RPS launches into the development of the next “strategic action plan”


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Education leaders in the Med City are taking action to define the questions they would like to see answered in the next RPS strategic action plan.

During a study session on Tuesday, Rochester Public School Board members and district staff took part in an innovative activity refining the topics they would like to consider by groups working to develop the plan. strategic action. The plan, which is expected to be completed by next June, will guide RPS’s work throughout the 2024-2025 school year.

Six working groups will participate in the strategic planning process:

• Outcomes and Measures Working Group: This group will identify a limited number of critical outcomes that the plan will aim to help students achieve and ways to measure progress toward achieving those outcomes.

• Improvement Systems Working Group: This group will identify the structures and processes that exist or need to be created in order to achieve the student outcomes identified in the strategic plan.

• Economic Engine Working Group: This group will identify new initiatives and changes in existing school district processes and systems that will generate the financial resources necessary to achieve the results identified in the strategic plan.

• Organizational Culture Working Group: This group will identify new initiatives and changes in existing school district processes and systems that will allow all students and staff to be fully themselves and thrive in schools. Rochester Public Services.

• Family and Community Engagement Working Group: This group will identify new initiatives and changes in existing school district processes and systems that will align the work of Rochester Public Schools with the needs and priorities of RPS families and organizations. key communities.

• Coherence Committee: This committee will monitor the progress of the five working groups and facilitate communication and alignment between the groups throughout the strategic planning process.

Each group will be assigned a detailed task, depending on the district, which will largely include the following tasks within their respective area of ​​responsibility:

1. Examine data and information on the current state of Rochester Public Schools
2. Review existing plans and proposals
3. Examine best practices and research
4. Solicit feedback from the RPS community, which will also be done through surveys and focus groups to be conducted by the organization facilitating the development of the plan.
5. Develop proposals for potential inclusion in the comprehensive strategic plan to be presented to the Rochester School Board before the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

School board members will have the opportunity to personally sit on working groups. District leaders hope to approve the strategic action plan before next June.


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