2017-2020 Strategic Plan Process
The Franklin Township Board of Education began the Strategic Plan process early in the 2016-2017 school year with the assistant of a consultant from EIRC. This person led 6 workshops, three with the larger community and three with a small group of stakeholders. During those workshops, various opinions and perspectives were shared. The result of these meetings was a revised mission statements and three goal areas to be considered over the next few years. At the final meeting of the smaller group, goal statements for each goal area were created. Those goal statements will be achieved using some of the strategies suggested by those who attended the community workshops.
Revised Mission Statement: Franklin Township Public Schools embraces its diversity, fosters excellent educational innovation and empowers all students to achieve their highest potential.
Goal One: Improve Student Growth and Achievement; Goal Two: Foster Community Engagement; Goal Three: Create an Equitable Transition
What follows is a summary of the meetings and workshops. Reports and materials from these meetings are also available.
Strategic Plan Community Workshop: on Thursday, November 3, 2016, approximately 40 people gathered for the first of three Strategic Plan Community Workshops. The majority of those present were staff members but several parents were in attendance as well. Participants were asked to record what they thought were the strengths; challenges; opportunities and fears faced by the district. Individuals examined our current mission statement. Information gained from these exercises will be digested and considered during the development of the multi-year strategic plan. The next Community Input Workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Franklin High School Cafeteria at 7:00 pm. Please join us if you are able.Strategic Plan Steering Committee Meeting: On December 14, 2016, the Strategic Plan Steering Committee met to further discuss some common themes expressed at the first community workshop. The Committee reviewed comments on the Mission Statement made by community members at the first workshop and created three drafts of a revised Mission Statement which incorporated those comments. Our consultant will be presenting the work of this steering committee at the next community workshop. Please join us on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 7:00 in the cafeteria of Franklin High School.Strategic Plan Community Workshop: On January 11, 2017, about 50 individuals: school district administrators, staff, parents, and several Board of Education members joined Dr. Ravally and Mr. Loughran at the second Strategic Plan Community Workshop. Once again, the session was facilitated by to Ms. JoAnn Perotti, a consultant working with the district through Educational Information & Resource Center. She held a brief presentation and then had the individuals sit in small groups to discuss proposed revisions to the Mission Statement. She presented three revisions that had been developed by the Strategic Plan Steering Committee in December. That group had created those revisions based upon the suggestions submitted by the members of the community who attended the first Community Workshop in November. The second activity of the evening had the small groups review the current district goals and discuss what they felt were the necessary actions or steps to complete that goal; why that step/action was necessary and how we would know when we had completed the step. Those present were encouraged to bring that activity home with them and return to the third Community Workshop on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria of Franklin High School.
This information is also posted on the district website for those who were unable to attend the meeting on January 11th, but would like to submit comments on March 13th
Strategic Plan Steering Committee Meeting: On February 8, the Strategic Plan Steering Committee met and reviewed seven iterations of the Mission Statement which had been revised at the last Community Workshop. After discussing the pros and cons of several of the revisions, the Steering Committee suggested a very concise but strong Mission Statement. This will be shared with the community at the next workshop on March 13th. The Steering Committee then reviewed the goal areas that had been shared at the last Community Workshop. During this discussion, it was determined that some of the goal areas could be combined. Another goal area, one which reflected the thoughts of those who attended the first community workshop, was added. The goal areas which will be shared with those at the next community workshop are as follows: Improve Student Achievement and Growth; Foster Community Engagement and Create An Equitable Transition. If you would like to submit comments at the next Community Workshop, click here for forms on these condensed goal areas.