Updates to Strategic Plan
The Strategic Planning Committee is meeting throughout fall 2017 to help revise and update the District's plan.
Oct. 3, 2017, Committee meeting
As part of continued work to revise the District's plan, the Strategic Planning Committee spent much of its meeting time on Oct. 3 brainstorming strategies in three broad focus areas.
Participants worked in table groups to suggest and discuss ways in which the District might focus its energy and resources. The resulting lists are being compiled to find common areas of emphasis.
Committee members also discussed an upcoming public forum, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Ray-Pec High School. At that meeting, patrons will hear an overview of the strategic planning process. Patrons will also have the opportunity to reflect upon the list of potential strategies, suggest additional strategies, and rank strategies in each focus area and from the entire group.
Also at the meeting, the group heard from Stan Elliott, Director of the Missouri Innovation Campus. He talked about preparing students for a variety of college and career paths. Elliott told about working with many employers to determine what skills they need from graduates.
Sept. 19, 2017, Committee meeting
On Sept. 19, the Strategic Planning Committee continued to review school district data and began to plan for ways to gather community feedback. This was the second meeting for the committee, which has been formed to help determine “What’s next for Ray-Pec?”
Laura Howard and Patty Gentrup from the University of Kansas Public Management Center guided the group in discussion about the public engagement portions of the process. The committee is developing a draft list of focus areas and strategies for the public to consider. Community members may suggest other ideas during the feedback process.
Mark your calendars for an October 26 public forum to learn more. The committee plans to share information about the planning process and initial ideas for focus areas and strategies. The forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Ray-Pec High School. In addition to the forum, the committee also plans to use surveys to gather community feedback.
Sept. 5, 2017, Committee meeting
The Strategic Planning Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 5.
After a welcome and introductions, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees (at right) provided background information on the existing Strategic Plan and the scorecard used by District leadership to measure progress toward goals in the plan.
Approximately 50 stakeholders are participating on the Planning Committee, with opportunities for community-wide feedback to be scheduled later this fall.
Dr. Monsees shared the proposed timeline of committee work and the committee charge to help determine "What's next for Ray-Pec?"
The intention is to develop recommended focus areas and key strategies for Board of Education consideration in December.
The committee established operating norms for its work, reviewed some initial data about student performance and opportunities, and brainstormed various data sources to be reviewed during the planning process.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 19.
About the Committee
The Board of Education and administration recognize the need to update the District's Strategic Plan. The Strategic Planning Committee includes representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups.
The Board asks the committee to analyze data, identify priorities and related strategies, seek appropriate community feedback, and ultimately make recommendations to the Board of Education by December 2017. The charge to the committee is to work under these guiding principles:
- The plan should identify ways to support and encourage continuous improvement of the Raymore-Peculiar School District.
- The total number of focus areas within the plan should be limited (3-5) to ensure appropriate focus and attention.
- The plan should reflect the input of all stakeholder groups from within the Ray-Pec community.
Committee meeting dates
The Strategic Planning Committee is scheduled to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the library of the Ray-Pec Academy.
- September 5
- September 19
- October 3 (Joint meeting with Board of Education)
- October 18
- November 7
- November 21
Strategic Plan update - January 2017
The Board of Education is scheduled to review the District's Strategic Plan during a work session on Jan. 19, 2017.
2016 Ray-Pec School District Goal Progress Scorecard
Goal Progress Scorecard measurement notes
2016 Peer Groups - statewide
2016 Peer Groups - KC Metro
Strategic Plan Executive Summary 2013-2017