Creating the 21st Century Student
The last organized effort by Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials to craft a strategic plan that included a structured process to gather community input was in the 2004-05 school year during the development of Vision 2010.
Since then, the content of Vision 2010 has been adapted to reflect additional community input gathered through subsequent outreach efforts, and the results were incorporated into the Board of Education’s five identified goals.
WCSD has achieved some incredible things over the last five years guided by the expiring strategic plan. We were consistently recognized by the state as being Excellent with Distinction; our Performance Index Score regularly increased; and we’ve again met every state performance indicator, which earned us several “A” grades on the latest state report card.
WCSD will not continue to improve academically or operationally without a focused, cooperative effort. The time to create 21st Century Students is upon us. People that comprise this community, whether they live or work here, are proud of and passionate about their schools. The current strategic planning process will help district officials channel that passion into a productive energy that moves the district forward. The following domains, presented in no particular order or priority, are being used to categorize and organize the work ahead:
- Every Student Achieves Academic Success
- Learning and Working Environments are Safe, Nurturing, and Efficient
- Student learning is driven by recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective and skilled staff members
- Community, Parents, Students, and Staff are Engaged as Partners
- Financial Resources are Aligned to Support Academic Success
- Resources are Provided to Support Student Development and Well-Being
The ultimate goal is to identify specific metrics that district officials can use to determine if WCSD is making progress toward meeting its strategic plan goals as defined by the community. Those metrics also offer a mechanism by which progress can be reported to all stakeholders in the district.
We appreciate your interest in the strategic planning process. We also hope you will provide feedback on the strategic plan framework once it has been developed in Phase I of the process. The current timeline calls for community feedback on the framework to be gathered from December 9 – December 12, 2013. The link to provide feedback will be available on this page.
Photos from the current Strategic Planning Process