Development of the UCSD Strategic Plan 2013-2018
The Urbandale Community School District is dedicated to helping students achieve academic and co-curricular performance excellence. In order to achieve excellence one must be willing to take the journey, which is why we’re on a quest to continually improve student and staff learning.
Accomplishing such a quest demands ambition, purpose, and a steadfast dedication to the pursuit at hand. It also requires establishing effective goals, setting rigorous milestones, implementing applicable initiatives, and collecting, monitoring, and assessing data points for continual improvement; all under the umbrella of a collaborative, comprehensive, and actionable strategic plan.
We’re proud to have had over 50 Urbandale school board members, administrators, staff, parents, education leaders, business visionaries, and community members partner together for the development of this five-year, board-approved strategic plan entitled ‘Transformation to Excellence: Our Moral Imperative 2013-2018.’ The plan takes into account our current reality, establishes clear benchmarks for improvement, provides actionable steps to achieve stated goals and encourages autonomy, creativity and innovation within the framework of one cohesive plan.
The strategic plan focuses on the following system goals over the next three to five years: ensure success for all learners; provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum, develop leadership capacity throughout the system, create a sustainable learning organization to increase employee effectiveness, strengthen productive partnerships for education and provide efficient and effective business services to optimize resources.
The ongoing process of collecting data, assessing effectiveness, providing feedback and determining steps for improvement are fundamental for lasting change. Successful implementation requires collaboration with, and participation of, all owners, stake holders and contributors in the system. By using the strategic plan as a guide for transforming education, we will continue doing what’s best for our students, parents and staff by exploring innovative ways for engaging, inspiring and motivating lifelong learners.
Click here to download the entire board-approved UCSD Strategic Plan: UCSD Strategic Plan &');" target="_blank">
Click here to download the condensed UCSD Strategic Plan: UCSD At A Glance Strategic Plan 2013-2018