ERIC Number: ED454574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Strategic Planning for School Administrators. Fastback 457.
This fastback document examines the strategic-planning process. Intended for school administrators, the booklet offers practical advice on strategic planning, and the importance of such planning in those districts that experience high turnover. When conceptualizing a strategic plan, administrators should begin with an end in mind and then develop a practical plan to achieve that end. It is also necessary to develop a plan in conjunction with other stakeholders so that everyone has a vested interest in the plan's success. However, any plan, no matter how carefully conceived, will have to overcome various obstacles, such as a lack of interest, a lack of time, and disillusionment. A plan facilitator can help educators surmount these limitations and can set guidelines throughout the entire planning process. The basic elements of the plan should include a mission statement, a vision statement, and an action plan. A strategic-plan committee can establish each of these fundamental components, but it is also important for there to be follow-up so that people can measure whether or not the strategic plan accomplished its goal. Since the strategic-planning process is extremely demanding, all those who are called to formulate such plans must be prepared to contribute time and effort. (Contains 20 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Long Range Planning, Participative Decision Making, Strategic Planning
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