INTRODUCTION TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS
Despite an interesting 2020-2021 school year, Perry Public Schools continues to have success in the classroom, on the stage, on courts and fields, and on the mat. We are investing in our facilities and our people. The school board is committed to providing strong leadership and focus to continue this momentum. In order to do this, the board is embarking on a process to create a strategic plan that will advance our mission and establish a vision for the school district for the next several years.
Working in conjunction with Dr. Terry McCarty, superintendent, our school administrators, and district stakeholders, a steering committee will be formed to provide advice and forward thinking as we work together to develop a solid strategic plan. This committee will identify key issues and questions that will have a particularly strong impact on the future of our school district, and make recommendations to ensure a successful, district-wide effort in which all will have the opportunity to share their viewpoints and perspectives. The steering committee will seek out additional members of the community, as needed, for further exploration and feedback to uncover emerging goals and opportunities. To assist us with the coordination of this comprehensive project, we have engaged an experienced strategic planning facilitator, Rebecca Eastham, Ph.D, of Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater.
The community is an important part of our strategic planning process. There will be two primary ways for parents, grandparents, alumni, local businesses and citizens of Perry to provide input. First, a survey will be available on the school website from April 5 to April 19. Paper copies of the survey will also be available in the school site offices. Additionally, Rebecca from Meridian Tech plans to be in Perry to host a Strategic Planning Community Conversation at a later date. The Perry community is invited to attend this meeting to learn more and also provide input and suggestions on strategic initiatives, and for the district.
We look forward to an engaging and inclusive process that brings forth our best thinking about the future of Perry Public Schools and what we as a community are called to do in the years to come. Thank you in advance for your engagement in this important work.