Strategic Plan

A major initiative is underway to prepare a new strategic plan for Unit 4. The last comprehensive strategic planning process in the District was in 2008.

As part of the planning process, input is being sought from the District’s various internal and external stakeholder groups. The District engaged FourPoint Education Partners to facilitate the update of the strategic plan. FourPoint is an experienced firm that has done strategic planning consulting for a number of high- and low-performing districts (rural, urban, and suburban) across the country that serve large percentages of low-income and minority students.

FourPoint conducted focus groups with elementary and secondary school parents, parents of students receiving special education services and parents of students receiving ESL/Bilingual services. They also spoke with faith-based leaders, municipal representatives, business leaders, University partners, teachers, administrators and students. Focus groups were also held with social workers, parent liaisons, instructional coaches and principals. Input from staff members was also collected via online surveys.

The research phase of strategic planning concluded in January 2020. The results of the research is summarized in this report

In February and March 2020, FourPoint will facilitate the work of two committees:

  • A leadership committee, composed primarily of community members, will provide high-level guidance and oversight as the language of the strategic plan is drafted.
  • The drafting of the plan will be done by a Working Committee composed primarily of staff members with some community involvement.

The strategic plan will be completed before the end of the 2019-2020 school year so that the plan can provide guidance for decisions that impact the 2020-2021 school year and future school years.