View File: Denver Plan 2020 Strategic Plan
The Denver Plan 2020 is a five year strategic plan that was formulated with extensive community input and engagement. The primary audience for this work is the broader community in Denver and the elected Board of Education uses the plan to guide oversight activities for all schools, both district and charter. It identifies a primary goal of having great schools in every neighborhood, which in turn serves as the foundation for the school turnaround and restart work in Denver. All schools in Denver are measured using the School Performance Framework, which is grounded primarily in academic growth and achievement.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned: In the process to create the plan, community input was collected through a variety of mechanisms. This process took over six months, but generated more broad-based support for the goals identified in the plan. The plan was a total overhaul of the prior strategic plan and thus intentionally narrowed the focus to only five key goals with one of the goals serving as an over-arching goal. The plan is now easier to understand and utilize because it is simpler and more focused.