage our students, parents, staff and community members in powerful focus groups and hear directly from them the strategies and opportunities for improving our district.
However, our process was interrupted and put on hold in February while we were dealing with adjusting our face to face instruction to on-line learning because of the COVID crisis. Over the summer we again had to pause our efforts to move the strategic planning process forward as we aligned and committed our resources to ensure the safe and effective restart to the school year for our students and families amid a global pandemic.
We are prepared to restart the Strategic Planning Process.
We are excited to announce we are ready to re-engage our students, parents, staff and community in the strategic planning process. Just like last year, we need your help in setting the priorities for our district, focusing our energy and resources, strengthening operations, and ensuring that our employees and stakeholders are working toward common, measurable goals.
Your input is essential.
Community input remains essential to this process. Students, parents, staff and community members are invited and encouraged to become involved in this process. We are relaunching the strategic planning surveys, available immediately.
Thank you, again, to those of you who have already completed the survey and took time to participate in the focus groups last year. Your voices are key to this process.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a strategic plan and why is it important? Our Strategic Plan will serve as our roadmap to district and student success. It will include the best thinking of district leadership and Board of Education as well as the voice of community members, parents, staff, and students, and is based upon experiential information and data. Everyone in the district plays a role in the development of this plan.
Who is involved in developing the strategic plan for our district? We strongly believe that everyone’s voice matters and ask all of you to play a role. This includes parents, families, staff, and students.
What is the timeline for the strategic plan? The process started this past school year and paused during the summer and with the return to school. We are re-opening the survey October 7–23. We will work toward developing a strategic plan for our district this fall and winter. We will provide drafts for community input and share a final plan before the next school year.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions or concerns? For more information on how you can become involved or for questions about the process, contact Stephen Rizzo, Chief Academic Officer via email or phone (419-525-6337).