Here’s a link to the National Association of School Boards webpage on Key Works for School Boards:

Key Works for School Boards


Here are the handouts for the Thorp Strategic Planning Workshop.

Click on this link to see a flow-chart of Fidler’s Strategic Planning for School Improvement model:
Fidler Stratetgic Planning Model for Schools

The citations for the books Paul talks about are below:

Fidler, Brian (1996). Strategic Planning for School Improvement. London, UK: Pearson Education (ISBN: 780273616450)

LaPiana, David (2008). The Non-Profit Strategy Revolution: Real-time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World. St. Paul, MN: Fieldstone Alliance. (ISBN:780940069657)

_________ (2006). Becoming a Better School Board Member. (3rd edition). Alexandria, VA: National School Board Association. (ISBN: 0883642913)

Gemberling, K.W., Smith, C.W., & Villani, J.S. (2009). The key work of school boards. Alexandria, VA: National School Board Association. (ISBN: 9780883643099)

One of the topics that’s been the subject of several inquiries at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards is strategic planning for school districts. It’s a great topic for boards to look into.

Here’s a brief overview of what strategic planning is for school districts and some ways to carry out strategic planning.

Overview of Strategic Planning for Schools