Planning Committees

Building consensus for the plan goals and actions with stakeholder teams.

Specific groups have been formed to find common ground on which to build consensus for strategic plan goals and actions. Below is a description of each group and their scheduled meeting dates.

Core Planning Team

Description: The Core Planning Team consists of 150+ planning team members, representing a cross-section of all stakeholders, including students. Because the team includes internal and external stakeholders, it takes the lead in setting the broad direction for the plan, including the Portrait of a Graduate; Vision, Mission, and Core Values; Goals, Measures and Benchmarks of Student Success; the "Four Pillars" (or building blocks) of educational practices, programs and structures; educational strategies; and the roadmap for disciplined implementation of the strategic plan. The Core Planning Team cuts across all stakeholder-groups. The other teams offer opportunities for “reality check” or focused listening sessions with subsets of the stakeholders, as appropriate. The number and types of “reality check” sessions are customized to the unique context of each community.

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Champions: Dr. Frances Ivey, Dr. Iona Spikes, George Becerra

Key Activities: Five convenings with planning team members, coordinate  input from other planning teams, and the develop draft of the strategic plan. 

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
30-Nov-22 Wednesday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
1-Dec-22 Thursday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
12-Jan-23 Thursday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
22-Feb-23 Wednesday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
13-Mar-23 Monday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
24-Apr-23 Monday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B

Additional Planning Teams

Student Voice Team

Description: Represents a cross-section of students across the school division to ensure their diverse voices and experiences are captured in the strategic planning process.

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
February 2023 - Elementary  TBD TBD TBD Virtual
February 2023 - Middle TBD TBD TBD Virtual
February 2023 - High  TBD TBD TBD Virtual
March 2023 - Elementary  TBD TBD TBD Virtual
March 2023 - Middle TBD TBD TBD Virtual
March 2023 - High  TBD TBD TBD Virtual

Family Team

Description: The Family Team consists of 85+ parents/guardians/caretakers from across the division who will provide input on the direction of the strategic plan.

Champions: Noel Klimenko, Renee LaHuffman-Jackson

Key Activities: Five convenings with planning team members and inviting stakeholders/ families to participate in one of the community forums.

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time  Location
3-Dec-22 Saturday 9:00 AM 12:00 PM Marshall HS (Lecture Hall/cafeteria)
4-Feb-23 Saturday 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Marshall HS (Lecture Hall/cafeteria)
13-Feb-23 Monday 6:00 PM 8:30 PM Virtual
20-Mar-23 Thursday 6:00 PM 8:30 PM Thoreau MS (Lecture Hall)

Instructional Focus Team

Description: The Instructional Focus Team consists of 120+ planning team members and takes the lead in identifying the professional practices that will enhance instructional effectiveness. 

Champions: Dr. Sloan Presidio, Megan Vroman 

Key Activities: Four convenings with planning team members and providing input about the instructional practices that will be critical to implement the strategic plan.

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
2-Dec-22 Friday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
5-Dec-22 Monday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
6-Mar-23 Monday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
20-Mar-23 Monday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B

Schools/Departments

Description: School-based and operational staff who provide input and feedback prior to the formal adoption of the Strategic Plan. 

Champions: Kathleen Walts, Dr. Michelle Boyd

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
19-Jan-23 Thursday 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Virtual

Principals/Administrators Team

Description: School and district-level administrators who guide the work of the other groups, particularly since these leaders will be directly responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Strategic plan.

Champions: Rebecca Baenig, Candace Hunstad

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
23-Feb-23 Thursday 12:30 PM 3:30 PM Willow Oaks 1000 A/B
14-Mar-23 Tuesday 12:30 PM 3:00 PM Virtual

Alignment Team

Description: The Alignment Team consists of 50+ key decision-makers or opinion shapers from the key institutions within the community (e.g., community leaders, business/higher education, community-based organizations, governmental entities, etc.). 

Champions: Dr. Nardos King, Dr. Grace Taylor   

Key Activities: Three convenings with planning team members and inviting stakeholders/ constituents to participate in one of the community forums.

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
5-Dec-22 Monday 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Oakton HS (Cafeteria)
1-Mar-23 Wednesday 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Annandale HS (Cafeteria)
25-Apr-23 Tuesday 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Marshall H S (Cafeteria)

Faith Community

Description: The Faith Team consists of 50+ faith-based organizations who will provide input on the direction of the strategic plan.

Champions: Lisa Youngblood-Hall, Douglas Tyson

Key Activities: Two convenings with planning team members and inviting stakeholders/ constituents to participate in one of the community forums.

Meeting dates

Date Day Start Time End Time Location
6-Dec-22 Tuesday 8:30 AM 10:30 AM Kilmer MS (Lecture Hall)
1-Mar-23 Wednesday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Thoreau MS (Lecture Hall)

Community Forum Team

Description: The Community Forum Team organizes opportunities for every resident to participate in and influence the direction of the strategic plan prior to its completion and formal adoption by the Board. Community Forums are "reality check" sessions that are held at multiple times and in multiple locations throughout the community. The insights from the Community Forums are shared with the Core Planning Team for integration into the strategic plan, as appropriate.

Champions: Helen Lloyd, Dr. Tony Copeland

Key Activities: Facilitating the logistics, outreach, and communication about 15 planned community forums in partnership with school board members and Performance Fact Inc. 

Meeting Dates

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