Roosevelt School District Launches Five Year Strategic Plan
The district’s new five-year strategic plan was presented to and approved by the Roosevelt School District Governing Board on September 1, 2020. This plan, which was developed in partnership with WestEd Research Development and Service Agency, includes both internal and external stakeholder’s input.
In order to gather insight from all areas of the Roosevelt community regarding the current state of the district, a series of community meetings, focus groups, interviews, data collection, and surveys were implemented with students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, community, and business partners resulting in a comprehensive needs assessment report.
The information collected over an 18-month period was also reviewed and shared with the Governing Board and the Strategic Plan Steering Committee — comprised of principals, teachers, administrators, community members, and district students and parents. As a result of all of the input, feedback, and work, our district now has a new mission, vision, set of core values, and strategic goals reflective of the needs of our community that will serve as a North Star for the next five years.
What is the purpose of the Strategic Plan?
The strategic plan development is a multi-phase approach to engage the community to inform and guide Roosevelt’s vision for what a high-functioning, efficient, family and student-centered school district looks like and how we, as a community get there together.
Strategic planning offers the opportunity to examine, update, and proactively operationalize the mission and vision of the District. Leveraging stakeholders as key contributors to its development, the strategic plan will provide measurable goals for the District to focus on for the next 3-5 years to attain outstanding, equitable, and sustainable student achievement. Further, it will offer a roadmap to align initiatives and resources, guide action, and track progress.
The Roosevelt School District No.66 requested that WestEd provide a comprehensive needs assessment to serve as the foundation for building a strategic plan that is inclusive and reflective of the needs of south Phoenix. This process included extensive engagement and data collection about the current state of the school district resulting in an assessment that identifies the organization’s strengths as well as areas of need. Subsequent to this work, the school district community will continue to engage in a process that:
- Provides an overview the district’s current conditions
- Provides key learnings about existing strengths within the distirct
- Generates a shared understanding of opportunities for improvement based on the lived experiences of staff and community
- Offers considerations to guide Roosevelt School District in the strategic planning process
Ultimately it is the aim of this work to ensure a coherent system that supports effective teaching and learning, operations, and leadership development within the Roosevelt School Distirct No. 66.