I am inviting you to join me in creating a better school district. It is time to develop a new strategic plan that embraces the new realities of our world, while maintaining what continues to work for our students."David Engstrom, Superintendent
It is time to develop a new strategic plan that embraces the new realities of our world, while maintaining what continues to work for our students.
The last time Robbinsdale Area Schools modified its strategic plan was 2018 – well before the pandemic and racial upheaval upended lives across the globe, and before public education in our nation was changed forever.
We want and need the input of students, families, educators, leaders and community members from across the district. We're already gathered survey data, but we're still counting on you, our community members, to share your ideas and dreams for what comes next.
There will be additional in-person opportunities in May for you to share your thoughts with our leaders and consultants. For more information about these community input sessions, click the tab above.
Thank you for helping Robbinsdale Area Schools create a plan that provides the education our students need and deserve.
David Engstrom, Superintendent
|2021-22 School Year||Dates|
|Meet with staff for introductions and project planning||Feb. 23|
|Process overview and input meeting with School Board||March 7|
|Refine scope of work||March 11|
|Review current strategic plan, previous stakeholder surveys or input, academic achievement, other key indicators, other background documents||March 18 - April 8|
|Community survey and virtual focus groups||March 30 - April 18|
|Conduct an environmental scan including an assessment of local, state, and national trends; local, state, and national best practices; performance indicators and innovations of similar school districts; and opportunities for collaboration in the community||March 28 - April 16|
|Engage stakeholders through in-person focus groups as appropriate||April 5-6|
|Update at April 5 board meeting||April 5|
|Analyze community survey results, other community input, academic achievement, other key indicators, and community trends||April 1-22|
|Prepare presentation of Analysis Phase findings; review with superintendent||April 23-27|
|First Steering Committee Meeting - preview analysis findings (virtual)||April 28|
|Design Session with Steering Committee and other stakeholders – review Analysis Phase findings, review Vision, draft successful learner characteristics, consider potential priority student outcomes for improvement and strategic themes to focus future strategic efforts||May 2|
|Work with superintendent to refine Design Session output and create the draft successful learner characteristics and strategic plan framework||May 2|
|Present Analysis Phase findings, draft vision, successful learner characteristics, priority student outcomes, objectives, and strategic themes to school board for information||May 9|
|Train district community engagement facilitators||May 10|
|Support district to design and facilitate community input sessions, and virtual and/or in-person input opportunities with students, teachers, school administrators, parents, other key stakeholders as needed to test the strategic plan components||May 10-20|
|Review and synthesize stakeholder input||May 15-24|
|Review input with Steering Committee and get input on revisions (Greenway Strategy Group virtual)||May 26|
|Board confirms or refines vision, and approves successful learner characteristics, priority student outcomes, objectives and strategic themes in consideration of stakeholder input (present for June 7)||June 7 and June 20|
|Train Strategy Team leaders and members to develop initiatives under each strategic theme||June 8|
|Provide coaching and support to Strategy Teams in identifying strategic initiatives that will lead to improvement in strategic themes||June 9-30|
|Steering Committee input on draft strategic initiatives (Greenway Strategy Group virtual)||July|
|Facilitate senior leadership team to approve and develop staged implementation of strategic initiatives||July|
|Present strategic initiatives, with recommended implementation phases to Board for information||August|
|Train Stage 1 strategic initiative owners||August|
|Support to Strategic Initiative Action Teams in the design of action plans for Stage 1 strategic initiatives including budgets||August - September|
|2022-23 School Year||Dates|
|Facilitate senior leadership to approve Stage 1 strategic initiative action plans including resource allocations||September|
|Support district staff in developing a Strategy Scorecard to measure progress on priority student outcomes, including baseline performance indicators and targets||September|
|Steering Committee update on strategic plan (Greenway Strategy Group virtual)||September|
|Board update on strategic plan||September|
|Support district staff in producing a strategic plan report and communication plan||October|
|Develop reporting and monitoring processes for strategic initiative implementation||October|
Families, staff and community members are invited to participate in one of four strategic plan community focus groups.
|Community input Sessions|
|May 10, 6-7:30 p.m., in Zachary Lane Elementary School's multipurpose room|
|May 11, 6-7:30 p.m., in FAIR School Crystal's cafeteria|
|May 16, 6-7:30 p.m., in FAIR School Crystal's cafeteria|
|May 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School's (RSI) cafeteria and multipurpose room|