Strategic Planning 2022 Task Force Begins!
The district is excited to share important information about our strategic plan development and the wide range of stakeholders that will participate in the process. As the Superintendent and Chief Learner, Dr. Roberson will be working collaboratively with stakeholders to evolve our district’s strategy so that all students experience Birmingham Public Schools in a way that allows them to reach their greatest potential academically and socially-emotionally. To accomplish this, we will engage in the strategic planning process through five phases:
- Process Design- Develop a process and timeline
- Community Engagement- Solicit a wide range of stakeholders to participate in committees, facilitate focus groups, administer community wide survey
- Learning Phase- Analzye data
- Strategic Plan Design Phase- Author foundational statements, core values, priorities and action plan
- Communication Plan- Share strategic plan with community
This process will be inclusive and involve input from all stakeholders. Working with Hanover Research Group we will facilitate two, parallel conversations between a Core Design Team and an Advisory Committee. Further, there will be a Review Committee that will review and provide feedback on all draft documents before they are finalized. These three groups make up the BPS Strategic Plan Taskforce. Additionally, focus groups will be held to further provide data and feedback from our community. Below is a description of each group and their primary purpose.
Core Design Team: This team will consist of key decision-makers responsible for planning the design of the district plan process. This group will finalize recommendations from the Advisory Committee, incorporate feedback from the Review Committee, and author the action plan designed to achieve the strategic plan goals.
Advisory Committee: This group is comprised of 29 key stakeholders such as school administrators, teachers and parents. The committee will work together to draft and recommend key foundation statements, district priorities, core values, goals, and action steps.
Review Committee: This group is comprised of 31 key stakeholders such as school administrators, teachers, parents and community members. The committee will work together to review draft documents produced by the Advisory Committee and recommend revisions and enhancements to the Core Design Team.
Focus Groups: These groups encompass multiple stakeholders in various sessions. Focus groups include students, staff, full community, affinity groups and parent and community partners. These groups provide feedback through guided discussions around current and future work within Birmingham Public Schools.