Following one year of substantial stakeholder input, recent targeted focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and a stakeholder design session inclusive of students, parents, community, and staff, Superintendent Wayne N. Walters EdD and District consultant Martha Greenway provided a preview of a DRAFT strategic plan framework. The framework outlines the priority outcomes, strategic themes, and objectives that will guide the development of initiatives as part of a 5-year strategic plan aimed at solving the District’s challenges with student outcomes and experiences.
To gather additional feedback from the community, Pittsburgh Public Schools held four additional virtual stakeholder feedback sessions, targeted focus groups with principals, assistant principals, central office staff, students, the Equity Advisory Panel, and a community survey to respond to four key questions about the draft framework. In addition, for the first time, the District entrusted and trained community organizations to hold similar feedback sessions to answer the four key questions:
- What works well about this strategic plan framework?
- What, if anything, do you disagree with in these documents?
- Other than strategic initiatives and performance metrics which will be designed in the next phase, is anything missing?
- Within each of the strategic themes, what ideas do you have for approaches to support the priority student outcomes?
After the District's consultant analyzed the responses for key ideas and themes, recommended updates to the draft framework were shared with the Board at it's February 6th Education Committee Meeting. Following Board feedback, the District will present the proposed framework for Board approval at its February 27th Legislative Meeting.