At the November 2, 2020 school board meeting, Superintendent Jeff Horton wrapped up his First 100 Day Plan for GFW Public Schools as well as announced the next steps in the process for shaping the district.
The strategic planning process will include identifying district goals and aligning community values and priorities with district operations. GFW plans to involve district stakeholders at every level in the process to develop a vision and mission for GFW that will define the district for years to come while guiding its day-to-day operations and identity. The district will be basing this planning process on a budgeting model called Operational Budget Assistance (OBA) to set a stable and sustainable budget that the district can build upon.
This webpage will be updated with more resources and opportunities to participate throughout this process.
What is Strategic Planning?
Strategic planning is a process that guides our work, rooted in financial stability and provides benchmarks that can be reviewed each year to measure how we are improving as an organization. Results of a strategic planning process will be to define and sets several meaningful items for GFW Schools including:
- Belief Statement(s)
The school district’s Strategic Plan is the Board’s visionary road map for governing while focusing on student achievement for all. To govern successfully, MSBA recommends the School Board utilize their district’s Strategic Plan regularly when making decisions especially during challenging times.
It is important to have an up-to-date, easy to follow Strategic Plan that sets the district’s direction and goals. Once the strategic direction and goals are in place, the School Board can align district goals with the Superintendent goals and Board goals.