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District continues planning for 2023-24 school year; strategic priorities identified and approved

Parent/guardian survey results to inform action steps through the remainder of current school year

(01/27/2023) Making improvements in a school system with over 50 sites and more than 7,000 staff members requires intentional planning and coordination. The Anoka-Hennepin School Board utilizes a continuous improvement cycle and strategic priorities framework as a system to bring necessary resources to schools, and evaluate and monitor programming for effectiveness. 

At the School Board meeting Jan. 23, interim superintendent Dr. Kate Maguire provided an overview of the recommended strategic priorities and investments for the 2023-24 school year. View the recommendations approved by the School Board for next school year.

Each year, the School Board sets direction for the district through the development, implementation and monitoring of a set of strategic priorities tied to three broad priority areas for the district:

  • Safe and welcoming schools.

  • Increased student achievement.

  • Effective organizational support.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District works to identify strategic priorities on an annual basis. Priorities are drafted in November, and approved by the School Board in January. This time frame allows for proper time for planning actions and budget alignment to implement for the following school year. Parent/guardian surveys sent to families by email January 20 provide a forum for feedback, which is reviewed each spring by school district leaders, and inform action steps that the district will focus on when implementing the strategic priorities in the upcoming school year.