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5-year Strategic Plan
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The HCPSS Strategic Planning Committee has drafted essential components of the strategic plan based on input received from more than 2,400 stakeholders throughout this school year. Please take a few minutes to Share Your Feedback until May 24 on the proposed vision, mission, guiding principles and goals for our school system.
The new Strategic Plan will consist of several essential components (included in the survey) and will articulate goals that support the vision and mission. The plan will also outline strategies and desired outcomes for each goal.
An update on the strategic planning development process was presented to the Board of Education on April 25, 2013, however, the development of the plan will be ongoing. (View report ; View presentation .) Over the next month, staff will continue to refine and develop a comprehensive strategic plan to reflect our collective vision. The new 5-year Strategic Plan will be presented to the Board of Education on June 13, 2013.
The Strategic Planning Committee is developing a new 5-year Strategic Plan for the HCPSS. This new plan will ensure we become a "World Class" school system.
What does being "World Class" mean?
- Being World Class will be reflected in our classrooms, in our schools, in our central office, in our facility management, in Human Resources, in Finance, in caring for our grounds and in maintenance and in all aspects of our organization.
- Being World Class means being the best in the world in our student achievement, in graduation rates, in eliminating gaps between student groups.
- Being World Class means being the best in the world in our business and organizational practices - in being efficient, effective, and eliminating waste; in having high returns on our investments.
- Being World Class means we can demonstrate and measure our performance to stand up and prove ourselves.
- Being World Class means we need to be bold in our thinking, to be creative in how we move ourselves forward.
Phase 1 - Listen & Learn Forums
In developing our new Strategic Plan, Renee A. Foose, Ed.D., met with staff, students, administrators and community members to speak about system priorities, answer questions and gather stakeholder input during the months of October, November and December.
Phase 2 - Strategic Planning Focus Groups
Our next step was to gather input from stakeholders by hosting 11 focus groups with staff members, parents, students and community members. Input was also gathered online for those who were not able to attend a focus group. All input received centered around seven important areas:
- Teaching & Learning
- Safe & Nurturing Environment
- Family & Community Partnerships
- Business & Organizational Practices
- Staffing & Leadership Development
Phase 3 - Strategic Planning Committee (7 Design Teams)
The Strategic Planning Committee is comprised of seven Design Teams. Each Team will identify themes in one focus area and use the themes to identify: Key Outcomes, Strategies and Criteria for Success. These identifiers will provide the following information:
- Key Outcomes - Will describe what we want to achieve in five years, and what would move us to being world class.
- Strategies - Will describe the steps needed to achieve the outcomes.
- Criteria for Success - Will describe how we can measure our attainment of the outcomes.
To develop the outcomes, strategies and criteria, each Team will use the Design Thinking methodology which enhances creativity when analyzing data and developing strategies. Each Team has two trained Design Thinking staff members to guide them in this process.
The Core Team, made up of members from each Design Team, will participate in the entire process. The Core Team will be responsible for incorporating all of the Design Team's final work into a single, comprehensive, systemwide plan.
The timeline for developing the Strategic Plan is as follows:
|January - February
|February - March
Design Teams Develop Key Outcomes, Strategies and Criteria for Success
March - May
Core Team Integrates all Design Team Findings into a Comprehensive Plan
Presentation of Plan to the Board of Education
July 1, 2013