Dear Grand Island Families,
Our Board of Education has adopted a goal this year to support our work in the creation of a five-year strategic plan. As many of you know, strategic planning is a step-by-step process with definite objectives and end products that can be implemented and evaluated over time. Very simply, it is a process by which we look into the future, paint a picture of that future based on current trends, and develop a blueprint on how best to create a dynamic learning program for our students.
The Board of Education approved the plan and we are very pleased to begin working on the major goals. This plan was created using the voice and ideas of all constituents. It began by surveying all employees, parents, secondary students, graduates and members of the town’s long term planning committee. Through electronic surveys some 6,000 comments were sorted and commonalities and “disconnects” identified. These served as the basis for discussions that occurred at each of the 16 stakeholder workshops that followed.
The strengths, challenges and opportunities that were addressed at the workshops supported each stakeholder group in formulating their customized goals and strategy maps. All stakeholder groups identified projects, issues and undertakings that they would like to complete over the next five years.
The focus of a strategic plan encompasses the entire organization and enables all stakeholders to share their perspective on what they value and wish for their children and our students. Strategic planning is an investment in our future successes as we continue to strive to become a championship school district.
Sincerely,Brian Graham, Ed.D.Email: BrianGraham@gicsd.orgPhone: 773-8801Follow me on Twitter @BrianSGrahamFollow the District on Twitter @GrandIslandCSDNot on Twitter? Create an account here @twitter