Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

Listen Learn Lead session on strategic planning: video and feedback opportunities

Since the start of the year, more than 75 student, staff, parent/guardian and community volunteers have been working together to develop the next strategic plan for our school district and define the future of education in the Upper Arlington Schools. They have drawn on the innovative and collaborative vision of nearly 9,000 stakeholders through feedback opportunities over the past two years. 

Last week, we held a Listen Learn Lead community engagement session during which a panel of student, staff and community volunteers representing the strategic planning inquiry teams presented their draft strategy recommendations and solicited feedback. The three inquiry teams were each aligned with the strategic priority areas identified from community feedback: engaged learning, well-being and belonging, and connection and communication. The inquiry teams were strengthened by a focus on continuous improvement and guided by the UA Community’s values of excellence and innovation.  

If you were not able to attend last week’s Listen Learn Lead community engagement session regarding strategic planning, we still want your feedback!

Below is a video of the full presentation.  You will find a QR code in the video linking to a feedback form following each of the inquiry teams’ presentations (for a total of 3 feedback forms). For easier reference, you can find the presentation from each team at the following points in the video. We encourage you to learn about the strategy recommendations  by viewing the video before submitting your feedback to understand the desired future, rationale and intended impact of each recommendation.

Introduction - strategic planning process to date

  • :00 - 28:15

Engaged Learning Team presentation

Well-being and Belonging Team presentation

  • 41:10 - 54:08

  • Feedback form for the Well-being and Belonging team

Connection and Communication Team presentation

  • 54:08 - 1:07:34

  • Feedback form for the Connection and Communication team


The feedback forms will remain open until 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. Then, the feedback will be provided to the inquiry teams to review and consider before finalizing the strategy recommendations. The refined recommendations will then be reviewed by the Strategic Coordination Team (strategic planning oversight team) and then presented to the Board of Education. This fall, in alignment with the finalized strategies, the implementation plan will be developed and include specific goals, timelines, measures, and actions.

For more information on the strategic planning process, please visit www.uaschools.org/strategicplan.aspx.

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