District Kicks Off Strategic Planning Process - Take the Survey Today!

District Kicks Off Strategic Planning Process - Take the Survey Today!
Alexander Wolff

Dear Pelham Community,

Every five years, the Pelham Community has an opportunity to help shape the future of the Pelham Public Schools through the Strategic Planning process. With the District in the final year of its current plan, the time has come to renew the District’s vision for the next five years. 

Earlier this school year, the Board of Education selected Hazard, Young, Attea Associates as the District’s strategic planning consultant. HYA comes with a strong familiarity with our District, having worked on several executive searches and we are excited to draw upon the firm’s extensive strategic planning experience.

Key objectives of our Strategic Planning initiative include:

  • Improving educational outcomes by enhancing student performance. 

  • Enhancing community engagement through stakeholder input and participation.

  • Optimizing resource allocation while supporting high standards. 

  • Long-term sustainability for the District both academically and financially.  

Our District has long valued members of the Pelham Community as vital partners in the education of our students and it is essential that we receive your feedback as part of this process. With that in mind, we encourage all members of the Pelham community to complete our Strategic Planning survey, which will be open through Thursday, March 14. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Albanian and can be taken by anyone in the Pelham community, including parents/guardians and those who do not currently have children in the Pelham Schools. The survey will also be taken by District teachers and staff as well as PMHS students. 

As part of the strategic planning process, our consultants will also be holding focus groups with representative stakeholders across the District to provide additional feedback. The information gleaned from the surveys and focus groups will provide important data for the Board to consider as it develops its vision for our schools. 

The Board will seek to process and refine this information into 3-5 Strategic Plan goal areas throughout the spring. This work will include five work sessions as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 20, 3:30pm

  • Wednesday, April 3, 3:30pm

  • Wednesday, April 17, 3:30pm

  • Tuesday, April 30, 7pm

  • Wednesday, may 8, 3:30pm

Each of these sessions will be held in the Pelham Middle School library and will be open to the public. 

We look forward to engaging with the community throughout the strategic planning process and will share additional updates about this journey along the way. Community members can also follow our progress online using our Strategic Planning progress dashboard. 

Sincerely,

The Pelham Public Schools

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