Strategic Plan

2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Over 100 individuals participated in one or more of our district Strategic Planning Sessions during the opening months of this school year.  After four community-wide evenings of conversation, further work by a subset of individuals who acted as a steering committee, and then final edits by the members of our Board of Education, a new strategic plan for the district was formally approved by the board at their December 2014 meeting.

This new Strategic Plan is entitled Targeting Excellence.  The plan goes into effect immediately and will be used to guide our decisions and actions over the course of the next three school years.  A copy of the plan can be found in the links below:
     Strategic Plan - Approved Document          
     Strategic Plan - Community Mailer

We look forward to this plan propelling our district to greater heights and advancing our position as a Leader in Personalizing Education.


What's Next?

Implementation Teams.  We sought individuals to join Implementation Teams.  This is a new component of our strategic planning process.  There was an Implementation Team for each of the five “strands” of the new plan:

Strand I:                               Student Success
Strand II:                              English as a Second Language & Community
Strand III:                             Careers
Strand IV:                             Technology
Strand V:                              Public Relations & Finance

These groups met as frequently as monthly, and the suggested start time for the meetings was 3:30 p.m.  Individual teams may have altered the frequency and time of the meetings if there was agreement among all team members.

Please let the secretary to the superintendent, Stacy Hoffman (, know if you are interested in joining one of the teams.  Identify the team that you are interested in joining – or indicate that you do not have a preference.

For more information on what was accomplished in the 2015-2016 school year, as well as future goals, please click on the links below. 

Summary of Implementation Team Activity for 2015-2016

Implementation Team Goals for 2016-2017



2014-15 Periodic Update Process

Background Information of the Development of the Plan       

Woodbury City Public Schools invited all community members, staff, parents, and students to assist the district in the update of its Strategic Plan. Meetings were held at 6:00 p.m. in the high school Gold Cafeteria on the following meeting dates:  

September 15, 2014 (Monday)                   What is Working Well/Points of Pride
                                                                       - Points of Pride: Meeting Notes
                                                                       - Points of Pride: Group Responses
                                                                       - Points of Pride: Individual Responses

September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)                  Expectations for the Future/Visioning a 21st Century School District
                                                                      - Visioning a 21st Century School District: Meeting Notes
                                                                      - Visioning a 21st Century School District: Group Responses
                                                                      - Visioning a 21st Century School District: Individual Responses

October 16, 2014 (Thursday)                     Action Steps to Enable the Vision
                                                                      - Action Steps to Enable the Vision: Meeting Notes
                                                                      - Action Steps to Enable the Vision: All Group Responses
                                                                      - Action Steps to Enable the Vision: Starred and Circled Items

October 27, 2014 (Monday)                        Data Planning Session

You may click on any of the sessions above to see the results of each meeting.

Following the development of ideas at these four initial meetings, a smaller steering committee met for two additional meetings to finalize the main thoughts and ideas generated throughout the process.  Ultimately, the Communications Committee of the Board of Education reviewed the notes from all of the meetings and recommended the final plan above to the full Board for approval.  

If you have any questions regarding any part of the planning process, please do not hesitate to contact the superintendent’s office.

Reference: Initial Meeting Invitation