MCS strategic plan expected
Saturday, February 23, 2013 4:00 AM
Madison Consolidated Schools released a draft of a strategic framework this week that outlines immediate areas of focus and improvement for the next five years.
The road map for the school district is divided into five areas - student performance, community involvement, human capital, environment and the local/global marketplace.
An earlier draft of the framework was presented to the Madison Consolidated School Board during December's school board meeting. Superintendent Ginger Studebaker-Bolinger said she has consulted many people about the strategic plan and wants it to be a living document.
"We're really pleased about being able to bring voices of all of our faculty members, employees, parents, business owners and voices of the community together on this," she said.
The plan focuses on data-driven decisions based on local, state and federal resources, personalized curriculum, alternative education, hybrid schedules, a restructured technology department, development of public relations and social media, expansion of advisement groups, pushing development through technology and expansion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.
Bolinger is still gathering input on the framework, but hopes to have a final version ready to present to the school board at its March 16 meeting.
Implementation of the guidelines will be staggered over the next five years. Bolinger said that a review process of the implementation could happen quarterly or biannually to make sure the plan is progressing.