The Strategic Planning process began in the fall of 2010 with a diverse group of parents, teachers, administrators, school committee, and community members. The committee attended a two-day retreat where they reviewed district data and developed three goals for the district for the next five years.

The Strategic Planning Process was conducted with the following guidelines:
Achieving the mission and vision of the school district;
Focusing on improvement of student achievement;
Identifying strategies that we already had in process that support the goals, mission and vision and the improvement of student achievement;and
Identifying strategies or changes in practice that will help us to achieve our mission and vision and improve student achievement.

Following the goal development, an action team created an implementation plan for each goal. The district Leadership Team reviewed the action plan for each goal and the School Committee approved the plan in April of 2011.

Members of the district leadership team worked with groups of teachers to create work plans for the 2011-2012 school year. We are currently implementing these plans. A mid-year review was submitted to the School Committee in January and a final yearly report will be delivered to the School Committee in June.

During the 2010-2012 school year, the School Committee formed and chaired four ad-hoc committees to research and review several topics of concern that had been generated from the community over the past few years. The commitees were as follows: Outsourcing (who looked at transportation and cafeteria services); Technology, Class Size, and Facilities. The committee reports were presented to the School Committee in the spring of 2011 and are posted here for your review. These reports contain information on both short and long-term planning.

This page is designed to keep you updated on the progress of the Strategic Plan as we implment it over the next five years.

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