The Board of Education voted to use a process developed by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) and Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI) to create a strategic plan for the school district. This comprehensive process engaged the community and all stakeholder groups to create universal ownership and support for district and school improvement.
Highlights of the process include:
A comprehensive community engagement component to allow stakeholders to have a voice in the strategic improvement planning process.
A diverse planning team that represented stakeholder groups to develop the plan.
A facilitated planning process that assisted the planning and action teams in analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the school district and developing/defining the mission, vision, beliefs, goal areas and elements of the strategic improvement plan.
A facilitated process to work with experts within the district and community on developing initiatives and action steps to implement the plan.
One of the most important aspects of the Strategic Improvement Planning Process is the ability of the school district to use GSBA's eBOARD Strategic Plan Software to assist with the e ecution, monitoring and reporting of the plan. GSBA's eBOARD Strategic Plan Module makes the process easy for district staff and the school board. Plan items can be easily updated by staff allowing users to filter the plan by staff, department, status, priority, date, etc. As the plan is updated, results are reproted through the Strategic Dashboard, Balanced Scorecard and Goal Alignment report. eBOARD helps to keep everyone informed and provides real-time status updates of the plan in a transparent fashion.