Strategic Plan 2019
“Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy.”
This year we initiated a community-wide effort to identify priorities for our next strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Council was formed in fall 2018 and included over 40 members from our learning community including parents, students, teachers and administrators from each school (CRS, AMS & AHS), as well as Board of Education and community members. Our objective was to create a clear and measurable plan which supports the district’s mission:
Our Mission: Building on a tradition of academic excellence and success for every student, we cultivate passionate learners and informed global citizens who actively influence their world.
The Strategic Planning Council analyzed qualitative and quantitative data gathered from two distinct surveys. Survey #1 consisted of four open ended questions (2 Identifying Strengths & 2 Identifying Enhancements). This survey highlighted many themes and determined items to further vet in the second survey. Survey #2 was a longer survey and respondents were given 35 statements and asked to rate how important each statement is to them and to what degree to which they perceive it already exists in Ardsley schools.
Combined, the data from these two surveys allowed us to craft thoughtful strategic priorities and initiatives that will guide our district for the next three to five years. We thank the community for its tremendous support in responding to our surveys and the very dedicated Strategic Planning Council members who helped us analyze and action the data.
Learn more about the process in the Strategic Planning Overview Video and Strategic Planning Overview Presentation provided below.