226 Quakertown Road
PO Box 368
Quakertown, NJ 08868
Phone: 908-735-7929
Fax: 908-735-0368

226 Quakertown Road
PO Box 368
Quakertown, NJ 08868
Phone: 908-735-7929
Fax: 908-735-0368

 

 
 
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Strategic Planning

Franklin Township School District
5 Year Strategic Plan: 2018-2023

In this atmosphere of challenge and change, the Franklin Township School Board of Education has involved the school community to help them ensure a bright future for their school. The future is also at the forefront as they began a new strategic planning process in March 2018. This five- year plan (2018-2023) will enable the school to keenly focus on their instructional programs and the comprehensive supports that they provide to their students. We have involved participation and wisdom by the school community in this process. 

The process began in May of 2018, with a survey to the community about their thoughts on the new strategic plan and continued with reflection sessions, with the school board of education, staff and parents. We continued this process which enabled us to create a blueprint for the next level of excellence in teaching and learning in our school, with a stronger-than-ever emphasis on student achievement. We involved parents, community members, school board members, professional and support staff, administrators, and students as part of this team.

As a result of the survey responses and reflection sessions, the following areas became the focus of further development during the many Strategic Planning Team sessions:

  • Excellence in Education (Student Achievement)
  • The Whole Child (Social, Emotional Growth and Well-Being)
  • Facilities and Financial Resilience

Timeline

The timeline that was utilized in the process, included the framework of Focus Areas and Strategies as a result of the survey and reflection sessions. Over 280 responses were received.

  • March 19, 2018: Meeting with Board of Education (BOE) to detail process
  • March to September 2018: Meetings with Dr. Broadus W. Davis, Acting Superintendent Franklin Township School District, Key Leadership Team, Staff, Parents and Board of Education, to facilitate reflection sessions to develop framework
  • March to September 2018: Collect data, and develop needs assessment
  • May 2, 2018- May 14, 2018: Strategic Planning Survey to Public
  • May 22, 2018: School Board Reflection Session/Including Public Reflection
  • June 4, 2018: Staff Reflection Session
  • July 30, 2018: Strategic Plan Steering Team Session (Stakeholders)
  • October 4, 2018: Stakeholder Action Plan development
  • October 15, 2018: Franklin Township Board Meeting – Presentation of Draft Strategic Plan to Board as information item 
  • November 19, 2018: Franklin Township Board Meeting – Board of Education approved the Strategic Plan
  • November 20, 2018: Acting Superintendent and Leadership Team begins implementation of Strategic Plan

Overall Strategic Plan Goals:

Focus Area #1: Excellence in Education

Strategies:

  • Improve the overall state mandated assessment tests (Math, English, Language Arts & Science) which includes professional development for staff
  • Improve technology as it impacts instruction
  • Develop a strong academic program & rigorous curriculum, while effectively addressing the needs of at-risk students

Focus Area #2: The Whole Child ( Social, Emotional Growth & Well-Being)

Strategies:

  • Emotional safety and security engagement
  • Parent engagement & education training
  • Student transition to various grade levels
  • Teaching the safe use of social media

Focus Area #3: Facilities and Fiscal Resilience 

Strategies:

  • Address declining enrollment
  • Address facilities maintenance and upgrades
  • Explore shared services
  • Seek alternative sources of funding
  • Educate the public on school finances

The next steps in the process, will be the implementation of the detailed action steps by the Acting Superintendent and his leadership team in partnership with the Board of Education. 

The external facilitator for the strategic plan process was:

JoAnn Perotti, Director of Strategic Services
Bucks County Intermediate Unit

 

Dr. Broadus W. Davis, Acting Superintendent

Franklin Township School District
226 Quakertown Road
Quakertown, NJ 08868