Capital School District has embarked on a journey to determine the vision and direction of the District for the next five years through a Strategic Planning Process. We are well on our way on this journey. The Discovery and Design phases have been completed. We are now in the Define and Deliver phases which comprise the Implementation Stage of the process.
Three high priority strategies resulted from the completion of the Design Phase of the Capital School District’s Strategic Planning Process. These strategies were determined by a diverse group of over forty CSD stakeholders to be high priority and have significant leverage to move CSD closer to the group’s collective vision. These strategies are:
The intent of this strategy is that Capital will become more streamlined to improve the consistency of the educational expectations and experience for students, parents and the community, to improve learning opportunities within the District as well as enabling improved communication with parents and the community, to minimize transitions where possible, and to better leverage resources from federal, state and local funds.
The intent of Strategy Number 2 is to broaden Capital’s educational mission on meeting the needs of the whole child. Reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts are all areas that are traditionally thought of as part of the education process. Capital’s vision is to go beyond this thought. This strategy strives to communicate and consistently address the needs of the whole child, which includes behavior, mental health, social and emotional health, academic rigor/supports and entrepreneurship. This strategy ensures a coherent framework and a faithful implementation of a common language and set of expectations that support students and families.
This intent of this strategy is to build a highly visible culture of Senator Pride evident in the behaviors, beliefs, values and symbols found within the District and across the entire community. Having a wealth of Senator Pride results in improved school safety, hiring and retaining premier teachers (educators), meeting the needs of the whole child and establishing strong partnerships with the community and families in support of their schools. This will lead to our community’s willingness to invest in an educational system they are proud to support.
The Strategies of Intent were approved by the School Board in June 2016. The complete press release about the Strategies is linked below:
Teams were formed to create a framework to implement each of the strategies. This work takes place during the Implementation phase of the planning process.