On July 14, 2022, the Newark City School District Board of Education approved a new mission statement and strategic plan. A group of forty-eight individuals was selected to participate on the committee. The group consisted of a cross-section of district employees, students, parents, and community leaders.
A strategic plan provides us with a “big picture” of where we are, where we are going, and how we are going to get there. It is a five-year plan aimed at improving our district by identifying issues currently impacting our district and deciding on priorities for action. This strategic plan will ensure that everyone is working toward the same mission and goals, while building commitment to the Newark City School District. The plan will help us to stay on track and make future decisions that reinforce our mission.
Our new strategic plan contains eight strategies, each containing specific action plans. A strategy is a goal that has been identified as a major point of emphasis for the district. An action plan is a statement that lists what steps must be taken in order to achieve a specific strategy. The purpose of an action plan is to clarify what resources are required to reach the strategy, formulate a timeline for when specific tasks need to be completed, and determine the parties responsible for the progress of the strategy.