The Baldwin County School District is set to begin the 2019-2020 school year with a new strategic plan, drafted in partnership with Ford Next Generation Learning, that will move the district forward over the next five years.
The plan includes a particular emphasis on three main focus areas, which are student achievement, school & community partnerships, and recruiting & retaining high performing staff. Those focus areas are complete with numerous strategies and goals, which include ensuring that students acquire and apply the knowledge and skills required to be prepared for college and career success, developing support and wrap-around services for students through community and other statewide partnerships and providing quality professional learning to support and sustain the recruitment and retention of a quality work staff.
The new plan will put considerable focus on tailoring the academic experience of Baldwin High School’s College & Career Academy to match with the needs of local workforces. This approach creates a more impactful education for both the students and our community and helps ensure our students are workforce ready the day they graduate high school.
The model, designed after working with Ford Next Generation Learning, stems from the success that the organization has had with other school districts across the country. Most notably, Ford Next Generation Learning built a career academy system that created innovative pathways that prepared students for successful jobs in the billion-dollar service industry in and around the city of Nashville.
The new strategic plan will be put in place at the start of the 2019-2020 school year and will serve the district for a period of five years before the district will revisit the strategic planning process in 2022-2023.