Introduction

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        Welcome to the Strategic Planning | 2020-2021 portion of our website. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020, District 25 intended to begin its new, strategic planning process. As with many things in the world, that intent took a back seat to the pandemic and was pushed back until late October. We are very excited that the time has come to begin our strategic planning process to help plan and shape this district for years to come! We hope this section of our site allows you to take this journey with us in a more in-depth level.

         

        Please click through the tabs at the top of this page to get background and detail on the different meetings the Strategic Planning Team had/will have.

         

        Any questions related to this process or this website, please reach out to Adam Harris, the District's Head of Communications & Storytelling.

         

         

      Orientation and Data Retreat

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        The Orientation session is to answer the question, “Who are we and what are we being asked to do?”  The Orientation session paints the “Big Picture” of the strategic planning process so that all strategic planning team members have a shared understanding of the process and their roles and responsibilities in helping the district set clear direction for the future. 

         

        At the Orientation, team members will meet one another and learn the stakeholder group that each member of the team represents.  Stakeholder groups include community members, families, students. certified staff, non-certified staff, management, board, and union.

         

        The Orientation session will include opportunities to learn about the current plan and the status of plan execution and results.

         

        Essential Question

        Who is in the room and what are we charged to do?  The Orientation is for team members to get to know one another.  It is an opportunity to be familiar with the strategic plan process. It is an opportunity to review commitments plan team members must make.

         

        ORIENTATION DOCUMENTS & INFORMATIONAL LINKS

        Agenda

        Participant Handout

         

        Presentation

         

        Assignment Article A

        Assignment Article B

        Assignment Article C

         


         

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        The Data Retreat allows the Strategic Plan Team to know strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), and to capture baseline data so a new vision can be established. The SWOT describes the current state of the district and answers the question, “Where are we now?”

         

        The SWOT is then shared with stakeholder groups between the Data Retreat and the Vision Retreat to solicit feedback. The feedback is reviewed at the next meeting of the team.

         

        Essential Question

        Where are we now?  How would you describe what is working and what needs attention in the past and present? What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as described by data, information and perceptions? What does the data picture look like today?

         

        Schedule & Agendas

        This meeting is scheduled to occur over the span of three, two-hour sessions:

        Virtually from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

        November 16

        November 19

        December 1

         

        DATA RETREAT DOCUMENTS

        Participant Handout

        5 Essentials Data

         

      Vision Retreat and Setting Direction Retreat

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        The Vision Retreat allows the Strategic Plan Team to revisit mission, vision and values. It focuses on culture and relationships. The Preferred Future Statement describes the future state of the district and answers the question, “Where do we want to be?”

         

        The Preferred Future Statement is then shared with stakeholder groups between the Vision Retreat and the Setting Direction Retreat to solicit feedback. The feedback is reviewed at the next meeting of the team. 

         

        Essential Question: 

        Where do we want to be?  What are our best hopes for the future? How do we want to be different in 5 years?  What is the preferred future?

         

        Schedule

        This meeting is scheduled to occur over the span of three, two-hour sessions:

        Virtually from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

        December 9

        December 14

        December 16

         


         

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        The Setting Direction Retreat allows the Strategic Plan Team to identify and prioritize critical goals and strategies to move the district closer to achieving its mission and vision. The Strategic Plan Draft describes provides a first look at the new, evolving strategic plan and answers the question, “What will we do to move us from where we are to where we need to be to achieve our mission and vision?”

         

        The Strategic Plan Draft is then shared with stakeholder groups between the Setting Direction Retreat and the Final Meeting of the Plan team to solicit feedback. The feedback is reviewed at the last meeting of the team.  

         

        Essential Question: 

        How will you get from where you are to where you want to be?  What will everyone do differently to get improved results?  What research-based strategies will everyone implement with fidelity?  How will what we do drive professional development planning and implementation?  How will what we do drive the use of district resources?

         

        Schedule

        This meeting is scheduled to occur over the span of two, two-hour sessions:

        Virtually from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

        January 11

        Januar 19

         

         

      Final Meeting and Living the Plan

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        The Final Meeting of the Strategic Plan team allows the Team to reflect on stakeholder feedback to make additions, deletions or refinements in the plan draft. This meeting answers the question, “What if any changes need to be made in the strategic plan draft to improve the recommendation?”

         

        The Strategic Plan is then taken by the superintendent to the Board of Education for approval. The strategic plan team is invited to attend the board meeting.

         

        Essential Question: 

        What final changes need to be made in the plan to reflect patterns of stakeholder feedback? What will make the plan better? What will make the plan clearer? What changes should be made that are supported by data and evidence?

         

        Schedule

        This meeting is scheduled to occur in one, two-hour session:

        Virtually from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

         

        February 10

         


         

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        “Living the Plan” is what a district does to make sure the Strategic Plan is fully implemented with fidelity.  But a district needs to have certain organizational structures and processes in place to successfully do that.

         

        This will be updated as the process moves along.

         

      • Current Plan
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      • Process