• Strategic Planning Developmentstrategic plan

    Since 1996, strategic planning has played an integral role in providing a roadmap for educational initiatives. As part of this ongoing cycle of strategic planning, the District is working on a refreshed plan to outline a new educational vision for District students. Students, parents, staff members and community members are all invited to participate in this next phase of the strategic planning process called action team planning. 

    The current District Strategic Plan was approved and implemented beginning in 2014. In the spring of 2019, the Board approved an external facilitator to assist the District Strategic Planning Committee with the development of a successor plan. Next, the District gathered feedback from all stakeholders through surveys, interviews and community forum sessions in the fall of 2019. The input from the community was an integral part of the process and provided valuable insight as the Committee began its work.

    The District Strategic Planning Committee represents a microcosm of the community including: faculty, staff, Board, students, parents and community partners. The goal of the Committee was to design a mission and strategies that will provide an educational vision for the District for the next six years and beyond. Action team planning was scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020. The emergence of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown prevented the District from moving forward with the planning process at that time.

    Once it was safe to resume in-person meetings, the District reconvened the Strategic Planning Committee in the fall of 2021. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on education since the spring of 2020 and the District engaged in a review of what was learned from the pandemic and what needs have changed as a result. The Strategic Planning Committee revisited and revised strategies as needed to reflect the pandemic.

    The next step in the planning is another opportunity for community members to engage in the process through the Action Teams. These community action teams will work to develop a plan to breathe life into each of the strategies. Action teams will meet weekly for up to six weeks and complete their work in the spring of 2022.

    The entire strategic planning process provides an excellent opportunity for members of our community to share their thoughts on what we do well and where we can grow, and to lend their insight on the skills our kids need the most when they enter the world of the 2020s and beyond. 

    If you have additional questions about the strategic planning process, please contact Dr. Wendy Towle at towlew@tesd.net.