School District To Consider New Strategic Plan

June 30, 2009

The Escambia County School Board is considering a “Strategic Plan” for the next school year.

The plan includes a vision to “create a district where parents want to teach, employees want to work and students want to learn” and a mission to “make a positive difference in students’ lives and prepare them for lifelong learning”.

“Pillars are the broad framework by which the School District of Escambia County organizes the district goals, objectives and strategies,” the plan reads. The “pillars” referred to in the plan are “service, quality, people, resources and enviroment”.

The plan lists specific goals and objectives:

  • Over-arching goals and measurable objectives will be set under each pillar.
  • Goals will be shared with all leaders.
  • All schools/departments will develop their own measurable goals which best support and align to the district goals. Then they develop strategies to help them achieve those goals.
  • Goals are shared with everyone.

The plan seeks to create “efficient, effective and friendly interaction with our district employees, staff, parents, students and visitors”. The plan calls for the value of staff, students, partners and community in the county’s school system.

The school board will discuss the plan at a special workshop meeting today. The strategic plan could be presented to the school board at a workshop on August 14 and approved as early as October.

Read the entire presentation that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas will present to the school board by clicking here.

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