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Setting goals for the best education


January 6, 2019

Members of the strategic planning team meet at the Northwest Technology Center in Alva. Meetings were held Dec. 13 and 14 to determine goals and objectives for the Alva Public Schools.

After an initial phase, the 37 members of the strategic planning team for Alva Public Schools spent Dec. 13 and 14 to further refine goals and objectives. The planning team includes students, teachers, stakeholders and representatives of community organizations and educational institutions.

In January the group will gather again to complete the next phase of the Continuous Strategic Improvement Plan. A complete list of the team members may be seen on the school website at under the Strategic Planning tab.

The committee defined four goal areas with two to three objectives for each. They are:

• Goal Area: Curriculum and Instruction

Objective: Master core content

Objective: Increase awareness of career pathways

TOP: Representing different aspects of the community, strategic planning team members work on phase 2 of the improvement plan. From left are Randy McMurphy, Kelly Thiesing, Bo Hannaford, Stephanie Marteney, Jenna Maier, Brenna Heaton and Melinda Barton. BOTTOM: Alva High School students work with the strategic planning team to formulate goals and objectives for the Alva Public Schools. From left are Baylor Wren, Joe Parson, Delaney Lambert, Colby Mackey and Jena Maier.

• Goal Area: Culture and Community

Objective: Improve involvement and satisfaction

Objective: Improve student behavior

Objective: Develop quality programs

• Goal Area: Personnel

Objective: Recruit and retain quality staff

Objective: Develop quality staff in all areas

• Goal Area: Resources

Objective: Improve facilities

Objective: Align school finances to strategic plan


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