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Beyond 2020:

Empowering Students 2021-2023

In May, 2015, the School Committee approved the work of the Strategic Planning Team, resulting in adoption of " Vision 2020: Planning for Student Success", a five-year plan for the Yarmouth Schools.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, we were just about to begin our work developing a new strategic plan. Due to the interactive nature of this work, the decision was made to postpone a district wide planning initiative and conduct a school-based "refresh" of the current plan, which involved review by the District Leadership Team, school-based teams, the Equity Task Force, and the School Committee. On April 8, 2021, the School Committee adopted Beyond 2020 as a placeholder for the more extensive strategic planning that will take place in 2021-2022.

This plan provides guidance for the district as we address the many challenges and opportunities that are before us. We invite you to join us as we work to Empower Students each day.

Beyond 2020: Empowering Students 2021-2023

A new strategic planning process is underway . . .

Early in the 2021-2022 school year, a Planning Team was formed to create a five-year strategic plan for the school department to include, at a minimum, statements of mission and core beliefs, with identified goals and actions for meeting those goals.  The team will be comprised of:

Two members of the School Committee:      

Michael Wilbur                                                                     

Kate Shub

Two members of the Town Council:             

April Humphrey                                                                       

Tim Shannon

Two school administrators:                           

Shanna Crofton, Director of Teaching and Learning

Mandy Lewis, Middle School Principal

Two teachers:                                                

  Karin Ney, Yarmouth Elementary School

Catie Wooten, Yarmouth High School

Two community members:                            

Liz Cotter-Schlax

Aurelio LaBella

Superintendent of Schools:                            

Andrew Dolloff

The Planning Team will engage the community and staff in the planning process, will report on its progress at a School Committee meeting each month, and will present a draft plan for the School Committee’s review, input, and eventual approval by the final School Committee meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.  The School Committee reserves the authority to edit, approve, and distribute the Strategic Plan.