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ERIC Number: ED350657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Constructing the Path to Tomorrow: Strategic Planning and Implementation in the David Douglas School District.
Cole, Richard
Following a brief introduction to the David Douglas School District community and schools located in a partly unincorporated area of Portland/Multnomah County, Oregon, this publication describes the district's prior annual goal-setting process and its evolving Vision 90's strategic-planning and implementation process (SPI). Strategic-planning steps included recognizing the need for a comprehensive and inclusive districtwide planning process, developing a suitable planning model, implementing the SPI model's goal-setting phase, beginning the SPI model's implementation phase, and reviewing, renewing, and replicating the process. The goal-setting and implementation processes are described in detail, along with actions and accomplishments for each of six goals (technology, career/vocational improvement, human needs, personal development, staff development, and communications) and the review and renewal processes. Strategic planning was a success; every action plan was completed more rapidly than anticipated and/or to a level well beyond expectations. The David Douglas experience revealed four key factors influencing Vision 90's success: organizational structure and accountability; commitment and support; realistic and workable goals and objective; and teacher involvement without overkill. Appendices contain the Vision 90's community survey and student and parent report cards. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: David Douglas Public Schools, Portland, OR.