Making Strategic Changes in Your District

By Doug Eadie

Picture this: Your school board, superintendent, senior administrators, faculty representatives, and perhaps a couple of community leaders spend a day together reviewing “strategic change initiatives” that have been fashioned by four task forces.

This work session, which is hosted by your board’s planning and development committee, is the culmination of a six-month process overseen since the beginning by the committee’s members. The strategic change initiatives are essentially projects consisting of detailed objectives, an action plan, and a recommended budget to address four high-stakes issues that were selected early in the planning process for attention during this academic year.

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