DeKalb County School District

Strategic Plan (2014—2019)

.org link icon Dr. Linda Frazer [ ], Coordinator, Leadership Development
Phone: 678.676.2834

updated June 11, 2015

At DeKalb County Schools, it is our vision to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence, and our mission to produce globally competitive students prepared for higher education, work, and life-long learning. And, we are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders – students, parents/guardians, community leaders, teachers, and staff – refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive five-year strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000 students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

District leaders have created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to lead each division in the work that will successfully achieve the goal areas and performance objectives. A monitoring and data collection process for the Strategic Plan has been developed and implemented. In addition, training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the local school's continuous improvement efforts.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything that we do - within the classroom and throughout the District. This commitment infuses each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.

2014 — 2019 Strategic Plan

.pdf link icon Vision, Mission, Beliefs, Goal Areas & Performance Objectives [ ]

.pdf link icon Strategy Map [ ]

.pdf link icon Performance Measures [ ]

.pdf link icon Strategic Plan Summary of Progress [ ]

High-Level Timeline

Targeted Completion Date
Quarterly monitoring September 30, 2015
Cross-divisional sessions August 2015
Training and support sessions for all principals July 2015
End-of-the-year monitoring June 30, 2015
Regional superintendents trained on protocols, processes, and tools for monitoring school plans June 2015
Quarterly monitoring completed March 31, 2015
Monitoring and accountability system developed and implemented January 2015
Performance measures and targets presented to the Board December 2014
Sign-off completion of strategic plan On/before June 30, 2014
Complete phase 2 milestone On/before June 30, 2014
Begin phase 2 of the strategic planning process January 6, 2014
Board of Education approves the vision, mission, motto, beliefs, goal areas, and performance objectives December 2, 2013
Complete phase 1 milestone November 29, 2013
Begin phase 1 of the strategic planning process September 1, 2013
Select the entire strategic planning committee August 19-30, 2013
Preplanning meetings with vendor August 19-30, 2013
Finalize an engagement letter with vendor August 6-16, 2013
Obtain board approval for RFP selected vendor August 5, 2013

Key Documents

.pdf link icon AdvancED Standards for Quality [ ]

.pdf link icon Vision for Public Education in Georgia [ ]

.pdf link icon The Bridge Initiative [ ]

.pdf link icon Glossary of Terms [ ]


opens in new window icon Georgia School Boards Association [ ]

.org link icon Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement [ ]

.pdf link icon A Vision for Public Education in Georgia [ ]

Balanced Scorecard

opens in new window icon eBoard [ ]

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