Our strategic plan, which is updated every three to five years, is a critical tool in guiding our district’s mission, vision and strategic direction, unifying our efforts across our organization. We launched a comprehensive strategic planning process in the fall of the 2017-2018 school year with an end goal to establish our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.
As part of the plan development process, we engaged parents, students, alumni, employees, community members, business and organization leaders and government officials. We asked stakeholder groups to share their input via a survey, or participate in one of several focus groups. A community convening provided an opportunity for a diverse group of over 70 individuals to discuss the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors that present potential current and future impacts on the district, its students and employees.
A district strategic team, comprised of district and school administrators, employees, parents, community members and business and organization leaders, was tasked with synthesizing key inputs into strategic goal areas. The team reviewed the data accumulated and identified five themes as the focus of our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.
The Board of Education provided critical feedback and direction throughout the strategic planning process, ultimately approving the Mequon-Thiensville School District’s new mission, vision, strategic goals and objectives in March. Following the board’s approval, district administrators began the process of developing initiatives and key performance indicators aligned to the community’s five themes.
The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is the result of community-wide collaboration, and it represents the observations and wisdom of stakeholders across our community. The community’s contributions, thoughtful engagement and valuable insight has influenced the strategic direction of the Mequon-Thiensville School District for the next three years.