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Developing Shaker Schools 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

In May 2018, the District began developing its next five-year Strategic Plan, which will guide and inform the District’s actions and decisions through 2024. The process is defined by transparency and continuous collaboration with all Shaker Schools stakeholders. Use this guide as an introduction to Strategic Plans. For more in-depth information, including a timeline for the Strategic Plan, visit www.shaker.org/strategicplan.

What is a Strategic Plan?
A strategic plan is an organization’s road map: it clearly states the organization’s goals, guides its actions and decision-making, and identifies how it will measure progress on those goals. 

Who writes Shaker’s Strategic Plan? 
The District has established a Committee comprised of 44 representatives from various stakeholder groups including students, parents and community members. These stakeholders will be joined by District administrators including the interim superintendent, faculty, staff and Board of Education members. The District is also working with Greenway Strategy Group, a firm with decades of experience in helping organizations build capacity to implement meaningful change. This group will meet in May and June 2018, then reconvene September through November 2018 to draft a plan that they will present to the Board of Education in December 2018. 

What is included in the Strategic Plan? 
Shaker Schools’ current Strategic Plan includes six goals and multiple objectives, measures, initiatives and action plans. The goals, measures and action steps in the next Strategic Plan will be determined by the Strategic Planning Committee.

Who approves the Strategic Plan? 
The Board of Education is expected to adopt the plan in January 2019.

Who is responsible for executing the Strategic Plan? 
The superintendent oversees implementation of the plan and is responsible for providing updates to the Board and to the community on progress toward the plan’s goals. Administrators within the District are responsible for progress on action steps and initiatives within their areas of expertise.

When does the Strategic Plan take effect? 
Implementation of the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan begins in July 2019. 

The voice of our community is essential to the Strategic Planning process. Help the Strategic Planning Committee determine priorities and share your input by filling out our Community Survey.
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