What is Strategic Planning?  Strategic planning is the process of setting goals, deciding on actions to achieve those goals and mobilizing the resources needed to take those actions. A strategic plan describes how goals will be achieved through the use of available resources.  (JAMIE BILLINGHAM, Thought Exchange, 2012)

In November of 2017, building on the success of the World Café that was first held in October 2013 with 120+ school and community representatives on a Saturday in Auburn High School’s Cafeteria,  the Auburn Public Schools again brought together a diverse group of individuals to answer the question, “How will the Auburn Public Schools continue to ensure our PreK-12 students are prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of a changing world?” On November 18, 2017, nearly 140 school and community representatives, including students, parents, clergy, local and state representatives, youth organization representatives, members of various Auburn Boards and Committees, higher education representatives, teachers, administrators and other interested community representatives participated in the World Café event, generating important ideas about how to ensure that the Auburn Public Schools continues to meet our students’ needs.  Throughout the winter and early spring of 2018, the Planning Team worked to create the Strategic Plan for the Auburn Public Schools and on behalf of all participating members, I am pleased to share it with you.  

There are 5 overarching goals – TEACHING & LEARNING; TECHNOLOGY; HEALTH, WELLNESS & SAFETY; COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS; and TRANSITIONS – and numerous action steps have been written based on the input of the World Café attendees.  

We have presented this information in a three formats:

  • a one-page document that highlights the five overarching goals, along with major initiatives for each;
  • a Tier II document that provides more detail about the strategic planning process, as well as the overarching goals, major initiatives and recognition of all contributing team members; and
  • an action planning document – separated by the overarching goals - that details the specific timelines and activities that will be undertaken as we work together to accomplish each of the initiatives and overarching goals.

I am extremely proud of what has been created, most especially because it reflects the input and commitment of the entire school and Auburn community...THANK YOU!!

We welcome your feedback and please know that it is our intention to update the action planning document three times annually as work is accomplished.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Auburn Public Schools.

The action planning document has been separated into multiple documents. These documents can be found below.