Strategic Plan

2018-2019 Strategic Planning Process

The 2015-2018 Strategic Plan has guided Upper Arlington Schools to many successes, including the completion of a community-driven facilities master planning process for the aging school buildings and the implementation of the districtwide one-to-one technology program.
A graphic showing the three goal areas of the new strategic plan 
During the 2018-2019 school year, Upper Arlington Schools has begun preparing for the next iteration of the strategic plan. Over the past several months, the district has brought together staff members, community members, students and professional experts to inform planning process for the three goal areas in the new strategic plan: student and staff well-being, whole learning, and continuous improvement. 
 
The new strategic plan will establish the new area of focus involving well-being, which the district believes is the cornerstone for producing a safe learning environment where Upper Arlington students can thrive. It will also build upon the district’s strengths in academics and continue to focus on becoming more efficient in operational areas.

Student and Staff Well-being

The new strategic plan will establish the new area of focus involving well-being, which the district believes is the cornerstone for producing a safe learning environment where Upper Arlington students can thrive.

Two community and staff teams — the Well-being Inquiry Team and the Well-being Advisory Team — have come together to explore the focus of student and staff well-being. Following an extensive qualitative and qualitative inquiry process, they narrowed this focus to two key areas:
  • Belonging — diversity, equity and inclusion; engagement
  • School / Life Balance — social-emotional learning, stress management

Whole Learning

The next strategic plan will build upon the district’s strengths in academics through the whole learning goal. The focus encompasses two key areas:
  • Learner and Learning-Centered Culture
  • Instructional Framework

Continuous Improvement

This goal area will be the foundational area for the next strategic plan — incorporating a focus on operational efficiency and a culture of continuous improvement throughout the district.

Strategic Planning Next Steps

  • Strategic plan draft: A draft of the next strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Education in June. 
  • Consideration of draft: The Board of Education will consider that draft at its August 13 meeting. 
  • Implementation: The new strategic plan will be implemented beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. 
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