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Strategic Framework, January 2009

The School District is guided by its Strategic Framework to promote excellence and equity. Incorporated in the framework are concrete goals in the areas of leadership, curriculum and instruction, technology, school climate, parent involvement, and community involvement. The Board intends further development of a strategic plan, with significant community engagement through the Appreciative Inquiry process beginning in Fall 2009.

The framework reflects priorities established by the Board of Education calling for the District to:
  • Graduate students who are, at minimum, college-ready, even if they choose not to pursue postsecondary education immediately
  • Strengthen teaching and curricular coherence
  • Improve school climate
  • Maintain a stable and highly effective organization with the capacity to support changing needs
  • Keep Shaker a school district of choice in a highly competitive environment to help attract and retain residents who value high-quality public education
The plan is further informed by the District’s collaboration with Dr. Ronald Ferguson of Harvard University, a nationally recognized expert on improving student achievement; by data from tests, surveys, and external sources; by curricular and instructional principles embodied in the International Baccalaureate program; by current research on effective instructional practices and 21st century skills; by state and federal requirements; and by recommendations of the instructional staff.

Read the Strategic Framework (PDF)

The framework is a large document. To make downloading easier, it is divided into three major sections. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download it here.


Principles of Planning Past Planning Activities Relevance to 21st Century Curricular Content Collaboration with Experts Review of Earlier Documents
Leadership Curriculum & Instruction Technology School Climate Parent Involvement Community Involvement
Board-Adopted Policies Goals & Objectives "A Dozen Thoughts" 1987-Present Mission Statement & Goals, 1/30/99 Continuous Improvement Plan, 8/20/07
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