A strategic plan serves as an essential foundation and roadmap for a district’s improvement efforts. It ensures all educators are on the same page and serves as a “living document” to be referenced throughout the year and in subsequent years to ensure the district’s key levers are in direct alignment with the plan and to assess progress toward achieving the goals of the plan.
Leaders must develop a district-wide strategy for improving teaching and learning and then design and manage the entire organization in a coherent way that strengthens and supports the strategy. When leaders fail to achieve organizational coherence, the system does not work well for anyone – students, teachers, administrators, or parents.
It is paramount to have involvement from the entire district-community! For those interested in being a participant in the Strategic Planning process, we encourage you to complete community stakeholder survey and to participate in a focus group (once dates and times of focus group meetings are finalized, we will publicize).
Milford School District initiated early engagement work in Fall 2022 and will use various input mechanisms as it continues to engage students, alumni, faculty, staff, board members, and community partners. We want to be sure that we provide a diversity of mechanisms that give everyone an opportunity to have a say in our future. The strategic planning process is designed to solicit input by efficiently leveraging the governance processes of the District, targeted interviews and focus groups, surveys and other feedback strategies.
Opportunities for participation will be offered at all key stages of the planning process: mission, values and initial ideas; goals and strategic imperatives, objectives; and tactics. If you believe you have not had an opportunity to provide input, please contact a member of the Strategic Planning Committee or submit input using our feedback form.
Milford School District has hired Insight Education Group to help with the strategic plan process. We are committed to a strategic planning process that is both dynamic and transformative, with input from all levels of the district-community. This is not meant to be a process fully lead by leadership or administration. For these reasons, MSD is drawing on expertise from within and outside of the organization to develop a contemporary and forward-looking planning process.