A Path to Success 2030
The Mount Laurel School's Strategic Planning Initiative took place on April 10, April 17 and May 2, 2017. More than 300 staff, administrators, civic leaders, parents, community members and students took part in the discussions. Named in honor of the kindergarten students of 2017, who will graduate in 2030, the plan was developed following the three meetings, a community-wide survey and the work of Writing Committees. Below are minutes indicating the priorities raised by the groups at the initial meetings.
Minutes from our November 2, November 30, and December 7 Meetings
Our November 2 meeting focused on Points of Pride - those things participants were most proud of within the Mount Laurel Schools. More than 130 community members worked in 30 small groups to identify personal points of pride first, and then discussed those items within the group to come to consensus on items they had identified in common.
The theme for the November 30 meeting was "Expectations for the Future," those things that participants would like to see if they looked back three years from now in our schools. Individuals once again noted their ideas first, and then shared them with the group to come to a small numbers of consensus items everyone agreed upon. Minutes reflect both the Consensus Items and the individual responses.
During the December 7, 2017 final session, participants worked in carousel brainstorming groups, focusing on eight categories identified by the previous two Strategic Planning Sessions. Those categories were: Students, Special Needs, Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers and Staff, Full-Day Kindergarten, Community, Facilities and Communications. Below are the actionable ideas generated on each topic within the groups.