This blog entry is the first in a six-part series that focuses on the district’s strategic plan WC Roadmap for Success!
Our district has a storied and deep history with accomplishments, highlights, and challenges. One of these challenges is our district’s long history of doing more with less by simply going without programs and services for students that are standard in most school districts.
West Clermont School District is the 24th largest school district in the state of Ohio with spending per student in the lowest 3% in the state. As we embark on the year 2020, we know our world is changing rapidly, therefore the way we provide education to our students must also evolve and change to prepare students for their future. It is critical that we ask big questions: What kind of school district do we want to be? What is valued most by our community? Is what we’ve always done good enough to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century? What will it take to get a collective commitment from our families and community to further invest in our children’s education?
Our strategic plan is not a binder to sit on a shelf or document to be linked on the website; it is a living tool that provides intentional direction and hope for our future. This framework will inspire strategic thinking and guide our successful planning and implementation.
Part of this plan includes the intentional collaboration of district-wide collaborative teams that will work with key partnerships to focus on 4 themes:
- Optimize Partnerships & Align Resources
- Equip & Engage Every Learner
- Grow Academic Achievement & Educational Opportunity
- Embrace Innovative Learning
The goal of this plan is to provide us with a roadmap for success to clearly know our purpose, what we want to achieve, and how we are going to get there. This collaborative work will promote the open and creative exchange of ideas and build effective solutions to our challenges. Throughout this six-part series, my goal is to bring you into the fold and (hopefully!) effectively communicate with you the nuances and highlights of the strategic plan. After all, these schools belong to you—our community—and I want to ensure you have the facts and know the path we are walking on together toward a better future for not only our schools but our community.