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Strategic Planning and Goal Setting

Today’s educational climate is faced with a litany of challenges. Students within our educational system deserve the very best that we can provide for them regardless of the challenges presented to school systems.  Schools, communities and educational leaders are in a constant balancing act between community desires and needs, and regulation from the state and the federal government.

Over time this balancing act can lead to school systems and communities feeling powerless, despite their best efforts to provide quality education to the students of their community.  Long-range planning can provide a framework for defining a vision for the future of your local school system.  Engaging the community in the long-range planning process can be a daunting, but powerful process.  KASB can assist with the long-range planning process to ensure that desired results are obtained and the future is defined for your school system.

Long Range Planning Results In...


  • Create a culture and climate supportive of necessary innovations in response to today’s challenges
  • Design the best educational system for your community

Community Engagement

  • Involve community in shaping the future for your school system
  • Provide opportunities for community stakeholders to experience and learn about the educational process
  • Develop stronger relationships with district stakeholders, increasing transparency in your educational system


  • Incorporate proven practices and strategies into district curriculum and culture
  • Establish long term desired goals with annual accountability benchmarks


  • Focus resources towards long-term goals and vision of community and school system
  • Align supports and services to the current and future programming

Board Goal Setting

The entire board along with the superintendent discuss priorities and focus areas for the short-term, and long-term success of the district. These sessions typically occur as a board work session and last roughly three hours.

Board and District Leadership Goal Setting

The entire board along with the district leaders engage in a collaborative process to discuss priorities and focus areas for the short term, and long term success of the district. These sessions typically occur as a board work session and last roughly three hours.

Community-Based Strategic Planning

Every three to five years the board of education should involve the community in assisting them to define what graduates should know and to be able to do. This comprehensive planning exercise can be extremely helpful to the school leadership in getting a pulse on a variety of issues.

These sessions typically contain up to 50 participants, consisting mostly of community members, with some building and district representation. The work is generally accomplished over the course of two separate events each last roughly four hours.

How do we get started?

Contact Linsey Evans, our Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator, today! Depending on your board’s available time and resources, we will help you determine the format that works best for you. KASB staff captures the work in a report format that will set the stage for further planning by your district staff.