Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, his leadership team and the Board of Education spent the first five months of the new administration gathering input from families, staff, local community leaders and national education experts. This input helped him assess the needs of Metro Nashville Public Schools and what it will take to move the district forward. This input provided the foundational guidance for developing the district’s new strategic plan.
The strategic plan framework is now complete and includes:
- Vision, mission and core value statements
- Student and school characteristics that define success on an aspirational level
- Four overarching goals and broad strategies to achieve them
- Key performance indicators (KPIs) – the data we will track to measure our success
- High-level actions that we will take to execute our goals and strategies
In order to effectively measure our progress, the next phase of work will include establishing baseline metrics for the KPIs, setting targets and developing a reporting timeline.
Community input Gathering
July 2016-January 2017
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Phase 2: Strategic framework
December 2016-April 2017
Phase II represents the Strategic Framework. During this phase, we began and completed the synthesis of what we heard and learned in Phase I and crafted, tested, and edited language to reflect our path forward. Phase II includes the vision, mission, and values statements; student and school characteristics; four broad goal areas; 11 aligned strategies; and 130 high level actions and 26 performance measures that will guide project and action planning – and reporting – over the next three years.
- View our Vision, Mission & Core Values
- Vision, Mission & Core Values Survey Results
- Student Characteristic Survey Results
- School Characteristic Survey Results
Phase 3: Establish baselines measures, targets and reporting timeline
Phase III of the strategic planning process will focus on developing and establishing baseline measures for the key performance indicators (KPIs). It will also set a reporting timeline with annual targets and develop action and project plans. The sequence in which the high-level actions will be carried out will also be determined.
Phase 4: Implementation planning
Phase IV, conducting implementation and project plans, will continue our planning for implementation of the new processes. This phase will establish data reporting mechanisms, processes and protocols based on information gathered during the prior phases.
Phase 5: Performance measurement & dashboard Development
July 2017-June 2018
Phase V, the final phase strategic planning, will involve infrastructure and skill development on performance management and measurement. For example, creating internal data management systems, making sure databases are connected and training staff to effectively use the systems.