The Marietta City Schools 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan
Our vision is for all students to learn to their fullest potential.
In partnership with families and the community, our mission is to prepare each
student to maximize career, college, and life opportunities.
MCS initiated a comprehensive environmental and organizational assessment in order to identify strengths and opportunities for growth.
This collaborative process, which occurred between March 2016 and July 2017, led to the development of our district strategic plan.
The Marietta strategic plan will begin in stages over the next three years in order to ensure sufficient capacity for effective implementation,
execution, and monitoring. Action plans for each initiative, including timelines and assignment of staff responsibility, will be posted to the
district website. Regular process updates will be posted as well to maintain transparency and accountability. To that end, stakeholders can
also expect our district to leverage existing processes and resources to maximize student learning and maintain the highest levels of
transparency and feedback through:
• Impact checks – meetings held throughout the year with the Board of Education, principals, local school leadership teams, and cabinet
to maintain alignment of personnel, resources, support, and accountability to district and school priorities.
• Community collaboration– the Board of Education and district leadership have made it a priority to foster positive relationships with
stakeholders. Efforts will be made to continue meetings that facilitate feedback and collaboration. Such meetings include but are not
limited to Board of Education community forums, small-group meetings with the superintendent and school and support staff,
faith-based partnerships, legislative forums, and family meetings.
• Shared Governance – the Board of Education believes family and community governance are critical to the success of students and schools.
The establishment of the School Governance Team (SGT) at each school serves to foster collaboration and brings families and the community
together to actively engage in school improvement. The SGT is entrusted with the responsibility of providing input, making recommendations,
and rendering decisions regarding various aspects of the instructional program of the school and the school’s operational scheme.