All organizations need a vision. All organizations must plan for the vision, or the vision will never be realized. A well-defined and well-executed school improvement effort begins with a comprehensive schoolwide strategic plan that provides a logical framework for clarifying and achieving the vision. The school plan includes: an assessment of where the school is today and what factors can be expected to influence it in the future; a mission statement describing the school’s purpose and function; a vision that reflects the values and beliefs of the individuals who make up the organization; long-range goals that make the intents of the mission and vision tangible; an identification of outcomes; a plan for evaluation and continuous improvement; an action plan that identifies the procedural steps needed to implement the goals, including timelines, responsibility, accountability; and, an estimation of budget needs based on the action plan.
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