Forsyth County Schools Strategic Planning Process 2022-2027
What is a strategic plan?
Every five years, the Forsyth County School System develops a long-range blueprint for continuous school improvement. This plan entails gathering feedback from our school system’s stakeholders – meaning parents, students, staff, and community members. The focus of that feedback centers on answering questions about what our schools are doing well, what areas we need to improve upon, what external issues exist that could impact us, and what external opportunities have emerged that we should consider. Armed with that feedback, as well as information provided through our accreditation process, a planning committee made up of community members, students, and school system personnel will analyze all of the data collected, including the results from the execution off our previous strategic plan. Our mission, vision, and belief statements will be refined as needed and major strategic objectives will be developed for us to focus on over the next five years. Finally, an action team of educators will develop the steps needed to be taken to achieve measurable success on each of our strategic objectives.
How is stakeholder feedback collected?
There are two primary methods of collecting feedback. The first comes from a community survey that is available below. The window for this began in September and will end in mid-November. The second method comes from our Community Engagement Focus Groups. These groups are comprised of representatives from each of our 42 schools, including parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Invitations were sent out for the three Focus Group sessions - all held at Alliance Academy for Innovation’ cafeteria - on the following evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 PM:
10/26 ACE, AAI, Lambert, and North Forsyth Vertical Team Representatives
11/1 Forsyth Central, East Forsyth, and Denmark Vertical Team Representatives
11/8 West Forsyth and South Forsyth Vertical Team Representatives
Can I attend a Community Engagement Focus Group session even if we were not invited?
Yes…these are open to the public. Unless you were invited, though, you will not participate in the table discussion. In the event of last-minute cancellations, however, we may have space open at a table talk. If we do, we will seat on a first come first serve basis.
What is the timeline for completion of the strategic planning process?
September – November Community Engagement: Surveys & focus groups
February – March Planning Team: Establishment of major objectives, goal areas,
March – April Action Teams: Measurable targets and action steps established
April Planning Team: Review of the plan
May Board of Education: Reviewed for final approval
Who do I contact to learn more?
You may reach out to the Forsyth County Schools Deputy Superintendent’s office.