The Way Forward: Rockwood School District's Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Cultivate an environment of efficient and effective business operations, school facilities management, programming and fiscal responsibility.

Goal Leader:
Mr. Paul Northington – Rockwood Chief Financial Officer

Objective: Maintain A Comprehensive Facilities Plan That Is Reviewed Annually to Support Student Learning

  • Monitor future enrollment growth and building capacity in schools.
  • Address storage capacity needs within our child nutrition services, learning support and curriculum, technology and warehouse.
  • Conduct a needs assessment to adapt innovative spaces in our school buildings and allow flexibility for traditional and modern learning environments.

Objective: Maintain Fiscal Responsibility by Supporting A Balanced Budget

  • Maintain fund balance reserves as defined by board policy.
  • Communicate and educate our community on debt service levy transition plan.
  • Continue to communicate with transparency our financial data.
  • Develop a long-term plan for efficient management of school buses.
  • Explore opportunities for new revenue sources.

Objective: Maintain A Comprehensive Technology Plan That Is Reviewed Annually to Support Student Learning

  • Establish processes to evaluate digital tools and sunset those no longer needed.
  • Fund technology staffing and professional learning to support skilled network administration, database administration and cyber security.
  • Transition hardware purchases from bond issue to operating/capital via debt service transition plan.
  • Separate funding of the district’s cycle maintenance and refresh from innovative projects.

Each objective will be reviewed annually from 2020-2025 to ensure accountability toward the strategic plan. As we move forward, the action steps and strategies may be refined and updated. Rockwood will identify multiple measures of evidence of learning and growth as we meet the future needs of our students and school community.