STRATEGIC PLANNING UPDATE
June 21, 2023
Various stakeholders in the Laconia School District began work on its new strategic plan and a process to develop it in the Fall of 2022. After reviewing the existing plan, the decision was made to revise the plan, especially with the work that schools have done our Portrait of a Graduate and Future Learning Pathways relative to teaching and learning.
The Strategic Planning Committee of the School Board, along with the Board Chair, made the decision to gather feedback from the community on the district’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). Our work on strategic planning for the Laconia School District continues since our community night on November 16.
Since that night, the SAU, Strategic Planning Committee of the School Board, and the School Board all met at different times and reviewed the data and developed a process to develop the district’s new Strategic Plan. We have created three goal areas from the data we collected on this night:
A school community Focus Group was formed and met on April 13 to synthesize and disseminate information, act as a sounding board for ideas, and be ambassadors for the district’s strategic plan. This group includes School Board members, students, parents, and staff members.
We have formed task forces for each goal area. On May 22, members of these goal area task forces were presented with an overview of the November 16 community data and had their first discussion about how to frame the goals, which will be presented to the Board in the Fall of 2023.