Our goal is to be the best school district in Missouri.  This desire was a driving force behind the development of the Pettis Co. R-V strategic plan.  During the 2015-2016 school year, a committee of stakeholders was asked to take part in several meetings to develop a plan that would drive the school district toward continuous improvement.  In addition to supporting the development of the strategic planning team, the Board of Education also approved the superintendent’s recommendation to hire a strategic planning consultant to facilitate the planning process.  This was a first step in creating an inclusive plan independent of the superintendent and administration.  Though the district administration was involved in the process, the consultant ensured that the plan expressed the voice of the committee and school community. Developing a plan independent of any specific school official was essential in ensuring that  the plan would continue regardless of staff turnover. 

The planning team represented a wide cross-section of the community and met on four different occasions beginning November 30, 2015 through March 2, 2016.  During the first session, the strategic team discussed the primary purposes of schools and began drafting the district’s Tagline, Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs.  From the first meeting on, a passion and love for the school district, and a desire to see the district become the very best, led the team’s decision-making process.  During the second meeting, the superintendent of schools, presented academic performance data from the past five school years.  That data indicated a clear need for academic improvement. Northwest was consistently outperformed in almost every academic area by the other Kaysinger conference schools. Also at this meeting, the team refined and approved the Tagline, Vision, Mission, and Beliefs.  Finally, at this second meeting, the committee identified critical questions to ensure the school district is guided by its newly drafted vision and mission statements.  

During the third session, the committee edited and approved the critical questions.  The Superintendent then presented a financial overview of the district which indicated the district was in a very healthy financial position.  The committee then collaborated in small groups on how to best address the critical questions.  Numerous ideas were generated, many of which are now part of the strategic plan.  At this point in the planning process, the Pettis Co. R-V School district faculty and staff took an active part in the planning process.  All district employees selected a critical question that they wanted to help address.  Working together, they conducted research and then collaborated to generate action steps that would address the critical questions.  Many of their ideas are also embedded throughout the plan. 

The final session was held on March 2, 2016. During this concluding session, the committee reviewed a final draft of the  strategic plan to ensure that the plan included all the components the team had identified as essential to the district’s success.  At this point, an  action plan and team was formed to present the final draft to the Board of Education for approval on March 8, 2016. 

The strategic plan will be implemented with the goal of making Pettis Co. R-V the best school district in Missouri by the year 2020.  The strategic planning team, as well as the district faculty and staff, recognize that improvement takes time.  Adjustments will need to be made as new challenges are identified and then addressed.  While the future is unknown, the planning team believes this plan’s implementation will offer our children and community a stronger and more academically focused school district ready and able to meet the challenges ahead.


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