Strategic Plan Development 2011-2013

Plan development

Development of the plan began in 2011. To review the plan development timeline, go here: Strategic Plan Development 2011-2013

January 2014
The Ray-Pec School Board met in a work session Thursday night, Jan. 9, 2014, to review a draft of the district’s strategic plan. Revisions are continuing to the plan, which focuses on continuous improvement in eight focus areas, including Student Success, Workplace Focus, and Fiscal Responsibility. Board members agreed to remove one goal statement from the draft. The plan is expected to be presented to the board of education for final approval in February 2014.

Fall 2013 Revisions to Plan
During Fall 2013, focus area teams revised strategies and action steps and established SMART goals for the Strategic Plan.

Fall 2012 - Timeline and Draft of Plan
At the Oct. 25, 2012, Board of Education meeting, the board approved a draft of the district's new Strategic Plan. The 30-page document provided an overview of the process, and an outline of goals and objectives around eight goals areas. The plan, once complete, is designed to guide the district from 2012-2017, with annual reviews and updates. The five goal areas are: Student Success, Workforce Satisfaction and Engagement, Fiscal Responsibility, Technology Optimization, Leadership and Governance, Performance Measurement, Stakeholder Satisfaction and Engagement, and Communication. Read more: Strategic Plan Draft

The board also considered a proposed "dashboard" as a way to view progress on goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan. You can see how this looks: Proposed dashboard

At the Sept. 20, 2012, Board of Education meeting, the board reviewed this timeline for finalizing and implementing a new strategic plan. Timeline

Spring 2012 - Focus area teams
The Ray-Pec School District formed eight District Strategic Planning Goal Teams. Thanks to those who volunteered to serve on these teams. The teams are scheduled to begin meeting on Feb. 13, 2012. A list of the team members was presented at the Jan. 26, 2012, school board meeting. 
List of team members

Winter 2012 - Eight focus areas
Strategic Planning efforts to date led the District to identify key themes to serve as the foundation for an updated Five-Year Strategic Plan. Many stakeholders provided feedback that helped identify these eight goal themes:

  • Student Success
  • Communication (Internal/External)
  • Workforce Focus
  • Leadership/Governance
  • Technology
  • Fiscal Responsibility Integrated with Strategic Direction
  • Performance Management tied to Strategic Direction
  • Stakeholder Focus

Fall 2011 - Focus Group Feedback
The planning process included conducting 11 focus groups during fall 2011. A total of 163 people participated in the various groups to provide important feedback to the district.
Focus Group Feedback

Fall 2011 Updates
December 2011: On Dec. 8 and 9, 2011, district leaders participated in two days of strategic planning. The group worked with Raina Knox, president of the Excellence in Missouri Foundation, to review feedback from focus group interviews. The group also began to formulate goals and objectives for a five-year plan.

The two-day meeting included school principals, district administrators, and school board members Leo Anderson and Ruth Johnson. In reviewing data from focus groups and internal interviews, Knox helped the group identify opportunities for improvement in the areas of leadership, workforce issues, communication, fiscal responsibility, and strategic planning


September 2011
: Ray-Pec continues to evaluate systems; seeks ways to improve overall quality

May 2011: Work to continue through 2011-2012 - District continues process to revise CSIP

Spring 2011 - Show-Me Challenge
During March and April 2011, a specially-trained assessment team conducted interviews with district leaders. The assessment team also conducted brief interviews during "walk-arounds" at all district facilities. Questions covered processes, customer service, use of data, measurement, and other topics that are principles of the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Model. A summary of those interview results was shared with the assessment team and district leaders in June.

This feedback report from the "Show Me Challenge" identified key themes and opportunities for improvement. The report shared that the district needs a more consistent and systematic approach to strategic planning, leadership, organizational communication, performance measurement, and customer focus. The feedback report revealed that the district lacks systematic processes to gather data, analyze data, share information throughout the district, and receive and respond to feedback from customers. Here is the report:
Show Me Challenge feedback report

Spring 2011 - Mission and Vision
Revision of mission, vision and collective commitments. Mission, vision and collective commitments