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Columbia School District

Strategic Planning 2023

In partnership with the community, the Columbia School District developed a Strategic Plan encompassing 2023 to 2028. The strategic plan is a living document.  It will serve as a road map to future planning, resource allocation, staff development and decision-making over the next several years.  Planning participants helped shape the vision for the future of our district.  We are excited about this plan and the possibilities it provides for our students, parents, guardians, and community to continuously improve education at our District.  

Throughout the planning process the community expressed high expectations of Columbia School District, reflecting the strong desire to embrace academic excellence and continue to maintain high standards through sustained improvement.  

There were several clear and consistent beliefs that emerged from this process.

  1. Innovative and diverse learning opportunities inspire students to become lifelong learners.

  2. A nurturing and safe environment is essential to meet the needs of all learners.

  3. Our school district is the cornerstone of our community.

  4. The community is an important partner in the educational process.

Our strategic planning team collaborated and operationalized the beliefs into a mission statement to help guide the community for the next five years.  The mission statement establishes, in broadest terms, the purpose of the school district. The Mission statement: 

  • The Columbia School District will provide high quality education and a variety of opportunities to empower students to achieve success.  

The vision of the Columbia School District defines in a succinct group of words what will inspire our district to move forward. It’s a statement about our hopes and expectations for the future.  The Vision statement is: 

  • Empowering Learners. Achieving Success.

The Columbia School District strategic plan is based on qualitative and quantitative data.  This planning process is focusing on integrating the strategic planning outcomes with the Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP).  Regular monitoring of our progress will be critical to the success of the plan. The Columbia School District strategic planning process will result in improved clarity, confidence, and productivity. The strategic planning process will result in greater alignment and deeper understanding of common priorities. As we collaborate, we look to forward to continuing to pave the way to excellence and success.