2021-2026 Strategic Plan
What is a Strategic Plan
“A strategic plan serves as an essential foundation and roadmap for a district’s improvement efforts. It ensures all educators are on the same page and serves as a “living document” to be referenced throughout the year and in subsequent years to ensure the district’s key levers are in direct alignment with the plan and to assess progress toward achieving the goals of the plan.”
Strategic Planning Playbook, Insight Education Group
Why Develop a Strategic Plan?
“Leaders must develop a district-wide strategy for improving teaching and learning and then design and manage the entire organization in a coherent way that strengthens and supports the strategy. When leaders fail to achieve organizational coherence, the system does not work well for anyone – students, teachers, administrators, or parents.”
Childress, et.al. 2007
Check out the video of the strategic plan announcement at the October 2021 Board Meeting.
CSD Strategic Planning Stages
- Identify and train strategic planning facilitators
- Provide updates and solicit feedback on progress toward goals and implementation plans
- Draft Strategic Plan
- Engage Stakeholders
- Finalize Strategic Plan
- Initiate elements of the Strategic Plan
- Engage as many stakeholders as possible
- Use data from conversations to spark inquiry and guide development of plan
- Adjust Strategic Plan in response to feedback from stakeholders and progress towards goals
THE POWER OF WE IN ACTION
When you ask the Colonial School District community what The Power of WE means, they have a lot to say!
Colonial School District’s five-year strategic plan, WE Can Change the Odds!, has been developed to honor and bring to life the Power of WE. The CSD strategic planning states on the next page illustrate the process we undertook to ensure we understood both the current state of the district and the steps necessary to continue to improve equitable access to high-quality education for each and every Colonial student.
We studied our current practices, multiple student achievement data points, and engaged numerous stakeholders in an innovative process to understand their hopes and dreams for the district’s priorities and goals. In order for us to fulfill the priorities that emerged as part of this process, we will need to implement this plan with fidelity, consistency, and hold ourselves and each other accountable to the highest standards. Our strategic plan will serve as our guide for the next five years as we create schools and a district that are even better than they are today.
Colonial graduates are prepared for post-secondary opportunities, equipped to contribute to their community, and ready to revolutionize their world.
Colonial School District is innovative, collaborative, and committed to providing equitable opportunities and access to high-quality educational experiences for each student.
In Colonial, our core beliefs are our “guiding principles” that help shape the daily actions of all stakeholders inside and outside of CSD schools.
We empower students to persevere and succeed by removing barriers and providing equitable access to high-quality instruction and conditions.
We are an equity-minded and focused organization, driven to support the whole child.
We are passionate, service-driven, and develop meaningful relationships with our students, staff, and community.
We provide diverse and wide ranging experiences for students to develop, learn, and become contributors to their community and the larger world.
The pillars are how we prioritize, organize and structure the work happening in Colonial schools.
In order for us to achieve success in meeting our priorities, we must intentionally monitor our progress. Our pillars each have priorities and measurable goals aligned to them. We have developed these measurable goals to assess our progress in improving conditions and outcomes for each and every student in Colonial. Please note, due to COVID related circumstances during the past 18 months, the “Current Status” data information is missing in some instances. We will update all incomplete data at the end of the 2021-22 school year.