The Strategic Plan was developed through three important stages. These three stages, which are outlined below, were instrumental in framing and forming the plan. In a culture of continuous improvement and responsiveness to community needs, the third stage of establishing measures and implementing actions remains ongoing. The plan will be reported annually, and measures and actions will be revised as the data, system outcomes, and community needs require.

 

First Stage  ​Second Stage  ​Third Stage
​Research & Framework
Sept. 2016 – May 2017
​Community Needs & Feedback
June 2017 – Jan. 2018
Measures and Implementation
Feb. 2018 – Ongoing​
  • ​Conducted four Board work sessions
     
  • Analyzed existing and required system and comparative data
     
  • Held four Board research work sessions
     
  • Affirmed the Board’s four Strategic Planning Pillars
     
  • Discussed potential objectives and measures
  • ​Facilitated eight focus groups with key stakeholder groups
     
  • Assessed community needs
     
  • Gathered community feedback on Strategic Planning Pillars and potential objectives and measures
  • ​Finalized objectives
     
  • Identify measures of success
     
  • Develop data dashboards
     
  • Implement strategic actions
     
  • Monitor, evaluate and revise

    

ANNUAL REPORTING & EVALUATION

In order to drive our continuous improvement, the Strategic Plan must remain the focal point of our collective work throughout each year.  The following annual reporting cycle will provide the Board and community with ongoing updates and insights into our system improvement efforts.  At these key dates, we will reflect on our work and data, and confirm or revise our priority focus areas.

​Pillar I​September & January
​Pillar II​August & March
​Pillar III​November & February
​Pilar IV​December & May
​Data Dashboard​October
​Attributes of a CCPS Graduate​June

  

The Board of Education's Strategic Planning Pillars are adopted in Board policy and serve as the framework for the CCPS Strategic Plan.  The Pillars define four focus areas around which the Strategic Plan is constructed. Clear objectives, appropriate actions and strategies, and measures of success shall be developed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated.

 

    

EducationIcon.png PILLAR I
PROVIDE MULTIPLE PATHWAY OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Upon graduation, Carroll County Public Schools students will be college and career ready. The variety of course options found in the CCPS program of studies empowers students to meet the educational prerequisites to enter an institution of higher learning, the military, or the work force. Targeted interventions, alternative placements, career connections internships, dual enrollment options, online courses, special education services, gifted and talented services, and differentiated course levels are provided to meet the individual learning needs of all students.

 

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PILLAR II
STRENGTHEN PRODUCTIVE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Carroll County Public Schools' personnel will communicate openly and honestly to foster a trusting and supportive relationship with parents, community members, business partners, and public officials. CCPS strives to create an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and respect for diversity and encourage unity among all students, staff, and community. CCPS welcomes parent and community volunteers to help with the total school program.

 

WorkforceIcon.png PILLAR III
DEVELOP AND SUPPORT A SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE
Carroll County Public Schools will hire and retain highly qualified and skilled employees who are dedicated to the success of our school system and students. Employees can expect to be supervised by experts in their field who provide timely and relevant professional development opportunities and feedback designed to promote their effectiveness and success. CCPS values a high performing and diverse workforce who contribute to a positive educational experience for all students.

 

EnvironmentIcon.png PILLAR IV
ESTABLISH SAFE, SECURE, HEALTHY, AND MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Carroll County Public Schools recognizes that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. Students, parents, and CCPS employees can expect policies, procedures, and programs to be implemented that promote a safe and orderly environment in school, on school grounds, and on school buses, as well as programs that promote healthy life style choices and social and emotional well-being. CCPS strives to provide up-to-date facilities, technologies, equipment, and instructional materials appropriate for a modern learning environment.