Superintendents face the challenges of cost-cutting and limited resources, while being tasked with managing greater workloads than ever before. Dealing with many stakeholders in schools and their principals, administration, facilities, technology, security, health and nutrition, local government, parents and community groups impacts the time available to manage the most important stakeholders – the children themselves and their education. Managing this scenario is a supreme juggling act that facilitators are finding harder and harder to undertake.
Your district planning does not need to be a burden to add to that list. In previous years you may have expended countless hours developing, tracking, maintaining, and reporting against not only your strategic planning but district plans, school plans, and inter-school governance plans.
GovernmentFrameworks.com now offers you the School Districts Excellence Framework© which will consolidate all your District’s strategic and operational planning needs in one central database – allowing for easy, consistent, and timely reporting.
Planning is often time exhaustive, and principals often provide inconsistent reporting and updates that require you to make phone calls and schedule meetings to determine your current status and alignment.
The GovernmentFrameworks.com management system will generate efficiencies across your entire district. The process combines a framework and system with ongoing training to ensure your district has the tools to make planning and reporting work for you.
Your principals will not only provide you with up to date and concise reporting that details every piece of relevant data you require, the quality and consistency of all district planning will improve and save you countless resource hours along the way.
Effectively, what the GovernmentFrameworks.com School Districts Excellence Framework© does is compile all your district planning in one database, where staff from central or remote locations can contribute progress updates, track KPIs, measure successes and generate reports, that you will then be able to access with the click of a button.
Each plan is compartmentalised with unlimited links to goals, projects, and actions across each of the plans. A goal can be aligned with and contribute to the completion of several goals in other plans or higher-level goals within the same plan, eliminating much duplication of data.
For example, one of the main goals within the District Strategic Plan might be to ensure numeracy rates are increased at the Grade 3 level across each elementary school. While this goal sits in the District Strategic Plan, sub-goals within the same plan could be linked to each school’s individual plan.
It could then be assigned to each principal, who would provide bi-annual test results along with written updates that are fed directly back to the superintendent. With the click of a button, they can generate a report showing each school’s progression throughout the school year.
Our experience working with school districts in North America has enabled us to set out a planning framework that encompasses every aspect of district & school planning.
Planning options are versatile and include, but are not limited to:
- your strategic plan.
- district performance to measure and track school safety, attendance, and enrolments.
- individual school’s operational plans which:
- align goals from strategic and performance planning as well as curriculum requirements at state and national level and;
- include pillars covering communication strategy, special education performance, financial measure and budget performance, social, emotional learning, audit, regulatory, and compliance.
- the governance and district plan that develops options for transportation, facilities, state/federal standards, early childhood, contracts register, and information technology.
Within these plans, there is no limit to the depth of levels and information you can track and report against. Information is easily filtered to your meet your reporting needs, allowing you to decide how much information you wish to include in each report. Dashboards can be created for any goal, user, plan, or purpose to highlight areas of focus, exhibit meaningful data, or develop inter-school knowledge.
The GovernmentFrameworks.com Training and Development Specialists support the planning, measuring, tracking, and reporting processes. Providing monthly ongoing training to assist your principals, they ensure every stage of the process is enhanced. Benefits derived from this include improved business planning, analysis, and reporting skills for your staff, as well as stronger planning across your entire district.
With the ability to create efficiencies while improving your planning, develop your staff skill sets and keep track of everything within your sphere, the GovernmentFrameworks.com School Districts Excellence Framework© is the evolved planning tool to bring your district planning together.
For a free analysis of your current Strategic Plan and an online live demonstration, please Contact Us.