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Strategic Design

Strategic Design FAQs

What is strategic design?
Strategic design, also known as strategic planning, is a district-wide activity that is used to set priorities and focus energy and resources in a manner that ensures community stakeholders and district staff are working toward common goals.

What is a strategic plan?
A strategic plan is a document used to communicate district goals, and the actions and other critical elements needed to achieve those goals.

What are the steps in strategic design?
Strategic design begins with a community-driven process in which stakeholders define the ideal learner experience in Katy ISD. This is followed by a design process wherein stakeholders come together to establish a call to action (the why of the strategic design), community beliefs about learning, learner profile, and learner outcomes and goals. Next, a team of stakeholders reviews the identified goals, develops specific results to achieve each goal, and sequences these results for the next five years. Finally, the last steps of strategic design include designing a community accountability system aligned to the Katy ISD Strategic Design, which serves as the evaluation and communication tool.

What are the attributes of good strategic planning?
Community involvement! Well executed strategic planning includes feedback and guidance from a broad base of community members and staff who represents multiple backgrounds and perspectives.

What opportunities did the community have to participate in strategic design?
Education Summits were hosted across the District in March 2017. These summits were open to all Katy ISD stakeholders and provided an opportunity for the community to learn about the strategic design process, share their highest hopes for our children, and discuss the future of education. ​

What opportunities will the community have to participate in future strategic planning?

The plan will be assessed annually.  Stakeholder groups will reconvene during annual meetings to review progress and identify next steps.


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