About the Strategic Plan Process
The GRPS Transformation Plan, developed in 2012, gained state and national attention as an urban turnaround success story. To address the growing changes in our community, GRPS is building on the successes of the 2012 GRPS Transformation Plan through our 2021 Strategic Planning.
Through our strategic planning process, we are charting a new course based on the context of the current academic, social, emotional, public health, and economic environment of the community we serve. As a board and district, we are committed to an authentic, inclusive, transparent, and comprehensive process of community engagement, with emphasis on a diverse set of stakeholders reflective of the district and city demographics. Equity must be at the center of all decisions, in every aspect of the strategic plan.
Phase 1: Analysis
One of the first big steps in this process was a communitywide survey open to all stakeholders – internal and external. We heard from students, parents, guardians, staff, community partners, alumni, former staff, prospective parents, taxpayers, and everyone in our community who gave feedback about our current strengths or assets, and our opportunities for improvement.
The survey was managed by a third-party strategy consultant. All responses will go directly to them and are anonymous.
Phase 2: Strategy Development
GRPS scheduled regional input sessions for students, parents, staff, and the general public to provide feedback on the proposed new strategic plan for the district. The information gathered has guided the outcome for the final GRPS Strategic Plan Framework approved by the Board of Education on November 8, 2021.