Good planning is an integral part of any successful organization. A strategic plan stimulates change that leads to higher levels of opportunities and performance, serves as a framework for an organization to make decisions, and provides a basis for more detailed planning and action. The Ottawa Hills Local School District takes great pride in the quality of education provided to its students. Much of the success that our students achieve today is the result of the collaborative efforts of our stakeholders.
This strategic plan is a prime example of such collaboration. It is the product of much hard work by board members, administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and community members. This collaboration has helped not only in envisioning the future of the district, but also in developing a road map that will take us there. By clearly articulating our values, vision, mission, goals, objectives, and strategies, we are in position to continue building upon a strong foundation of educational excellence.
This strategic plan will be a dynamic, living document. It will be used to guide the district in evaluating current and future programs for effectiveness and contribution to our district mission, vision, and goals. It will create the impetus for initiatives that will address areas of improvement and highlight our successes.
We extend sincere appreciation to those people listed on the following page who served as members of the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee. They provided the energy, insight, hard work, and creativity necessary to develop this new plan. The committee considered the input of a variety of stakeholders through studying the comments from village and staff round table discussions along with community, staff, and student survey results. In all, more than 1,300 village residents, staff members, and students participated in providing input through round table discussions and surveys.
As we continue to move forward, the long-range strategic plan will guide the stakeholders of our school district as we strive to provide excellence in every endeavor for the students of Ottawa Hills Local Schools.