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Franklin - FSSD begins strategic planning

Administrators and board members in the Franklin Special School District have begun the process of creating a new strategic plan for the next five-years. During their first meeting, Sept. 24, they evaluated what the district accomplished since the last plan was implemented in 2007.

Three committees – Educational Excellence, Finance and Community Relations – began the task of analyzing goals developed in the prior plan, evaluating completed goals and compared them to recent changes in standards to determine goals relative to new state standards and curricula that reflect National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) standards.

“The first meeting was organizational,” said Dr. David Snowden, FSSD superintendent. “Committees spent time just cleaning up, making minor changes and adjustments and developing topics to consider in the future.”

Tennessee’s First to the Top education program, a result of the state’s $501 million federal education grant, has several performance goals. They include young students' academic readiness, high school graduates' readiness for college and careers, and higher rates of graduates enrolling and succeeding in post-secondary education. It now lies with local school districts to develop curricula that will achieve those goals.

“Education Excellence has volumes of information to go over,” Snowden said.

During the group’s next meeting they will be charged will developing a final product with modifications, changes and upgrades which will keep the system among the top in the state and produce highly educated and motivated students.

Franklin Special School District School Board will hold their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.


Posted on: 10/3/2012


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