Strategic planning is defined as an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, and ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals. It sets a clear direction for an organization.
Seguin ISD currently has a three-year strategic plan that was developed and adopted during the 2017-2018 school year. With that plan set to expire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, the district has started engaging in developing a new three-year strategic plan that will run through the 2024-2025 school year. Strategic planning is incorporated as part of SISD’s participation in TEA’s System of Great Schools Network.
The process of developing a new strategic plan began in July 2021 with the development of an Internal Steering Committee. A Visioning Task Force, made up of various district stakeholders, met over four days in October and December 2021 to identify areas of opportunity for the district. These findings were used to develop seven new Strategic Goals and four Strategic Priorities that will drive the work of the district over the next three years. The timeline below shows additional steps in the process with the final draft being presented to the Board of Trustees at the June meeting.
Internal Steering Committee Formation
Visioning Task Force Creation
Performance Objective Development
Target Area Task Force Formation
Final Draft of Plan Presented to Board
Central Office Annual Work Plan Creation
Begin Monthly Reports for the Board
A total of eight Strategic Planning Task Forces have been created to develop action plans designed to make improvements in the target areas that are aligned to the new Strategic Goals and Priorities. Each Task Force will have 8-10 members who will collaborate to develop district strategic actions for the next 12-18 months. Below is the list of Task Forces and members:
Equitable Student Experiences
Mark Cantu (Chair)
College, Career, Military Readiness
Anna Lisa Vargas (Co-Chair)
Rick Bough (Co-Chair)
Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum in a Blended Learning Model
Andrea Jaramillo (Co-Chair)
Steve Gonzalez (Co-Chair)
Cindy Moreno (Chair)
Sean Hoffmann (Chair)
Pete Silvius (Co-Chair)
Bethany Polk (Co-Chair)
Nikki E. Bittings (Chair)
Bill Lewis (Chair)
Tony Hillberg (Chair)
In December 2017, a group of district stakeholders met over a two-day period to develop a new long-range strategic plan for the district. The result was a three-year plan that was adopted by the Board of Trustees in March 2018. Strategic Plan 2018 included three strategic priorities and multiple commitments that aligned to each priority. Below are lists of accomplishments that were a result of the plan.
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