The Strategic Planning Process:
In accordance with the planning policy of Garden Valley School Division, a major strategic planning retreat, involving a cross-section of representatives of constituents, is held after each school board election. To provide for accountability and make adjustments to the plan, a retreat is held in subsequent years and involves trustees, senior administrators and school administrators. At yearly public consultation meetings the Board reports to the public on the accomplishment of major objectives, strategies and actions. Public input is also sought on recommended strategies and actions for the next school year.
Planning in 2007-2008:
At a Strategic Planning Retreat on January 11 – 13, 2007 the 36-member division planning team reviewed the accomplishments of the previous four years as well as the present belief statements and mission statement. Within the context of provincial priorities, the team acknowledged the climate of change, emphasized the value of teamwork, and suggested long and short term strategic directions for consideration by the Board. This laid the foundation for divisional action plans for the next four years.
School Board trustees and senior administrators met on January 24, 2007 to review the deliberations of the planning team and determine the components to include in the published Strategic Plan. Subsequently, a draft plan was written. The draft plan was forwarded for feedback to all members of the planning team, school staffs, and Advisory Councils for School Leadership. Trustees considered the feedback received and finalized and adopted the plan in a regular Board meeting on March 13, 2007.
Refining the Plan for the 2009-2010:
At the Board Planning Retreat on November 6-8, 2008, the 23-member division planning team consisting of Trustees, Senior Administration, Principals and the RRTVA Coordinator met to update the strategic plan. The strategies and actions of 2008-09 were reviewed, as were the strategies to be considered for implementation in future years. Presentations by school principals, division office and trustees focused on celebrations and challenges within the division. After completing a SWOT analysis, time was spent identifying possible strategies to address the issues. School Board trustees and senior administrators met on November 25, 2008 to set the 2009-10 strategies. Trustees finalized and adopted the updated plan articulated herein at a regular Board meeting on December 9, 2008.
Download GVSD Strategic Plan 2007-2011 - Updated November 2008: 2.7_Strategic_Plan.pdf
Performance on recent Pan-Canadian and international assessments and the examination of provincial student achievement data has highlighted the need to increase student achievement, specifically in the areas of literacy and numeracy. To this end the Department has collaborated with educational partners to:
• examine the relevance and link of school division planning with the current planning and reporting processes and requirements associated with categorical grants and other grants
• define a more cohesive and responsive approach to facilitate and support the combined efforts of the Department and school divisions to increase student achievement in Manitoba
The Annual Report for Continuous Improvement for Garden Valley School Division identifies the priorities of literacy and numeracy achievement for all students and follows the framework for continuous improvement as identified by the Department.
Please see the 2017 Annual Report link in the side menu to view this year's Report.
Garden Valley School Division has finalized and presented its Major Objectives for 2016-2017. The Major Objectives for 2016-2017 are a part of the division's overall 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, which is reviewed annually by the Board and the senior and school administrators.
The Refined Plan for the 2010-2011 School Year:
At the Board Planning Retreat on November 5-7, 2009, the 24-member division planning team consisting of Trustees, Senior Administration, Principals and the Human Resources Manager met to update the strategic plan. The strategies and actions of 2009-10 were reviewed, as were the strategies to be considered for implementation in future years. Presentations by school principals, division office and trustees focused on Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT). After completing a Divisional SWOT analysis,time was spent identifying possible strategies to address the issues. School Board trustees and senior administrators met on November 25, 2009 to set the 2010-11 strategies. Trustees finalized and adopted the updated plan articulated herein at a regular Board meeting on December 15, 2009.