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Strategic planning in the Millard Public Schools, 1989--2003

Julie A Johnson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


This case study was conducted to gain an understanding of the strategic planning process and the framework developed to guide district level initiatives to improve education in the Millard Public Schools. The research explored outcomes of the process and factors that measured the success of the process. Data were collected from interviews with past and current participants in the strategic planning process as well as, minutes from board of education meetings, and strategic planning update meetings. ^ The Millard Public Schools, using a synoptic and integrative approach to strategic planning, demonstrated a relationship between the planning framework and organizational performance Findings indicated that MPS, using the Cambridge Strategic Planning Model, implemented effective policies, programs, and processes through the leadership of the superintendent, administration, teachers, community members, parents and students within the district. ^ This study may have theoretical and practical implications in strategic planning as this district incorporated this process into the pursuit of student achievement through district and site-based planning. ^ A discussion of the process suggests that we need to continue to evaluate success criteria enabling organizations to effectively implement and sustain their strategic planning process. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration

Recommended Citation

Johnson, Julie A, "Strategic planning in the Millard Public Schools, 1989--2003" (2004). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3147144.