620P - Strategic Planning

The County School Board of Frederick County adopts a divisionwide comprehensive, unified, long-range plan based on data collection, an analysis of the data, and use of data to improve instruction and student achievement. The strategic is developed with staff and community involvement and includes, or is consistent with, all other divisionwide plans required by state and federal laws and/or regulations. The School Board reviews the plan biennially and adopts any necessary revisions. Prior to the adoption of the plan or revisions thereto, the School Board posts the plan or revisions on the division’s Internet website, if practicable, and makes a hard copy of the plan or revisions available for public inspection and copying and conducts at least one public hearing to solicit public comment on the plan or revisions.

The divisionwide strategic plan includes:
  1. the objectives of the school division, including strategies for improving student achievement, particularly the achievement of educationally at risk students, and maintaining high levels of student achievement;

  2. an assessment of the extent to which these objectives are being achieved;

  3. a forecast of enrollment changes;

  4. a plan for projecting and managing enrollment changes including consideration of the consolidation of schools to provide for a more comprehensive and effective delivery of instructional services to students and economies in school operations;

  5. an evaluation of the appropriateness of establishing regional programs and services in cooperation with neighboring school divisions;

  6. a plan for implementing such regional programs and services when appropriate;

  7. a technology plan designed to integrate educational technology into the instructional programs of the school division, including the division's career and technical education programs, consistent with or as part of the comprehensive technology plan for Virginia adopted by the Board of Education;

  8. an assessment of the needs of the school division and evidence of community participation, including parental participation, in the development of the plan;

  9. any corrective action plan required pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:3; and

  10. a plan for parent and family involvement to include building successful school and parent partnerships that will be developed with staff and community involvement, including participation by parents.
The School Board presents a report to the public by November 1 of each odd-numbered year on the extent to which the objectives of the divisionwide strategic plan have been met during the previous two school years.

Each school prepares a comprehensive, unified, long-range plan, which the School Board considers in the development of the divisionwide strategic plan.


Legal Reference(s):
Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, Section(s) 22.1-253.13:6


Adopted: January 2, 2006
Amended: May 20, 2014
Amended: May 7, 2019