The Strategic Planning Team (SPT) drafted this plan under the guidance of Dr. C. Bruce McDade, Superintendent of Manassas Park City Schools. The SPT is made up of representatives from each of the four schools as well as an Instructional Technology Specialist for the division. This team utilized a variety of methods to garner stakeholder input at all levels. The process, formal and informal, included surveys, closed interviews, and open discussion forums. From Directors at the Central Office level to our kindergarten students, stakeholder feedback was an integral part of the development of this plan. Staff members at each school serve on a Strategic Planning Committee and therefore their input is gathered on a frequent and consistent basis. Formalized procedures are in place to keep these lines of communication and involvement open year to year. While parent involvement did occur, we recognized a need for more formal procedures to solicit feedback and input from our parents.
The district plan is reviewed, revised, and updated each year. Each school developed its five-year plan in alignment with the goals and format of the district plan.
Each year the plan will be reviewed and successes will be measured against the stated goals. Notations will be added to show which action items and objectives have been met, modified, or removed. Since the goals are intended to be long-term targets, while the objectives may have shorter timelines, the Strategic Planning Team will determine if new objectives are needed, but will only modify the driving goals if there is a significant issue to address.