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GACS 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

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2016-2020 Strategic Plan

Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 2016-2020 Strategic Plan: Participants Help Shape the Vision and Goals for the Future of Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. Most notably we have updated our mission, vision, belief statements, and goals.

We’re excited about this plan and the possibilities it provides for our students, parents/guardians and community to improve education at Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. Attached you will find the 2 page summary of the strategic plan. The full strategic plan will be posted to our website in the coming days.

Community, parent/guardian, students and staff forums and an electronic survey resulted in 243 people providing input for the planning process. A Strategic Planning Team of 29 community members, parents/guardians, staff, and students participated in an all-day planning retreat on March 3, 2016 and developed the District’s strategic goals.

Throughout the planning process the community expressed high expectations of Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools becoming a world class school district and having all students graduate college and career ready from high school. Even though some of the goals are extremely high, they reflect the strong desire that has been expressed to embrace significant change and dramatically improve the school system.

There were several clear and consistent themes that emerged from this process.

  1. While much more work needs to be done; Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools is headed in the right direction with positive momentum behind the academic growth and instructional reforms.
  2. The future of growth and success of Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools must be a top community priority that requires support from all stakeholders (students, parents/guardians, taxpayers, businesses, non-profits, foundations, government agencies, etc.).
  3. As a district, we must do a better job of positively engaging and aligning internal (students, parents/guardians, staff, and the school board) and external (taxpayers, community organizations, businesses, non-profits, government agencies, elected officials) stakeholders around common goals and objectives to significantly improve academic achievement.

We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with all sectors of our community to implement these goals and suggested objectives.