Board Approves District's New Strategic Plan

School Board Approves District's New Five-Year Strategic Plan
Posted on 08/04/2022
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On August 3, 2022, the Palm Beach County School Board unanimously approved its next five-year Strategic Plan. This adoption comes after extensive discussions with internal and external stakeholders, and aligns with the District's mission to educate, affirm, and inspire each student in an equity-embedded school system.

To formulate the new plan, over the last several months, District leaders gathered input from the community, School Board, employees, students, parents, and stakeholders, through several workshops, surveys, and feedback sessions. This new plan builds on accomplishments of the District's previous Strategic Plan.

The 2022-2027 Strategic Plan consists of four themes:

● Academic excellence and growth.
Student-focused culture.
Mental health and wellness.
Committed and impactful employees.   

To view the detailed plan, approved by the School Board click here.

“Ensuring that the District’s students achieve a world-class education and thrive under the District’s Mission to educate, affirm and inspire each student in an equity embedded school system requires a solid plan and clear strategy,” Superintendent Michael Burke said. “The new Strategic Plan was created following extensive input at the school and community level. I look forward to putting this plan in motion and further empowering today’s learners to be tomorrow’s leaders.”

Success indicators include early literacy in pre-kindergarten through third grade, successful transitions between schools and to college and career, a sense of belonging, a growth mindset among students and staff, student and caregiver engagement and satisfaction, higher-level coursework, career pathway participation, post-graduate credentials, and increased District enrollment.

Teams of District employees are already working to implement the first phase of strategic initiatives.  A detailed implementation plan will be shared with District staff, the community, and stakeholders in the coming weeks, in addition to annual reports to monitor and document progress.

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