Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/17/2021 - 5:00 PM
Category: Items Pulled from Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: Strategic Plan Revision
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: AF - Comprehensive Plan
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
210617_Attachment3_Equity_ for_All_2025_Strategic_Plan_Revision_Work_Groups_List_v1.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: The Equity for All 2025 five-year strategic plan was adopted by the School Board on June 26, 2020 and serves as the roadmap for ACPS through 2025. An annual revision process was recently conducted to review and refine the plan as Equity for All was designed to be a living and breathing plan for supporting continuous improvement within the division. The revision process included a committee (SPARC) of staff, board members, city staff, and a parent representative. SPARC, along with strategic plan Goal Leaders and Strategy Managers, worked collaboratively to ensure revisions are aligned with the vision, mission, and core values of the strategic plan and are in concert with ACPS efforts to recover, retain, and reignite students, staff, and families in response to the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism.
Background: As presented to the School Board June 3, 2021, there were four phases of the revision process, which began with “preparation” as Goal Leaders, Strategy Managers, and SPARC members reviewed the plan and identified possible revisions to strategies, highlighted actions, and
measures. Through a virtual workshop, all aforementioned parties met in Strategic Plan Work Groups to brainstorm and discuss potential revisions by Goal Area during the “creation” phase. In the “refinement” phase, feedback and revisions were highlighted within the plan along with the rationale behind the revision and then reviewed again with all through a Senior Leadership Team meeting. Lastly, this memo along with the corresponding presentation and document complete the “deliverable” phase as they are proposed to the School Board for review. Also attached is a Strategic Plan Revisions Work Groups List which includes Goal Leaders, Strategy Managers, and SPARC members. The annual review is a key component of monitoring for continuous improvement. The process emphasized taking a lens of racial equity and pandemic recovery as the primary rationales for any potential revisions. The detailed revisions are in the attached Strategic Plan document.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the School Board adopt the attached Equity for All 2025 Strategic Plan Revisions.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent