Over the past 6 months the district has been working on developing a new strategic plan, “Vision 2020”. Strategic planning is recognized as best practice in accelerating an organization and keeping it on an upward trajectory. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the teachers, staff, parents, administrators, Board of Education, and community members who contributed to this strategic planning process designed to shape the teaching and learning of the Carlisle School District for the next four years.
This plan is focused on a District-wide systemic effort. The first section of Vision 2020 is focused on four main goals that provide an over-arching view of what the district finds to be the most important aspects of a PK-12 education. In conjunction with the goals are six competencies that lead to student success. Within each goal, specific key performance indicators (KPIs) have been developed. KPIs will be progress monitored at the building and district level. At the end of the school year the district will report out progress on goals via a district report card.
By 2020, two-thirds of the jobs in the American economy will require some postsecondary training. As the Center on Education and the Workforce explains, “Postsecondary education and training is no longer just the preferred pathway to middle and upper income classes – it is, increasingly, the only pathway”. Vital components of Vision 2020 are six competencies that our students will need as they prepare for their post-secondary pathway.
Annually, our district leadership team will develop action plans to move the plan forward. This step will keep the district on a course toward continued excellence.
Finally, we will come back to this plan annually with additional refinements and additions to the performance indicators and benchmarks. It is difficult, if not impossible, to set a four-year plan with absolute certainty. That’s why we will have annual reviews and annual development of action plans to ensure progress toward the plan’s over-arching outcomes. We are extremely excited about what this plan holds for the Carlisle School District.
Vision 2020 reaffirms the District’s commitment to the goals that have focused our energies and efforts on producing incredible outcomes for students; namely, unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.
As you can see, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Carlisle School District. In closing, please visit our website, www.carlislecsd.org to remain updated on all of the events occurring across the district as we start the new school year.