By Carol Christian, Houston Chronicle
Continuing a process that began in May, the Pasadena school district has issued a first-draft update of its 1989 strategic plan.
The entire revision is expected to take about 18 months, ending in early 2011.
A 30-member committee of community members, students, teachers and administrators worked last month on the first draft, which has four sections: beliefs, mission statement, strategic objectives and strategies.
The draft, as presented Oct. 7 to the school board, is posted on the district website at www.pasadenaisd.org.
Over the next four to five months, separate groups will develop action plans for each of seven proposed strategies:
When the action plans are finished, the 30-member committee will reconvene to decide whether to accept or reject each action plan. The committee can also suggest changes in the action plans.
The school board must approve the new strategic plan before it can be implemented.
Implementation is expected to be a five-year process with annual updates, according to the district website.
The goal for the next strategic plan, said Pasadena ISD Superintendent Kirk Lewis, is to redesign and reconfirm the district's mission.