BRASHER FALLS - Two groups will be formed to help the St. Lawrence Central School District embark on a strategic planning initiative to chart the districts future.
Superintendent Stephan J. Vigliotti Sr. said theyll be looking for participants for the community-wide effort. The Strategic Partners Team will have an unlimited membership, while the Strategic Planning Team will consist of approximately 30 members.
They are all stakeholder groups, Mr. Vigliotti said.
The Strategic Partners Team will include community members, one or two board of education members, business people and anyone interested in the success of the school in a philosophical sense, he said.
Theyll talk about things like their vision, core beliefs and mission for the school, Mr. Vigliotti said. Theyll really take a hard look at the school and its current state of efficiency and productivity.
Their goal, he said, is to take that vision, mission and core beliefs data and determine how they can best serve the district over the next five years.
The Strategic Planning Team will consist of practitioners, a board of education member and parents.
We want overlap in the two groups, Mr. Vigliotti said.
Theyll be responsible for developing action plans to meet the strategic goals.
He said they have a mailing list theyve used in the past and plan to reach out to community members to take part in the strategic planning process.
Well reach out to those folks. Its open as far as partners, Mr. Vigliotti said.
Team members, on the other hand, will include a representative group of faculty members since they will be the individuals developing the plans to improve student achievement based on the strategic plan.
The Strategic Planning Team is scheduled to meet from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7, and in joint sessions with the Strategic Partners Team from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24.
The Strategic Partners Team, in addition to the joint meetings on Jan. 29 and Feb. 24, will also meet from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3.
Mr. Vigliotti said they expect to develop a draft plan in the fall, develop measurement tools beginning in December and create action plans starting in January. Both groups will report on their plan during the district board of educations March 19 meeting. Mr. Vigliotti said, if all goes according to plan, theyll be asking the board to approve it that night.
Its not carved in stone. But wed really like it done in March in case there are budgeting implications that need to be addressed in the 2014-15 spending plan, he said.
The district will use Dr. Richards Timbs, an outside consultant and his advisory group, to facilitate sessions and develop the plan, according to Mr. Vigliotti, who said the meetings would be very intense.
Nothing is glossed over. Theyll go over the test results for the last four years. They will be highly scrutinized as they have never been done before, he said.
Theyll want to ensure the districts mission and vision meets the needs of the students and establish core beliefs. The strategic goals, which will be academic-based, will be developed based on that data.
Well solicit their feelings and reactions and their level of satisfaction with where kids are and how they have performed. That is the impetus for developing strategic goals, Mr. Vigliotti said.
Data from the planning meetings will be posted on the districts website, according to the superintendent, and the strategic plan, once its developed, will be reviewed regularly to ensure the district is making progress toward its goals.
It gives us structure, he said. Its also prioritizes for us.