Falls Church City Public School Strategic Plan 2022- 2027

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The new FCCPS Strategic Plan is the result of the work of many dedicated stakeholders.

The strategic planning process plays a critical role in the efforts of any organization to focus on continuous improvement and future success.

This plan is designed to ensure that the division continues to provide a premier education for all students in a caring PreK-12 academic community. We are confident that the components of the FCCPS Strategic Plan will further strengthen our outstanding school system and prepare our students to be responsible, caring, and internationally-minded community members.

FCCPS Mission and Vision

Core Values - Student Centered Community, responsiveness and accountability, academic success, inclusivity and diversity , community and connection

Five Strategic Focus Areas

This process took us through four phases of designing a strategic plan that culminates with the launch of the plan in the Spring of 2022.

FCCPS Strategic Planning Timeline

To develop a responsive plan, we engaged with a variety of teams to listen to feedback, generate ideas, design proposals, and catalyze change.

Stakeholder Engagement Activities

Steering Team Sessions

  • Steering Team Kickoff Meeting: October 11, 2021

    • Education Elements will build a shared understanding of the project and intended outcomes, provide clarity to the Steering Team members about their role in this project, and prepare for upcoming stakeholder engagement activities. 

  • School Board Update: October 12, 2021

    • Steering Team Members provide an update to the School Board

  • Steering Team Check-In

  • School Board Work Session: October 26, 2021

    • Education Elements and Steering Team Members provide an update to the School Board

  • In-person Kickoff and Review of Stakeholder Engagement Feedback: November 15, 2021

    • Education Elements will lead the Steering Team through a review of the stakeholder engagement data to determine trends + focus areas for further exploration and ideation

  • In-person Visioning Session: November 15, 2021

    • Education Elements will lead the Steering team through a series of protocols to review the district's current mission, vision, and values to determine if they are aligned to the stakeholder engagement data. If not, we will help the team to modify or recreate them

  • Steering Team Check-In

The strategic planning process is as critical as the actual plan. We strongly believe that the way we engage in creating a strategic plan is as important as what goes into the actual strategic plan. There will be many ways to engage over the next few months and we look forward to your participation in the creation of our next strategic plan.

Focus Groups: October 13 - November 1

  • October 13: Focus Group - Secondary Teachers

  • October 20: Focus Group - PreK through 5 Teachers

  • October 20: Parents, Guardians, and Community Members

  • October 21: Operations Employees

  • October 22: Parents, Guardians, and Community Members

  • October 26: Middle School Students

  • October 26: High School Students

  • October 27: Lower Elementary Students

  • October 27: Spanish Speaking Parents

  • October 27: Elementary & Secondary Staff

  • October 28: Upper Elementary Students

  • November 1: School Administrators

Virtual Town Hall: October 28, 2021, at 7:00 PM

Everyone was invited to a Virtual Town Hall on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. to hear about the process to develop a new strategic plan for Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) and engage in conversation to help inform the plan.  This process included four phases of designing a strategic plan, culminating in the launch of the new FCCPS strategic plan in the Spring of 2022. This one-hour session included an overview of the process and facilitated small group discussions on experiences within FCCPS. Their participation will help us to identify key instructional priorities, drive practice across our schools, and ensure the representation of all voices within our community.

Community Assessment: October 18-29

The Community Assessment Form has closed. We received over 400 comments from community members on the FCCPS Strategic Plan.