Steering Committee Continues Strategic Planning Work
Nov. 6, 2023
The Lindbergh Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee held its second meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to review community data and provide direction on the district’s five-year strategic plan.
Dr. Todd White with Education Governance Leadership Association began the meeting by outlining the Steering Committee’s goals, which are:
To learn about the district’s exceptional strengths and significant opportunities
To hear the diverse perspectives of stakeholders and gain a deeper understanding of the thoughts of students, staff, parents and community members
To use what is learned to create the district’s 2024-29 strategic plan
The committee reviewed qualitative research and thematic findings from EGL’s in-person community engagement meetings, which took place in September and involved more than 400 employees, parents and community members; and an online survey with more than 1,800 responses overall. In addition, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Lake shared preliminary findings from his 2023 Listening and Learning Tour, including the top success measures as ranked by the community, which will guide the work of the district as it moves forward.
Top success measures ranked by the community include:
In addition, the committee reviewed community feedback regarding the district’s top strengths and points of pride, what has yet to be accomplished from the current five-year strategic plan, and areas in the district for opportunity and improvement.
The committee agreed that the next five-year strategic plan should include the following priorities, as shared by the community:
Consistency (among schools and grade levels) and depth (commitment) of initiative implementation
Equitable improvements to schools/facilities
Continued commitment to salary and benefits, acknowledging work of the current Board of Education and administration to rank between 5 and 10 among local districts in this area
The Steering Committee’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25.