Strategies and Actions for the Goals & Guardrails
The Strategies and Actions for the Goals & Guardrails will formalize CPS' vision, mission and forecast by clarifying and defining the work needed to achieve the Goals & Guardrails approved by the Board of Education. The plan will unify the district and community under a shared approach and practice while engaging the community and galvanizing support and resources for the district. It will also guide budgetary decisions and resource allocations, shape the overall direction and day-to-day work of CPS.
Through visioning, developing a mission, examining core values and setting achievable goals, the district moves toward attaining improved schools.
The Strategies and Actions for the Goals & Guardrails began in 2022 and are in development and refinement for the 2023-2024 school year, and years to follow. The final plan is set to be approved in Spring 2023.
You can view and download a draft version of the Strategies and Actions for the Goals & Guardrails as of April 10, 2023: Draft CPS Strategies and Actions for the Goals & Guardrails
The Goals & Guardrails approved by the Board of Education will direct the plan for the district.
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The Strategies and Actions for the Goals & Guardrails is developed with input from all CPS stakeholders including administrators, teachers, community members, parents and students.
Strategic Planning Community Discussion
Work Team Process
- 60 school-based district and community stakeholders volunteered to participate in the work teams.
- Five work teams have convened since February 16, 2023 to develop and refine the strategies and actions.
- Four teams began their work based on the Goals & Guardrails.
The work teams began with a "Keep, Start, Stop" activity to illuminate the broad strategies and actions needed. Then they thought through how stakeholders need to be supported in strategies and actions. This work led to the multiple revisions resulting in the draft being shared.