In 2020, the Board of Education and the Administrative Team launched an initiative to guide Milan Area Schools through a 5-year Strategic Planning process. The purpose of the initiative was to help the district develop new goals and strategies that would allow the district to use scarce public education resources in the most effective and efficient way. The new Strategic Plan would also allow the district to continue to offer an excellent educational experience for our students.
Stakeholder feedback was an important part of the planning process. Community members, parents, students, teachers, and all district staff members had the opportunity to give input on the strengths of the district, opportunities for improvement, barriers for implementation, and their vision for the district. Stakeholder input, along with essential district data, provided the basis for the district to select five priority goals that would be implemented over the next five years.
Board Development Managers from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) worked with Milan Area Schools to complete the Strategic Planning process.