The sad truth about many strategic plans is that once the presentations are over, and the lengthy final report has been issued to stakeholders, many of these “action” documents are routinely filed away without ever again seeing the light of day.
You can bet on this not being the case with Talbot County School District’s “2020 Vision” released this fall. The plan not only summarizes the findings of the TCPS’s year-long strategic planning process, but provides the community with the school district’s very specific goals for academic excellence, partnerships, and organizational resources, as well as stated objectives that can be measured each year by parents, the TCPS School Board, County Council, and the general public.
This level of local accountability is just another example of Superintendent Kelly Griffith’s campaign to engage the community more in educating Talbot’s children. From pre-kindergarten programs to guiding high school seniors well paying careers, Griffith feels that the net results of the strategic planning process will significantly improve student performance as well as teacher morale.
Superintendent Griffith sat down with the Spy earlier this week to talk about the process that led to the 2020 Vision, and the important benchmarks of accountability that will ensure the plan becomes the reality for Talbot’s public schools and its students. Griffith also talks have Common Core standards and how her school district is making this a positive change for teachers and parents.
This video is approximately eleven minutes in length. Please go here for a copy of the TCPS-Strategic Plan-web