So we will meet on Mond, Jan 2nd from 8:30 – 11am:
- Answering the question what does our future look like at GFS?
- SACS 5 year SP
- Financial Keys
- Other (fill in the blank and bring this with you on Monday please)
Possible examples for your consideration during our discussion:
- http://www.hammondschool.org/page.cfm?p=1035 (Local School)
- http://tescharlotte.org/about-trinity/2010-15-strategic-plan/ (Charlotte, NC)
STEPS TAKEN SO FAR:
- Drafted Temporary SP for SACS Nov 2011 visit
- Met with Administration to discuss 2 objectives per person
- Concerns shared with Board about SACS (Lack Data, No Vision Statement, Address School Climate, Teacher Quality, and Student Achievement)
- Met Tuesday, 12/20/11 for a day retreat to dialogue about Critical Success Factors
Outside Resources For Consideration:
- http://www.strategicplanning4schools.com/freeDocs/FiveCommonStrategicPlanningMistakes.pdf (COMMON MISTAKES IN SPlanning)
- http://www.strategicplanning4schools.com/overview.html (comments critical to thinking big but practical)
- http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/cav.html (To have a vision is critical to the implementation of the Strategic Plan)
As you engage in the visioning process, be alert to the following vision killers:
- Fear of ridicule
- Stereotypes of people, conditions, roles and governing councils
- Complacency of some stakeholders
- Fatigued leaders
- Short-term thinking
Exercise in Creating a Vision
Take the time to assimilate this information, use the following example to exercise your planning techniques:
|It is five years from today’s date and you have, marvelously enough, created your most desirable school. Now it is your job, as a team, to describe it – as if you were able to see it, realistically around you.|
Respond to the following questions:
- How has the job market changed?
- What have we done to prepare our students for success in this world?
- What do we as teachers, volunteers, and board members spend most of our time doing?
- How are our meetings structured?