• Strategic Planning in CVSD


  • strategic plan is the vehicle that allows an organization to look at its future. Through visioning, developing a mission, examining core values, and setting achievable goals, the district moves toward the attainment of school improvement.

    Over the course of the next several months, the Champlain Valley School District will be implementing the development/deployment of a strategic planning process.

    The ongoing process is designed to be sustainable with CVSD's students, parents, staff, and community. We are working with Phil Gore, a representative from the VT School Boards Association. He has been hired by the district, as a consultant, to provide critical support for the development of the strategic planning process. 

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    We invite the CVSD community to be a part of our strategic planning process!  

    We will host a Strategic Planning Kickoff event on Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 in CVU's library

    Please use this form to let us know if you can join us for that and how you might like to be a part of the strategic planning process.  

    If you would like to join us to provide feedback, consider one of these dates: 

    • October 13, 6-8pm
    • October 15, 9:30-11:30am
    • October 17, 9:00-11:00 am
    (More specific information will be shared when it is available.)

  • CVSD Strategic Planning DRAFT Timeline


    From Phil Gore:

    • Meet with the superintendent, Central Office Leadership Team (COLT), and Board Officers to discuss needs, hopes, and sponsorship of the work [March 22, 2022]
    • Meet with the board for a visioning exercise and input [April]
      • Values, Beliefs, Vision, Mission
      • Define the community and identify community groups
    • Meet with principals (and other administrators) for input into [April]
      • Values, Beliefs, Vision, Mission
      • Possible Draft Goal Areas(?)
    • Convene a Strategic Plan Steering Committee (20-30 people) [August 2022]
      • Possible Composition
        • Superintendent and his designated senior staff (2-5)
        • Principal representatives (2-5)
        • Teacher representatives (3-5)
        • Non-certificated staff (3-5)
        • Parent representatives (2-4)
        • Student representatives (2-4)
        • Community (non-parent) representatives (2-3)
        • Other key constituent groups (safety, government, business) (3-5)
        • Board member members (2-3)
    • Share the input/guidance with the Steering Committee [August/September 2022]
      1. Electronically for 1-2 weeks
      2. Hold a meeting with Steering Committee in-person
      3. Conduct a SWOT Analysis
      4. Solicit names for additional community groups/persons to include in the
        planning process.
    • Convene large community group for input on Goals, Objectives, and Tasks (45-80
      people) [Sept 2022]
      • Conduct Needs Analysis
      • Develop Goal Areas
      • Collect input on Objectives and Tasks
    • Subgroups of the Steering Committee meet on Goal Areas [Sept-Oct 2022]
      • Write actionable Goal statements
      • Develop clear Objectives for each Goal
      • Organize Tasks under each Objective
    • Present Draft Strategic Plan to the Board for Review and Input [Oct-Nov 2022]
    • Develop Metrics for Goals, Objectives, and Tasks [Nov-Dec 2022]
    • Present Final Strategic Plan to Board for Adoption [Jan-Feb 2023]

    More information will be posted here when it becomes available.

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