The 2015-2018 Comprehensive Plan for the Marion Center Area School District was developed utilizing the input of multiple stakeholders representing students, staff, administration, parents parents, school board members, and the general community. Our district worked to consider and report on what we currently do, as well as to consider our accomplishments and challenges. The analyses of these aspects of our district performance helped us to understand what has helped us to be successful in the past, what it will take to succeed in the future, what must be sustained, and what must be changed. The identified challenges were used to help establish needs, goals, and action steps.
The process in the State's Comprehensive Planning online system closely mirrors one that we are very familiar with - School-Level Planning, which we require our individual schools to do each school year, based on school data. Information from the school-level plans from each of the three buildings in the district was used to help inform the district-level planning document. To view the School Level Plans, please visit each schools site and click on the "About Us" tab.
Strategic Planning Process:
The Marion Center Area School District began it's strategic planning process by first completing the Special Education components. This aspect of the process was led by Mrs. Amy Gaston, Supervisor of Special Education. This part of the plan had to be approved by the District and submitted to PDE by May of 2014. A new plan has recently been submitted to PDE for approval for the up and coming Comprehensive Plan.
For the remainder of the plan, a kickoff meeting was held on March 18, 2014. The entire educational administrative team, including all principals, Supervisor of Special Education, and the district Superintendent of Schools attended the kickoff meeting, with the overall process under the supervision of the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.