Long-range planning involving the entire school community is essential if school districts are to focus on improvement. This process engages a diverse group of school and community members as they identify priorities and develop action plans to accomplish specific goals and outcomes. There are multiple components, including a scan of all available data, conversations with key stakeholders (teachers, parents, administrators, boards of education members) and concentrated discussions with leaders to identify actionable items. Such a process, led by EASTCONN's trained facilitators, can help you identify shared beliefs, while building a coherent plan to address goals, such as allocating resources and ensuring clear communication with community members.
Benefits: School leaders will embrace the importance of strategic planning by developing plans that are focused, driven by stake-holder input and that provide consistent monitoring and evaluation. The teachers and leaders who implement the strategic plans will begin the process with confidence that their professional practices reflect community goals and will truly influence student achievement.
For more information about Strategic Planning for School Communities, please contact:
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Hampton, CT 06247